Prayer Walk Through Chelford
Braving scorching Bank Holiday weather Bishop Libby, Ian Bishop (archdeacon), and Ian Blay (Rural Dean) engaged in a prayer walk which took in several parishes in what is the Knutsford Deanery.
Beginning in Wilmslow, via Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley; members of St John's joined them at the Post Office in Chelford with the party stopping at the Egerton Arms for lunch, rest and refreshment. Prayers were said on the corner of Oak Road and outside the Egerton for the life of the community in Chelford, the church and the local area. Whilst at the pub the Bishop was able to hear about ways in which we are reaching out to those in our local community who are lonely and isolated.
The walk continued on to Marthall where prayers were offered in All Saints Church for the life of the church there, the farming community and for the new Messy Church for families. The walkers continued on with offers of hospitality on the way, through Ollerton, finally ending in Knutsford.
This act of encouragement was inspired by the initiative of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray for our communities, churches and individuals during the period between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Ascension Day this year is this Thursday 10th May when we will be joining in a service at Capesthorne Hall chapel at 6.30pm — it's open to all so please do join in.
Bishop Libby was thanked for doing the walk and said she was glad to do it.
Chelford School — Led by Chelford Brownies
Chelford Community Hub — In aid of Air Ambulance