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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 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

May Prayer Focus

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  
John 3:16

Just a thought -
No matter how unworthy you feel today, nothing can shut off God’s flowing love for you. Just accept his 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
  • Patrons Close, Pips Field Way, Ritter Close, Tame Way, Tomlinson Close

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

Prayer For The Month (May)

Angel Window 15 Love of Jesus, fill us, Joy of Jesus, surprise us, Peace of Jesus, flood us, Light of Jesus, transform us, Touch of Jesus, warm us, Strength of Jesus, encourage us. O Saviour in your agony, forgive us, in your wounds, hide us, and in your risen life take us with you, for your love’s sake.

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee; Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise
Frances R Havergal (1836-1879)

Broken relationships can often lead to broken hearts. God promises to heal the broken hearted. Not only does he heal, he also restores.

He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3

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