Sent to set hearts on fire to live and love as Christ did. Since 1831.
Spanning generations, from many nations. Since 1831.
Loving our community. Since 1831.
When we, as a family of Christians, gather together we worship, we pray for
Much of the rhythm of prayer is something very ancient, passed down through the centuries. In monasteries and convents, in which people devoted themselves to a life of prayer, Christians would come together to pray at several times during the day:
In the Church of England, these Offices or Hours of prayer have their legacy in
Each have special prayers appropriate for the time of day as well as the time of year, readings from the Bible, including the psalms (the ‘songbook’ of the Jewish and Christian faiths), and space to pray for the world.
Below are links to the ‘Daily Offices’ of the Church of England, which change every day, if you would like some structure to your prayers:
We have a group at St James’s committed to the power of prayer to transform, to bring comfort and relief, dedicated to praying especially for those in urgent circumstances.
St James’s also has a team dedicated to focussed and prayerful healing ministry, which is available at the 10am worship service on the last Sunday of the month. When that last Sunday of the month is a fifth Sunday, the healing ministry replaces the intercessory prayers, and added ministry of anointing by the clergy and accompanied by the prayers of our healing ministry team.
If you would welcome prayer for yourself or someone you know, please fill in this form below.