Prayer Calendar for July

Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes

Sat 1st Mission of the Month—INF (International Nepal Fellowship).
Sun 2nd Saints Alive this morning.
Mon 3rd Home Groups meeting this month.
Tues 4th Prayer groups meeting during July.
Wed 5th Psalms course this afternoon.
Thurs 6th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Fri 7th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Sat 8th Children’s work and need for more leaders.
Sun 9th United Service at the Friends’ Meeting House.
Mon 10th Bell ringers practicing this evening.
Tues 11th The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Wed 12th Our Bishops Steven and Colin.
Thurs 13th Open the Book at the Infant and Junior Schools this morning.
Fri 14th Flower Guild decorating the Church this morning.
Sat 15th Men’s Group this morning.
Sun 16th Family bringing child for Baptism this morning.
Mon 17th Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Tues 18th  Continued planning for “Scientists in Congregations” talks.
Wed 19th For all who help run our Churches.
Thurs 20th The Wisbey family.
Fri 21st Allsorts this morning.
Sat 22nd Lynn Treneary with CMS in South Sudan.
Sun 23rd Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Mon 24th Our search for a Director of Music.
Tues 25th The Wave Holiday Club starts today.
Wed 26th The Wave Holiday Club.
Thurs 27th The Wave Holiday Club. Friends of St Mary’s AGM.
Fri 28th The Wave Holiday Club.
Sat 29th The Wave Holiday Club.
Sun 30th Folly Fest Service.
Mon 31st Our witness to friends and neighbours.

Meetings for Prayer in July

All Saints’ seeks to have an active and regular prayer ministry with a number of informal meetings during the month to which all are very welcome.

Tuesday 4th 2.00-3.00pm Julian Meeting (18 Eastfield Court)
Tuesday 4th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (call 244 905 for venue)
Wednesday 5th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 7th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 11th 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Wednesday 12th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 14th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 18th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (call 244 905 for venue)
Wednesday 19th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Wednesday 19th 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Friday 21st 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 21st 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Wednesday 26th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 28th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)

Prayer Calendar for June

Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes

Thurs 1st Mission of the Month—CMS.
Fri 2nd Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Sat 3rd Need for additional Sunday School teachers.
Sun 4th Pentecost Saints Alive.
Mon 5th Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Tues 6th Our search for a Director of Music.
Wed 7th Visit of Bishop Steven to VWH Deanery today.
Thurs 8th The General Election today.
Fri 9th Flower Guild decorating the Church this morning.
Sat 10th Men’s Group this morning.
Sun 11th CMS service this morning. United Service at the United Church.
Mon 12th St Mary’s PCC meeting this evening.
Tues 13th The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Wed 14th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Thurs 15th Open the Book at the Infant and Junior Schools this morning.
Fri 16th Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 17th For all involved in children’s and youth work at the Church.
Sun 18th Family bringing child for Baptism this morning.
Mon 19th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Tues 20th Our witness to friends and neighbours.
Wed 21st For the Psalms course.
Thurs 22nd For all Home and Prayer Groups.
Fri 23rd Planning for “Scientists in Congregations” series of talks.
Sat 24th St Mary’s Quiz night this evening.
Sun 25th Messy Church at the United Church this afternoon.
Mon 26th Bell ringers practicing each Monday evening.
Tues 27th Preparations for The Wave.
Wed 28th For all who help run our Churches.
Thurs 29th Open the Book at the Infant and Junior Schools this morning.
Fri 30th Allsorts this morning.

Meetings for Prayer in June

All Saints’ seeks to have an active and regular prayer ministry with a number of informal meetings during the month to which all are very welcome.

Friday 2nd 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 6th 2.00-3.00pm Julian Meeting (18 Eastfield Court)
Tuesday 6th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)
Wednesday 7th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 9th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 13th 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Wednesday 14th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 16th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 16th 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Tuesday 20th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)
Wednesday 21st 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Wednesday 21st 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Friday 23rd 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Wednesday 28th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 30th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)

 

Changes to Prayer Groups

Morning Prayer: From the beginning of June this will take place weekly at 9.00am in the Lower Asset Room at All Saints’ on Wednesday mornings instead of Thursday mornings.

Newcomers will always be welcome to join the faithful few in this simple form of readings and prayers to start the day; where we bring to God our praise and thanksgiving as well as any concerns – local and national or international, personal or for the wider church and community.

We bring our prayers to a close at approx. 9.30am. Do come when you can. (We often use the side door rather than the main door but if you want to come and have mobility problems please let us know and we can ensure the main door is open.)

Barbara Mapley

Mission Prayer: This month Mission Prayer will be on the second Tuesday of the month 13th June. We will meet in the Lower Asset Room 7.15-8.15pm.

Do join us as we seek God’s wisdom and grace in making All Saints’ even more impactful in connecting people with the love of Jesus.

John Coleman

Prayer Calendar for May

Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes

Mon 1st Mission of the Month—Christian Aid.
Tues 2nd Home Groups restarting.
Wed 3rd Lynn Treneary in South Sudan in the current situation.
Thurs 4th Psalms Course this afternoon.
Fri 5th Flower Guild decorating the Church this morning.
Sat 6th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Sun 7th Saints Alive with Baptism.
Mon 8th Bell ringers practicing each Monday evening.
Tues 9th Our witness to friends and neighbours.
Wed 10th Preparations for the forthcoming General Election.
Thurs 11th Open the Book at the Infant and Junior Schools this morning.
Fri 12th Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Sat 13th Men’s Group. United Service tomorrow at Baptist Church.
Sun 14th Christian Aid week starts. Cake Sale at All Saints’.
Mon 15th Christian Aid house-to-house collection starts.
Tues 16th Christian Aid Street Collection and Coffee Morning.
Wed 17th Our search for a Director of Music.
Thurs 18th For all who help run our Churches.
Fri 19th Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 20th Earth & Faith Plant Stall. Christian Aid Concert at All Saints’.
Sun 21st Family bringing child for Baptism this morning.
Mon 22nd The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Tues 23rd Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Wed 24th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Thurs 25th Open the Book this morning. Ascension Day service this evening.
Fri 26th Allsorts this morning.
Sat 27th For all involved in children’s and youth work at the Church.
Sun 28th Rogation Service at St Mary’s. Messy Church this afternoon.
Mon 29th For all on holiday today.
Tues 30th Volunteers and helpers for The Wave.
Wed 31st Young people taking exams at this time.

Meetings for Prayer in May

All Saints’ seeks to have an active and regular prayer ministry with a number of informal meetings during the month to which all are very welcome.

Tuesday 2nd 2.00-3.00pm Julian Meeting (18 Eastfield Court)
Tuesday 2nd 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Thursday 4th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 5th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 9th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)
Thursday 11th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 12th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Wednesday 17th 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Thursday 18th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 19th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 19th 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Tuesday 23rd 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)
Thursday 25th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 26th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)

Mission for Faringdon (1st Tuesday evening): 241 975

Julian Meeting (Tuesday afternoon): 241 039

Julian Meeting (Tuesday evening): 244 905

CMS Prayer Group (3rd Wednesday morning): 243 388

Parish Prayers (Friday am) and Prayer for the World (Friday pm): 240 509

Prayer Calendar for April

Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes

Sat 1st All Saints’ Church cleaning today.
Sun 2nd All Saints’ APCM this morning.
Mon 3rd Lent Groups meeting this week.
Tues 4th Mission of the Month—African Children’s Fund.
Wed 5th Lynn Treneary in South Sudan in the current situation.
Thurs 6th Open the Book at the Infant and Junior Schools this morning.
Fri 7th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Sat 8th Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Sun 9th Palm Sunday; United Service at All Saints’ this evening.
Mon 10th For all who help run our Churches.
Tues 11th Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Wed 12th The Music Group practicing this evening.
Thurs 13th Maundy Thursday service this evening.
Fri 14th Good Friday—all services today.
Sat 15th All helping with Easter flowers today.
Sun 16th Easter Day—Alleluia He is Risen!
Mon 17th For all on holiday this weekend.
Tues 18th  St Mary’s APCM this evening.
Wed 19th The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Thurs 20th Choir practice this evening.
Fri 21st Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 22nd Daffodil Tea, St Mary’s; Earth & Faith Churchyard Walk.
Sun 23rd Civic Service at All Saints’ this morning.
Mon 24th Bell ringers practicing each Monday evening.
Tues 25th For our search for a Director of Music.
Wed 26th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Thurs 27th Open the Book at the Infant and Junior Schools this morning.
Fri 28th Allsorts this morning.
Sat 29th For all involved in children’s and youth work at the Church.
Sun 30th Messy Church this afternoon.

Prayer Calendar for March

Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes

Wed 1st Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent.
Thurs 2nd Mission of the Month – Faringdon Family Centre.
Fri 3rd Women’s World Day of Prayer.
Sat 4th Lynn Treneary in South Sudan, thanks for her health improvement.
Sun 5th Saints Alive today.
Mon 6th Lent Groups meeting this week.
Tues 7th The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Wed 8th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Thurs 9th Choir practice this evening.
Fri 10th For all who help run our Churches.
Sat 11th Women’s Breakfast at Stanford-in-the-Vale.
Sun 12th United Service at Blessed Hugh this evening.
Mon 13th Lent Groups meeting this week.
Tues 14th Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Wed 15th The Music Group practicing this evening.
Thurs 16th Work of Churches Together.
Fri 17th Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 18th Faringdon Fair Fare Fayre this morning; Quaker Day of Healing.
Sun 19th Families bringing children to baptism this morning.
Mon 20th Lent Groups meeting this week.
Tues 21st Bell ringers practicing each Monday evening.
Wed 22nd Continue to pray for Charles Draper and family.
Thurs 23rd All Churches in the Deanery.
Fri 24th For all involved in children’s and youth work at the Church.
Sat 25th Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Sun 26th Mothering Sunday services this morning; Messy Church this afternoon.
Mon 27th Lent Groups meeting this week.
Tues 28th Bishop Steven Croft as he continues to tour the Diocese.
Wed 29th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Thurs 30th For all refugees fleeing persecution.
Fri 31st Allsorts meeting this morning.

Meetings for Prayer in March

All Saints’ seeks to have an active and regular prayer ministry with a number of informal meetings during the month to which all are very welcome.

Thursday 2nd 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 3rd 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 7th 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Thursday 9th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 10th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Wednesday 15th 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Thursday 16th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 17th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 17th 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Thursday 23rd 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 24th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Thursday 30th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 31st 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)

For further details contact:

Mission for Faringdon (1st Tuesday evening):  241 975

CMS Prayer Group (3rd Wednesday morning):  243 388

Parish Prayers (Friday am) and
Prayer for the World (Friday pm):  240 509

Prayer Ministry

Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. (James 5: 14 -16)

Writing about healing, James 5 says that when someone is ill we should call for the church elders – here we would say “ministers” or “pastoral team”  – asking them to pray over, and to anoint the sick person with oil, believing that healing will follow. James also says “Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed”.

At All Saints’ during the distribution of Communion at the 10.30am service we may if we wish, go to the Vestry* where two of the prayer ministry team will pray with us about anything that is on our hearts. Already we have listened to the Word of God, confessed our sins together and received forgiveness.

Though we can pray quietly in our pew or seat, the Vestry visit is an opportunity for others to pray with us and, if we wish, be anointed with oil, sharing whatever need we may have**. We may not want to share specific details but can still come in for prayer.

It might perhaps be a huge burden or anxiety that we are carrying. For some it may be concern about a friend or relative, worry about our own personal health or some difficult situation or relationship in our life.

Our Lord is concerned about every part of our lives: the interaction between body, soul (mind, will and emotions) and spirit and our relationships with those around us.

Whatever the concern is, Jesus has promised us in Matthew 18:19-20 that: “Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them”.

* The Vestry is on the left just after entering the Pye Chapel. If the curtain is open please come straight in – if closed please do wait, there are seats just outside.

** These conversations will remain confidential unless permission is given to share with a specific person or if it relates to a vulnerable adult/child protection issue in which case appropriate help would be sought.

Bridget Adams