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Thursday, 04 January 2018 12:03

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. 

There are two special services to mark the week. There'll be an ecumenical Taize service at 6pm on Sunday 21 January evening at St Peter and St Paul's in Great Missenden. All are invited to Kingshill Baptist Church, Windsor Lane, Little Kingshill at 9:15am on Wednesday 24th Jan for the Northumbria Communities Daily Office (about 20 mins, often some extended silence) and then for coffee and chat until about 10:15-10:30. And to close the Week of Prayer there will be a special service at 12.30 on Thursday January 25, followed by soup and a roll, at Holy Trinity, Prestwood. Please tell people and come along to support these services.

This year the focus is on the contemporary issues addressed by the churches of the Caribbean. Abuses of human rights are found across the region and we are challenged to consider our manner of welcoming of the stranger into our midst. Human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to be huge issues. Addiction to pornography and drugs, continue to be serious challenges to all societies. The debt crisis has a negative impact upon the nations and upon individuals – the economies of the nations and people have become precarious. Family life continues to be challenged by the economic restrictions which lead to migration, domestic abuse and violence.

The Caribbean Churches work together to heal the wounds in the body of Christ. Reconciliation demands repentance, reparation and the healing of memories. The whole Church is called to be both a sign and an active agent of this reconciliation.

Each year Christian Aid provides the Go and Do action points for each of the daily reflections – linking into the important work of Christian Aid in the relief of poverty and advocacy of justice.

Show your support for Christian Unity by posting unity messages and details of your events to our Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Twitter wall – simply add the #wpcuwall hashtag to your Twitter post. You can also find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2018 hashtag.

 
htprestwood Blessing the Plough this morning. God Speed the Plough!
htprestwood God Speed the Plough! https://t.co/Y11ph6ZW4B

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We are in the Oxford diocese and the Wendover Deanery.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

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