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Women’s World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women who come together to observe a common day of prayer held on the first Friday in March each year and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

  Through Women’s World Day of Prayer women are encouraged to become aware of their talents and use them in service of the wider community.

  The Day of Prayer begins as dawn breaks over the islands of Tonga in the Pacific and continues across each continent until the last services of this special day are held back in the Pacific on the islands of Samoa, circling the world in prayer for about 36 hours.

  Our photographs show women from our Diocese adding their prayers to those of women all round the world.

Herringthorpe United Reformed Church hosts the Deputy Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, and parishioners from Immaculate Conception and St Bede’s, Rotherham

The Salvation Army, Kimberworth, Rotherham, where the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Lyndsay Pitchley, and parishioners from St Bede’s, Rotherham, join in prayers