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Women's World Day of Prayer Friday 3 March 2017

Women's World Day of Prayer -  Friday 3 March 2017

 

Women's World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women who come together to observe a common day of prayerPicture of purple daisies held on the first Friday in March each year.

The Day of Prayer begins as dawn breaks over the islands of Tonga in the Pacific and continues across each continent until the last Service of this special day are held back on the islands of Samoa, encircling the world in prayer for about 36 hours.  170 countries and islands uniting together in praise, worship and in prayer.  In England, Wales and Northern Ireland over 5,000 services will be held, focusing on the theme of 'Am I Being Unfair to You?'.

The Day of Prayer service for 2017 has been written by the Christian women of the Philippines and is on the theme of justice: a highly relevant subject in today's world. Although climate change is mentioned, the main theme is the exploitation of women. This too is a worldwide problem: there is scarcely a country in the world where some form of exploitation of women does not occur.

The Day of Prayer service has been translated into over 60 languages and 1,000 dialects.

Details of Services in Chesterfield are shown below:

All Saints Church, Ashover 10.00 am

Hasland Baptist Church, Eyre Street East, Hasland

10.30 am
St Peter's Church, Holymoorside 10.30 am
     
Church of Annunciation, Spencer Street   1.30 pm
St Barnabas, New Whittington, Albert Road   1.30 pm
St John the Evangelist, St John's Road, Newbold   1.30 pm
     
Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way   7.00 pm

 

 Everyone is very welcome to attend any of the services,       men, women and young people are all welcome.

 

 Women's World Day of Prayer is a Registered Charity Number        233242.

 

 Visit the Women's World  Day of Prayer website for more               information.