Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


Across the world and even in Britain there are many different types of Christian church. It is sad that from the very early years of the church there have been different ideas of how the church should worship, pray and how to life the Christian life. But are we that different? Not really. All Christian churches have the same beliefs that God created the world, that his Son Jesus came to die for our sins and God has given his Holy Spirit to help us in our every day lives. The Bible is important to all Christians. The differences are mainly about how we interpret the Bible into everyday living. Some churches believe it is right to baptise people at any age, provided they have Christians to support them in their early life, others believe you can only do this for yourself when you are adult. Some churches understand the meaning of Holy Communion in a different way to another. Other churches believe the Holy Spirit is central to their life and witness. Often when we disagree with one another it is because of practical everyday matters of church. The central or core beliefs remain the same for all churches

Every year from 18th – 25th January the churches across the world, different denominations use a week to remember the things that unite us brothers and sisters in Christ. As we get to understand each other better, so our witness to the world becomes stronger.