The Women’s World Day of Prayer service on Friday 4th March was held for the first time at St Lawrence’s and was led by Marjorie Workman. Devised by the women of Cuba, the lovely service offered us the opportunity to learn more about their country and to join together with others across the world reflecting and praying on the theme Receive Children. Receive me.
A big thank you to the children of Lindridge School Kingfisher Class who sang to us before the start of the service, and to Imogen, Laura and Annie who stayed to take part (with great confidence) in the service itself along with others from across our newly united parishes. We were delighted to have Caroline Whittaker with us to lead the meditation, which included a visual presentation supplied by the women of Cuba to illustrate the theme. Chris Carter so ably accompanied the songs – which were mainly new to us – on the piano, and we all enjoyed delicious Cuban-style lemonade, coffee and traditional biscuits.
A big thank you to the team from the united parishes who worked together to organise the service: Eleanor Baber, Pauline Briggs, Sue Manning, Chris and Vickie Melling, and all those who took part. The collection will be sent to WWDP for projects that they sponsor at home and abroad.