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HEART Christian newspaper | August 10, 2020

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Bishops join forces to evangelise Durham

Bishops join forces to evangelise Durham

Archbishop Sentamu experiences some of the Prayer Spaces with students at the Venerable Bede Academy during the ‘Talking Jesus’ mission  

‘Talking Jesus’, a Gospel outreach in the Diocese of Durham, involved 25 Anglican bishops, the Archbishop of York and hundreds of volunteers across the north-east from 2 – 5 March. Tens of thousands of people were involved in 450 events including pie and peas suppers, semaphore flag flying and conversations in pubs, cafes and drop-in centres. A flash mob at Tesco in Newton Aycliffe, broadcast live on Facebook, attracted more than 3,500 viewers.

At a packed closing celebration in Durham Cathedral, the Bishop of Durham declared the mission a resounding success. Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, challenged the congregation to carry on spreading the word: “Go and talk about Jesus this week – not the weather (although in Durham you get a lot of it!)”

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