What is prayer?

Prayer is simply responding to God. It’s about turning our hearts towards God; bringing us to God, and God to us. It may involve talking or listening, stillness or action. There are no special words to say, and there is no required way to kneel or stand. You can pray with others or alone. You can pray in church, walking down the street or in the shower. You can whisper, you can sing or you can shout. Sometimes you don’t need words at all. Anybody can pray, anytime, anywhere. God is always listening. Anybody can pray, anytime, anywhere. God is always listening.

Prayer times

All Saints: 09.00 – 09.30 every Saturday

Home group: 10:00 fortnightly on Mondays at 1 Orchard Way, Stretton, contact Thelma Cain on 024 7654 3256

God Squad ‘Faith & Friendship’: 19:30 – 21:00 on 4th Monday, contact Karen Armbrister on 01926 632030

6 The Paddocks, Stretton: 19:30 on 2nd & 4th Tuesday

On each Tuesday morning at 9am, Reverend Ali will be holding a short service of morning prayer. The service will last approximately 30 minutes and anyone is welcome to join in. Each church in the Benefice will be visited on a rota basis. Click to see where it is this week.

If you have a particular need for prayer, or wish someone to pray with you, please contact a Churchwarden from your parish.

We run a prayer chain which is a commitment by a number of people who have agreed to pray for people in the Benefice and further afield as part of their daily prayers. Find out more

‘Known’ – an Epiphany blessing by Jan Richardson

First we will need grace.
Then we will need courage.
Also we will need some strength.
We will need to die a little
to what we have always thought,
what we have allowed ourselves to see of ourselves,
what we have built our beliefs upon.
We will need this and more.
Then we will need
to let it all go, to leave room enough
for the astonishment that will come
should we be given a glimpse
of what the Holy One sees in seeing us,
knows, in knowing us,
intricate and unhidden
no part of us foreign
no piece of us fashioned from other
than love – desired, discerned
beheld entirely all our days.