Bishop backs new app

Technology: Bishop Rt Rev Julian Henderson
Technology: Bishop Rt Rev Julian Henderson
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A new app has been developed to enable people to pray with the aid of their smartphone and tablets.

Lancashire’s Bishop, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, has given his backing to a new ‘prayer app’ from the Church of England which will give people the ability to follow the daily pattern of morning, evening and night prayer in the words of the Anglican liturgy.

Bishop Julian, who is the Bishop of Blackburn, said: “As technology becomes more prevalent in peoples’ lives it is important we keep up with developments and provide platforms that allow people to continue to engage with the Church and the life of the Church in new ways.

“With this prayer app people everywhere, from commuters travelling to work to housewives taking a break from a busy day at home, can have a few moments of quiet reflection.

“I wholeheartedly support it and I am already using it myself.”

The free to download Daily Prayer app uses text from both Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer, and provides an easy to use platform for accessing the Church of England’s Daily Prayer website.

Thomas Allain-Chapman, Publishing Manager for Church House Publishing who developed the app added: “The pattern of Daily Prayer is an important part of Christian living for so many people and we hope that this new resource will make them even more accessible.”

Daily Prayer is available now on iTunes and details can be found at: