Prayer Ministry


"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5:16 (NIV)

Prayer ministry is offered at all our services in St Philip's and St James', in our home groups, and also on a one to one basis as part of the normal outworking of God's love in our lives through our on-going relationship with Jesus.

Why do we offer prayer ministry?

We believe that praying with, and for, others is both biblical and right for a community such as ours. Both Jesus and the Disciples prayed and ministered with those they encountered along the way and we are called to model this as individuals and as a community.

Why receive prayer ministry?

Prayer ministry can build up individuals and enable us all to mature and grow as a Church family. Lives can be transformed through the power of prayer which can bring healing, anointing, encouragement and a deeper relationship with Jesus.

What areas do we cover in prayer ministry?

Prayer ministry could be about anything that concerns you including personal issues and concerns, family and friends, local, national, world concerns, or any other general matters.

Those seeking prayer ministry may well be responding to a sermon, a 'word' or 'picture' given during a service, or may have come wanting prayer for an unrelated matter.

As a ministry team, we seek to be open and available to those who would like us to pray with them - it is their agenda, not ours!

Prayer ministry training

There is an authorised prayer ministry team who have all had some training and on-going training is available. The team are happy to listen and pray, in confidence, with any members of the congregation and they are fully accountable to the Clergy.

We cannot guarantee 100% confidentiality when it involves certain on-going circumstances such as child protection, life threatening conditions, or where a person is at serious risk.

For more information about this, contact the Parish Office.