St Mary in Window 3 St Mary's, Fairford

St Mary's Church
Fairford

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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

November Prayer Focus

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

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:

  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Visitors to our church
  • The Town Council
  • Parish News Team
  • The Emergency Services
  • The Armed Forces
  • Fairford Park, The Croft, Croft Lane, Lower Croft, The Orchard, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Row

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 We remember, Lord, the slenderness of the thread which separates life from death, and the suddenness with which it can be broken. Help us to remember that on both sides of that division we are surrounded by your love. Persuade our hearts that when our dear ones die neither we nor they are parted from you. In you may we find peace.
Amen

ALL THINGS THAT SPEAK OF HEAVEN SPEAK OF PEACE.

Heavenly Father, I waste so much time trying to find peace in “stuff”. When I know that the only place to find peace is in you, I’m sorry for wasting so much time, help me to seek peace in you alone. Drop thy still dews of quietness till all our striving cease. Take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace.

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