Prayer is the lifeblood of any church...
In St Andrew's, we have a prayer space where people can post their prayers on the prayer tree and light a candle. Every member of St Andrew’s is encouraged to pray through a very short daily office (prayers to begin and end the day). Copies of these prayers can be found in the prayer space, which is to the left as you come into the church.
Prayer before the Sunday service
Everyone is also invited to pray before the Sunday service in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from 10.00am.
There is a monthly prayer meeting called Breathe, to which everyone is welcome. We meet in the St Andrew's Centre, behind the church, on the second Saturday of each month (next in January). Breakfast is served from 8.00am and we gather for prayer at 8.30am. Dates for 2017 are: 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 9 Sept, 11 Nov and 9 Dec.
Laying on of hands
Laying on of hands for healing is offered at the midweek service on the first Wednesday of each month and at the 10.30am Sunday service every third Sunday of the month.
Sometimes stopping is the most important part of the journey. A Service of Compline on the last Thursday of the month at 8.00pm in church. A reflective, candle-lit service in the Celtic style - a perfect antidote to the stress and speed of life, a perfect way to end the working day. Dates for 2017 are: 26 Jan, 30 March, 27 April, 25 May, 29 June, 27 July, 28 Sept, 26 Oct and 30 Nov (no meetings in Aug or Dec).
Meditation & Mindfulness
There is also a Meditation Group that you are welcome to come to. We meet on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm in the Chapel at St Andrew's Church for about 45 minutes. These times explore the beauty of silence and the rich traditions of Christian meditation. We start with some gentle exercises to help still the mind and then guided meditation followed by a time of silence. Beginners are welcome. Dates for 2017 are: 18 Jan, 22 Feb, 15 March, 26 April, 24 May, 21 June, 19 July, 20 Sept, 18 Oct and 15 Nov (no meetings in Aug or Dec).
There is a confidential prayer group in the parish. Please contact us if there is something or someone you would like us to pray for.
Our Sunday Intercessions can be viewed/downloaded here
Please see the diary section to check when events are taking place