World Day of Prayer Seeks 2025 Venue

Childrens Choir at World Day of Prayer – Eastbourne

Only God planned to have the Christian Women of Palestine write the Service for 2024!

We were so encouraged to have a full Church in the brand new building and a collection of £650.00 to send towards the work of WDP in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and projects run by Christian Charities around the world.

The annual World Day of Prayer Service was celebrated at Emmanuel Church, (Methodist-URC) in Upperton Road, Eastbourne on Friday 1st March at 2.30pm.

The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Candy Vaughan, attended and she was moved by the Service written this year by the Christian Women of Palestine. The home-schooled children’s choir led singing in both Arabic and English before and during the Service with their Musical Director Marylou Cockshoot.

Members of Emmanuel Church, Gill and Garth Hewitt, Gospel Singer, took part in the Service. Gill read a prayer from Susan, their Christian friend in Palestine and Garth sang one of his songs ‘My Name is Palestine’ (Garth Hewitt | My Name Is Palestine) based on a painting he saw in Banksey’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem by Suleiman Mansour.

After the Service we enjoyed homemade cakes using Palestinian recipes and a cup of tea in the hall. Two committee members narrated the slideshow presentation on Palestine.

The Eastbourne WDP Committee are looking for a local Church to host next years’ Service on 7th March 2025 written by the Christian Women of the Cook Islands – ‘I made you wonderful’. Further information from Kathryn Anderson at:

Kind regards,

Kathryn Anderson on behalf of Eastbourne’s WDP Committee.

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