Prayer Room

 Prayer is perhaps the most important thing we do. Whatever our age or situation, however helpless we feel, we can pray. Prayer refreshes our relationship with God. 

The Lord is near. Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.        (Phil4:5-6 NLT)


For governments throughout the world dealing with outbreaks of Coronavirus and the well-being of all people

The sick and the suffering, those in the medical professions, especially those working for the NHS and in care homes.

The families and friends of Michael Ryan, Dr Michael Elder, William McCulloch (Frank), Awela Mary Ruscoe, Dennis Bryan Hopkins, Maisie Lewis, Gwyneth Mary Ridyard, Aneurin Glyn Davies along with everyone who has recently been bereaved.

Those working towards a peaceful resolution to the tensions between the governments of Russia and the Ukraine.

Those who are struggling financially and those working to support them.

For the staff and young people of our schools as COVID infections continue to disrupt education.


We must pray, not only when things are going wrong, but continuously, fervently, powerfully and perseveringly. Our prayers must catch alight and burst into flame. (Selwyn Hughes)

John Birch writes prayers influenced by the Celtic tradition. His prayers are reproduced by kind permission.

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I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 Tim 1:11 (NLT)


St Catherine's chapel, behind the organ in St Oswald's, is a place for quiet prayer or reflection. See also the notice board under the Millennium window for prayer requests. 


There are several websites offering prayer for each day. Recommended are:-  is run by Irish Jesuits. Prayer, reading and a commentary .    (click on 'morning and evening prayer')    (video morning and night prayers) .