We encourage everyone to develop an intentional and life‑giving routine of prayer, and to become involved in the prayer life of the Benefice. We support this by organising prayer events: quiet days, prayer days, a week of guided prayer, individual guidance on prayer, teaching on public and private prayer, and opportunities to pray regularly with and for others. There is a strong home‑group tradition within the Benefice, with meetings throughout the week for Bible study and prayer. The healing ministry plays an important part in the life of all three churches, with special services each month and regular times of prayer.
Click here for Archbishop Justin Welby's lecture on 'The risk of prayer', focusing on the renewal of prayer and why we should pray.
even the darkness is not dark to you
shine in our darkness, light of our lives.
When we walk in the grey gloom of confusion
when pain drains all the colour out of life
when we are paralysed by the darkness of fear
shine in our darkness
When we know that others are walking in the darkness
give us courage to be light for them.
Wild Goose Resource Group
Wild Goose Publications, 1997
Love is all around us,
in creation, in little acts of kindness,
in your abiding love for us.
However old we are,
however new you are to us,
may we breathe in that love
and breathe out your Holy Spirit,
so that love is all around,
is all around.
from Abiding Grace, Kevin Mayhew, 2016