The Right Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow (Picture: Keith Blundy)

 Bishop Mark congratulates the Royal Couple on the news of the birth of their son.

Bishop Mark congratulates the Royal Couple on the news of the birth of their son.
The Right Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop Of Jarrow has tonight (22nd July) added his congratulation to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of the prince.

Bishop Mark said: “Anybody who has been a parent or grandparent will know something of the joy and anxiety that the birth of a new baby brings. On behalf of the congregations of the Diocese of Durham I send our  warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess on the birth of their son.

William and Kate will face particular pressures in the care and bringing up of their son and I hope that many in the North East will be praying for them in these early days of being parents. Christians hold to the belief that we are all royal children, Sons and Daughters of the King of Heaven. My prayer will be that this child may grow up knowing that he is loved not only by his family but also by the God who created him.”

The Church of England has issued this prayer which people may like to use in the coming days:

Church Of England Prayer

God our Creator, who knows each of us by name and loves us from all eternity: we give you thanks for new life and human love. Bless William and Catherine as they welcome their son into the world. Give them patience and wisdom to cherish and love him as he grows. Surround the family with the light of hope and the warmth of your love today and always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

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