St Mary's Church, Fairford: Study and Prayer
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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

August Prayer Focus

I wish I knew what to do ...
Sometimes we can feel paralysed by a difficult decision or bewildered by the many directions our lives could take. Have you ever wished someone could just help you choose?

If any of you needs wisdom you should ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to all people, so he will give you wisdom.
James 1:5

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:

  • Hilary Cottage Surgery
  • White House Dental Practice
  • Fairford Opticians
  • Fairford Hospital
  • Mini Praise
  • Baptism Team
  • Parish Office Team
  • Bellringers
  • All who live in Leafield Rd, Crabtree Park, Beauchamp Close, Barker Place, St Mary’s Drive, Warwick Close, John Tame Close, Hatherop Rd, Churchill Place

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

Prayer For The Month (August)

Angel Window 15 Dear God, I do not know which way to go. I feel powerless to choose between the options before me. God give me the wisdom to see the way ahead, and the boldness to walk in it. AMEN

Through all life’s weary struggles, through everything unfair, in every hurtful moment, God keep you in his care.
Through all your dearest dreams, in all the joys you share, in every care-free moment, God keep you in his care.
Through all the many problems, when worries tend to flare, in every anxious moment, God keep you in his care.

Show me the path where I should walk O Lord, point out the right road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves.
Psalm 25:4-5

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