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World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement that brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday of March. 

The day has its origins in the 19th century, when Christian women in North America started to be involved in missions at home and in other parts of the world. Today in Canada, the World Day of Prayer is coordinated by the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada

Each year the focus is on a certain country, with women of that country providing art, music, prayer, and other resources to help mark the day. The 2017 WDP resources were developed by women in the Philippines..

Download the 2017 WDP resources here

On March 3, 2017, Christians in more than 170 countries and in 2,000 communities across Canada will gather to learn about, pray for, and celebrate in solidarity with the women of the Philippines through the World Day of Prayer. We invite you to attend a World Day of Prayer service near your home, and invite your friends and family as well.

World Day of Prayer - Friday, March 3, 2017
Events in the Archdiocese of Edmonton


North West
Chalmers-Castle Downs United Church, 12315 - 132 Ave., 7 p.m.

North East
St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 5003 - 146 Ave., 7 p.m.

Beverley United Church, 11910 - 40 St.,  2 p.m.

St. Luke's Anglican Church, 8424 - 95 Ave.,  7 p.m.

South East
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2710 - 79 St., 7 p.m.

South West
Riverbend United Church, 14907 - 45 Ave., 1 p.m.

Spirit West United Church, 7003 - 199 St., 2 p.m.

Outside of Edmonton:

St. Columba Anglican Church, 5703 - 50 Ave., 7 p.m.

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church
5304 - 48A Ave., 1:30 p.m.

St. Maria Goretti Parish, 8 St. Clair St., 7 p.m.

Fort Saskatchewan
Turner Lodge, 9422 - 94 Ave., Thursday, March 2, 10 a.m.
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church
10004 - 101 St., Sunday, March 5, 7 p.m.

Hinton United Church, 101 Maskuta Dr., 7 p.m.

Autumn Glen Lodge, 4035 - 50 Ave., 2 p.m.
The Church of the Nazarene, 4904 - 48 St., 7 p.m.

St. Michael Catholic Church, 5105 - 45A St., 7 p.m.

Ponoka United Church, 5020 - 52 Ave.,  2 p.m.

Red Deer
Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton St., 2 p.m.

St. Clare Catholic Church, 4935 - 50 St., 7 p.m.

Sherwood Park
St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 Raven Dr., Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Skaro Shrine, 7 p.m.

Spruce Grove/Stony Plain
St. Andrews United Church, 1A Fieldstone Dr., Spruce Grove, 4 p.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 5712 48 Ave., Stettler,  2 p.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 5115 - 48 Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Lord of the Nations Church, 1305 – 14 St. 4 p.m. Supper to follow.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5113 - 49 Ave., Friday, March 10, 2:00 p.m.


Do you know of a service to add to the list? Email by clicking on the Contact Us link and select Ecumenical & Interreligious Relations.