Women's World Day of Prayer

Home » News » Women's World Day of Prayer
AMC wwdp logo 2
AMC wwdp 2016

The Women's World Day of Prayer, this Friday 4th March is a chain of Christian Prayer, which stretches across 180 countries. Mary Ellen James, who called for a day to be set-aside for Prayer, began it in 1887 and the movement has grown ever since. The Day of Prayer begins on the international dateline, when the sun rises over the island of Samoa. Then, a great 'Mexican Wave' of prayer rises in the Pacific reaching countries such as Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand. It continues through Asia such as Japan, The Philippines, Korea and Bangladesh. It rolls on to the countries of Africa, and then to the Middle East. It continues on to Europe. Then across the Atlantic it goes to the Caribbean, Latin, Central, and North America. Finally, returning across the Pacific again till the sun sets off the coast of American Samoa, where the last service of the day is held. The service is prepared by a different country each year and this year it is the turn of the Christian Women of Cuba who have entitled their service 'Receive Children, Receive Me.'
Come to this service in
Holy Trinity Church, Walton Street at 1.30 p.m.
or
The Church on Fairford Leys, Hampden Square at 7.30 p.m.
If anybody would like to participate as a reader in this year's service, or receive more information, please contact Carol Rogers (01296 487824), your WWDP representative.
EVERYONE is WELCOME

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

2017-12-13
Peter Green: Fri 15 Dec 5:00am

Writing in our Annual Report, our minister Rev. Helen Kirk said, "Once again, we come to the end of another busy year and as I read this report I find myself astonished and grateful for the myriad of volunteers who contribute to the life of Aylesbury Methodist Church and community centre. At AMC, we seek to be more than a town centre building...but an inclusive and welcoming community."...

AMC homeless Jesus
Jill Baker: Thu 14 Dec 5:00am

A figure lying on a park bench, shrouded in a ragged blanket which covers the head and face, but with bare feet showing... It might seem an unusual subject for a sculpture. Look closely, though, and notice that the feet bear the marks of having been pierced by nails. This homeless man lying on a bench is Jesus.The sculpture was created by the Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz who, since 2013...

AMC Christmas 2015
Posted: Tue 12 Dec 5:00am

Our Candlelit Carol Service is this coming Sunday, 17th December at 5pm. It is a festival of lessons and carols telling the story of the nativity with readings from the Bible and traditional Christmas carols. Congregational singing will be accompanied by the Organ, Choir, Music Group and Youth Choir. Readings will be by members and friends of the church and the service will be led by our...