Bishop of Durham holds rooftop service

Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham leads prayer workshop from the top of Durham Cathedral tower and proclaims the power of prayer to make a difference and change things in the world today.
Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham leads prayer workshop from the top of Durham Cathedral tower and proclaims the power of prayer to make a difference and change things in the world today.
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THE Bishop of Durham held prayers from the top of Durham Cathedral’s tower.

Spiritus 2014, which was held at Durham Cathedral and in the surrounding streets, allowed people to examine the role of prayer in the everyday life of the region in a series of workshops and events.

One of the workshops was held at the top of the tower at Durham Cathedral and was lead by Right Revd Paul Butler.

Prayers were held at each of the four cardinal points of the compass and taking the vista from the tower summit. Bishop Paul said: ”Prayer inspires us, in prayer we give to God all the situations and the people of the area and so on. So we are saying to God, actually we need you to work here and we’re offering ourselves. Prayer is largely about lining ourselves up with God and what God is doing.” Among those who also took part in the day were the the Anglican Bishop of Jarrow the Right Revd Mark Bryant and the Right Revd Seamus Cunningham, the Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.