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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 the month for remembering, to enable people to remember we have to be able to listen as well.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15

Compassionate listening is one way I can show God’s 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
  • Armed Forces
  • High Street, Park Street, Milton Street, Waterloo Lane, Market Place, Mill Lane

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 God, help us to take any opportunity we have to share the love of Christ in any way we can. Give us ears to hear and compassionate hearts to listen to those around us.
May we learn to live in harmony and peace, we pray for all places where there is war or rumour of war, violence or oppression, for all places of unrest, and we pray that you will strengthen all who work for justice and peace
We pray in Jesus name, AMEN

Abide in the presence of God our Father, let your life be filled with traces of his glory and his peace.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.
John 14:27

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