St Mary the Virgin Church,

Church Walk,

Higham Ferrers,


St. John the Baptist Church,

Caldecott Road,

Chelveston cum Caldecott




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Welcome to the 2020 World Day of Prayer

 formerly the Womens' World Day of Prayer

You are invited to participate in this service, at 10 a.m. on Friday, 6th March 2020 in the Hope Methodist Church in Higham Ferrers, in which we shall be part of a great wave of prayer encircling the globe, which begins as the sun rises over Samoa and ends some 36 hours later back in the Pacific as the sun sets over American Samoa. We will be joining with people in over 120 countries and islands around the world.

Each year the service is written by a different country. This year it has been prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe who call us to "Rise! Take your mat and walk". We are encouraged to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued their country over many years. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future and invite us to support them as they continue their often turbulent journey towards full reconciliation.

As we hear their stories, the challenge for them and for us is that we will constantly seek love, peace and reconciliation.

We thank the women of Zimbabwe for the service of 2020 and pray that our response will be positive as we commit ourselves to positive prayerful action.