Prayer is acquiring the strength which fits us for service - Theresa of Avila
During the Covid-19 pandemic, prayers are currently said daily for and with the community live via the St Mary's Church Facebook page at 10:00am Monday – Saturday.
On the Wednesday this is broadcast live from St Mary's church and you are welcome to join us. The church remains open for private prayer (with a minister present) until 12noon.
If you come to the church on Wednesday, you must wear a mask at all times while inside the church building to protect others. This is on top of the 2-metre social distancing guidance. The only exception to this is those leading services or those who have a medical condition.
Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. Matthew 11:29
Rev'd Rachel Hartland encourages all of us to find a daily rhythm of prayer which fits us and our lifestyle. Find out how she incorporates Daily Prayer into her schedule.
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.
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.
The morning prayer service orders that we use are from Ffald y Brenin.
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. If you visit you can join others for morning, midday and evening prayer, and spend the rest of the time reading books, praying creatively and walking the coastal path.
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 (such as Alton Abbey or Ascot Priory). 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.
As the family of God in Eversley and Darby Green we are very willing to pray for you and difficult situations that you face.
To make such a request, please email or ring a member of our clergy team:
We have a small group of people who will then be notified confidentially of your prayer request and commit to pray for you regularly.