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02.02.2018

Prayers on the Move – Dublin Commuters to be Encouraged to Give Prayer a Go

Prayers on the Move – Dublin Commuters to be Encouraged to Give Prayer a Go

An exciting new ecumenical campaign, Prayers on the Move, which encourages everyone to give prayer a go, will run in Dublin for four weeks from February to March 2018.

To celebrate the arrival of this campaign in Dublin, St Patrick’s Cathedral is hosting a launch event on Sunday February 25 at 4.30pm, after 3.15pm Evensong. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Prayers on the Move is aimed at travellers, especially stressed commuters. The advertising posters on public transport and the prayer app aim to make it easier for people to pray while on the move. SPCK has already successfully trialled Prayers on the Move in London, Newcastle and Birmingham in 2016.

Prayers on the Move includes advertising panels displaying three different prayers, in 144 DART carriages, 150 buses and 20 poster sites in rail stations for a whole month; a booklet containing 31 simple prayers aimed at commuters of any faith background which can be downloaded as a free e–book or ordered online; an app containing the 31 prayers in audio, prayer alerts to remind users to pray and help them to get into the habit of regular prayer; and a website, www.prayersonthemove.com, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

The Prayers on the Move Campaign has been funded by a number of individuals and churches, in particular St Patrick’s Cathedral, The Methodist Church in Ireland, the Archdiocese of Dublin, the Carmelite Order and the Society of Jesus.

SPCK is the UK’s leading Christian Publisher and oldest Anglican Mission Agency. It works to fulfil its vision of a world where everyone can benefit from Christian Knowledge. SPCK’s mission is to lead the way in creating books and resources that help everyone to make sense of faith. 

APCK is SPCK’s sister organisation in Ireland. APCK acts as a publisher for the Church of Ireland, and produces books and pamphlets to help explain the Christian faith.

More details are available at www.prayersonthemove.com or from pquantrill@spck.org.uk.