Sunday services form the core element of our worship (see here for more information); however, there is also the mid-week service (Wednesdays at 10 am) and there are also a number of occasional services held throughout the year. If you are in hospital or housebound and would like a pastoral visit and/or Holy Communion please contact a member of the clergy. The Prayer Group meets during the year and they would be delighted to welcome you to their meetings and/or pray for you. If you require other details of our worship structures please see elsewhere in this pack or contact a member of the clergy.
We would be delighted to have you pray for our work and our ministry. Please let us know that you are doing so. The following prayers may be of use to you:
FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN
Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
O God, we pray for our family life, that we all may grow together in awareness of your love, that our lives together may reflect you brightness and your goodness. Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE HOME
O Lord, bless this household; grant us health and peacefulness, fun and friendship, a warm and welcoming spirit, and a gentleness that quickly forgives, now and always. Amen.
FOR THOSE IN AFFLICTION OR DISTRESS
Almighty Father, be present, we beseech you, with those who are in sorrow, in suffering, in sickness, or in distress; and be their abiding stay and succour; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
FOR THE PARISH
Almighty God, we beseech you to bless this our parish. Forgive us our many and grievous sins. Prosper the reading and preaching of your Word, and bless all the ministrations of your Church. Give patience to the sick and afflicted. Visit with your favour the schools and all who teach or learn there; and make us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of you and of your dear Son, whom to know is life eternal. Hear us for the sake of him who died for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
FOR RECOLLECTION OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD
O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being; We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our daily life we may never forget you, but remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER OF THE EASTERN CHURCH
Be mindful, O Lord, of your people present here before you, and of those who are absent through age, sickness, or infirmity. Care for the infants, guide the young, support the aged, encourage the faint-hearted, collect the scattered, and bring back the wandering to your fold. Travel with the voyagers, defend the widows, shield the orphans, deliver the captives, heal the sick. Succour all who are in tribulation, necessity, or distress. Remember for good all those that love us, and those that hate us, and those that have desired us, unworthy as we are, to pray for them. And those whom we have forgotten, do you, O Lord, remember. For you are the helper of the helpless, the saviour of the lost, the refuge of the wanderer, the healer of the sick. You, who know the need of each one, and has heard their prayer, grant unto each according to your merciful loving-kindness, and your eternal love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR OURSELVES
O Lord, support us all the day long until the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, Lord, in your mercy grant us safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.