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Prayer

The Church of England website helpfully offers an introduction to daily prayer, and morning and evening prayer services are uploaded for each day.

Alternatively, why not download pray-as-you- go daily prayer resources to your MP3 player or phone, and listen to them on your way to work?

A regular pattern of daily prayer – even if the prayers are quite brief – enables us to meet life’s challenges with a stronger faith in God’s loving care. Even so, we all experience times of anguish and crisis, and it can be encouraging to pray with others, or to know that others are praying for us.

Names placed on the prayer boards at the two churches are read out at the 9.45 am and 11.30 am services for one month, and then may be renewed.

The clergy are happy to pray with you at church, to visit you at home or hospital or to bring you holy communion.

When we are ill or distressed, it can be helpful to have hands prayerfully placed on our head or shoulders. It can also be helpful for a priest to anoint us with holy oil. Anointing the sick (or those in distress) is one of the seven sacraments of the church. The Sacrament of Healing is available during communion on the last Sunday of every month, except August and December, and when this Sunday falls on Palm Sunday or Easter Day. After receiving communion, if we wish to receive this ministry, we are invited to move to the designated place in each church. There will be usually two people there, a lay person and a priest, as we will normally receive the sacrament of healing in two parts:

  • The laying on of hands with prayer
  • The anointing with oil

These are just a few ways of praying for health and wholeness. If you would like to experience the church’s ministry of prayer, please contact the clergy at the Parish Office on 020 7221 3548.

If there is any other way in which we might be able to give you pastoral support, please let us know.

News

  • Grenfell Tower disaster

    June 15th, 2017

      The community response to the disaster has been phenomenal. Ever since St Clement’s church opened at 3.00 am on Wednesday morning, help has been pouring in. Very many thanks to those who have their time, or who have donated food or supplies. However, we are no longer taking donations. Clothes have been boxed up at […]

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  • Summer Speakers 2017

    May 4th, 2017

      Summer Speakers is a series of talks, hosted by St James Norlands Church, to engage and entertain our local community. Tickets £7.50 – from Eventbrite: click here. Talks are on all on Tuesday evenings. They start at 7.30 pm and last approximately one hour. Wine is available. 6 June: Craig Brown – Satire in the […]

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  • Summer Fete

    May 2nd, 2017

      Join us at the summer fete which will take place from 12 noon – 4.00 pm on Saturday 1 July at St James’s Gardens. Save this date! This year St Clement’s and St James Primary School will join us, with their own stalls. Help will be needed for staffing stalls, running children’s activities, selling raffle tickets and donating […]

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  • Friday Night Music

    May 1st, 2017

      Free recitals at 7.00 pm at St James on 23 June, 7 July, 8 September, 22 September, and 6 October. Wine available. 23 June: Robert Carlin – Tenor; Sandra Smith – Piano. Songs by Purcell, Schubert, Quilter.

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  • Pilgrimage to Salisbury Cathedral

    April 30th, 2017

      Join us for a day visit to Salisbury, with a Eucharist in a side chapel in one of the most stunning cathedrals in England. We leave from St Clement’s church at 8.30 am on Saturday 15 July, and return late afternoon from Salisbury, arriving back in London at around 6.00 pm. Sign up in church: […]

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  • Would you like to be confirmed?

    April 29th, 2017

      Confirmation application forms are avaialable in church or here. Open to children in Year 5 and above – and of course adults. The preparation sessions are in September and October. The Confirmation service is at 5.00 pm on Saturday 4 November at St Paul’s Cathedral. Please return the back page to the clergy or […]

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