The World Day of Prayer will be held at Castle Hill on Friday March 4th.
The international day of prayer is held annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March at a service attended by churches of all denominations. It was first held in 1927.
This year’s local World Day of Prayer will be held at Wesley Uniting Church at 32 Showground Rd, Castle Hill at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. There will also be World Day of Prayer services at St James Castle Hill at 10am on Friday, March 4th and at St Benedicts at Arcadia at 10am.
For Rev Carmel Ieraci, the Minister at Wesley Castle Hill it will be her 20th World Day of Prayer service having been involved in services in Australia, Italy and the UK.
“The importance (of World Prayer Day) is unity in Christ regardless of denominational differences and the common thread is the love of Jesus Christ and that is demonstrated by coming together to pray for the needs of the world and the needs of one another on the same day.”
Lesley Martin from Wesley has been involved with organising the annual Hills service for several years. She said the service is attended by members of the Uniting, Presbyterian, Catholic and local Anglican churches.
“It is shared among the churches in the Hills and we all participate in the service wherever it is held,” she said. “We would really like to see more churches involved.” She welcomed visitors to the service.