Welcome to Kelvedon and Feering Churches. Prayer is at the centre of our communities, find out how we can help you below.
St Mary’s Kelvedon and All Saints’ Feering have a list of people available to pray for you and our community. If you have a prayer request please ring Sarah on 07807214953/570381 or Anne on 571289 for Kelvedon or Sonia on 561946 for Feering and they will pass your prayer request onto the Prayer Team.
Your request can give as much or as little information as you would like. Just a first name and “please pray for Jane or John” Or you can give the full name and more details. It does help to know roughly why the request has been made, so “please pray for Jane who is worried about the health of her children” is the sort of information that helps us focus.
Please be assured we will keep any information you give us strictly confidential.
"Prayer is not an escape; prayer is the way to conquest. Prayer is not flight; prayer is power. Prayer does not deliver a man from some terrible situation; prayer enables a man to face and master a situation. So often people pray to be rescued from a situation......, to be healed from a sickness...... Sometimes, it is true, deliverance comes, but far more often the answer is that we are given the strength, which is not our strength, to go through with it.... Prayer does not provide a means of running away from the human situation; prayer provides a way of meeting the human situation." William Barclay
We are trying out new prayer initiatives to help us all to remember the great need everyone has for prayer in our lives – Prayer Request Cards. The Prayer Request Card is a pocket sized slip which will be issued monthly and available in church. The intention is that we have different special requests each month, and these will be printed on the slips, together with a prayer you could use. We ask that you then pray for these needs at home. There will also be a tear-off slip which can be left in the box in church if you have any special prayer needs yourself.
We do hope that these will be well used and an encouragement for us all to improve our prayer life.
You’re warmly encouraged to use the prayer resources that the Church has provided during this time by clicking on this link:
A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
RESOURCES FROM CHELMSFORD DIOCESE & AROUND THE UK TO SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH WORSHIP AT HOME
Throughout Christian history, some Christian people have found themselves isolated from the sacramental life of the Church for all sorts of reasons and particularly in times of plague, famine and warfare. At such times the Church has encouraged people to make what is called a spiritual communion. It is a way of uniting yourself with Jesus and entering into a communion with him even though you are not able to receive the sacrament. Chelmsford's Diocese Spiritual Communion Web Page includes an explainer video and order of service which can be downloaded and used at home.
Live Streamed Services from Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral are now live streaming morning and evening prayer every day on their Facebook page.
National Day of Prayer and Action
Perhaps the simplest way to encourage home worship this Sunday is to ask people to participate in the Churches Together National Day of Prayer and Action. People are encouraged to light a candle and put it in their window at 7pm and to pray for the sick, the anxious and those who work in our Health Service and Emergency Services.
The Uk Blessing - Churchs sing the Blessing over the UK
A beautiful blessing to lift and calm you:https://youtu.be/PUtll3mNj5U
Further Information regarding support from Chelmsford Diocese and worshipping at home can be found on their website:
We work closely with the other churches in Kelvedon; The United Reformed Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Every month members of all the churches meet together to pray for the villages of Kelvedon and Feering. These informal prayer meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, each church taking its turn to host and lead the session.
We begin with breakfast at 8.00 a.m. and end at 9.00 a.m.
See the Kelvedon Parish Magazines for details of upcoming sessions.
Members of the church meet together to pray informally on the second Monday of the month, at 8.00 p.m. for half an hour. This is led by a member of the group and the meeting is held in the church rooms at St Mary's.
Everyone very welcome.
Prayer Ideas to Try
There is no right or wrong way to pray but sometimes it is helpful to have some guidelines to get you started.
Why not try this? At the end of the day