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Gorleston's Women's World Day of Prayer service

 
WWDP 2Gorleston’s Women`s World Day of Prayer service  will be taking place at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Magdalen Square, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BZ. The speaker this year is Gemma Wassell, who has lived and worked in France. The service will begin at 1.30pm and again this year is being joined by the Junior Choir of Peterhouse School who will sing the song, "Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love".  By invitation we also have Julie King as our soloist to sing a song that was written specially for the occasion
 
service format:

"I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me"
 
The service has been prepared by the ladies in France and the theme is ‘I was a Stranger and you welcomed me’. Everyone is welcome no matter what church you attend or your age. Please note that the gentlemen are very welcome too!
Women’s World Day of Prayer is a unique organisation; truly interdenominational and truly international, it speaks with the voices of women from all corners of the globe’. Involvement in WWDP creates a network of Christian women on a worldwide scale which also reaches into our local communities. Preparations go on for months in advance
WOMENS WORLD DAY PRAYERFrance, like other European countries, receives many asylum requests. In 2011, 51,900 people applied for asylum in France. The presence of these people in the country both enriches the culture and can cause social difficulties. Behind each request, each statistic is the story of a life. Some of those stories will be shared in the service.
Women’s World Day of Prayer is a unique organisation; truly interdenominational and truly international, it speaks with the voices of women from all corners of the globe. Involvement in WWDP creates a network of Christian women on a worldwide scale which also reaches into our local communities. Preparations go on for months in advance. Finally, at a church near you on March 1st, women and men will be gathering to celebrate using a programme of worship prepared this year by women in France
 We envisage a great annual wave of prayer, rising with the sun over the island of Samoa and then sweeping across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, until it comes to rest in American Samoa some 36 hours later. By then services will have taken place in over 170 countries

Light refreshments will be available at the end of the service and always we stress that we welcome men, women and children of all ages to join in this day of celebration and prayer