Tens of thousands touched during Durham four-day mission
by Aaron James, Premier:
Tens of thousands of people have engaged with God in some way during a four-day mission event in the north-east of England.
The Diocese of Durham’s ‘Talking Jesus’ event saw 25 Anglican bishops from across the north of England, including the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu (above), come to serve along with hundreds of volunteers at more than 450 events across the region.
Talking Jesus will be capped off on Sunday with a thanksgiving and prayer service at Durham Cathedral, where stories and testimonies from the festival were shared and people were given an opportunity to consider the difference Jesus would make to their own lives.
The event comes as the Church of England fights declining attendances, particularly in rural parts of the country and among younger people.
See also: ‘Jesus is always there’: Archbishop of Canterbury launches new evangelistic resource for churches, by James MacIntyre, Christian Today