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Sequence of reports in chronological sequence from the latest to 2006

 

Friday 3rd March 2016 at 10.30 a.m. and 8.00p.m.  

Both Services at Christ Church, Epsom Common

The morning service for the 2016 Women's World Day of Prayer was held at Christ Church, Epsom Common. Seventy-four adults attended and there were two toddlers and two primary school girls who took part in the service.
 

We were also delighted that the Worshipful the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Chris Frost and the Mayoress, Councillor Liz Frost were able to attend. The sunshine brightened the church and our singing was enhanced by a small choir and accompaniment by our pianist, Ruth Broder. They also sang and played at the evening service held at Epsom Baptist Church., where thirty-four people attended.

 

The congregation enjoyed drinking lemonade before the service began, in accordance with the direction of the Cuban Women's ecumenical Committee who wrote the service.

Refreshments, including Cuban cookies, were also appreciated after both services and provided an opportunity for members of different churches to mingle and catch-up with each other.
We were very grateful to Reverend Sue Curtis, Associate Minister at Christ Church who gave an excellent talk on the theme "Receive children, receive me" at both services

 

Cuba Havana

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Women's World Day of Prayer 2015

Friday 6th March 2015 at 10.30 a.m. and 8.00p.m.  

Both Services at St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom

 Please note this year the format of the service does not require a speaker

These Services are open to all, it is not restricted to the Ladies

2015, Jesus said to them:

"Do you know what I have done to you?", The Bahamas

This year material written by the women of The Bahamas

- Background to  The Bahamas..........here.

2015  Report ...............Here

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Women's World Day of Prayer 2014

Services on Friday 7th March 2014  at 10.30

 Streams in the desert

Epsom United Reformed Church, Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PW

 

 

Speaker - Rev Heather Cadoux

Refreshments will be served after the service

Evening Service at

Epsom Baptist Church, 6 Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4NY

Speaker - Peter Thompson

This year material written by the women of Egypt

- Background to  Egypt..........here.

2014  Report ...............here

These Services are open to all, it is not restricted to the Ladies!

Women's World Day of Prayer 2013

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Friday 1 st March 2013 -  I was a stranger and you welcomed Me

 10:30am - St Martin's Church Epsom

The Speaker will be Rev Carole Bourne

Carole is recently retired from St Mary's East Molesey. She is interested in issues of peace and social justice and spent most of her life as a teacher before going into ministry ten years ago.

She has chaired WATCH (Women and the Church) in Guildford Diocese.

Carole now works for the Bishop of Guildford's Foundation, visiting and advising on community projects.

Bishop of Guildford's Foundation

Despite the wealth of Surrey and North East Hampshire, beneath the surface there are people in need. There are pockets of poverty and deprivation, both in some of the larger towns and in rural areas. There are people who are excluded, including ethnic minority groups, and others who are vulnerable or need support. Within our communities, people struggle with mental health problems, with caring for older people with dementia, with young people involved with drugs or crime. The fact that Surrey and North East Hampshire are comparatively wealthy makes it more difficult to raise the funds required for these community projects.

The Bishop of Guildford's Foundation is an independent charity, set up in 1993 with the aim of supporting faith-linked projects and groups that respond to local needs and help build stronger communities. It expresses a sense of communal solidarity with people in need and provides a mechanism for wealthier parishes and church members to channel support to needier groups. Grants are made to a wide variety of causes, including charities working with people who have disabilities, family support projects, youth and children's workers, organisations developing employment for vulnerable people, community organisations, projects for the homeless and much else.

The Foundation raises funds within the diocese and beyond. Its special link with diocesan mission is expressed in the collection taken at each Confirmation or Licensing Service, which is given to the Foundation's work. Half the monies raised by the Bishop's Lent Call each year are also given to the Foundation. In addition, local fundraising activities and events bring in extra funds and many

She works as a Street Angel in Walton and is connected with groups supporting the needs of asylum seekers.

Her current reading includes David Tomlinson:-

How to be a bad Christian and a better Human Being

And Francis Spufford:-   Unapologetic  

Why despite Everything Christianity makes Surprising Emotional Sense.

She currently lives in Cobham and is working on her own book on what ministry is all about

Also  a 8.00 pm Evening Service at the Baptist Church, Epsom

The Speaker will be Rev. Lynn Alsop - Reflection on the theme ' I was a stranger and you welcomed Me'

This year material written by the women of France. 

- Background to France..........here.

2013  Report ...............here

These Services are open to all, it is not restricted to the Ladies!

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Women's World Day of Prayer 2012

Friday 2 March 2012 -  Let Justice Prevail

Epsom - 10:30am - Epsom Methodist Church, Epsom

The Speaker will be Rev Anne Rusbridge from Ryelands Methodist Home for the Aged

Ryelands Methodist Home for the Aged, Wallington consists of four units: Ryelands, Brookands, Newlands and Moorlands to provide homes for elderly people with differing needs

Also this Year a 7.00 pm Evening Service at the Baptist Church, Epsom

The Speaker will be Paul Tepre - Reflection on the theme 'Let Justice Prevail'

This year material written by the women of Malaysia

- Background to Malaysia..........here.

2012  Report ...............here

These Services are open to all, it is not restricted to the Ladies!

Women's World Day of Prayer 2011

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Friday 4 March 2011 -  How many Loaves have You

Epsom - 10:30am - Christ Church, Epsom

The Speaker will be Avril Shipton

3.30 - 4.30 pm Tea and Bible study will be led by Pam Buckingham

5.00 pm Evening Prayer Service

This year material written by the women of Chile. 

- Background to Chile..........here.

This Service is open to all, it is not restricted to the Ladies!

2011  Report ...............here

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Women's World Day of Prayer 2010

Friday 5 March 2010 -  Let Everything that has Breath Praise God

Epsom - 10:30am - Venue: St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom, Surrey

The Speaker will be Mrs Trish Heywood.

2010  Report ...............here

Refreshments afterwards. A crèche will be available for the morning Service.

The church will be open all day for anyone to
come in and pray or to find out more about Cameroon.

3.30 - 4.30 Tea and Bible study, 5pm Evening Prayer ,7pm Communion Service
7.30 Coffee followed by. A time of *Prayer and Reflection* led by Rev Sue Bull.

This Service is open to all, it is not restricted to the Ladies!

Cameroon

This year material written by the women of Cameroon

- Background to Cameroon..........here.

 

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Women's World Day of Prayer 2009

Friday 6 March 2009 -  In Christ there are many members but one Body.

This Service is open to all, it is not restricted to the Ladies!

Epsom - 10:30am - Venue: St Martin of Tours Church,

Church Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4PX, GB.......map here.

Speaker : Mrs Andrea West of The Brigitte Trust

The Brigitte Trust is an independent registered charity with 25 years experience, offering emotional support and practical help at home to people facing life-threatening illness. The Trust is based in Dorking and offers its free volunteer service across Surrey. Although not a nursing service, we can offer valuable support:-

Emotional support

Transport to hospital appointments

Sitting with a family member whilst a carer takes a break

Collecting children from school

Walking the dog

Shopping

Collecting prescriptions

At 4.00pm Tea will be served then Pam Buckingham of Christ Church will lead the Bible study, Canon Adrian Esdaile will conduct a short act of Worship, Prayer and Reflection between 7.00pm - 7.45 pm to conclude the day, after this please leave the Church  promptly as the St Martin of Tours Choir will be transferring to the Church at 8pm for practice.

St Martin of Tours Church will remain open all day for prayer.

2009 Report ...............here

This year material written by the women of Papua New Guinea

- Background to Papua New Guinea.........here.

 

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Women's World Day of Prayer 2008

Friday 7 March 2008 - God's Wisdom Provides New Understanding

Epsom - 10:00am - Venue: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, St Margaret Drive, off Dorking Road, Epsom

Speaker is Rev. Valerie Pitt

Valerie has lived in Epsom since 1978 and until her ordination in 2005 worshipped at Christ Church Epsom Common. She is currently Curate at St Andrew’s Church in Oxshott.

Valerie has experienced some of the challenges of living in a third world country, having spent over a year in Pakistan with a young baby in the 1980s, when her husband, John, was working on a project to construct a dam on the River Indus.

Epsom -  8:00pm  - Venue: St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom

Speaker is Mrs Rosemary Gooding

Rosemary is a Mothers’ Union commissioned speaker and was the Diocesan Leader of the Prayer & Spirituality Unit until the end of 2006 (for 6 years) and also produced the Mothers’ Union News & Prayer booklet for about 16 years.

2008 Report ...............here

If you are visiting St Barnabas you maybe interested in the East End Picture and artist..........more.

This year material written by the women of Guyana.  - Background to Guyana......................here.

Women's World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action, organised and led by Christian women who call the faithful together on the first Friday in March each year to observe a common day of prayer and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

The service is written by a different country each year and that country then becomes the focus of the world's prayers on the day itself, which begins as dawn breaks over the islands of Tonga in the Pacific and continues across each continent until the last services of this special day are held back in the Pacific, on the islands of Samoa, circling the world in prayer for 36 hours.

The symbol of the Women's World Day of Prayer was designed by an Irish nun in 1982 and adapted as the international logo.

The design comprises arrows converging from the four points of the compass, four figures kneeling in prayer, the Celtic cross and a circle representing the world and our unity through all our diversity.

The world day of prayer worship service has a special annual theme which has been developed by women of a different country each year. a national committee then prepares an order of service on that theme.

Year, Theme, Writer

2008, God's Wisdom Provides New Understanding, Guyana


 

2009 ,  In Christ there are many members but one Body, Papua New Guinea

 
 

2010, Let Everything that has Breath praise God, Cameroon


 

2011, How many Loaves have You, Chile


 

2012, Let Justice Prevail, Malaysia


 

2013, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, France


 

2014, Streams in the desert, Egypt


 

2015, Jesus said to them: "Do you know what I have done to you?", The Bahamas


 

2016, Jesus said to them: Receive Children, Receive Me, Cuba

2017, Jesus said to them: Am I Being Unfair to You?, Philippines

2018, Jesus said to them: All God’s Creation Is Very Good, Suriname

2019, Jesus said to them: Come – Everything Is Ready, Slovenia

2020, Jesus said to them: Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk, Zimbabwe

2021, Jesus said to them: Build on a Strong Foundation, Vanuatu

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