World Day of Prayer

Churches Together in Newmarket and District hosts the World Day of Prayer each year along with Christians throughout the world. The WDP is an ecumenical and international movement, led by women as an offering to the whole church. Everyone is invited to join in on the first Friday in March each year, using material prepared by women of one particular country. The services use themes and messages important to the people of that country to enable the church to pray about issues important to them.

The services tend to be held at 12 noon and are followed by a simple soup lunch. They are held in various churches around Newmarket and District:

2016 All Saints’ Receive Children, Receive Me (Cuba)
2017 Christchurch Am I Being Unfair to You? (Philippines)
2018 OLISE All God’s Creation is Very Good! (Suriname)
2019 St Martin’s, Exning Come – Everything is Ready (Slovenia)
2020 All Saints’ Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk (Zimbabwe)
2021 Community Church Build on a Strong Foundation (Vanuatu)
2022 St Mary’s I Know the Plans I Have for You (United Kingdom)
2023 Christchurch I Have Heard about your Faith (Taiwan)
2024 OLISE I Beg you Bear with One Another in Love (Palestine)
2025 St Martin’s, Exning I Made you Wonderful (Cook Islands)
2026 All Saints’ I Will Give you Rest, Come (Nigeria)