THE Women's World Day of Prayer service is being marked in Old Hill on Friday, March 7.

Jen Kerrison, from Churches Together, is helping organise the service at St James WR Church, Highgate Street.

She said: "This year it will feature a service which has been prepared by the Christian Women of Egypt, with the theme of Streams in the Desert.

"It will be held for the areas of Cradley Heath, Old Hill and Dudley Wood at St James WR Church, on Friday, March 7 at 2pm."

She added: "The speaker will be Catherine Westbury and everyone is welcome.

For more information about the Old Hill service phone 0121 550 3331 and for the national event visit