Bute to mark World Day of Prayer

An ecumenical service for World Day of Prayer will be held in St Paul's Church on Friday, March 6 at 2pm.
An ecumenical service for World Day of Prayer will be held in St Paul's Church on Friday, March 6 at 2pm.

Bute will mark World Day of Prayer with a special ecumenical service in Rothesay next month, with a warm welcome offered to island residents and visitors.

World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement initiated and carried out by Christian women in more than 180 countries and over a thousand languages.

Every year Christians of many traditions and all ages, celebrate a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March.

World Day of Prayer services are held all around the world, beginning in Tonga and New Zealand in the east and continuing throughout the day to Samoa and Alaska in the west.

Each year, a different nation prepares the service to be shared around the world, and this year is the turn of the Christian ladies of The Bahamas and is titled ‘Jesus Said to Them: Do You Know What I Have Done to you?’

To join with others in celebrating World Day of Prayer, there will be a service in St Paul’s Church, Rothesay, at 2pm on Friday, March 6.