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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

October Prayer Focus

Are you finding it hard to keep trusting?
There is a rainbow in the soul for every storm that comes your way. Faith is the assurance that the sun will shine again.

I will not forget you…I have held you in the palm of my hand.
Isaiah 49:15

Eternal God, you have always taken men and women from every nation, age and colour and made them Saints; like them transformed; like them baptized in Jesus’ name, take us to share your glory. 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
  • Farming Community
  • All who live in Night Street, Park Street, Market Place, Milton Street, Waterloo Lane, Mill Lane

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

Prayer For The Month (October)

Angel Window 15 God of love, we thank you for your gifts in creation. Thank you that you have called us to celebrate your creation, give us reverence for life in your world. Thank you for your redeeming love; may your word and Sacrament strengthen us to love as you love us. God creator, bring us new life, Jesus redeemer, renew us, Holy Spirit, strengthen and guide us, AMEN

God says, I will hold you up, as long as you continue to lean on him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
Proverbs 3:5

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