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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

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
Romans 15:7

Though we are scarred and imperfect God welcomes us, and builds the church with us. Do we welcome all?

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
  • Fairford Hospital
  • White House Dental Practice
  • Fairford Opticians
  • Mini Praise
  • Parish Office
  • Bell Ringers
  • Hatherop Road, Aldsworth Close, Homeground Lane, The Quarry, Churchill Place, Queens Field

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 Lord, help us to accept others and love them as you do, despite their imperfections and our own. Give us grace to work together to help build your church here on earth. We long for the day when we shall see Christ as he is in his glory, we pray that we may triumph over darkness and share with others the light and joy of your kingdom. For the glory of the name of Jesus, AMEN

For freedom Christ has set us free, stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1

The Lord lead you from hostility to hospitality, from darkness to light, the lord renew and refresh you, today and always.

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