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Journey in Prayer with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

Picture: Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

The Most Revd Justin Welby will arrive in Chichester as part of his 'Journey in Prayer' on Tuesday 19th March, just two days before being enthroned at Canterbury Cathedral.

From 14th to 19th March the Archbishop will visit five cities and six cathedrals - and all are welcome to come along and join him in prayer.

The visit to Chichester Cathedral on the 19th March will be the Archbishop's final engagement before he is enthroned at Canterbury Cathedral and the start of his public ministry.

The Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner said: "It will be a great privilege to welcome the Archbishop to Chichester and to join him in prayer.  I hope many people across the county will join with us on this historic day in the life of the diocese."

At 11.30am the Archbishop will be at the Market Cross where he will address the crowd, offering a prayer and an invitation to walk alongside him as he begins his journey from the Market Cross to the Cathedral, via West Street.

Between 12noon and 6.15pm the Archbishop will be in the Cathedral.  There will be prayers on the hour.  Prayer stations will include:

  • Children's prayer space - situated in the Eastern Arm of the Cloisters
  • Prayer tree in the South Transept
  • Labyrinth - located in the North Transept
  • Prayer before the sacrament - Lady Chapel
  • Prayer map - located in the middle of the Nave
  • Lectio divina (simplified) - Presbytery
  • Text message prayer screen will be situated in the South Transept 07432 303 765 *
  • Powerpoint guided prayer - St Thomas and St Edmund Chapel
  • Music - Nave
  • Celtic style prayers for daily life - St Clement's Chapel
  • Accompanied prayer - day chaplains will be available to facilitate this
  • Choral Evensong 5.30pm to 6.15pm

All are welcome to join the 'Journey in Prayer' at any point.  Gather in the morning, stay for the whole day, or drop in whenever you have time.  Chichester Cathedral is open daily, with free entry.*  Send your prayers of requests for prayer by text from wherever you are and they will appear on a screen in the Cathedral. Messages will be moderated before they appear on the screen.  Please think of others as you word your prayer.  As many prayers as possible will appear on the screen, but there may be times when we can't display all the prayers we receive. Text your prayers to 07432 303 765
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