Published by Valerie Root on Sun, 14 Feb 2021 09:12


Women of the Republic of Vanuatu (located in the South Pacific Ocean) have prepared this year’s service. The black and white sandy beaches, coral reefs with coloured fishes, lovely birds, fruits and nuts in the forest, all make the islands a pristine environment but they are vulnerable to frequent tropical storms, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and active volcanoes. Women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Build on a strong foundation’ and live in unity, love and peace in the context of ethnic and cultural diversity like Vanuatu and so many other places around the world. 

World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world; their hopes, concerns and prayers. The preparation for the day is vast. An international committee is based in New York and there are national committees in each participating country. Regional conferences meet to consider the service and then local groups make their plans. 

The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries. It begins in Samoa, and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world – through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa some 39 hours later. For further information and resources, together with details of services in your area see the WDP website:

This year we are unable to meet as usual but we do have the opportunity
to join the international service, in English, being streamed from Vanuatu
on Friday March 5th. In this very different year it feels quite exciting to do
something so different and really be able to be connected to the women
who have prepared the service for us. 

The service will be accessed via the 
World Day of Prayer webbsite: and more details about
timing etc. will follow nearer the day.

It will also be a lovely opportunity to escape to the south seas too, if only
for a while!

For more information contact Angela Quinn 01263 733388

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