World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement which started in the USA in 1887 quickly spread around the world. Today it is celebrated on the first Friday in March in over 170 countries, including more than 3,500 communities across Canada.

This year Westheights Community Church is one of the hosting churches of this event.

Through this Day of Prayer, we affirm our faith in Jesus Christ and engage with the whole world; are enriched by the faith experience of other countries and cultures; share the burdens of other people, praying with them and for them; and use our own talents in the service of God’s world. Each year the prayer service is prepared by a committee of women from a different county. This year the service was prepared by the Women of Cuba.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

  • It is a movement initiated and carried out by women in more than 170 countries and regions.
  • It is a movement symbolized by an annual day of celebration – the first Friday of March – to which all people are welcome.
  • It is a movement which brings together women of various races, cultures, and traditions in closer fellowship, understanding, and action throughout the year.

Date & Time:  Friday, March 4 at the following places and times:

  • Westheights Community Church, 82 Westheights Drive at 1 PM
  • Trinity United Church, 74 Frederick Street, at Noon, followed by lunch
  • St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 268 East Avenue at 1 PM
  • St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 11 Traynor Avenue at 2 PM
  • Stanley Park Baptist Church, 31 Lorraine Avenue at 2 PM
  • St Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church, 44 Leonard Street at 7 PM, light reception to follow


World Day of Prayer 2016