World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel

2PostcardThe week  runs between 20 – 26 September and the focus for this year is  Bridges not Walls  : “God has broken down the dividing Wall” (Ephesians 2:14).  Pax Christi is a core member of the planning group and we hope that members, schools  and parishes will mark the week in some way: using the prayers, postcard ideas, stories that are on the WWPPI  webpage.   Let us know if you plan an event and tell us how it went.

Some events that we know of:

19 September, Newcastle.  Wall will Fall programme:  workshops, market place and worship and film Open Bethlehem.     St Thomas’ Church, Haymarket, Newcastle from 12 noon to 4.00pm. Admission free. Enquiries to:

20 September, Brighton, 2.30pm. A screening of the film: ‘The Stones Cry Out’  Brighton Quaker Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, Contact: Patricia 01273 474884

22 September, Crosby, Bridges not Walls’…..  Vigil for Peace in Palestine and Israel,  6.30 – 8.30 pm SS Peter and Pauls Church, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 5TE’.  The vigil will include prayers, readings and reflections, personal testimony from Israel and Palestine and will end with Mass.

22 September, Warrington.  Meeting to be held at Stockton Heath Methodist Church, Walton Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington WA4 6NL @ 7.15.  The evening will include a short film about Christian Aid’s work in Israel and the Occupied Territories, a speaker and a sharing of ideas about further action. There will also be a stall selling Palestinian produce. All welcome. Contact Ann Eggboro  01925 268166 or

23 September, Hanwell.  Prayer vigil from 8 .00 – 9.00 pm at  Our Lady and St Joseph’s  Church, Uxbridge Road, Hanwell  W7 3SU.  Organised by the Justice & Peace group

24 September, Kings Heath.  Special prayer vigil for peace at 7.30 at  All Saints Church, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, B14 7RA

25 September, Godalming, afternoon.  WWPPI Vigil, Godalming Quakers, with Churches Together contact: Anna 01483 414 767

26 September, Leeds.   God has broken down the dividing walls : Leeds Pax Christi and J&P Leeds are holding a half-day conference for the WWPPI at Oxford Place Centre, Leeds.

26 September, Lichfield.  Bridges not Walls event, help build a wall around Bethlehem and lots more.  Methodist Church, Tamworth Street, Lichfield.  10. – 12.30 pm.  Organised by Lichfield Concern for Palestine.



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