#KenLeechVigil for Prayer and Justice

Fr Ken Leech was a great campaigner for peace and justice. He asked that, if possible, a Vigil of Prayer for Peace and Justice be kept the evening before his funeral. We’ve been very pleased to organise this at St Chrysostom’s. Many people have sent prayers and reflections for the Vigil.

The Vigil begins at 7pm (BST) and ends at 10pm on Tuesday 13th October.

Prayer Vigil USEWe are inviting those who cannot be physically present to join in. This will be a sign of prayer and commitment to the causes of peace and justice, and as an act to remember Fr Ken.

We’d love you to follow the Vigil, and join in, if you wish. Follow on twitter or facebook using the hashtag #KenLeechVigil  You could simply say you are praying, or you could give a short prayer or topic for prayer, and do share this invitation by retweeting or in other ways.


Here is a prayer offered for the Vigil by Canon Paul Oestreicher

Father of all, in this broken world may we pray not for

Muslim, Christian or Jew

Palestinian or Israeli

Rich or Poor

Gay or Straight

Torturer or Victim

Saint or Sinner

but for ourselves, that we may not divide them, but hold them together in our hearts as your children, for whom Jesus died, and in whom he lives. 


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2364267899/
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2 Responses to #KenLeechVigil for Prayer and Justice

  1. Jack Krumm says:

    I join in prayer from Milton, New Hampshire. God rest his good soul, and grant his eyes the reward of peacemakers… “for they shall see God.”

  2. Have shared in this vigil…..a great person, who loved Christ and Christ’s people…in Cable Street, in Altab Ali Park, Brick Lane, in Centrepoint, in his writings, in his worship . A real Man of God.

    From Wigan now, but who worked alongside and in alliance with Ken in the East End.

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