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Archbishop of Canterbury offers support to Saints in the Stadium
10:25am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has given his backing to an event at Langtree Park which will see a mass gathering of Christians from across the country.
The Most Reverend Justin Welby offered his support to Saints in the Stadium, this year’s National Day of Prayer and Worship, which takes place on Saturday, October 12.
He said: “This is an important day when Christians come from across the country to pray and worship God together. It is exciting to see Christians coming from across the wide spectrum of church traditions simply to rejoice and be in God’s great presence.”
A number of church leaders will be leading prayers including Dr Jonathan Oloyede, convenor of the National Day of Prayer and Worship and Ian Coles, National Director of the World Prayer Centre.
Local leaders include Steve Pilkington who is Visionary for Saints in the Stadium and the Bishop of Lancaster the Rt Rev Geoff Pearson.
Dr Oloyede said: “The Archbishop of Canterbury has made prayer a commitment of his as he leads the Church of England and we want to stand with him to see an increase in prayer and mission across this the UK.”
Tickets are still on sale, but those wishing to attend are advised to book in advance as prices will rise on the day.
For further details call 01744 455052.
For online bookings visit saintssuperstore.com/matchtickets.html Further details on the Saints in the Stadium event can be found online at saintsinthestadium.co.uk
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