World Day of Prayer

Friday 4th March 11am
St Mary's Barnard Castle


2022 is a special year for World Day of Prayer in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This year the service is focused on the three countries of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  It will look at our landscape, people and culture; celebrate our diversity and the contribution made to our countries by the many groups and individuals who have made their home here.

The Bible text this year is “I know the plans I have for you” from Jeremiah and will reflect on some of the issues facing us today: poverty, domestic abuse and disability, finding hope in difficult situations and encouragement in the help we can give to each other.

World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical organisation which enables women all over the world to share the ideas and concerns of the writing country.

On Friday 4 March 2022 services will take place beginning in Samoa and moving on through New Zealand and Australia, across Asia, Africa and Europe and finally the United States and South America before finishing in American Samoa. Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland services will take place in large urban centres, such as Central Hall Westminster, and in remote village churches.

Helen Goodman will be our speaker at the service, and the Mothers Union have kindly offered to provide refreshments from 10.30am before the service.

We look forward to welcoming everyone.