YEAR OF FAITH - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Friday 18th to Friday 25th January
Post date: Jan 11, 2013 1:44:46 PM
“Walking in Celebration” with Churches in India, Friday 25th Jan. at 12 noon
At the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, on Friday, 25th January (which is also the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul) the mid-day Service will be hosted by St Hugh’s. We hope for a good turn-out from parishioners and our friends from neighbouring churches; and we are delighted that a group of talented children from St Hugh’s School will play their drums as people enter the church and process out afterwards for lunch in the church hall.
The focus of the Week of Prayer is on walking (or making a pilgrimage) with the oppressed and marginalised, but the final day has its emphasis on celebration and rejoicing. Even in a world of suffering and natural disasters we can still rejoice in our common Christian faith and
Baptism. We know that the Holy Spirit is at work in the universal Church; and we have
committed ourselves to work with Him, so that God’s Kingdom can be established on this earth. The full programme for the Week of Prayer, and the addresses of all the churches taking part, is contained in the separate leaflet at the back of church.
Lunch at St Hugh’s: Everyone is most welcome to attend any of the services, but please make a special effort to attend St Hugh’s. Invite your friends and neighbours to come along with you and stay for lunch (vegetable soup, bread and cheese, plus tea/coffee and cakes). There is no charge for this, but if anyone could donate a cake, or some cheese, or better still some (vegetarian) Indian food, that would be wonderful and would also help to defray the cost. Please see Fr John or Mary Wilford.