We aim to undergird all our activities at St Thomas with prayer.
"As Christians there's nothing more important than our relationship with Jesus Christ: when that flourishes it overflows into the world around us...When the church is full of the presence of Christ, we overflow and transform society in the most beautiful and wonderful way... That overflowing starts with our prayer-life."
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. Watch Justin Welby's Youtube video
Put God First
To help refocus us on this vital life of prayer and intimacy with God that is at the heart of the Christian life, we are setting aside the first day of each month as a church-wide day of prayer and fasting. More details here.
Awakening Prayer meeting
This is an opportunity for us to hear from God as a Christian community and also bring before God both the needs of ourselves & the wider community. Awakening is usually once every two months on a different evening each month.
This is an hour of quiet, meditative prayer, personal but gathered together in church, that allows us to "be still and know that I am God". Godspace is usually once every two months on a different evening each month.
As part of our main service congregations Prayer Ministry is available in the prayer corner at the rear of the church. This is confidential, where any specific needs can be prayed about. More details on the Prayer Ministry Page
Text a Prayer
During the services prayer requests can be sent via text. The number is on the church notices.
There is a Pastoral Prayer chain. Requests for prayer can be made to Gladys Kenyon (number on the noticesheet). This will result in a number of people praying within a very short time from the request being made.
This room is available for those who may wish to have a quiet space to pray either on their own or in small groups. It can be booked via the church office.
A number of informal groups meet for intercession.
To help you with your Prayer life
A group meets on Thursday morning led by Meriel Cumming, from11am-12.30pm to pray for our Church and City.
And there are others that meet to pray for specific ministries.
Home groups also have times of prayer within their schedule.
, written intially for the Week of Prayer in May 2016 but useful at any time