World Day of Prayer

On the first Friday in March a world-wide service is held, designed by Christian women from a different country each year. In 2020, St Michael’s together with our friends from local churches, St Botolph’s in Aspley Guise, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, and the Methodist Church were able to join together just before the national COVID lockdown. Our service held in St Mary’s Church, had been written by the Christian women of Zimbabwe on the theme ‘Rise! Take your mat and walk’. We were encouraged to reflect on the past history of their country, share the challenges they have met together with hopes for their future of recovery and reconciliation.

For 2021 our service has been prepared by Christian women from the cluster of islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean – Vanuatu. Vanuatu is one of the first countries each year to start the wave of prayer which sweeps around the globe.

The theme for their service is ‘Build on a strong foundation’. The islands are located geographically in the South Pacific tropical cyclone zone, and in recent years have been devastated by cyclones, most recently in April 2020 when Cyclone Harold destroyed everything in its path, while Vanuatu was under a state of emergency during the COVID – 19 pandemic.

Our service for 2021 was hosted by St Michael’s. We aimed to involve everyone, young people, men and women, from all our local community of churches. You can still access the online service by clicking here.


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30 Church Rd, Woburn Sands,
Milton Keynes
MK17 8TA, UK

St. Michael's Church

Church Rd, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8TA, United Kingdom


9:00 am Morning Prayer @ St Michael's Church
Morning Prayer @ St Michael's Church
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer will now be in church on Fridays at 9.00 am starting on Friday 9 April
9:00 am Churchyard Working Party – Satur... @ St Michael's Church
Churchyard Working Party – Satur... @ St Michael's Church
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Yes, It’s that time again! A churchyard working party will take place Saturday morning the 18th September 2021. Please bring your own hand tools – we have available a number of strimmers and wheel barrows.[...]
9:45 am Parish Communion @ St Michael's Church
Parish Communion @ St Michael's Church
Sep 19 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
9.45 am Sunday Morning Services have now started again in St Michael’s. Our online services will also continue for the foreseeable future.
7:30 pm Genesis
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Following ‘Government Guide Lines’ we can now meet Face to Face Meetings will be outside as much as possible , but masks will be needed when we are indoors


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