Bishop Paul meets and greets peopel in Durham market during his 2015 Durham Deanery Prayer Walk

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is to about to embark on the second set of prayer walks round his Diocese, aimed at allowing him to meet people, get to know the area and to pray for it and its people.

 Bishop Paul meets and greets peopel in Durham market during his 2015 Durham Deanery Prayer Walk

Bishop Paul meets and greets peopel in Durham market during his 2015 Durham Deanery Prayer Walk

Bishop Paul will take part in two further Prayer Walks this year following the first two in 2015. The prayer walks will continue on a periodic yearly basis until he has walked across all sixteen Deaneries of the Diocese.

The 2016 series of two walks, which each take four days, are happening this month; Darlington Area starts on Thursday May 5 with the second walk in the Stockton Deanery the following Thursday 12th.

Bishop Paul said: “I love Prayer Walks because they are a great way to discover an area, meet its people and pray together with them.

“As we walk and pray together we seek to bless, and be blessed by, the people and communities that we visit. I hope that people will join me. It is fun, enjoyable and really rewarding to do.”