Jan 17, 2017

Week of prayer for Christian unity 2017

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18 to 25 January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The theme chosen for 2017 is ‘Crossing Barriers’.

The 2017 resource material was prepared for worldwide use by the churches in Germany based around the verses 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. The text from 2 Corinthians announces that God has, in Christ, reconciled the world to himself. The love of Christ compels us to be ambassadors of this reconciliation, which is enacted by dismantling walls.

This year’s resources include an order of service, daily reflections and background information. Some of the resources are available in the Irish language.


English pamphlet
Order of Service for Ecumenical Worship (English)
Order of Service (Irish language)
Reflections for the eight days of Christian Unity Week
Reflections for the eight days of Christian Unity Week (Irish language version)
Click on the link to download a poster for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity WPCU-2016-Poster-English

For additional resources including powerpoints for use at gatherings please see the Church Together in Britain and Ireland website.