Worshippers from all churches in Wokingham came together for the annual World Day of Prayer service on 1st March; which was hosted this year by All Saints Church.
The service was prepared by the Christian women of Slovenia and carried the theme: “Come – everything is ready!”. At the heart of the service was an open invitation for all to come to God’s table. Voices were heard of some of those coming to the table: wives, mothers and grandmothers, Roma people, refugees and migrant workers.
Prayers were offered for forgiveness for being silent in the face of injustice and for God to open hearts to compassion and understanding.
The Revd Hannah Higginson, the Associate Priest at All Saints, led the service; which was followed by refreshments including traditional Slovenian delicacies.