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Crossroads – Find Rest for Your Soul

Tuesday 8th September 2015

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and Bishop Libby Lane will be joining Christian Churches on a pilgrimage of prayer and healing this Saturday 12 September, starting at 9.30am at The Cross, outside the Town Hall, Sheffield. They will journey to all prayer stations in the city centre throughout the day.


The Archbishop and Bishop Libby, alongside Church leaders and those in training for service in the Church, will be on the sofa at The Cross for discussions with anyone wanting to find out more about the Christian faith or wanting to pray that Jesus touch their lives. Someone will be available for conversation or prayer from 9.30am to 4pm– and all are welcome. Closing prayers will be said at The Cross at 3.30pm. 

Bishop Libby said: “Prayer helps us know God better. And shows us how close God is to us already. It is a great joy and privilege to hear people’s stories and pray with them. I hope we will get the chance to talk and pray with you. Do come and join us, as The Cross or at any of the Prayer Stations around the city centre.”

Kinder Kalsi, Church Army said: “If you’ve ever thought about starting a conversation with God then we’re ready to pray with you, for you and alongside you.  The Crossroads Mission is about finding rest for your soul and discerning new paths ahead. Come and find out more”.

This forms part of a four-day historic ‘Crossroads’ mission across Sheffield Diocese involving 21 Bishops of the Church of England.  Hundreds of events will take place as part of the Crossroads Mission across the region in schools, pubs, universities, colleges, shopping centres, community centres, cafes and churches.

The six prayer stations across the City of Sheffield on Saturday 12 September offer residents and visitors a chance to ‘Come and Talk’ to ask questions about faith, to find rest and to be encouraged.  In addition to the sofa by The Cross, prayer stations can be found at the Church Army bus at Barkers Pool, at St Philips Church, North Church Street - running a 24-hour prayer space, at the Peace Gardens, at the Cathedral as part of the Heritage Day.  Also, the Sheffield Youth Orchestra will be performing at the Central United Reform Church in the morning.

For more details on the Crossroads Mission, please visit: 

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