Opportunity to join congregation for ecumenical service

St James' Church is the venue for this year's Women's World Day of Prayer service in Morpeth.
St James' Church is the venue for this year's Women's World Day of Prayer service in Morpeth.

People of all denominations are invited to attend the annual Women’s World Day of Prayer (WWDP) service in Morpeth next week.

The event will be hosted by the congregation of St James and the Mayor of Morpeth, Coun Alison Byard, will be in attendance.

The international ecumenical service traditionally takes place on the first Friday in March. Christian women in more than 170 countries will participate.

It has been prepared this year by the Christian women of Cuba. It is entitled Receive children – Receive me.

Music at the service in St James’ Church, Copper Chare, will be provided by a choir, organ and instrumentalists drawn from all the churches in Morpeth and Mitford.

Everyone, men as well as women, are invited to come along and be part of the event.

This service is a major event in the Morpeth Churches Together calendar. It is always well attended and provides an opportunity to worship together in a unique way.

Chair of the Morpeth WWDP Committee, Maureen Chapple, said: “It is always a pleasure to join with people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate this day of prayer throughout the world and this year, we will pray for the women of Cuba.

“The music and singing will have a special Cuban flavour and be most enjoyable.”

The service will take place on Friday, March 4, from 2pm. Refreshments will be provided afterwards.