ON the 4th of March Women’s World Day of Prayer was celebrated all over the world.
The worldwide order of service was prepared by women of Cuba. The theme of which was ‘Receive Children. Receive Me’.
The message was that we are called to accept every human being as unique and equally worthy to God – young and old, rich and poor, just and unjust, regardless of colour, creed or nationality, whoever and wherever they are.
In Thurrock, services were held in the morning at the Parish Church in Horndon-on-the Hill, where the children from the local Primary School took part with singing, and a Cuban lunch was served.
In the afternoon the service at the West Thurrock Chapel was attended by the Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Sue Gray, and, in the evening, the service was held in the Grays United Reformed Church which the Junior Choir from the Grays Salvation Army enhanced with their singing.