Prayers unite women worldwide

Minister Kavula John with members of the service in Carribean dress SUS-150603-151853001
Minister Kavula John with members of the service in Carribean dress SUS-150603-151853001

WOMEN from Bognor Regis churches joined together with others from around the world.

Some 100 female worshippers took part in the town’s annual celebration of the Women’s World Day of Prayer.

The sunny weather outside was matched by the emphasis on the Caribbean inside Bognor Regis Methodist Church.

This reflected the fact the Christian women of the Bahamas had prepared last Friday’s service.

Bognor organiser Janet Tapping said: “This service is going on all round the world today. I was in Portugal last week and a church there was advertising it.We have tried to make the setting look like the Bahamas and 14 of us are wearing bright clothes to match those in that country.”

The service also featured a recreation of the washing of the disciples’ feet by Jesus to show everyone is equal.

There were seven prayers on subjects set by the Bahamian women. These included a crisis centre for raped women and abused children, mothers and single parents, a detention centre for refugees and illegal immigrants and a cancer care centre.

“This service shows us what life is like in the country which has prepared it,” said Janet.

“We learn about a different country each year.”