Women’s World Day of Prayer

Posted by Admin on 4 March 2011, 12:00 am

Women’s World Day of Prayer

(International & Interdenominational)

in St Mary’s Church, Cowes at 11am on Friday 4th March 2011

Followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in the Parish Room


Speaker: Alan Wells, Cowes Town Mayor.

All are welcome, including men.

‘How Many Loaves Have You?’

On Friday March 4th 2011, women from around the world will celebrate the Women’s World Day of Prayer.   The service this year has been written by the women of Chile.  It is an appropriate theme for bread is eaten at every meal and is very much part of everyday life. The women of Chile offer what it means to them as they share this service with us.

Jean Hackett, president of the National Committee of the Women’s World Day of Prayer Movement said:

"This is always an exciting day as a great wave of prayer sweeps the world, beginning when the first service is held in Tonga and continuing around the world until the final service takes place, some 35 hours later, in neighbouring Western Samoa. By then, the day will have been celebrated in over 170 countries and over 5,000 services will have been held in England, Wales and Northern Ireland."

Stretching from Peru to Antarctica, the Republic of Chile occupies a long, narrow strip of land 2,640 miles long and 110 miles wide. It is a land of incredible contrasts.  It also has the highest incidence of domestic violence in Latin America and most women suffer from discrimination in some form or other. Equal opportunities are being pursued.

Although organised and led by women, this is essentially a day of prayer for everybody as we demonstrate our solidarity with our sisters and brothers in other countries and all are welcome to attend. 

Further information can be found at www.wwdp-natcomm.org

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