On 26 May, the weekend after Pentecost, we are going on a pilgrimage from Wigan to Liverpool.
We will start at Billinge Hill at 7.30am, breaking our journey at several churches en route, aiming to arrive at the Anglican cathedral by early evening.
This is meant to be a challenge - not everyone can walk 20 miles in a day - but it's also meant to be a blessing. We'll be pausing along the way to recall the resurrection appearances of Jesus, and to pray for the places through which we're passing.
Please join us!
If you are not able to walk the whole way you are welcome to join us for a distance you can manage. The final part of the pilgrimage will be between the two cathedrals. Those walking the whole way will certainly appreciate a lift home from people who have come for the last leg.
The group will also need prayer, and may need material support if some people lack appropriate equipment such as boots.
If you'd like to talk to someone about the pilgrimage please contact Rev. Philip Anderson by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him on (01942) 375 209.
The House of Prayer is a network of prayer across Wigan bringing together every individual and group engaged in regular prayer and intercession.
We are currently seeking a physical place – a suitable building in the heart of Wigan – to use as a base for the prayer network.
In June 2017 we were given temporary use of a small house for 40 days of 24/7 prayer. 266 people took part in this and there is a growing movement of people wanting to keep this going by keeping prayer central to all that we are doing to accomplish the vision.
In November 2016 we launched the first Order of Prayer. 24 people committed to a simple WAY OF LIFE and a regular rhythm of prayer and fasting. The aim is to have 100 people in this order by the end of 2017. If you are interested in joining the Order drop us an email and we will put you in touch with the leaders so you can explore it further.
THE WAY OF LIFE FOR THE WIGAN ORDER OF PRAYER
- Pray every day for the people of this town, listening to what the Spirit is saying.
- Give an hour a month to the Order’s 24 hours of prayer.
The Order of Prayer is led by Rev Philip Anderson. Rev Philip comments "It’s interesting that God is calling people from all church traditions to be part of the Order. We may pray differently, but we are all prayer warriors, our hearts and voices caught up in unity by the Holy Spirit as we seek God’s best for Wigan. That’s what is so wonderful about the Order of Prayer: unity in diversity."
If you would like to explore joining the Order of Prayer you can contact Rev Philip by emailing email@example.com.