Our relationship with God is the foundation of everything we are, say and do. So prayer, in many forms, is a major aspect of our church life together.

Parish Prayer

This is a monthly prayer meeting held at St. Mary’s house, usually on the second Tuesday of each month, 7.30-8.30 p.m. We gather to bring the needs and work of the church and the wider community before God in prayer.

Sunday Prayer ministry

After the main 10.00 service each week, our prayer ministry team are available in St. Peter’s chapel [within St. Mary’s church] to offer prayer with those who have come carrying a burden they need help with to unload to God.

Prayer line

As and when emergency situations arise, we alert a team via our prayer line who will lift any immediate situation to our Lord for His care and attention. This can be accessed by calling the church office 01237 474078 10.00-12.00 Mon- Fri, or clergy at other times.

Prayer triplets

Many of our members have informally arranged to meet regularly to pray in threes for mutual support, encouragement and accountability as they seek to grow in faith.


Deepening prayer

A contemplative prayer time facilitated in the church building monthly.

Prayer for the day

“[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.””

Luke 1:26-28