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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

November Prayer Focus

November is traditionally a month for remembering. Sometimes remembering is hard, but, memories are precious, don’t try to forget them.

Trust in him at all times , O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 62:8

In darkness and in light, in trouble and in joy, help us, Heavenly Father to rest in your love.

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:

  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Visitors to our church
  • Parish News Team
  • Emergency Services
  • The Armed Forces
  • Farming Community
  • All who live in Fairford Park, The Croft, Lower Croft, Croft Lane, The Orchard, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Row

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

Prayer For The Month (November)

Angel Window 15 Father of mercies and God of all comfort, whose son ministered to those in need: remember for good all who suffer through war, by loss of home, faculties, by loss of friends and loved ones, by loss of security and freedom. Look upon our world still tormented by violence and fighting and grant success to all who work for peace; through him who reconciled men with God, and men with men, our Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN

The Lord God Almighty is our Father: he loves us and tenderly cares for us.
The Lord Jesus Christ is our Saviour: he has redeemed us and will defend us to the end.
The Lord the Holy Spirit is among us: he will lead us in God’s Holy way.
To God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit Be praise and glory today and forever. AMEN

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