Between Advent 2015 and Trinity 2016 I will be engaging in a Diocesan Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing.
The vision for this Pilgrimage lies in the roots of our Christian Heritage. As I have prayed and waited on God, I have been inspired by the great Northern Saints, such as Aidan, Cuthbert, and Hilda who took to the road to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
To those of you who will be providing hospitality of sanctuary and refectory, I want to say a huge thank you. As we meet and pray together, I pray that we may be a mutual blessing one to another. But the sanctuary and the refectory are only part of the story. We must also get out on the road! We are a Church on the road in mission ready to make Christ known in word and deed. Come and join me, in prayer and in person, so that together we may be part of God's transforming work in this Diocese.
The Deanery of York is home to over 153,000 people. The Diocese’ mother church, York Minster, is situated in this popular city, founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre, and in the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre. In recent decades, the city’s main economies are in the service industry, tourism, science and technology. Find out more about the churches in York Deanery here.More Details
A Prayer for Setting Out on Pilgrimage
God of Our Pilgrimage, Thank You for Your Friendship.
Be the Fire Leading Us.
Be the Star Guiding Us.
Be the Good Shepherd Calling Us.
May the Spirit, Strengthen Us
For All that Lies Ahead.
May Your Holy Angels, Surrounding Us:
Watch, Defend and Protect Us Against All Evil.
Read the Prayer For Pilgrims
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