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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

September Prayer Focus

How often do we put ourselves first? Why can’t words of encouragement be my norm?

Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10

Forgive me Lord, I have sinned. Yet because of your great love and the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, I can know that I am forgiven. So may I honour you Lord by honouring others, for the glory of Jesus,  AMEN.

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:

  • Our church leaders, Bishops Rachel & Robert
  • Churches Together
  • Church Wardens
  • Prayer & Healing Ministry Team
  • St Mary’s Choir
  • Messy Church Team
  • Primary School, Farmor’s School, Pupils, Staff and Governors
  • All who live in Aldsworth Close, Homeground Lane, The Quarry, Jeffries Close, Queens Field, Prince Charles Road, Park Close, Goodman’s Terrace

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

Prayer For The Month (September)

Angel Window 15 God, who made every man and who may be found in every place: make this parish a caring neighbourhood, make your people a true community, make your church a living cell of the one body of your son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, AMEN

And the King will desire your beauty. Since he is your Lord, bow to him.
Psalm 45:11

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