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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

April Prayer Focus

Christ, our risen Lord, no tomb can keep you, no door is closed to you, no heart is barred to you, no mind is shut off from you.   Come and lead us out of darkness into light, out of doubt into faith, out of death into life eternal:  Jesus Christ our risen Lord. 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:

  • Single Folk
  • Those who live alone
  • Housebound
  • Town Council
  • Community Centre
  • PCC
  • All who live in Buckley Close, Busby Close, Jacobs Piece, Lamb Close, Milking Path Way, Near Short Piece

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

Prayer For The Month (April)

Angel Window 15 Father, we give you thanks for the gift of eternal life, may we know in our lives that the crucified one is alive and comes to us: turn our doubts and disbelief into awe and wonder, until we rejoice in the glory and presence of the risen Lord.
We pray for all who seek to relieve hunger and suffering, for those who seek to help people rise out of their troubles, and we remember especially any whose lives are in danger.  O God our defender, answer us when we call. AMEN

REJOICE for Christ is risen, he seeks us to rise with him. In him is our hope, in life, in death, in all eternity. Today the risen Lord comes to us with his gift of peace.  AMEN

On the evening of the first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said “PEACE BE WITH YOU!”
John 20: 19

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