Prayer is the lifeblood of any church...
Following on from the bishops' open letter on the need for national reconciliation, an opportunity to pray for the UK - for truth, kindness, welcome, inspiration and togetherness; for reconciliation and peace. Thursdays 10, 17 & 24 October, 7.30-8.30pm in the Chapel at St Andrew's
. Also meeting on 31 October, 7.30-8.30pm, at Friends' Meeting House, Railway Street
House of Prayer: 'When the Church becomes a House of Prayer, the people will come'. During a series of evenings led by Alan, we were challenged and inspired to give prayer a more central place in our lives.
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 first Saturday of each month. Breakfast is served from 8.00am and we gather for prayer at 8.30am. Dates for 2019 are: 5 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 7 Sept, 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 7 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.
Meditation & Mindfulness
There is also a Meditation & Mindfulness Group that you are welcome to come to. We meet twice a month at St Andrew's, usually on the first and third Wednesdays evenings at 8.00pm. Each session lasts 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 2019: 16 Jan; 6, 20 Feb; 13, 20 March; 3, 17 April; 1, 15 May; 5, 19 June; 3, 17 July; 4, 18 Sept; 2, 16 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 4, 18 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 note: the monthly Compline Service on a Thursday evening was discontinued in March 2017
Please see the diary section to check when events are taking place