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

Prayer Calendar for February

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

Wed 1st Mission of the Month – Interserve.
Thurs 2nd Lynn Treneary in South Sudan, for improvement in her health.
Fri 3rd Flower Guild.
Sat 4th Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Sun 5th Saints Alive today.
Mon 6th Home Groups and Prayer Groups in our Churches.
Tues 7th Start course at the Vicarage this evening.
Wed 8th The Music Group practice this evening.
Thurs 9th ‘Open the Book’ team today at the Infant and Junior Schools.
Fri 10th Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Sat 11th Men’s Breakfast this morning.
Sun 12th United Service at Friends’ Meeting House this evening.
Mon 13th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Tues 14th Start course at the Vicarage this evening.
Wed 15th Continue to pray for Charles Draper and family at this time.
Thurs 16th Choir practice this evening.
Fri 17th Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 18th  Work of Churches Together and the Family Centre.
Sun 19th Families bringing children to baptism this morning.
Mon 20th Bell ringers practicing this evening.
Tues 21st The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Wed 22nd For all who help run our Churches.
Thurs 23rd ‘Open the Book’ team today at the Infant and Junior Schools.
Fri 24th Allsorts meeting this morning.
Sat 25th “Jonathan’s Teatime Tiddlywinks” for Lynn Treneary (CMS).
Sun 26th Family bringing child for baptism this morning at St Mary’s; Messy Church this afternoon.
Mon 27th Lent Course groups start today.
Tues 28th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.

Prayer Calendar for January

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

Sun 1st Pray for God’s guidance during the coming year.
Mon 2nd Mission of the Month – WATSAN.
Tues 3rd Wardens in both our Churches.
Wed 4th Children returning to school after the holidays.
Thurs 5th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Fri 6th The Flower Guild.
Sat 7th Men’s Breakfast this morning.
Sun 8th Plough Sunday service at St Mary’s. United Service (United Church).
Mon 9th Home Groups and Prayer Groups in our Churches.
Tues 10th Lynn Treneary in South Sudan.
Wed 11th The Music Group practice this evening.
Thurs 12th ‘Open the Book’ team today at the Infant and Junior Schools.
Fri 13th For all refugees fleeing persecution.
Sat 14th For Faringdon Food Bank and all involved.
Sun 15th Families bringing children to baptism today.
Mon 16th For all Christians being persecuted in Nepal and elsewhere.
Tues 17th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Wed 18th  Earth & Faith meeting tonight. All Saints’ PCC meeting tonight.
Thurs 19th Choir practice this evening.
Fri 20th Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 21st The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Sun 22nd Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Mon 23rd Bell ringers practicing this evening.
Tues 24th For all who help run our Churches.
Wed 25th Work of Churches Together and the Family Centre.
Thurs 26th ‘Open the Book’ team today at the Infant and Junior Schools.
Fri 27th Allsorts meeting this morning.
Sat 28th Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Sun 29th Messy Church this afternoon.
Mon 30th St Mary’s PCC meeting this evening.
Tues 31st All Churches in the Vale of White Horse Deanery.

Meetings for Prayer in January

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 3rd 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Thursday 5th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 6th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Thursday 12th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 13th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 17th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)
Wednesday 18th 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Thursday 19th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 20th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 20th 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Thursday 26th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 27th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 31st 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)

For further details contact:
Mission for Faringdon (1st Tuesday evening): 241 975
Julian Meeting (Tuesday afternoon): 01865 820 511
Julian Meeting (Tuesday evening): 244 905
CMS Prayer Group (3rd Wednesday morning): 243 388
Parish Prayers (Friday am) and Prayers for the World (Friday pm): 240 509

Prayer Calendar for December

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

Thurs 1st ‘Open the Book’ team today at the Infant and Junior Schools.
Fri 2nd Mission of the Month – The Children’s Society.
Sat 3rd Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Sun 4th All Age Service and collection of toys for NSPCC.
Mon 5th Work of Churches Together and the Family Centre.
Tues 6th Home Groups and Prayer Groups in our Churches.
Wed 7th The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Thurs 8th Choir practice this evening.
Fri 9th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Sat 10th Lynn Treneary in South Sudan.
Sun 11th Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Mon 12th Bell ringers practicing this evening.
Tues 13th All Churches in the Vale of White Horse Deanery.
Wed 14th For all who help run our Churches.
Thurs 15th ‘Open the Book’ team today at the Infant and Junior Schools.
Fri 16th Allsorts meeting this morning.
Sat 17th Men’s Breakfast; St Mary’s Carol Service this evening.
Sun 18th  All Saints’ Carol Service this evening.
Mon19th Messy Nativity this afternoon.
Tues 20th For Faringdon Food Bank and all involved, especially at this time.
Wed 21st The Music Group practice this evening.
Thurs 22nd Carol singing in Little Coxwell this evening.
Fri 23rd The Flower Guild as they decorate the Church.
Sat 24th For families and friends as they meet together for Christmas.
Sun 25th Christmas Day: for all who attend our services this Christmas time.
Mon 26th For families and friends who are apart this Christmas.
Tues 27th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Wed 28th For all Christians in Nepal.
Thurs 29th For all refugees and homeless people this Christmastime.
Fri 30th Wardens in both our Churches.
Sat 31st Thank God for all his goodness and blessings in the past year.

Midweek Opportunites for Prayer and Worship

Did you know about these services of prayer and worship?

Would you like to start your day by offering it to God once a week with others? Each Thursday at 9.00am a fairly informal service of Common Worship Morning Prayer is held in the Lower Asset Rooms in All Saints’ Church. At present a handful of people gather when they can but we would be delighted if others would like to join us for half an hour at the beginning of the day to worship God and pray about the issues and concerns, large and small, local and general, that are on our hearts. (If the main door is not open come round to the side door). You will be very welcome. For more details contact Steve Bellamy, Barbara Mapley or Graham Scott-Brown.

Also, on the first Wednesday of each month at 10.00am is the only midweek service of Holy Communion in All Saints’ Church according to the Book of Common Prayer, at present. It is a simple, said service with a short talk in the Pye Chapel and takes about 35 – 40 minutes followed by refreshments in the Barber Rooms. Support for this is very varied from just a couple of people to a dozen but the reality is that, like most things, if it is not supported it may be discontinued or changed, which would be a shame. It is a lovely peaceful oasis at the beginning of the month to draw near to God with the beautiful traditional words of worship. Consider making it a New Year’s Resolution to come along and see what a special service it is, and bring your friends too. For more details contact Barbara Mapley.

Meetings for Prayer in December

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 1st 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 2nd 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 6th 2.00-3.00pm Julian Meeting (18 Eastfield Court)
Tuesday 6th 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Tuesday 6th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)
Thursday 8th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 9th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Thursday 15th 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)
Wednesday 21st 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Thursday 22nd 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 23rd 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Thursday 29th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 30th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)

For further details contact:
Mission for Faringdon (1st Tuesday evening): 241 975
Julian Meeting (Tuesday afternoon): 01865 820 511
Julian Meeting (Tuesday evening): 244 905
CMS Prayer Group (3rd Wednesday morning): 243 388
Parish Prayers (Friday am) and Prayers for the World (Friday pm): 240 509