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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

January Prayer Focus

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

God is inviting you to dwell in his blessing. Don’t rush. Take your time and pray it over and into your life and the lives of those you 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:

  • The Elderly
  • The U3A
  • Residents and staff of Hyperion House
  • Pastoral Care Team
  • Primary School, Farmors School Pupils staff and Governors
  • West End Gardens, Welsh Way, Saxon Way, Sunhill Close, Longlands, The Garrett’s, Dynevor Terrace, Bettertons Close, The Green, Milton Place, Fayre Gardens, Coronation Street

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

Prayer For The Month (January)

Angel Window 15 Father, we thank you that we can call you Father, thank you for the good things with which you have filled our lives, for the different things we can see and hear, taste and touch. We thank you for the new people we meet and those who add so many good things to our lives, those who help us when we are in need, those who find us when we feel lost, those who love us even when we are not very lovely ourselves.
Father, you come to us in Jesus, inspire us, enable us, that we may show the light and love of Jesus Christ in our lives and share that light and love with others, for the glory of his name, AMEN

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