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)


The people of Ukraine, those killed and injured and those displaced by the fighting and those who are working towards a peaceful resolution between Russia and Ukraine.

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 Rita Mary Humphreys, Paul Smith, and Doreen Cap along with everyone who has recently been bereaved.

Those struggling to care for their families due to the cost-of-living crisis and those who are working to alleviate those in need.

Our curate Yin-An who has had to return to Taiwan to apply for a visa before he can be ordained and begin his training with us.

For all those ordained deacon and priest last weekend especially those in the Diocese of Lichfield among them Pippa who is to be curate at Kinnerley.

The staff and young people at those schools who have broken up for the summer holidays.


.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) .

Classic Prayers