Diocese of Manchester

    Pilgrimage ends in Ashton and Ardwick

    The Bishop of Middleton began his final prayer walk at Tameside Hospital to meet the chaplaincy team. He shared prayer and thanks for those who minister to the ill and to all who work there.

    A sun-filled walk to Hurst Cross met up with with congregation members from St John the Evangelist to share in prayer for the community. The walk continued into Ashton town centre where he met members of the public, a local Mormon group, and spoke with the homeless sheltering next to shops.

    Members of the congregations from the Parish of the Good Shepherd shared prayer at St Michael's church and onwards to St Peter's for a quick lunch break.

    A short tram journey began the final leg of the walk into the Ardwick Deanery. A trip to Asda Eastlands and a leisure centre focused on prayer for all those who work and use the facilities.

    The Bishop of Middleton continued through Gorton to meet members of 209 (The Manchester Artillery) bty 103 regiment. Next stop was Gorton fire station to meet the red watch and share in stories of their service to the community and beyond.

    The walk ended at Morrisons Lime square, where prayer was given for all during the prayer walk.

    'Will you give us a blessing?' Bishop Mark is asked? In this video he shares thoughts on the prayer pilgrimage.

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