Archbishop Justin and Cardinal Nichols to jointly visit Church social action projects
Friday 28th March 2014The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster will jointly visit two projects as part of their initiative this Lent to encourage people to pray for the work churches do to support those in their parishes and beyond.
Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols will on Passion Sunday (6th April) visit a project in London which offers a place to stay in a Christian community for men who need a home whilst they work through immigration processes.
On Palm Sunday (13th April), the two Archbishops will visit the Rainbow Centre in Folkestone, Kent. This Christian charity works to support families and individuals through times of crisis, and to invest in children’s early years and well being.
During that week Archbishop Justin and Cardinal Vincent will give also give thanks to God daily for this essential act of service and they will pray for his blessing on the work of churches serving people in need.
Their hope is that by joining together in prayer and encouraging others to join them they will foster the work of the church in strengthening communities and helping those in need across the country.
Through the week churches from across the country will be giving thanks for all that is being done to make a difference in their communities and encouraging one another to continue in service. Bishops from the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England will also be visiting projects in their own dioceses to highlight the difference this work makes and to encourage the volunteers and staff who make it possible.
If you would like to join in by committing to prayer, download the prayers and readings for the week in printable format now, or visit this website from April 6th – 13th for daily prayers and resources.
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