Bishops and Clergy take to the streets with message of Lent

Posted on the 21st Feb 2015 in the category News

Hundreds of commuters and shoppers in Brighton town centre were offered the ancient custom of “ashing” and the opportunity to respond to prayer requests when the Right Revd Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester and a Bishop of the Society took to the streets of Brighton with colleagues on Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.


Bishop Martin said: “The day is about prayer. It is about anything that seriously matters to people in their lives. We all have hurts that need to be healed.


He added: "By walking the streets and talking to people as they travel to work or college – or simply to do the shopping or catch a train, we simply offer them a chance for a moment of reflection or prayer as we enter a valuable time of the year in the Christian calendar”


Bishop Martin also visited Chichester City Centre at the Market Cross at lunchtime and also celebrated an Ash Wednesday service in Chichester Cathedral in the evening.


More photos of Bishop Martin in Brighton can be viewed here.


Other bishops and clergy of The Society similarly took to the streets up and down the country including places like Oxford, Liverpool, London and even at Heathrow Airport.