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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.

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