Become an intercessor

Would like to contribute to the services week by week by becoming an intercessor?

We are very short of intercessors at the present time and consequently people are being asked to do them rather often; it would be good to have some new blood.  It is not difficult, you are given the scriptures for the week and the names of those sick to pray for and those whose deaths fall on the particular Sunday.  You can make up your own prayers or you can use prayers from the large variety of books available.  We can take you through the procedure and give you an opportunity to have a practice to get the feel of doing them.  There is always someone available to help you whenever you feel you need support.  If you are interested please speak to either Margaret Horwood or the Rector.  Thank you.

Week of Prayer for Lent

28th February – 6th March 2020
St Stephen’s Church, Hales Drive, Canterbury, CT2 7AB

Friday 28th February, 7.30pm

Opening Service of Prayer for Christians Together in Canterbury

Three Canterbury People of Prayer:

  • Lady Loretta de Braose
  • Thomas Clark
  • Teilhard de Chardin

An opportunity to experience the very different approaches to prayer of three great Christians with links to Canterbury.

Other events during the week:

Sunday 1st March6.00pm–7.00pmChoral Evensong with Meditation on St David
Monday 2nd March11.00am–12.30pmSacred Dance workshop by Dorothy Jerrome
Tuesday 3rd March7.30pm–9.00pmPaying attention to God’s Creation by Rev. Kevin Maddy (first of 5 weekly Lenten sessions on ‘Caring for Creation’)
Wednesday 4th March7.30pm–9.30pmTalk on the Langton brothers and Loretta by Mr Ken Moffat, Executive Headteacher of Simon Langton Grammar Schools, followed by Compline, sung by Canterbury Gregorian Society
Thursday 5th March7.30pmSensory meditation using clay led by Sally Musker
Friday 6th March4.30pm–6.00pmTeas, sharing of experiences and closing prayer (labyrinth walk if weather permits)

Monday 2nd – Friday 6th March

St Stephen’s Church will be open daily from 10am to 4pm for anyone to pray however they wish.

Morning Prayer10.00am daily
Meditation with music3.30pm
Monday to Thursday
Evening Prayer4.00pm
Monday to Thursday

Resources will be available in church for different ways to pray:

Churchyard Prayer WalkLeaflets in the porch
Praying with the BodyLeaflets in the porch
Stations of the CrossLeaflets in the porch
Prayer PoolCrossing – South Side
Praying with CreationManwood Chapel
Visitation Window MeditationManwood Chapel
Creative PrayerNorth Transept
Prayer CafeNorth Transept
Lady Loretta’s Life of PrayerChancel
Praying for the WorldChancel

All welcome – come through the week as a Lenten retreat at home, or just drop in once and try something new

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