Women’s World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement of women, who each year, together observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March.
The group’s motto is “Informed Prayer and Action”, which conveys their message that both prayer and action are inseparable and both have great influence in the world.
This is how some members of groups from our Diocese celebrated the Women’s World Day of Prayer.
St Alban’s, Denaby Main
St Alban’s Parish hosted Women’s World Day of Prayer in Conisbrough and Denaby Main. Women from St Peter’s Church, Conisbrough, Conisbrough Baptist Chapel, All Saints Church, Denaby Main and St Alban’s Church, Denaby Main attended. Everyone was welcomed by Fr Bill Bergin, Parish Priest. Afterwards there was a buffet in the Sister De Sales Parish Centre.
Pictured below left: Eloise Sutton, Norah Hanley and Cath Wood, on the right Karen Morley, Rose Mullen, Anne Wilkinson, Rita Dudhill and Pat Kirby, and bottom right, Julia Gascoigne and Trish Stafford.
St Bede’s, Rotherham
St Bede’s, Rotherham hosted the afternoon service for Women’s World Day of Prayer. The celebration was well attended by people of many faiths.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham, Mr and Mrs Foden, attended the service, which this year had been prepared by the women of the Bahamas. They are pictured on the right with Mary Hirst and Monica Grant.
Pictured below is the display table which was set up in St Bede’s with symbols of the Women’s World Day of Prayer and the theme for this year.