Women celebrate a world of wonders
The 'wonder and beauty of all God’s creation' was the theme of Women’s World Day of Prayer.
It was designed this year by the women of Suriname, a small country on the north-east coast of South America.
Newmarket’s non-denominational service was hosted by the town’s Roman Catholic Church, where co-ordinator Margaret Armstrong, a turtle custodian on the island of Tobago for part of the year and author of a fantasy adventure about the creatures, provided a life-size model of a giant leatherback turtle as a centrepiece.
Plans for some women to dress in the cotton costumes of African or Indian slaves – the ancestors of many Surinamese – were shelved because of Friday’s far from tropical Suffolk weather.