Diocese of Manchester

    Prayers for peace and unity in Salford

    People of faith turned out in force to support the Bishop of Bolton on day six of his Thy Kingdom Come prayer pilgrimage. Local church members walked with Bishop Mark, joining him for various legs of his journey.

    Today’s pilgrimage began at Media City, Salford where Bishop Mark prayed for the university and all the media organizations based around there. Bishop Mark stopped to explain the purpose of the walk with workers, students, security staff and shoppers. There was a willingness to discuss peace and prayer.

    Following a bracing walk along the waterfront Bishop Mark and Rev Daniel Burton, Team Rector at Salford All Saints, popped into Tesco Salford Quays to thank staff for their food donations to local charities.

    Moving on from there to St Clement Ordsall, Bishop Mark enthused, “St Clement Ordsall is in a tough area of Salford but they have the most amazing, beautiful church there, very warm, and we were welcomed and we prayed for the community.” 

    Pilgrimage passing through Media City

    Prayers for peace and unity were said at Salford University, St Philip’s Church, Chapel Street, Salford and The Ascension Church before final prayers at St Clement with St Matthias.

    Chris Sayburn, curate at St Philip’s, said, “It’s been amazing to join Bishop Mark and members of the wider church family for Thy Kingdom Come pilgrimage to pray, engage with locals, to share the hope of Jesus. We believe that prayer is important and so we want to offer that. We’re excited to be part of this adventure!”

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