Running For Archbishop

I’m delighted to announce the launch of the Running For Archbishop campaign. Please ‘Like’ us on Facebook and pass on word of this to all that you think might be interested.

To explain, Running For Archbishop is three things:

a 3 part strategy to revive England,
a 7 city tour to share the vision,
a 30 reason campaign to be Archbishop of Canterbury.

The inspirations are:
Psalm 2:8 “Ask of Me and I will give you the nations
Habakkuk 2:2 “Write the vision clearly on tablets, so that he may run who reads it”,
and 1 Timothy 3:1 “This is a true saying: if anyone desires to be bishop, it is a good work”

3 Part Strategy
The strategy is simple:
1. Save the lost,
2. Revive the saved,
3. Train them all.

7 City Tour
Starting on the 1st June, we will be visiting
St Albans — 1st June
Cambridge — 4th June
Coventry — 5th June
Oxford — 6th June
Southampton — 11th June
London — 13th June
before finally making our way to
Canterbury — 15th June
archbishopbannerIn each city we will be going onto the streets to share the gospel in the afternoon, before gathering in the evening to worship (led by my beautiful wife Taryn) and explain the vision (which I will try to do!) for the revival of England.
If you are in any of those cities on those dates and would like to be involved, please get in touch. If you have any ideas where the evening meeting might happen (eg. a church hall, a university lecture room, a pub..?), then that would also be very helpful!

30 Reason Campaign
Throughout June, I will each day be offering a reason on Youtube why a Mere Human like myself, a twenty-four year old who hasn’t even been ordained, would make a good Archbishop of Canterbury.

Now, the position of Archbishop of Canterbury is a vitally important one and also very difficult: as the outgoing Archbishop Rowan Williams has said, his successor would need “the constitution of an ox and the skin of a rhinoceros!” Apart from that there are various other criteria that a potential Archbishop would need to fulfil: most fundamentally, he would need to be a Christian who fulfils the biblical requirements for a bishop, and then he would also need to submit to the standards of orthodox Anglican faith. Vitally, he would need to know how to respond to the various challenges currently facing not only the Anglican church but also the English nation. Then there are various other skills that a satisfactory Archbishop would be expected to possess. And above all else he would need to have a compelling vision and a simple strategy for the revival and reformation of England.

But with all due respect, I think I fulfil all the necessary criteria 😉 Though if there are any other serious candidates for the position, then I invite them to present their own set of reasons.

Anyway, please forward on word of this to all that you think might be interested and ‘Like’ us on Facebook.
Grace and peace,


Prescott Prayer Letter: En Route To Harpenden

Beloved friends and family,

This is just a brief update to let you know that we’re on our way to Harpenden this afternoon, to begin our next two years as full-time YWAM missionaries to England!

We will initially be moving into the flat belonging to Richard and Immaculée Hedden, who were the leaders of our outreach team to Ethiopia and Rwanda, and are away in Switzerland until September. Praise God that we have a flat to ourselves (for the first time since getting married!) — this is a real blessing and answer to prayer. Please pray for us as we move into our new flat there, and settle in to the YWAM community — being there as full-time staff will be quite different from being DTS trainees!

The more financially astute among you might be wondering whether this means that we have already achieved our goal of raising £1500/month in committed support. To which the answer is ‘not yet’. We are currently just over half-way there. But we have been told by the YWAM Personnel Office that ‘In light of the progress that you have already made, we are happy to let you come… and we trust that the Lord will continue to give you breakthroughs and new regular supporters’. So pray that God would continue to provide “all things” (Rom. 8:32) that we need.

All these are details though — whatever you pray, please pray that God’s kingdom would come (Matt.6:10) — whether through us or in spite of us! YWAM has a lot of things planned over the summer — Olympic outreach, the ‘School of the Circuit Riders’, and much else besides — but “unless the LORD builds the house, the builders build in vain” (Ps. 127). So pray that God would ‘build His house’, and that He would “revive us according to His word” (Ps. 119:107).

Grace and peace,
Peter & Taryn