Abbey United Reformed Church, The Abbey, Romsey, SO51 8EL

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18 – 25 January 2024

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity covering the period of the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul* has a history of over 100 years, in which Christians around the world have taken part in prayer for visible Christian unity. By annually observing it, Christians move toward the fulfilment of Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper “that they all may be one.”

Ecumenical Events – all are welcome

Thursday 18 January: 2.30 pm – Bible Study at St Joseph’s Parish Office meeting room. Theme: Help me, Lord, to receive your love, that I may make you manifest in loving well, both myself and my neighbour.

Sunday 21 January: 6.30 pm

United Service at Romsey Abbey, guest speaker Sim Dendy

Wednesday 24 January: 1.30 pm

Bible Study in  Abbey Hall Lounge led by Derek Hiscocks. Theme: Lord, may our mercy be a sign of your Kingdom.

Bible Study materials available from Andy Bevan. Email:

*The octave was established in 1895 by Pope Leo XIII for the period between Ascension and Pentecost. In 1909, Pope Pius X approved the transfer of this octave to the period between the former feast of the Chair of St. Peter (then on January 18) and the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25).