nine days of prayer: day nine

On the final day of Bishop Michael’s pilgrimage, he will be walking from Stafford to Lichfield:

08:00 Morning prayer at St Chad’s Stafford
08:20 Walk from Stafford to St Thomas Priory – 2 miles
09:45 Morning refreshments at St Thomas Priory
10:15 Walk from St Thomas Priory to Milford – 2.5 miles
11:45 Arrive at Milford Common then drive across Cannock Chase
12:15 Arrive at Christ Church Gentleshaw and lunch
13:15 Walk from Gentleshaw to Farewell – 3 miles
14:45 Refreshments at St Bartholomew’s Farewell
15:15 Walk from Farewell to Lichfield – 3 miles
17:00 Arrive at St Chad’s Lichfield

You are welcome to join the walk and there is no need to book. Please bring your own provisions with you and arrange your own transport. There is a schedule to keep to and evening meetings for Bishop Michael so please be aware of the need to maintain a steady pace. Please note that as there is not enough time to do all of the Two Saints Way from Stafford to Lichfield on Friday, it will be in two parts with a morning walk of 4.5 miles from Stafford to Milford and an afternoon walk of 6 miles from Gentleshaw to Lichfield. If you plan to come for the day you would need to arrange transport across Cannock Chase.

This evening, Bishop Michael will be renewing his baptismal vows at St Chad’s Well at 5.30pm. St Chad’s Church, St Chad’s Road, Lichfield WS13 7ND. This is an ecumenical service at which all are welcome.

Following that, there will be a Vigil Service of the Holy Spirit seeking blessing and anointing of us all as we inaugurate the Bishop’s ministry, from 7.00pm in Lichfield Cathedral.


Joel 2:28-32

“In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Pray for God’s Spirit to be poured out on Bishop Michael.
Pray that he will speak God’s prophetic word.
Pray that he will see visions and dream dreams.
Pray that he will see God’s wonders in the heavens and signs on the earth below.
Pray that there will be many who call on the name of the Lord and are saved.