Prayer is the bedrock of our spiritual life. We hold together many different traditions of prayer at St. Mary’s, St. Andrew’s and All Saints'.
In addition to corporate prayer during liturgical services, we offer:
Tuesdays 4.30 pm for an hour. - Silent Prayer at Salvation Army Hall, Duke Street when we join with our friends from other Churches.
Prayer Diary - Daily prayers for our community - a copy available for everyone. Please ask either Welcome team or office.
Those who are now unable to attend church, who are housebound or in residential care are prayed for regularly, again on Friday mornings.
At various times prayer and home study groups meet.
Contact office for up to date details of days and venues.
During the year we offer retreat days. Previously, we held a successful Painting and Prayer day at a nearby village church and church hall, led by our own ministry team and local artists.
During the week we offer ongoing prayer for our work with children and young people through Porch Project, Frogs, Tadpoles, Open the Book and St. Mary’s school. We especially remember them from where we are, maybe at home or work, at the time they happen.
At the entrance to the South Chapel, reserved for quiet prayer, there is a candle stand for those who may wish to light a candle in memory of someone dear to them or to pray for a particular concern or situation.
Inside the South Chapel there is a book in which to write requests for prayer. These are prayed for on Friday mornings.
For any special requests for prayer please contact Joyce Willis via the Benefice Office.