Prayer & Reflection

Prayer and reflection play an important part in the life of every Christian and in the life of this church. During the Covid-19 Restrictions we will not be able to meet to pray together in person as our Sunday Worship and regular Prayer Breakfasts have had to be discontinued for the duration. [nb typo out for our on the web version]

We can still all pray and reflect on the Christian messages of love and hope, and people who would like to come and sit quietly in the church are welcome to do so whenever the building is open. 

During the Covid-19 Restrictions we will not be able to meet to pray together in person as our Sunday Worship and regular Prayer Breakfasts have had to be discontinued for the duration.

Update: from the beginning of August 2020 we are now able to open the church for private prayer twice a week on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 5pm.  For those less at risk we hope you will apreciate this Quiet Time. Download guidance for staying safe in Quiet Time.

But of course we can still all pray and reflect on the christian messages of love and hope.

In a letter to us all Wessex Synod Moderator, Clare Downing writes

In these difficult times, I pray that we will be aware of God’s loving presence with us, that we will continue to care for each other, and that we will continue to find ways of sharing the gospel and growing in faith, despite what is happening around and to us.


Here we offer some resources to help us through.

Christ Within (A St Patrick Prayer) – on YouTube

A prayer for uncertain times offered by The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC), the Revd Nigel Uden and Derek Estill, have offered the following prayer as the UK and the rest of the world come to terms with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Prayers from the Corrymeela Community

Prayers for use during Coronavirus outbreak and illness from St Therese of Lisieux, Ingleby Barwick Roman Catholic Parish

When…  some thoughts on caring for one another from a teacher

Sunday lectionary readings from Vanderbilt University

Focus for Reflection

Persevere in prayer, with mind awake and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2