Message from the office
Unusual times are still with us as we come out of lockdown with an edge of caution and, going forward, we pray that Preparation Days take place and that all the services planned for March 2022 go ahead. The materials for the service written by Christian women from England, Wales & N Ireland are now being sent out. What new things will you learn about the area that most of us are familiar with?
Prayer is an important part of our lives. Continue to pray for Vanuatu and add the people of England, Wales & N Ireland to your daily offerings. Being part of the World Day of Prayer 24-7, 365 day a year, women-led prayer movement is a Blessing and one that we should share locally, national and internationally.
Yours in Christ
WDP office in Tunbridge Wells
Office expansion wins civic award
The original office was proving too small.
The staff were finding it very difficult to fulfil their roles and store all the paperwork – especially all the envelopes for Gift Aid, because they have to be stored for a period of seven years.
The committee looked at the possibility of moving premises but this proved to be too expensive. It was decided an extension would be the best option.
The WDP Office building in Tunbridge Wells won the 2012 award for the refurbishment of, and the extensions to, the building.
Who are we?
So what do we do?
(a long list – let’s try to précis it)
collate and manage Returns from the Day of Prayer each year;
deal with the Gift Aid envelopes, typing up their details and submitting claims to HMRC;
liaise with National Committee regarding all the materials, typing, proofing, ordering, obtaining copyright as necessary and liaising with printers;
calculate stock needs each year;
pack and post orders and Preparation Day parcels;
deal with correspondence;
manage the finances for the Movement including grant applications;
liaise with outside bodies for example the RNIB regarding Braille copies of the Order of Service;
send materials to the senior Royal ladies;
liaise with the International Office in New York and act on behalf of the European Representatives on the International Committee;
manage the building on behalf of the Trustees, keeping equipment updated and the fabric of the building in good order, liaising with suppliers as necessary.