This month Dr John Sentamu, The Archbishop of York, will be bringing a team of 21 Bishops to the Sheffield Diocese to engage in four days of mission.
Taking place from 10th - 13th September, the purpose of Crossroads Mission is to share the good news of the gospel and to encourage those who are currently outside or on the edge of the Church.
The Bishops will come from every diocese in the Province of York and from every tradition, including the most recent Bishops to be consecrated for the north: Bishop Libby Lane of Stockport, Bishop Philip North of Burnley, and Bishop Alison White of Hull.
The four days will include hundreds of events across the region in schools, pubs, universities, colleges, shopping centres, community centres, cafes and churches.
A Time Of Encouragement
In a call to the diocese, the Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft said:
“We want to sow the good seed of the gospel outside the churches in the lives of the people that we love and serve who are our neighbours, we want to encourage people to learn more about the Christian faith. The bishops are coming to help us in what we’re doing not coming to do the task of mission for us so it's going to be a real joy to welcome them and work with them.”
Crossroads Mission commissioning service will take place at the Cathedral on Thursday 10th September at 1:30pm.