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.
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.