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.

Prayers of the Month

The Lord is here

His Spirit is with us.


We need not fear

His Spirit is with us.


We are surrounded by love

His Spirit is with us.


We are immersed in peace

His Spirit is with us.


We abide in hope

His Spirit is with us.


We travel in faith

His Spirit is with us.


We live in Eternity

His Spirit is with us.


The Lord is here

His Spirit is with us.

David Adam, The Cry of the Deer, Triangle / SPCK, 1987


God of surprise and joy,

may we rejoice in the abundance of flowers

in all sorts of surprising places.

And may we glory in the variety of wildlife,

even in places we may never go.

May we keep our distance

and give space to animals and humans alike,

and encourage plant life to flourish,

in gardens and wild places alike.

Keep endangered species safe from harm

and give rare plants a chance to thrive.

We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ.


Rupert Bristow, 999 Prayers, Kevin Mayhew, 2015

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