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St Mary's Church

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The Ministry of Prayer at St Mary’s

Regular Prayer Activities

  • The Ministry of Prayer is offered in the Lady Chapel every Sunday during the 10am Eucharist Service, and during the 6pm Holy Communion with Healing Prayer, held on the last Sunday of each month.
    Prayer may be for yourself or on behalf of another.
  • There is a prayer corner in the Lady Chapel with a box for prayer requests and candles to light
  • A Prayer Group meets for about 45 mins most Mondays at 6.45pm to pray together for the community (Fairford as a town and the Church Community) and also praying for the requests that have been placed in the prayer box in the Lady Chapel and Park Close Stores. Anyone is welcome to join in with this.
  • There are also several bible study /house groups taking place in Fairford. One on a Monday evening, another on a Tuesday morning, and one that Kathleen and Sarah run that meets roughly monthly. If you want to know more about these then Denise Hyde (01285 713285) is the person to talk to.

Prayer and Healing Group

This is a small group (7 people) who meet monthly to look at ways of encouraging and healing people on their spiritual journeys and to pray together.

  • They are regularly involved in the Prayer in pairs at the 10.00am service and 6.00pm Healing service on the last Sunday of each month.
  • They are also involved in the actual running of the Healing Service, leading, reading, intercessions, chalice.
  • They manage the prayer corner in the Lady Chapel - the prayer request box, and prayer cards for people to take away.
  • They organize events like the Lent Daily Prayer and Lent Courses and The Annual Parish Retreat

June Prayer Focus

Just a prayer away.

"The Lord says “you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."
Jeremiah 29:12

Loving Father God, thank you for always hearing us when we pray and for being with us in every situation.

We encourage you to join us in prayer whether at home or in Church for the following groups of people and areas of our town:

  • Primary School, Farmor's School,Pupils staff and Governors
  • All Nursery Groups in our town
  • Those taking exams
  • The Deanery Youth Worker, Junior Church, Messy Church.
  • EThe Fairford Festival
  • All who live in West End Gardens, The Garrett’s, Dynevor Terrace, Dynevor Place, Vines Row, Saxon Way, Sunhill Close, Longlands, The Welsh Way, Burdocks

If you would like someone to pray with you in your home, please contact the Parish Office.

Prayer For The Month (June)

Angel Window 15 Holy Spirit, giver of all good gifts, come into our darkness as light, come as the wind to refresh us and uplift us. Come as Joy to disperse our sorrows, come as power to enable us and encourage us. Come as love and revive your church, that we may show and share your gifts, that we may reach out in love through your grace.
We ask this for the glory of the name of Jesus. AMEN

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the Saints in accordance with God’s will
Romans 8:26/27

May the Spirit of God come upon you, fill you with peace and love, and guide you in all that you do. AMEN

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