Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from 18-25 January 2014. Some events taking place in and around Glasgow are listed below. You can add details of your own event here.

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia writes:

I encourage you to join with other Christians in your area in acts of worship and prayer for the unity of Christians. I myself will be participating and preaching at an ecumenical act of worship in Eastwood Parish Church, organised by Shawlands Churches Together.

These acts of common prayer on the part of Christians in a local area, although they seem little, remain important. They are a witness to our baptismal faith in the God of Jesus Christ – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They speak of our sorrow for divisions among the churches and of our hope for greater unity. They are a witness to the importance of faith and religious freedom in our society. They are a sign of our commitment to the common good of all citizens, to justice, peace and the relief of proverty. They present an opportunity to pray for the many Christians around the world who are being persecuted on account of their faith. In a time when the search for truth is slow to bear fruit, the ecumenism of prayer and witness is even more important.

Please assure our brothers and sisters in Christ in other Christian churches and communities of my prayers and warmest wishes.

Sunday 19th January

Bearsden
7.00 pm: Service of Prayer for Christian Unity, The Cross Church, 61 Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 2SU.

Glasgow: West End
7.00 pm: Ecumenical service at Hillhead Baptist Church.

Monday 20th January

Milngavie
7.30 pm: Ecumenical service in Baldernock Parish Church.

Tuesday 21st January

Balloch
2 pm: Afternoon Tea in Lennox Hall, Jamestown Parish Church.

Sunday 19th January

Glasgow: Broomhill and Jordanhill
4pm: Ecumenical Vespers at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, 17 Mitre Road, Broomhill, Glasgow G11 7EF, with refreshments to follow.

Thursday 30th January

Glasgow: Riddrie and Carntyne
7pm: The service will again take the form of a Songs of Praise and will involve children from St Thomas’ and Carntyne Primaries. It will be held in St Enoch’s Hogganfield Church, 860 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow G33 2QW, and will be followed with tea etc in the hall.