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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

September Prayer Focus

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand, it is I who say to you, "do not fear, I will help you."
Isaiah 41:13

Do we hold God’s hand…or does he hold ours?

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:

  • Church Leaders
  • Bishops Rachel & Robert
  • Churches Together
  • Church Wardens,
  • Prayer & Healing Ministry Team
  • Messy Church
  • St Mary’s Choir
  • Primary School, Farmors School, all pre School groups, Pupils, Staff & Governors.
  • Prince Charles Rd, Park Close, Jeffries Close, Goodman’s Terrace, Pleasant Way

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

Prayer For The Month (September)

Angel Window 15 Most loving Father, thank you for listening to our prayers and sustaining us. Help us to accept the outcome of our struggles, knowing that you are always with us.
Set our hearts on things above but keep our faith firmly on the ground, relevant to daily life, shaping the things we think, say and do. Touch the ordinary with the wonder of your presence so that each moment may be lived in the light of your love. We pray in Jesus name, AMEN

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor anything present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

When we are attuned to God’s power, we are amazed at what he can do.

The power and peace of the presence of God, protect and keep you from all harm.

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