Students offer prayer for appointment process

Students from Sir Thomas Boteler C of E High School have written prayers for all involved with appointing the next Bishop of Chester.

The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC), the group tasked with appointing the next Bishop of Chester, is due to meet on 16 and 17 March to interview shortlisted candidates for the role.

Some of the prayers include the students' hopes for the next bishop and the Diocese of Chester. One acknowledges the "difficult and complicated process" and prays that those involved make decisions "guided by your hand". 

Read the prayers here.

The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Ian Bishop, who is a member of the CNC, welcomed the prayers and encouraged others around the diocese to continue praying for all involved with the appointment process.

Archdeacon Ian said: “The prayers offered by the students of Sir Thomas Boteler C of E High School are much welcomed and appreciated by all the members of the CNC.

"It has been a real privilege to have been a part of the appointment process, right from the beginning when we consulted with people and parishes right across the diocese. 

“The next bishop, whoever it turns out to be, will no doubt feel unworthy of the calling, humbled by the confidence of the Church, and daunted by the task ahead.

“As we enter this final phase, please continue to pray for the CNC and the person God is calling to lead the Diocese of Chester.”

As a Crown appointment, Downing Street will announce the name of the person nominated to be the next Bishop of Chester.

The announcement is expected later in the spring.

Page last updated: Thursday 12th March 2020 4:48 PM
Privacy Notice | Powered by Church Edit