Praying together at St Peter's
St Peter's Prayer Group
This is an informal group who meet in the Lady Chapel at 9.30 am for half an hour on the first Tuesday of each month. Attendance is usually between 8 and 10. There is no formal Membership and the meeting is open to all. Each session is led by one of the regulars on a rota basis. The object is to pray as a group, principally for our Parish, but also for current world problems, for our own Parliament and government, the world-wide and national church, and our Mission Partners. We remember the sick and suffering, and any recently bereaved.
The leader for the day may open with a brief introduction drawn from a Bible passage, or something they have heard or read, and will list the topics chosen particularly for prayer. Their task is to keep things moving so that as much as possible is covered. Members are then invited to pray openly or silently around the chosen topic. Ideally people will pray out loud, but there is absolutely no obligation.
The Prayer Group may be seen as a mini-power-house for the parish, its leaders and its mission. We emphasise that more members would be very welcome, or any who would like to sample the experience of informal prayer as a group. Anyone from the wider RMC is welcome to join us.
Holy Communion with laying-on of hands at 9.30am on the third Wednesday
Contact: Judith Aplin 01395 442951