Armed Forces’ Chaplains, military personnel and MOD civil servants joined this year’s global wave of prayer from their homes, barracks and operational bases around the world.
For the past three years, the Defence Christian Network (DCN) has supported the Armed Forces’ Chaplaincies with an Ascension Day service, followed by daily prayers leading up to Pentecost. These used videos from the Thy Kingdom Come Novena, combined with additional content written by military personnel.
“As a global, ecumenical initiative, TKC is equally accessible to all our members, regardless of denomination or culture,” said the DCN’s Chair, Lt Col Simon Maggs. “Defence Christians come from a wide range of denominations, plus a significant percentage have ethnic minority heritage, so TKC provides a great opportunity for us to pray together. It’s a model that works well for us as Christians serving in Defence, as our frequent postings mean we can’t be choosy about where or with whom we fellowship!”
The DCN is a unified, multi-denominational Christian Network for military personnel and MOD Civil Servants. Its vision is, ‘A visible, unified, quad-service Christian community, growing together in faith, providing a positive Christian presence in the MOD and making a valued contribution to Defence engagement.’ It was formed in 2019 and is a partner organisation of Christians in Government and Transform Work UK. (Read more on Transform Work UK’s activities for Thy Kingdom Come 2022.)