Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Abiding in Christ

Between 18 to 25 January, Christians the length and breadth of the country will join one another to celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

This year’s materials have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland.  There is more about this Community on the above link.

Resources are now available to download, including a booklet giving a different meditation for each of the eight days.  To download the booklet click here.  You can also download the individual elements on the tabs below:

Introduction to the Theme Meditation Day 1 – Called by God Meditation Day 2 – Maturing Internally Meditation Day 3 – Forming One Body Meditation Day 4 – Forming One Body Meditation Day 5 – Letting Oneself be Transformed by the Word Meditation Day 6 – Welcoming Others Meditation Day 7 – Growing in Unity Meditation Day 8 – Reconciling with All of Creation


In addition, there are three separate vigils you can join, which have common elements to them as well as new prayers, readings and actions each time.  You may want to view these on three separate occasions or move from one to the next. Each is a maximum of 10 minutes in length. (Please note that you will need: a large candle, a heart shaped piece of paper or card, a pen, a tea light & matches.)

The videos and transcripts are on the tabs below. 

Vigil 1 – Video Vigil 1 – Transcript Vigil 2 – Video Vigil 2 – Transcript Vigil 3 – Video Vigil 3 – Transcript