NEWS 290517 - News from Walsingham: Archbishop of Canterbury sends greetings
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The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
For Immediate Use
Monday, 29 May 2017
National Pilgrimage 2017
Archbishop of Canterbury’s Greeting to Walsingham
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, sent warm greetings to the hundreds of pilgrims gathered in Walsingham today for the annual National Pilgrimage to the Anglican Shrine in Norfolk.
Pilgrims from across the UK, and including some overseas visitors, heard Father Kevin Smith, Priest Administrator, read out thankful support for the 40 hours of constant prayer in support of the Archbishop’s initiative Thy Kingdom Come leading up to the start of today’s National at 12noon.
Archbishop Welby said: “Prayer matters, and prayer changes everything. Because as God changes us in prayer he drives us out to be justice-seekers, peacemakers, healers and bringers of good news. In praying, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.
He added: “And so it is wonderful that so many are gathered here in Walsingham, ready to join in prayer and action with all those across the world praying these same words, Thy Kingdom Come.”
Notes for Editors
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray for mission between the Christian Feasts of Ascension and Pentecost.
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