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” Rise! Take your Mat and Walk, is the Theme for this years World day of Prayer. Last Monday (10th February) several people from our Church joined others from local Churches for the Bible Study which is linked to this service.  We studied the reading from John  Chapter 5 where Jesus said to the Gentlemen “Stand up, take your mat and Walk”. We also learned more about Zimbabwe and had a go at singing the Hymns for the service one of which had been specially written .  The World day of prayer itself is on Friday 6th March.  The idea of  World day of prayer is that identical services take place in the same 24 hour period throughout the world.

The local service this year is arranged by Churches Together in Hedge, End West End and Botley and  will take place at  7.30 p.m. on Friday the 6th of March at the United Reformed  church in the centre of Hedge End. The church is located on the edge of the “Post Office” car park.

More about World Day of Prayer can be found in the previous article on this site at

World Day of Prayer 2020