“Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth
of the wicked it is destroyed”
I spent my lunch hour today at the Ceremony of Blessing for the Central Business District in Stoke on Trent. The event was attended by about 20 faith leaders, various civic representatives including the new Lord Mayor, Leader of the Council & Chief Executive. The development was blessed by all present with the blessing of Aaron “The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace”. A commemorative plaque was then unveiled by the Lord Mayor, Bishop of Stafford and myself as Chair of the North Staffordshire Forum of Faiths. A pleasant way to spend a Friday lunchtime.