Week of Prayer for
"Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit ."(cf Jn 15:5-9)
Christian Unity 2021
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an international Christian ecumenical observance kept annually around Pentecost in the Southern Hemisphere and between 18-25 January in the Northern Hemisphere. Each year ecumenical partners in a different region are asked to prepare the materials, including chiefly an ecumenical opening prayer service and biblical reflections and prayers for the eight-days of the octave, employed by churches around the world.
This year‘s materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity draw on the experience of contemplative community life to guide us on a journey of prayer bearing fruits of reconciliation and solidarity. Tasked with preparing a draft for the 2021 edition, the Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland chose the theme “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (cf. Jn 15:5-9).
The national Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. It takes place in January or May depending on options taken.
Information about Merseyside will also be added in due course. Basic information about the week can be found on the CTBI website.