World Day of Prayer

First Friday in March each year

In 2025 this will be March 7th. 

2025 I Made You Wonderful Cook Islands
2026 I Will Give You Rest: Come Nigeria
2027 United in Prayer for Justice and Peace! World Day of Prayer International Committee
2028 Leading the Way in Grace Costa Rica
2029 Compassion Brings Healing Italy
2030 ​As the Earth Rests, People Can Eat Nepal
2031 A Sign of Faith Jamaica

Friday 1 March 2024

2024 Theme: “I Beg You… Bear With One Another in Love” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

2024 Country focus: Palestine

World Day of Prayer 2024 highlights

This program calls us to bear with each other in love, despite all difficulties and oppression. The program was written by a group of ecumenical Christian Palestinian women in response to the passage from Ephesians 4:1-7. The women reflected collectively on this theme from the context of their suffering as Palestinian Christian women. They hope to inspire other women around the world to bear with one another in love during troubled times.

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3 NIV)

On December 2 2023, WDPIC, in collaboration with the World Day of Prayer Palestine Committee, hosted a Global Conversation based on the WDP 2024 program and theme. It was a great opportunity for the writing committee to introduce themselves and their experience developing the program for 2024, as well as the current situation. Watch on Youtube

The image depicts three Palestinian women praying together in nature in a peaceful place. Olive trees/ branches are a sign of everlasting and abundant life because they can live for thousands of years. The golden roots are underlining the fact that the Palestinians will always exist and as they exist, they will always resist for their rights and freedom. Poppy flowers are abundant and meaningful to Palestinians. They remind Palestinians of loved ones who have given their lives for their country. The women are wearing traditional Palestinian dresses like the tatreez (embroidery) thobe (dress) or the white scarf. And the keys are a symbol of the hope to return back to Palestine.

2024 Resources here

Here is an additional resource for WDOP 2024 that speaks to the current crisis for Palestinian people in Gaza (adapted from United Women in Faith) and could be included in the 2024 WDOP service. 

2024 World Day of Prayer services
(correct as of 14th February 2024)

Suburb/Town Venue Street Suburb Service Time  
Alexandra The Vine Baptist Church at St Andrew’s UC 37 Downey Street Alexandra 11am 1/3/2024
Altona Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church 97 Railway Street North Altona 10am 1/3/2024
Apollo Bay St Aidan’s Anglican Church 25 Nelson Street Apollo Bay 2pm 1/3/2024
Ashburton/Burwood/Glen Iris Burwood UC 1 Hyslod St Glen Iris 5pm 1/3/2024
Avoca Avoca UC 104 Rutherford St Avoca 10am 1/3/2024
Ballan St Brigid’s Catholic Church 92 Inglis St Ballan 10am 1/3/2024
Ballarat St Peter’s Anglican Church 1307 Sturt Street West Ballarat 10am 1/3/2024
Ballarat St Paul’s Anglican Church 3 Humffray Street Bakery Hill 6pm 1/3/2024
Bamawn/Lockington St James’ Community Church 24 Lockington Lockington  7pm 1/3/2024
Barnawatha/Chiltern Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church 144 North Road Chiltern 10am 1/3/2024
Barwon Heads Barwon Heads Uniting Church 71 Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 2pm 1/3/2024
Bayswater St Steven’s Anglican Church 4 Warruga Avenue Bayswater 10am 1/3/2024
Beaumaris/Black Rock/Mentone St Agnes Anglican Church 35 Arkaringa Crescent Beaumaris 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Beechworth Beechworth Uniting Church 115 Ford Streeet Beechworth 10:30am 1/3/2024
Benalla St Joseph’s Catholic Church 42 Arundel Street Benalla 9:30am 1/3/2024
Bendigo North St Luke’s Anglican Church 492 Napier Street White Hills 2pm 1/3/2024
Bendigo South East Holy Trinity Anglican Church 14 Keck Street Flora Hill 10:30am 1/3/2024
Bentleigh Leighmoor Uniting Church 185 Wickham Road Moorabbin 10:30am 1/3/2024
Berwick St Andrew’s Uniting Church 105 Peel Street Berwick 11am 1/3/2024
Birchip Birchip Uniting Church Rundle Street Birchip 2pm 1/3/2024
Boronia /Wantirna St Paul’s Anglican Church  273 Dorset Road Boronia 10:30am 1/3/2024
Box Hill Box Hill Baptist Church 3 Ellingworth Parade Box Hill  7pm 1/3/2024
Box Hill Hayville Retirement Village 300 Elgar Road Box Hill South 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Bright Bright Church of Christ 18  Park Street Bright 10am 1/3/2024
Broadford St Matthew’s Anglican Church 72 High Street Broadford 10am 1/3/2024
Bundoora   St Damian’s Catholic Church 5 Settlement Road Bundoora 10:30am  2/3/2024
Bunyip/Garfield/Longwarry Bunjip Uniting Church Nash Road Bunjip 10:30am 1/3/2024
Camberwell/Canterbury Highfield Road Uniting Church 72 Highfield Road Camterbury 10am 1/3/2024
Casterton Scots Uniting Church 176 Henty Street Casterton 2pm 1/3/2024
Charlton Charlton Uniting Church 2 Halliday Street Charlton 10am 1/3/2024
Chelsea     Chelsea 1:30pm  
Cobden Christian Reformed Church of Cobden 103 Curdie Street Cobden 2pm 1/3/2024
Cobram Cobram Uniting Church 10 Hay Street Cobram 10:30am 1/3/2024
Cohuna Cohuna Uniting Church 95 King George Street Cohuna 10am 1/3/2024
Colac Salvation Army Corps Colac 51-57 Dennis Street Colac 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Cowes/Phillip Island St Philip’s Anglican Church 102 Thompson Road Cowes 10am 1/3/2024
Cranbourne Turning Point Church 1785 South Gippsland Hwy            10am  
Creswick St John’s Anglican Church 103 Napier Street Creswick 7pm 1/3/2024
Daylesford Daylesford Uniting Church 56 Central Springs Road Daylesford 5:30pm 1/3/2024
Devenish Devenish Uniting Church Main Street  Devenish 9:30am 1/3/2024
Diamond Creek/Hurstbridge/Kangaroo Ground St John’s Anglican Church 61 Main Street Diamond Creek 10:30am 1/3/2024
Dimboola Dimboola Lutheran Church 10 Ellerman Street Dimboola 10am 1/3/2024
Dingee Dingee Uniting Church 15-17 King Street Dingee 10am 1/3/2024
Donald St Mary’s Catholic Church 134 Woods Street Donald 2pm 1/3/2024
Doncaster West St Mark’s Anglican Church 302 High Street Templestowe Lower 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Drouin Christain 128-132 Princes Highway Drouin 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Drysdale/Clifton Springs Central Baptist Church 45/51 Central Road Cilfton Springs 10am 1/3/2024
Dunkeld Judeo-Christian Church Fairbairn Street Dunkeld 10:30am 1/3/2024
Dunolly Dunolly Uniting Church cnr Barkly & Elgin Streets Dunolly 10am 1/3/2024
Eaglehawk Eaglehawk Uniting Church Peg Lee Road Eaglehawk 11am 1/3/2024
Echuca Church of Christ Anglican 144 Sturt Street Echuca 10am 1/3/2024
Elmore Elmore Uniting Church 75 Hervey Street Elmore 7pm 1/3/2024
Emerald Macclesfield Ciommunity Church Main Street Emerald 10:30am 1/3/2024
Essendon North Essendon Uniting Church 132 Keilor Road North Essendon 10:30am 1/3/2024
Euroa St John’s Catholic Church Kirland Avenue Euroa 10:30am 1/3/2024
Ferntree Gully/Knoxfield Salvation Army Corps Ferntree Gully 37 Wattletree Road Ferntree Gully 2pm 1/3/2024
Fish Creek Fish Creek Union Church 1 Williamson Road Fish Creek 10:30am 1/3/2024
Flinders/Shoreham St Peter’s Catholic Church Byrnes Road Shoreham 10am 1/3/2024
Frankston TBA     10:30am 1/3/2024
Geelong Wesley Uniting Church Geelong 100 Yarra Street Geelong 11am 1/3/2024
Glen Waverley/Mount Waverley/Chadstone Glen Waverley  Uniting Church 10-12 Bogong Avenue Glen Waverley 10:30am 1/3/2024
Gisborne/Macedon Church of Christ 31 Saunders Road New Gisborne 10am 1/3/2024
Heathcote Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church 61 Ebden Street Heathcote 10:30pm 1/3/2024
Heywood St Paul’s Lutheran Church Hunter Street Heywood 2pm 1/3/2024
Hopetoun Southern Mallee Co-Operative Parish 57 Lascelles Street Hopetoun 10:30am 1/3/2024
Horsham Salvation Army Corps Horsham 12 Kalkee Road Horsham 10am 1/3/2024
Inglewood St Augustine’s Anglican Church Sullivan Street Ingewood 10am 1/3/2024
Kangaroo Flat St Mary’s Anglican Church High Street Kangaroo Flat 7pm 1/3/2024
Kaniva Kaniva Shared Ministry Commerical Street Kavina 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Kerang Eternity Centre 13 Wellington Street Kerang 10am 1/3/2024
Kew East/Kew St Paul’s Anglican Church 17 Hale Street Kew 11am 1/3/2024
Kilmore Christ Church Anglican Church 9 Union Street Kilmore 11am 1/3/2024
Korumburra Baptist Church   Korumburra 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Kyabram Community Church of Kyabram Sinclair Road Kyabram 10am 1/3/2024
Lake Bolac     Lake Bolac 11am  
Lakes Entrance Uniting Church Lakes Entrance 271 The Esplanade Lakes Entrance 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Lancefield/Romsey Christ Church Anglican Church 33 Chauncy Street Lancefield 10am 1/3/2024
Lara Uniting Church Lara Flinders Avenue Lara 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Leitchville/Gunbower Christ Church Anglican Church Main Street Gunbower 10am 1/3/2024
Leongatha Seventh Day Adventist Church cnr Hassett & Abeckett Leongatha 10:30am 1/3/2024
Leopold Uniting Church Leopold 794 Bellarine Highway Leopold 10am 1/3/2024
Loch/Poowong All Saints Anglican Church Main Street Poowong 11am 1/3/2024
Lorne St Cuthbert’s Uniting Church Mountjoy Parade Lorne 10:30am 1/3/2024
Maffra St Mary’s Catholic Church 2 Duke Street Maffra 11am 1/3/2024
Maldon Holy Trinity Anglican Church 50 High Street Maldon 11am 1/3/2024
Manangatang Manangatang Uniting Church 32 Church Street Manangatang 7pm 1/3/2024
Manningham East East Doncaster Baptist Church 47-53 Tunstall Road Donvale 10am 1/3/2024
Maryborough Genesis Church Assembly of God 9 Neill Steet Maryborough 10am 1/3/2024
Marysville Hosted by SDA at Christ Church Anglican 1139 Buxton-Marysville Road Marysville 11am 1/3/2024
Meeniyan St David’s Anglican Church 8 Geale Streets Meeniyan 2pm  1/3/2024
Melton Christ Church Anglican Church 2-4 Unitt Street Melton   1/3/2024
Merbein Merbein Uniting Church 128 Commercial Street Merbein 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Meredith Anglican Church of the Epiphany 7 Wallace Street Meredith 10am 1/3/2024
Merlynston/Fawkner/Coburg St Linus Anglican Church 21 Glyndon Avenue Merlynston 6pm 1/3/2024
Mildura Sacred Heart Catholic Church 259 Eleventh Street Mildura 10am 1/3/2024
Mirboo North Hosted by Equip Church at St Andrew’s Uniting Church 32 Ridgway Street Mirboo North 10:30am 1/3/2024
Moe/Newborough  Salvation Army  79 Dinwoodie Drive Newborough 10am 1/3/2024
Mooroolbark Mooroolbark Baptist Church 153-157 Hull Road Croydon 10:30am 1/3/2024
Mordialloc/Parkdale/Mentone St Brigid’s Catholic Church 518 Main Street  Mordialloc 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Mooroopna Life Church ACC 4 Treacy Steet (TBA) Mooroopna 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Morwell St Vincent’s Catholic Church 19 Hunt Street Morwell 10:30am 1/3/2024
Mornington/Mt Martha Mount Martha Uniting Church 109 Bay Road Mt Martha 2pm 1/3/2024
Mount Eliza UCA KUCA Club Mount Eliza Uniting Church 93 Canadian Bay Road Mt Eliza   1/3/2024
Myrtleford St Paul’s Anglican Church 14 Clyde Street Myrtleford 10am 1/3/2024
Nagambie St John’s Anglican Church 262 High Street Nagambie 11am 1/3/2024
Nathalia St Mary’s Catholic Church 7 Robertson Street Nathalia 10am 1/3/2024
Neerim South St John’s  Co-operating 2 Platts Road Buln Buln 11am 1/3/2024
Newstead St Anne’s Catholic Church 16 Simpson Street Newstead 10am 1/3/2024
Nhill St Patrick’s Catholic Church 35 Leany Street Nhill 7pm 1/3/2024
Noble Park St Columba’s Uniting Church 2 Joy Parade Noble Park 11am 1/3/2024
Numurkah Numurkah Uniting Church 3 Quinn Street Numurkah 10:30am 1/3/2024
Ocean Grove Ocean Grove Churches of Christ Tareeda Way Ocean Grove 10am 1/3/2024
Ouyen St Joseph’s Catholic Church 92 Oke Street Ouyen 7pm 1/3/2024
Pakenham Pakenham Uniting Church Main Street Pakenham 10am 1/3/2024
Point Lonsdale/Queenscliff Ss James & George Anglican Church 1 Albert Street Point Lonsdale 10am 1/3/2024
Portarlington St Patrick’s Catholic Church 18 Harding Street Portarlington 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Portland Bayview College 119 Bentinck Street Portland 2pm 1/3/2024
Rainbow Southern Mallee Co-Operative Parish 22 King Street Rainbow 10am 1/3/2024
Redcliffs St Joseph’s Catholic Church 149 Calder Highway Redcliffs 7pm 29/2/2024
Ringwood Ringwood Uniting Church 32 Station Street Ringwood 10:30am 1/3/2024
Robinvale St Mary’s Catholic Church 19 Watkin Street Robinvale 7pm 1/3/2024
Rosebud Southern Mornington Peninsula Uniting Church 6 Murray-Anderson Road Rosebud 2:30pm 1/3/2024
Rosedale St Mark’s Anglican Church 55-59 Albert Street Rosedale 10am 1/3/2024
Rowville Rowville Uniting Church Bridgewater Way & Fulham Rd Rowville 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Rutherglen St Mary’s Catholic Church 82 High Street Rutherglen 10am 1/3/2024
Sale Sale Baptist Church 283 Princes Highway Sale 7pm 1/3/2024
Serviceton Serviceton Church   Serviceton 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Seymour Christian Fellowship – Central Church VRI Hall, Railway Place Seymour 2pm 1/3/2024
Shepparton Shepparton Baptist Church 600 Wyndham Street Shepparton 10am 1/3/2024
Shepparton Rural Group St Mary’s Catholic Church 93 Saddleback Road Dookie 7:30pm 1/3/2024
St Arnaud St Arnaud Church of Christ 38 Alma Street St Arnaud 10am 1/3/2024
Stratford Holy Trinity Anglican Church 26 McFarlane Street Stratford 7:30pm 1/3/2024
Sunbury Salvation Army Sunbury Corps 27-37 Anderson Road Sunbury 7:30pm 6/3/2024
Sunshine Salvation Army Sunshine Corps 42 Devonshire Road Sunshine 10:30am 1/3/2024
Swan Hill Anglican Church of the Epiphany 306-310 Beveridge Street Swan Hill 10am 1/3/2024
Terang St Thomas’ Catholic Church 2 Warnambool Road Terang 2pm 1/3/2024
Timboon St Jude’s Anglican Church 22 Barrett Street Timboon 1:30pm 1/3/2024
Torquay St Therese’s Catholic Church 43A Surf Coast Highway Torquay 1pm 1/3/2024
Traralgon (traditional service) St Michael’s Catholic Church 33-35 Kay Street Traralgon 10:30am 1/3/2024
Traralgon (youth service) St Michael’s Catholic Church 33-35 Kay Street Traralgon 12pm 1/3/2024
Trentham St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church 1 Bridge Street Trentham 10am 1/3/2024
Underbool/Walpeup Christ the Worker Anglican Church 21 Malkin Avenue Underbool 10am 1/3/2024
Violet Town St Attracta’s Catholic Church 12 Cowslip Street Violet Town 11am 1/3/2024
Wallan Our Lady of the Way 30 Alcantara Boulevard Wallan 9:45am 1/3/2024
Wangaratta St Michael’s Anglican Church 39 O’Leary Street Wangaratta 10:30am 1/3/2024
Wantirna Salford Park Retirement Village 100 Harold Street Wantirna 2pm 1/3/2024
Warracknabeal Christ Church Anglican Church 47 Anderson Street Warracknabeal 2pm 1/3/2024
Warragul Warragul Uniting Church 210 Sutton Street Warragul 10am 1/3/2024
Wedderburn Wedderburn Uniting Church 60 High Street Wedderburn 10am 1/3/2024
Williamstown St Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 116 Cecil Street Williamstown 2pm 1/3/2024
Winchelsea St John the Baptist Catholic Church 5 Mercer Street Winchelsea 2pm 1/3/2024
Wodonga Sacred Heart Catholic Church 285 Beechworth Road Wodonga 10am 1/3/2024
Wycheproof Wycheproof Uniting Church 52 High Street Wycheproof 10am 1/3/2024
Yackandandah Holy Trinity Anglican Church 8 Church Street Yackandandah 7pm 1/3/2024
Yarragon St Mark’s Anglican Church 23 Loch Street Yarragon 10:30am 1/3/2024
Yarram St Mary’s Catholic Church 100-102 Commerical Road Yarram TBA 1/3/2024
Yarrawonga/Mulwala St Andrew’s Anglican Church 25 Melbourne Street Mulwala 2pm 1/3/2024
Yea Sacred Heart Catholic Church 3 The Parade Yea 10am 1/3/2024


Victorian Committee
Sandra Zibell, Victorian President
(Lutheran) szibell[@]

Di Wookey, Victorian Vice President

Ann Robinson, Victorian Secretary
0425 701 248; annrobinson[@]

Dawn Stark, Victorian Treasurer

National contact: Denise Elvish (WA), dmesowl[@]