Churches Together in Farnham
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18–25th January 2019
As in previous years, Churches Together in Farnham marked the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by daily prayers during the week, with a Service of Christian Unity on Sunday 20th January 2019.
UNITED SERVICE ON SUNDAY 20TH JANUARY 2019
On the Sunday evening, around 60 Christians from churches across Farnham gathered for the annual Service of Christian Unity which was held this year at the church of St.Thomas-on-the-Bourne.
The service was led by the vicar of St.Thomas, Revd.John Morris, with assistance from Bob and Margaret Skinner from Weybourne Community Church, Beth Davenport from the Spire Church, Revd.Hannah Moore of Badshot Lea and Hale, and Michael McDonnell from the Catholic Church of St Joan.
The service material originated from the churches of Indonesia and the theme of the service, and of Revd.Morris’s address, was Justice.
During the service, congregation members were asked to write cards with a simple intention to contribute to justice in our world; these were then gathered up to see if ideas for collective initiatives might emerge in addition to the individual pledges.
A collection was taken for the work of the Wycliffe Bible Translators. The service was followed by an opportunity for networking between members of different churches over a fine array of refreshments.
DAILY MORNING PRAYER MEETINGS 18th-25th JANUARY INCLUSIVE AT VARIOUS CHURCHES
This year, the Week of Prayer involved joining existing weekday worship or prayers in churches across the town, with all Christians in the town invited to join any of the prayer meetings.
|Schedule of Daily Prayer Meetings:|
|Fri 18th Jan||9:30 a.m||Mass at St.Joan’s, Tilford Rd|
|Sat 19th Jan||10:30 a.m||Meeting at Quaker Meeting House, 36 Tilford Rd|
|Sunday 20th January - United Service at 6:00 p.m - see above|
|Monday 21st Jan||8:30 a.m||Morning Prayer at St.Andrew’s, Church Lane|
|Tuesday 22nd Jan||9:15 a.m||Morning Prayers at St.George’s, Badshot Lea|
|Wed 23rd Jan||10:00 a.m||Unity Prayers at Farnham Vineyard, Union Rd|
|Thursday 24th Jan||10:00 a.m||Unity Prayers at St.Thomas-on-the-Bourne|
|Friday 25th Jan||11:30 a.m||“Pause for Thought” at the Spire Church, South Street|
You can download the prayer meeting schedule for reference. CLICK HERE - PDF format (File size 87,968)