Prayer for Africa

Apr 17, 2012 |

Archbishop of York to lead Prayer for Africa at Annual Healthcare Service


Archbishop of York John Sentamu is to address Liverpool Cathedral at ‘A prayer for Africa’ service.

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, is to address Liverpool Cathedral at the ecumenical Annual Healthcare Service, which this year will also offer a prayer for Africa. The service starts at 3pm on Sunday 22nd April.

The service is open to all, and especially those concerned for the health of the people and community in Merseyside. Representatives from the Liverpool Medical Institution and health organisations across the region will be in attendance.   

Professor Peter Davies from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, President of the Liverpool Medical Institute, will be among a number of people giving readings or reflections. Sixth form students from Bellerive School will also lead prayers, and Archbishop Sentamu will preach.  
The theme of this year’s service is, ‘A prayer for Africa’, highlighting links between Liverpool and Africa, particularly in the last hundred years through the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

There will be a reflection on the school’s current research into HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis, as well as the political and social injustice, deprivation and famine in the continent of Africa, and what we can do to help.

All are welcome to attend.


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