From Greenland to Jersey, from Delhi to Lismore

#PrayVespers at Delhi (India), Bari (Italy), Moscow, Narsarsuaq (Greenland)

Narsarsuaq, Moscow, St Ouen, Raveningham, Stockport, Brighton, Harrisonburg VA, Walsingham and Manchester… the list could go on…and on. These are some of the places Vespers was prayed at 5pm over the Summer.

What a fantastic response we had! First of all some statistics:

Over 50 people took part in our #PrayVespers initiative this year. Of course, being a very varied and inclusive church those taking part were of many different ethnicities and languages.

They prayed one or more times at, or near 5pm between 21st July and 31st August. This year most of our Church Council took part in the initiative, many saying Vespers on the same day each week in the period.

On each day there were at least three people praying, often more.

THANK YOU to all who took part. #PrayVespers is such a wonderful initiative connecting us in prayer and reminding us that we are regularly prayed for. Those taking part had the option of which form of Vespers to use and many used the simple form we hand out at Church. This is the form the pilgrims at Walsingham used as they joined in.

#PrayVespers at Lismore, St Ouen, Walsingham, Raveningham

Many people sent in photos of where they were when they prayed and we’re delighted to share some of them here.

Of course many supporting the prayer prayed locally. It was lovely to read in our Facebook Group how they had appreciated and used the special still moment.

What a simple, rich and rewarding initiative #PrayVespers is!


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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
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