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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

December Prayer Focus

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.
Colossians 4:6

Are the words we speak full of grace?
During this Advent season, as we approach Christmas, May our words be full of peace and compassion towards others.

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:

  • All Businesses in our town
  • Sports Centre
  • Youth and Adult Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Badminton, Netball & Bowls Clubs
  • Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows,
  • Sea Cadets
  • Fairford Youth Club
  • East End, Beaumoor Place, Keble Lawns, Eastbourne Terrace, London Rd, Lygon Court, Manor Close, Victory Villas

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

Prayer For The Month (December)

Angel Window 15 Lord, you are with us wherever we go: you are our God and the rock of our salvation. You come to us each day and always. Lord open our eyes to your presence, open our hearts to your love, open our minds to your indwelling, open our mouths to speak of you.
Lord we give you thanks for the peace that you give to us.
We pray in the name and for the glory of Jesus our Lord, AMEN

So fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18

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