The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins this week, eight days of prayer with Christian brothers and sisters across our country and our world. This year as part of our diocesan Year of Mission you can listen to a series of personal reflections that allows us to understand mission through the lens of other Christian communities.

Day by day through the Octave of Prayer we listen to Ecumenical representatives across our diocese who help us ponder mission as Christian churches and mission as something we can ‘do’ together.

Let this Week of Prayer, maybe, allow you to ponder what we can learn from the other churches and how, in your own area, you might work with the other communities of faith to live out the mission of Christ.

You can find the resources for this Week of Prayer from the CTBI website –

Day 1 – 18 January 2018 – Fr Christopher Whitehead

Fr Christopher Whitehead, Director of the Adult Education and Evangelisation Department, gives an introduction to the week.

Day 2 – 19 January 2018 – Bishop Declan Lang

Day 3 – 20 January 2018 – Matthew Devlin

Matthew Devlin is a parishioner of Marlborough and Pewsey Parishes and is the Chair of the Community Chaplaincy Association

Day 4 – 21 January 2018 – Hilary Cooke

Rev Hilary Cooke is a retired Methodist Minister and has worked in ecumenical partnerships for many years

Day 5 – 22 January 2018 – Alan Dixon

Alan Dixon is the County Ecumenical Officer for Somerset Churches Together and is a retired Salvation Army Officer

Day 6 – 23 January 2018 – Sue Henderson

Sue Henderson is a retired Minister in the United Reformed Church

Day 7 – 24 January 2018 – Alison Evans

Alison Evans is the County Ecumenical Officer for Gloucestershire

Day 8 – 25 January 2018 – Anne Doyle

Anne Doyle finishes off the week. She is the Chair of the Commission for Dialogue and Unity for Clifton Diocese