THE community of Saundersfoot Methodist Church gave a warm welcome to the Kilgetty and Saundersfoot Branch of the World Day of Prayer as people gathered for the service in their chapel, which had been beautifully decorated for the occasion.

Muir Bird led the Service and Sue Mansell, of Carew Methodist Church, was the speaker; she linked the current events in Gaza with the theme prepared by the Women of Gaza, ‘I beg you, bear with one another in love’ from Ephesians 4:1-7. Extra prayers were added to those of the prepared service, praying for peace in the Gaza Strip and an end to violence. There was a deep sense of prayer throughout the service.

Caroline Llewellyn, Chair of the Kilgetty and Saundersfoot Branch, said that this small gathering was part of a great groundswell of prayer as the sun began to rise in Tonga and that would continue, being taken up by some 170 countries as the day progressed, and the sun set in Western Samoa.

Afterwards, over Welsh cakes, tea and coffee, Christians from different denominations, united in prayer, shared fellowship.

Margaret Birch took the service at Saundersfoot Methodist Church on March 10, and Jane Hobbs will be conducting the service at 11am on Sunday, March 17, when a warm welcome is extended to all.