St John the Baptist Parish Church

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Praying for others

Praying for streets and for the Deanery

In February we will be praying for:-

 4th       Furzehill Crescent       

 11th     Park Way  

 18th     Upper Dukes Ride

 25th     Wellington Road, Coleridge Close,  Mulberry Close

We try to pray for every street, road or avenue in our Parish during the year. We deliver leaflets to a different road, or number of small roads or avenues most weeks. We then remember that particular road or roads in the intercession prayers at the following Sunday Services.

We are looking for more people to deliver the leaflets and so assist in this outreach to our community. If you can help please do speak to Mary Harwood or myself.

Thank you,                                          

Anne Pelham

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Praying for the Parish

Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.

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Praying around the Churchyard

Jesus said “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”. (Mark 6:31) 

View of church

As we move into the better weather it is a good time to take advantage of our lovely Churchyard; to spend time enjoying the surroundings of the Church and to give God the chance to speak to us.


With some expert advice from Brian and Audrey Hooper on what to find in the Churchyard I have prepared a leaflet.  There may be things that as you follow path indicated in the leaflet, that you have never noticed before. Enjoy exploring and as you go you may wish to repeat to yourself or say aloud ”‘O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.” (Psalm 8:1)


Lewis Simmons has made a rack, which is fixed to the wall to the right of the main door into the Church and this is where the leaflets can be found.

The walk also gives an opportunity to appreciate how beautifully David Bainbridge and his team keep the Churchyard.

Please point the leaflets out to visitors to our Churchyard and make use of them yourself.


Hazel Berry

Prayers for healing

We pray for the sick every Friday evening in the Lady Chapel at 6pm. We include all the names from our prayer board and noticesheet as well as any others known to us for whom prayers have been asked. The service is a simple one taken by a different person each week and lasts about 30 minutes. Anyone is welcome to join us and we welcome requests for prayer.

If you would like to send prayer requests by email, details can be found on the "How to contact us" page.