New Bishop of Blackburn meets area's top police officers
5:06pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
LANCASHIRE'S new Bishop Julian Henderson took Christianity to the cops this week and met county chief constable Steve Finnigan.
On Tuesday he visited Lancashire Police Headquarters at Hutton in one of his first appointments.
The visit was one of the Bishop of Blackburn's stops on a prayer vigil across Lancashire following his consecration on October 10 at York Minster by the Archbishop of York John Sentamu.
On Wednesday, he visited Blackpool Tower with the leader of the resort’s council Simon Blackburn.
Until tomorrow, the eve of his inauguration at Blackburn Cathedral, Bishop Julian is travelling across Lancashire.
After spending some time praying, Bishop Julian and his wife Heather met Mr Finnigan.
Afterwards the visit the Bishop said: "On this vigil I am praying for all aspects of the life of the county and the church and this stop was an opportunity to pray for the police and for the emergency services and the important work they do every day."
Chief Constable Steve Finnigan said: "I was grateful to the bishop for taking the time to pray for all emergency services, including the police."
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