A clergyman has turned postman to deliver prayer cards to the 4,600 homes in his Leeds parish.
Rev Andrew Pearson, the priest in charge of the Church of the Venerable Bede in the Wyther area of Bramley, has so far posted more than 1,300 cards in his parish of 10,000 people. He said: “The cards say that prayers will be offered in the church for that street in the following week and if anyone has a request for prayer then they are to call ‘Andy’. As well as wanting ‘bobbies on the beat’ I’ve been told that people want to see their vicar on the street. Some say they haven’t seen a priest there in 30 years. I’m getting into parts of my parish previously unreached.”