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Week of prayer for Christian Unity

Members of the churches in the area shared a series of house groups this year, and then at the end of the week shared a joint service at St Johns.

Some of the stones forming the barrier in one picture were re-formed into a cross during the Service.  They came from our different churches.   At the end of the Service one stone was taken back to each church.

Doris Stubbs said: “By a lucky chance the banner hanging in St John’s Church was appropriate!”

Here are some pictures.

“Do you know what I have done for you?”


Women’s World Day of Prayer 2015……

……………….here in Stocksbridge

As the sun rose on March 6th the Bahamas was the first country celebrating Women’s World Day of Prayer , on the theme of ‘Jesus said to them: “Do you know what I have done to you?”

The women of the Bahamas chose this as the theme of this year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer, and here in Stocksbridge a group of women joined in with and for their sisters from The Bahamas in thought and prayer.WWDP 2

The service was well received and enjoyed by both participantsand congregation.  Everyone entered into the spirit of things by dressing in colourful outfits.

New website for CTSD

The CTSD meeting last night reviewed this new web-site, and approved its overall design.

Each church is now going to

  1. look at the site in detail and advise of changes or improvements that could be made;
  2. submit two highlight sentences about itself, to place on their individual church page;
  3. place a link to the site on their own church website;
  4. if they do not have a church website, then give us a page of information to include on this site.

The website address has now been changed to remove the “WordPress” element to reduce confusion.

We are now telling other groups about the website, so that they can include it in their links.