Friday, 23 January 2015

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity celebrated in Wisbech

Representatives from various churches in Wisbech at the service

The evening of Sunday 18th January 2015 saw a joyous event take place in the Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. The evening saw representatives and members from a wide variety of Christian church denominations and expressions gather together to celebrate their diversity and to pray for Christian unity in the town as well as in the wider world. Representatives from each church had the space to present something that represented their particular expression of the Christian faith which served as a meaningful contribution to the other collective elements of the service. The Salvation Army brass band played the hymn ‘Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken’ while The King’s Church band played a selection of more contemporary songs including a piece especially written for the event by Worship Leader, Matt McChlery. The whole event was a positive demonstration of Christian unity and solidarity in the town and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Clive Butcher, Elder of The King’s Church Wisbech said: 'A good expression of the unity that comes through our Christian faith - even though expressed in diverse ways around the churches'

Churches that were present included: The Church of England, United Reformed, Trinity Methodist, Wisbech Baptist Church, The Quakers, The Salvation Army, The Roman Catholic Church and was hosted by The King’s Church, Wisbech under the banner of the Wisbech Churches Together organisation. Keith Aplin, Chairperson of Churches Together in Wisbech said:‘I thank Clive and the King's Church Team plus all who took part for a lively and very moving WPCU Service Yesterday. It was great to see so many there and to enjoy worship and Fellowship.’

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