From Samba to the Salvation Army, Hope Street came alive last Sunday as the Biannual Two Cathedrals' Pentecost Service took place. The event, organised by Churches Together in the Merseyside Region supported by the Chemin Neuf community marked the culmination of a weekend of prayer and praise for Christian Unity and to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The new Archbishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Malcolm McMahon walked alongside Bishop Richard and church leaders including Rev Phil Jump and John Manwell from Together for the Harvest in a strong show of a united church. They joined hundreds of christians of different denominations in a noisy, vibrant and colourful wirness.
Ths Sunday afternoon walk was the culmination of a weekend of Celebration and Hope that took place in both cathedrals and across the city. It included continuous prayer, a conference at the Metropolitan Cathedral and contributions from a contingent of the Chemin Neuf community gathered to support our local endeavours. Another highlight was a celebration service organised by Love and Joy Ministries at the Liverpool LIghthouse on Saturday evening.
Organisers hope that this will provide a model for Pentecost weekends to come uniting believers into an event the provides a strong witness and talking point for the community whilst enabling us to celebrate our faith.
Bishop Richard said “coming together to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit was an important symbol of unity and witness to the wider community. Pentecost was a vibrant occasion with Hope Street alive to the sound of various voices praising God. It was a pleasure to be alongside other Christians as we brought a weekend of prayer to a fitting conclusion”
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