Churches Together in Epsom
Prayers for Website
by Revd. Canon Adrian Esdaile
December – the story of our salvation begins
Holy and Mysterious God,
make us marvel at the mystery of our salvation, that the creator of
the universe emptied himself of glory and put on the form of a tiny
child. Restore to us the desire to pause, the serenity to gaze, the
ability to wonder at what has happened, at the Christ-child, God
made man, God in human form. We then watch as he went on to suffer
and to die for us. Give us the grace to love you more and that the
knowledge of our salvation may glow in our hearts and may bring joy
to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on me. Let your love and compassion touch me and find
As I bow low and try to hide, the miracle is that you are there and
I can sense your presence
for the Churches
is an admirable witness to God’s grace and glory; that the group
representing five different denominations, came together each month, to
pray for the Churches. Each hosted by the twelve Christian communities
in Epsom, (losing one community along the way) from the 2nd
July 2010 to 19th June 2017. During this time, age and
sickness depleted our numbers, and despite advertising for support, in
the mission to establish togetherness in prayer, the group has ceased to
Martin de Tours have kindly taken up this banner, and Prayer for the
Churches after an initial trial of four months now, continues, being
open, and welcoming to all who would wish to share prayer for their own
particular Church. This is included in St. Martin’s Morning Prayer at
9:15am on the first Monday of the month.
would like to thank Peter Grint ex-Chairman 2010 of CTiE for his
initial inspiration to pray for the Churches; also St. Martin’s, EBC,
EMC, St. Joseph’s, URC, Epsom Christian Fellowship, Christ Church and on
the Wells (the community which no longer meets), St. Barnabas, St.
Stephen’s, the Kings Church and the Society of Friends for hosting us.
Thanks too for those who prayed with us from the Christian Communities
we visited, and for all who shared prayer with us, during those seven
Especial thanks go to Meg, Michael, Christine, Chris, Rosemary Botting (R.I.P)
and Janet without whose faithful support, this group would not have
stood the test of time.
Prayer for the Churches
a revised format
There is an opportunity when any
Epsom Christians can come together for prayer for the Churches in Epsom.
It is on the first Monday in each
month at 9.15 am in St Martin's Church, Church Street.
Please NOTE -
will be held on 8th
January 2018 at 9.15 then reverting as above.
All will be welcome.
The time will begin with a short
ecumenical morning service from the Northumbrian Community which will be
followed by prayer for the Churches.
Arranged so far: Mondays August 7th,
September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th 2017
(when we will review
this trial period for the project). Adrian Esdaile
Other Opportunities for Prayer in the Churches of Epsom
This is a preliminary
list – there may be more and please send them to Adrian Esdaile
email@example.com Please let him know of any changes
These are occasion when
always welcome to join the group
Christ Church, Epsom Common
Monday – Friday (except
Wednesday at 9 am)
Wednesday 9.30 am Holy
Please check weekly
notices on website
Every Wednesday, 10.30
am, Silent Prayer
St Barnabas, Temple Road
Monday – Thursday, 9
am, Morning Prayer
St Joseph’s, Margaret Drive
Monday – Friday,
Eucharistic Adoration, 10 am – 12 noon
(not during school
Masses 10.00am - Monday to Saturday
vary - please check the parish newsletter for updates.
not permitted in the access road leading up to the church.
St Martin’s, Church Street
Monday – Saturday 9.15
am, Morning Prayer
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 5
pm, Evening Prayer
Every Wednesday 10.30
am Holy Communion
2nd Tuesday in the
month at 11 am Contemplative Prayer Group
4th Thursday in the
month at 8 pm Contemplative Prayer Group
Contemplative Prayer Group
- Led by Revd. Canon Adrian Esdaile
Martin's Church twice a month is a
Contemplative Prayer Group.
The method used is that of the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer.
on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11 am and the 4th Thursday at 8 pm, in
the Lady Chapel at the Church.
All are welcome to this ecumenical group.
Contemplative Prayer Group Meet at St Martin’s Church Epsom