Bishop of Bolton to take prayer requests in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News: Bishop of Bolton Chris Edmondson Bishop of Bolton Chris Edmondson

THE Bishop of Bolton will be taking to the streets tomorrow and asking people to share prayer requests with him.

The Rt Rev Chris Edmondson, pictured, will be in Victoria Square from 11am to 1pm, carrying a box for requests, under a banner saying “Pray one for me”.

It is the fourth year he has gone to Bolton town centre on Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, to offer people the opportunity of sharing their prayers.

The requests will be taken to a service later that day.

Bishop Edmondson said: “In times of trouble, crisis or out of gratitude, many people say a prayer, or ask someone to pray for them.

"Research carried out by a charity concluded that as many as 20 million adults in the UK pray on a regular basis.

“Over the years I have been in markets, schools and public places on Ash Wednesday, and have had some amazing and deeply moving conversations with people, who have asked for prayer about a whole variety of concerns.”

People can also post requests via prayoneforme.org or via facebook.com/prayoneforme

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4:12pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Reality50 says...

Most people in the town centre these days seem to be Muslim or East European so he may struggle.
Most people in the town centre these days seem to be Muslim or East European so he may struggle. Reality50
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8:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

dougie kay says...

would that be praying as in worship are preying as in predetory?. Never really sure about any priest nowadays
would that be praying as in worship are preying as in predetory?. Never really sure about any priest nowadays dougie kay
  • Score: 1

8:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

dougie kay says...

would that be praying as in worship are preying as in predetory?. Never really sure about any priest nowadays
would that be praying as in worship are preying as in predetory?. Never really sure about any priest nowadays dougie kay
  • Score: 1

11:01pm Tue 4 Mar 14

RationalBoltonian says...

because praying has fixed anything... EVER.
because praying has fixed anything... EVER. RationalBoltonian
  • Score: 0

8:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Dr Doo Little says...

C'mon Denmark.... put these over paid ballet dancing, drama queens drunks, druggies brothel goers last not least WINGERS out of their misery
bleaming HOOOOOOLIGANS V V.....
C'mon Denmark.... put these over paid ballet dancing, drama queens drunks, druggies brothel goers last not least WINGERS out of their misery bleaming HOOOOOOLIGANS V V..... Dr Doo Little
  • Score: -2

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