Bishop leads 'double marathon' prayer walk

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Bishop Libby Lane and Ian Bishop, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, are to walk and pray along the streets and pathways of Cheshire, Greater Manchester and parts of Derbyshire between 5th 20th May 2018. They will walk 53 miles, the distance of two marathons, as they visit diverse churches and communities to prayer with and for them.

The mammoth prayer walk is part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ a global call to prayer made by the Archbishops of York and Canterbury. Bishop Libby said: "We will walk and pray through our towns, villages and countryside. We will visit churches and community centres, business and pubs, schools and council buildings, to say prayers that more people come to know the love of Jesus Christ in their lives and communities."

The Bishop's progress can be followed on her Facebook and the Chester Diocese Twitter feed.

The Bishop will walk across nine areas/deaneries as follows:

Fri, May 4th in Stockport deanery

Sat 5th Chadkirk deanery

Sun 6th Congleton deanery

Mon 7th Knutsford deanery

Wed 9th Macclesfield deanery

Fri 11th Cheadle deanery

Sat 12th Nantwich deanery

Sun 13th Mottram deanery

Fri 18th Bowdon deanery

Sun 20th walking from Foxhill to the Cathedral to take the prayers of the Diocese to a major service service in the afternoon.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ began in 2016 as a simple invitation to prayer during the 11-day period from Ascension to Pentecost from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. It has since blossomed into a global movement bringing together hundreds of thousands of Christians of all denominations from across the globe to pray for more people to come to know the amazing love of Jesus Christ. In 2017 alone, more than 85 countries – ranging from Canada to Australia, South Sudan to Japan - took part and it is hoped that this year, even greater numbers of individuals, families and churches will be involved.

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