On Friday 3 March, Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd attended the Women’s World Day of Prayer service at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, St Leonards.

The theme of the service was ‘Am I being unfair to you?’, and it focused on inequality and justice.  This was one of over 5,000 services which were held in the British Isles on the day. The service was written by Christian women in the Philippines and it was translated into 1,000 different languages and dialects in order to be used worldwide.

The event was led by Viera Burgess, Chairperson of the local Women’s World Day of Prayer Committee and it heard from guest speakers representing women from the Philippines. The sermons delivered at the event discussed tackling inequality and personal views on justice.

Amber said: “This was a thought-provoking service which raised important issues of faith, justice and equality.

“I would like to pay tribute to the organisers on the local Women’s World Day of Prayer Committee as well as the women of the Philippines who wrote the service.”




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Photo: Amber is pictured with Viera Burgess (Chairperson of the local WWDP Committee), Cllr Judy Rodgers (Mayor of Hastings), and participants in the service

Further information on the UK Women’s World Day of Prayer can be found here: