Ministry of the cathedral prayer board: Studying ordinary prayer

ap Sion, T. (2015) Ministry of the cathedral prayer board: Studying ordinary prayer. In: Anglican cathedrals in modern life : the science of cathedral studies. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 131-153. ISBN 9781349553471

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Although church congregations in England and Wales continue to decline, churches and cathedrals are reaching out in new ways to respond to the spiritual quest of those who choose to visit these ancient buildings. In this environment the prayer board at Bangor Cathedral has attracted increasing interest in recent years. This study presents an analysis of 1,000 prayer requests posted on this prayer board, drawing on two fields of theory. The first field of theory concerns ordinary theology as defined by Jeff Astley. The second field of theory concerns an analytic framework for identifying the constituent components of ordinary prayer, distinguishing between prayer intention, prayer reference and prayer objective.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This study is part of the Sacred Space and Prayer Project jointly led by the Revd Dr Tania ap Siôn and the Revd Canon Dr Randolph Ellis.
Keywords: intercessory prayer, cathedrals, Wales
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Tania Ap Sion
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 08:31
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 08:31

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