Prayer is acquiring the strength which fits us for service - Theresa of Avila
A major part of the work of the church is about our personal relationship with the Lord. God speaks to us through his word the Bible and we speak to God in prayer.
Rev. Mike Saunders: "I am doing what I can to try to improve my prayer life and I would love to help others to improve their prayer lives too. I have found that three things keep me connected to God. I recommend that others try them too".
Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. Matthew 11:29
Rev. Mike Saunders encourages all of us to find a daily rhythm of prayer which fits us and our lifestyle. Find out how he incorporates Daily Prayer into his schedule.
During term-time, we meet on Wednesday from 9:10 – 9:45am at 30 Kingsley Road, Eversley (tea and coffee are available from 8:45 – 9:10). All are welcome.
We have a Prayer Tree for those who would like prayer for themselves or others.
You will find it at the front of the church near the side chapel. Please write your prayer on one of the labels.
The morning prayer service orders that we use are:
A retreat is a chance to step aside from life for a while, to rest and just 'be' in a welcoming, peaceful place. They vary in length from something like 2 days to 7 days. You can choose a themed retreat or simply spend some time alone. The Retreat Association is great place to start exploring the possibilities.
Several of us from St Mary’s have been to Ffald–y–Brenin a Christian retreat centre near Fishguard in Wales. It is a long way to travel but once you are there it is a spectacular setting. In the hills close to the Pembrokeshire coast. When we are there we join others for morning, midday and evening prayer and read books and walk the coastal path. I recommend it!
I would encourage everyone to take a weeks retreat each year. For some that might be New Wine or Spring Harvest, for others the quiet of a monastery or retreat centre might be more help. Different types of prayer will suit different types of people. It doesn't matter where we go but I strongly encourage everyone to have a weeks retreat each year.