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Liz Burroughs

Liz Burroughs

Women's World Day of Prayer National Committee representative

I am proud to be a Cornish Methodist, born and bred, although I spent most of my working life as a doctor in South Yorkshire. Since returning to Cornwall, I have become a fully accredited local preacher and been an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine twice. I am secretary of a trust which runs SACREdplace, a Christian bookshop in St Austell.

I am in my fifth year as the Methodist Church’s representative to the Women’s World Day of Prayer National Committee for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. I am passionate about prayer and there is something wonderful about being part of a huge body of people, men as well as women, all around the world using the same prayers, focussing on the same problems and concentrating on the same country at the same time.

There are 5,000 services in our region each year and another 600+ in Scotland. The National Committee works very hard to help local organisers make each act of worship special and meaningful so that those attending can feel that they are really praying alongside the Christian women of the different countries providing the order of service each year.