Blackburn Crossroads Mission

8-11 September 2016

Bishop Peter is taking a team to Pendle Deanery to work with the churches there in mission. The team is:

John Hibberd 

Chris McCarthy

Sarah Maughan

Ed Morrison

Adam Priestey

As of early August 70% of churches in Blackburn Diocese taking part, planning 400+ events and including 58 schools. Bishop Julian Henderson asks for our prayers. He writes:

'My prayer for Crossroads is that it will be a ‘Game Changer’ for us as a diocese, discovering a renewed commitment to outreach and evangelism and a ‘Life Changer’ for people of all ages, as they discover the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ'


The Pendle Deanery team from Sheffield Diocese would also be glad of your prayers. You can see the full programme here: which is also downloadable as a pdf. Here is a summary:

Thu 8 Sep:

  • Commissioning service Blackburn Cathedral
  • Evening events: youth event with Archbishop Sentamu, pie & peas men's night & prayerwalking in Brierfield

Fri 9 Sep

  • Business breakfast (+Peter), school assemblies (5 of these), back to school events for church schools (4 of these).
  • Speak at soup & social lunch
  • Community clean up & BBQ, celebrity silent auction & pub quiz

Sat 10 Sep

  • Meditation / prayer event, workshops & worship day, community BBQ in Colne & community fun day in Nelson
  • Service for farmers in the afternoon
  • House to house prayer visits in Brierfield; film night with talk; quiz-a-bishop pub event with pie & peas

Sun 11 Sep

  • Preaching and other involvement in 5 morning services across the deanery
  • Finale event in Preston Flag Market with Archbishop Sentamu

John Hibberd