During this season of restrictions, we'd like to provide some daily resources to encourage prayer and Bible reading at home. (Click here for those resources)
Christmas Prayer Resources
A Christmas journey around the church with flowers
We hope you might enjoy these resources. They tell the Christmas story, with suggestions for reflection and prayer. We hope you find peace, light and joy from God with these today.
Daily Hope free phone line – The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
May we invite you to listen to some short recordings produced by the Vicar: a series on The Lord's Prayer and some meditations on the phrases; some Powerful Prayers, that have spoken to Derwyn on his Christian journey and which he hopes will speak to us and also a series on some of the psalms.
AS ANOTHER LAYER OF THE PRAYING LIFE OF THE CHURCH IN THESE DAYS WE HAVE SET UP A PRAYER CHAIN
Have no anxiety about anything, but with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4.6
The coordinator receives the request and prays accordingly then passes it on to a member of the chain who does likewise, until the prayer returns to the coordinator after a number of days being prayed for by a variety of people.
Requests are strictly confidential to the Prayer Chain, who will simply pray as asked.
A request will not lead to any further contact or action.
If you would like the Prayer Chain to pray in this way for some concern which is on your heart, please make your prayer request to the coordinator, Diane Pettitt:
Tel. 01279 461845 Email email@example.com
Do keep praying in all the ways that connect you to Jesus. If a request to the Prayer Chain would help, don’t hesitate to make it.
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ our Lord. Philippians 4.7
Prayers are offered as part of all our daily and Sunday services, but the Church is also open for private prayer every day.
The Lady Chapel (at the front of the Church on the left behind the glass doors) is kept as a quiet place for private prayer, and you can light a candle if you wish. If you would like the Church to pray for you or for any person or situation, then there is a Prayer Board just outside the Lady Chapel where you can write your requests.
In addition, there is an opportunity for personal prayer, for giving thanks, for healing or for other matters at the end of the 10am service. Please go to the Lady Chapel where two members of the Church will be available to pray with you.
In our services we pray for healing for those who are sick, especially for those known to us. If you are ill at home or in hospital and would like a member of the clergy team to visit you, and/or if you would like your name to be added to our prayer list, please contact the Parish Office.