A prayer vigil for education will be held at the offices of the Diocese of Worcester (The Old Palace, Deansway) on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 April. All are welcome to drop in and offer prayer for the many issues and challenges facing schools throughout Worcestershire and Dudley and their hopes for the future of education.

There will be particular opportunities for those involved in education to offer personal prayer and throughout the day there will be interactive prayer stations set up which will be suitable for both children and adults. A five minute prayer and reflection will be said on each hour and there will also be the opportunity for one-to-one prayer and conversation.

The event has been organised by three members of the diocesan education team. Val Turner said: 

“Three of us meet each month to pray together for any needs arising out of education – both locally and nationally. It’s been a real time of change in education recently and teachers and heads are facing a range of challenges. We wanted to put together a prayer vigil during the Easter holidays that people could drop in to if they’d like to join us to pray for all that is affecting schools across the Diocese of Worcester.”

The vigil will be held from 10am – 3pm on 10 & 11 April in the Abbots Kitchen in the Diocesan Offices on Deansway, Worcester. 

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The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.

From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.

Tel: 01905 20537 Mobile: 07852 302516
Email: ssetchell@cofe-worcester.org.uk