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"Pray without ceasing" was an initiative of the Methodist Church in 2005/6, and Christians are encouraged to maintain contact with God through an active prayer life all the time.  We don't think of prayer as something reserved for services and Sundays. 

But there are some times when we pray together, and you will be very welcome to join with us.  Our church house groups usually include a time of prayer together when they meet. 

In particular, on Monday mornings a group meets at church at 9.30 am to spend a short time together at the start of the week praying for our church family, our local community and the wider world.  Some pray aloud, others in their hearts, and you will be very welcome to join the group any time.

The Monday morning prayer group will pray for you, or for a concern you  have in your life if you wish.  If you cannot join the prayer group, you can always leave a prayer request in the boxes that you will find just inside each door of the church, or give a request to any church steward you see at church (wearing a red name badge), or send an email to the office.

If you would like someone from our Care Team to pray with you, you will find them in church after the service every Sunday morning.  They can be recognised by the green name badges they wear and will be happy to pray with you or for you, or just talk. 

In-Tent on Prayer

Challenged by Revd Stephen and Deacon Marilyn we held our first In-Tent On Prayer event on 1-2 December 2017. We resolved to spend 24 hours praying for the success of our building project and for God to use this to refresh and renew our mission to serve our community. Many of us who took part found it a remarkably energising and moving occasion.

In August 2018 we're spending a whole week - 168 hours - in prayer based on the understanding that Here Is Love. You're welcome to join us for a few minutes or as long as you wish any time during the week. Come when you can, alone or as a group, and stay for as long as you wish. If you can commit to being part of our chain of prayer for a particular time, please sign up on the sheets in church for the time you can come. 

It begins with the 10.30 am service on 12 August led by Deacon Marilyn and will end on Sunday 19 August with the 10.30 am service led by the In-Tent on Prayer team, followed by a buffet lunch for the whole church family and everyone who would like to join us, and then from 2.00 pm a celebration worship led by Revd Stephen. 

In between, each day of our prayer journey will have a theme that relates to a part of our community

Sunday - Families

Monday - Teenagers

Tuesday - Working Adults

Wednesday - The Elderly and their Carers

Thursday - Relationships

Friday - The Marginalised

Saturday - Health/Education/Social Care

And on each day, as well as space to pray and contemplate alone or with friends, and a variety of different images and materials, there will be 

a family hour every day from 10.00-11.00 am and

a period of led group prayers from 3.00-4.00 pm.

Did you know that nearly half of all the people in the UK pray?  Do you?Have a look at this report prepared by Tearfund to find out what motivates people to pray and what sort of things are on their hearts when they do.  Did you know that since 1999 24-7 Prayer International, an interdenominational and international initiative has had groups in prayer constantly around the world?

Perhaps you would like to visit the Daily Prayer page of the Methodist Church website for daily inspiration for your own conversation with God and for resources for Creative Prayer