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Living and loving God,

As we turn to you now, following the verdict in the Hillsborough inquest,
we acknowledge that you are a God both of justice and of mercy;
a God of truth and of love;
a God who has walked this earth before us and knows each of us better than we know ourselves.

We hold up to you once again the 96
and all those who have suffered and are suffering as a result of the disaster at Hillsborough.
May they know your love and strength surrounding and upholding them.

Read more: A prayer following the verdict of the Hillsborough Inquest

A joint statement from the Presidents of Churches Together in the Merseyside Region in response to the Hillsborough Inquest

Today we have reached another significant milestone in a journey of grief and a quest for justice that has dominated the life of our city for too long. We stand together as church leaders and commit ourselves afresh to support those who hurt, help those who grieve and show God's love and compassion for all.

Read more: Merseyside church leaders respond to the Hillsborough Inquest

On 14 April, a small group from Chapel Street Community Arts (CSCA) in Salford travelled to London to see their ‘Chapel Street Then and Now’ exhibition displayed at URC Church House in London.

The display of ten three-foot high comic strip panels, follow the style of DC Thompson, which printed ‘The Beano’ and ‘The Dandy’ from Chapel Street until the mid 1990s.

Read more: URC hosts Salford history exhibition, comic style