World Day of Prayer, an international, ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer for peace and justice. It is celebrated annually by over 170 countries on the first Friday in March.

St Christopher’s Church along with The Roleystone Community Church,

St Mary in the Valley Anglican Church Kelmscott and The Good Shepherd Catholic Church Kelmscott combine together each year in rotation to lead the service and welcome all visitors. 

2022 - St Christopher’s Church. Covid requirements: Masks and Vaccinations mandatory for persons entering the church.  Another opption through our a zoom service. ID: number is 399 224 0386, Passcode is 631422. 

This will lead you to a zoom waitingroom and a host will welcome you into the service.  The waitingroom is open on the day at 9.45am ready for the 10am service.  

In the event that the church has to close due to Covid Zoom service will still be available.  

enquires: saintchristophersroleystone@outlook.com.au  (att: Patricia)

Artist : Angie Fox

Artist : Angie Fox

Artist's explanation “I Know the Plans I Have for You" 

Angie Fox is an Embroiderer and Vestment Designer.

Growing up in Norfolk, she learned to knit and sew from her mother but has continued learning new needlework and other craft skills throughout her life.

Angie is married to Peter. They have 3 sons and 2 grandchildren and live in Castle Donington near Derby. As an Anglican Priest's wife, she has lived in many places, including two stints in Papua New Guinea. Her first child was born there and, later, she returned to PNG when her husband became Bishop of Port Moresby.

A love of traditional worship has inspired her in designing and making church vestments. At one stage, together with a group of clergy wives in Port Moresby, she was sending vestments to Australia to raise funds for the church. She now designs and makes bespoke vestments to order. “I get some of my best designs when I should be listening to my husband's sermons!” she laughs.

Angie recently received the Certificate in Hand Embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework. “I have enjoyed the discipline of learning afresh skills I thought I knew; understanding ancient techniques of hand embroidery, passed down through the generations”

“I am thrilled to be chosen to represent, in art, the prayers of the women of my country. I have so many memories of organising and participating in WDP services at home and abroad and I love the feeling of togetherness, knowing that, all over the world, the same prayers are being offered in many languages, and cultures, churches and meeting places.”

Artist’s Explanation

Medium: Textile – Embroidery, Appliqué and Metalwork

Following the theme given, I have used several images to depict the key words as follows:

Freedom: an open door to a pathway across an endless open vista

Justice: broken chains

God’s Peace and Forgiveness: the dove of peace and a peace lily breaking through the pavement

Over all, a rainbow which has come to represent all these things from the story of Noah through to the modern day. It is a symbol of the overreaching love of God.

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“I Know the Plans I Have for You” was prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the worship service and educational activities for the 2022 World Day of Prayer (WDP) annual celebration. WDP materials are developed for the exclusive use of WDP programs organized by national or local committees and their partner organizations.

Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and are used by permission. All rights reserved.

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