Wisbech churches join together for unity in prayer
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People from a wide variety of churches in Wisbech joined together in an act of united worship at the Salvation Army Hall.
The event, The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, is an international Christian ecumenical observance kept every year from January 18 to 25.
A spokesman said: “It was a moving and powerful time of worship and a wonderful celebration of unity and togetherness that is enjoyed by the churches in and around the Wisbech area.”
The idea began in 1908 and focused on prayer for church unity. It is now observed around the world by many different church denominations and organisations.
The service was led by Captain Paul Cooper, of the Salvation Army, along with contributions from the Roman Catholic Church, the Quakers and The King’s Church.
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There were two bands, one brass and the other a contemporary worship band, all made up of musicians from various churches.
Their web page says that people were: “Encouraged to pursue reconciliation and to celebrate our differences rather than letting them divide us, as well as showing others in our community that they too can be reconciled to God.”
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The evening was well attended and concluded with all the various ministers from a wide variety of churches being prayed for by the congregation in small groups around the room.