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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 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

I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.  
Philippians 3:14

Just a thought -
When God is on your side, obstacles become opportunities for growth.

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
  • Farmors School
  • All pupils, staff and governors
  • All Nursery groups in the town
  • Those taking exams
  • Chris Saunders the Deanery Youth Worker
  • Junior Church in all churches in the town
  • West End Gardens, The Garretts, Dynevor Terrace, Dynevor Place, Vines Row, Saxon Way, Sunhill Close, Longlands, 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 Be with us Spirit of God, nothing can separate us from your love.
Breathe on us, breath of God, fill us with your saving power.
Speak in us, wisdom of God, bring strength, healing and peace.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you, now remain in my love.
John 15:9

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

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