Prayer & Pastoral Support

Prayer and pastoral support

Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

There are times when we all need a little extra help and support. St Michael’s is a caring Church – we care for each other and pray for each other, and this praying and caring ministry is open to everyone. Whoever you are, whatever you are going through, St Michael’s Church is here for you.

Much of this prayer and care happens in friendship groups and homegroups, and some more formally:


Prayer is at the heart of everything we do at St Michael’s. We believe that prayer makes a difference to our lives, to the lives of those we pray for, and to the world.

We have prayer ministry straight after our 10am service each Sunday. A couple of our prayer volunteers are available at the prayer table in the south aisle of the Church, to pray for those who would like that, or just to give a listening ear to those who need it. Everyone is welcome to go and see them.

We also have a Prayer Chain, which is a private group of trusted people who are asked to pray about specific people or issues. The Prayer Chain members receive prayer requests via confidential e-mails from our Prayer Chain Co-ordinator, Jane Windus. If you would like the Prayer Chain to pray for you or for someone you know, please contact Jane on

Our Church is open as a quiet space for prayer and reflection most weekdays during daylight hours. Feel free to pop in.

Pastoral care

We have an informal team of people who would be delighted to visit you at home. If you would like someone to visit you, or if you would like Revd David to bring Holy Communion to your home, please contact him on or 01245 956953.

Another great place to receive support is at our monthly Wednesday Fellowship group (see here for details).

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