Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024


The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the best known passages of Scripture, yet one that never seems to lose its power to challenge indifference to suffering and to inspire solidarity. It is a story about crossing boundaries that calls our attention to the bonds that unite the whole human family.

In choosing this passage of Scripture for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the churches of Burkina Faso have invited us to join with them in a process of self-reflection as they consider what it means to love our neighbour in the midst of a security crisis. Communities in the British-Irish context may be less vulnerable to acts of mass violence than in Burkina Faso, but there are still many living with the memory and/or the threat of serious violence, centred on issues of identity and belonging. There are also groups within communities, including people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people seeking asylum, who feel particularly vulnerable to violence or being displaced by the threat of violence.

The churches in Ross will meet together each day at 12 noon for approximately 1/2 hour prayer meeting

  • Thursday 18th January in the prayer room at Ross Baptist Church (accessed from the back of church)
  • Friday 19th January at Christian Life Church at the Larruperz Centre
  • Saturday 20th January in the prayer room at Ross Baptist Church (accessed from the back of church)
  • Monday 22nd January at the Parish Room at St Frances’
  • Tuesday 23rd January at St Frances of Rome
  • Wednesday 24th January Forest Community Church, Henry Street
  • Thursday 25th January at St. Mary’s

On Sunday 21st January there will be an Ecumenical Service followed by a bring and share lunch in the Venue, Hill Street