MORE than 100,000 people in 140 countries have downloaded a
Church House Publishing app in the three years since the first one
The five different apps are: Daily Prayer, Lectionary, Sunday
Worship, Reflections for Daily Prayer, and the seasonable
Reflections for Lent.
About 85 per cent of downloads are for an Apple product.
On Monday, the Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, said that he had
used the Daily Prayer app on a recent trip to Ephesus and Cairo,
"so didn't need a suitcase full of books with me - marvellous!"
The Archdeacon emeritus of Southwark, the Ven. Christine
Hardman, used the same app on a 2500-mile cycle trip along the east
coast of the United States.
The Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford, the Revd Graham Sykes,
described using the app during a beach walk with fellow chaplains:
"When someone suggested that it would be great to say Compline
there on the beach, we realised that a number of people had the app
on their phones; so we gathered around the small screens, and
prayed the evening away."