Churches Together in Epsom

Prayers for Website 2017

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 me. 

As I bow low and try to hide, the miracle is that you are there and I can sense your presence

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Prayer for the Churches

It 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 be.

St. 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.

I 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 years.

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. 

Juliet Galipeau  

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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 esdaileadrian@yahoo.co.uk   Please let him know of any changes

These are occasion when outsiders are always welcome to join the group praying

Christ Church, Epsom Common

 Monday – Friday (except Wednesday at 9 am)

 Wednesday 9.30 am Holy Communion

 Please check weekly notices on website

Methodist Church

 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 holidays)

Weekday Masses 10.00am - Monday to Saturday

Times may vary - please check the parish newsletter for updates.

via http://st-josephs-epsom.org.uk/

Parking is 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

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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.

We meet 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

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