Weekly Intercessions

The Prayer of the Faithful

The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In stillness let us pray to our heavenly Father.


For the Church; govern and direct your holy Church; fill it with love and truth; and grant it that unity which is your will.


We ask you to bless our Diocese; Bishop Martin; Fr Steven and all the clergy.


Lord, hear us;

Lord graciously hear us


For the world; Almighty God, our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the ways of justice and truth.  Establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness and grant that in every land your Kingdom may come, and your will be done.


We continue to pray for all war-torn areas of the world as we uphold the peoples of Syria; Afghanistan; Iraq; Yemen; South Sudan and Libya.


Lord, hear us;

Lord graciously hear us


For this community and Parish; most merciful Father, who has called us to service in the fellowship of the gospel: we ask you to bless and prosper your work in this Parish.  Unite us one with another; teach us to worship you in spirit and in truth and be pleased to use our endeavours to extend your Kingdom.


We ask your blessing on our PCC meeting this week.


Lord, hear us;

Lord graciously hear us


For all who suffer in mind, body or spirit; we commend to your Fatherly goodness all who suffer; comfort and relieve them in their need; give them patience in their sufferings and bring good out of their troubles.


We pray for all those on our parish prayer list and for those who have asked our prayers, remembering especially Fr Raymonde Robinson and David Oldrey. 


Lord, hear us;

Lord graciously hear us


For the faithful departed; heavenly Father, we thank you for all those whom we love but see no longer.  Hold before us our beginnings and our ending, the dust from which we come and the death to which we move, with a firm hope in your eternal love and purposes for us.


We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died, continuing to pray for the repose of the soul of Maureen Theobald; those who in their lifetime shared in the sacred ministry and served this parish; those who have worshipped at these altars; those who have died unprepared for their passing; those known to God alone and those whose anniversaries of death occur at this time.


Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon them
May they rest in peace. And rise in glory.


Rejoicing in the fellowship of St Barnabas; St Agnes; St Mary Magdalene; St Bridget; St James; Ss Joachim and Anne; St Wilfrid and St Hilda and Mary, who was the first to welcome Jesus, we commend ourselves and all Christian people to your unfailing love as we say together: Hail Mary…


In a moment of silence we bring before the throne of grace our particular needs, concerns and petitions.



Father, we make our prayers to you, confident of your love for us.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Prayer Group

Rose Orr runs a prayer group meeting once a month in her flat.

We would really love more people to join us.

The meetings take the form of looking at a saint of the day, possibly a tiny bible study, then praying for people and situations, followed by a cup of tea.

The meetings start at 14.30 and last about an hour and a half.

Please talk to Rose Orr if you are interested in joining.

Dates can be found on the Parish Events page.


For the Parish during our interregnum

During the interregnum, we are alternating the two prayers below in our weekly intercessions. Please take a moment to remember the Parish and those who worship at St. Barnabas.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, giver of every good gift: Be pleased to hear the prayers of your people, and send to us as the Vicar of this parish a Priest after your own heart who shall faithfully and wisely exercise the cure of souls, to the good of your Church and the glory of your name.


Look graciously at this time on the people of this parish, and give to us a faithful Priest who will serve you in all diligence and lowliness of heart, and, by your blessing, bring many souls to the joy of your eternal kingdom.

For our prayers

We  pray for those for whom our prayers have been asked:

Ben Woodfall, Julia Walker, Dorothy Heasman,  Sara Goddard, John Elias, Ruth Butcher, Tim Garfield, David Oldrey, Colin Blaquiere, Roz Grant, Colin Wilsher,  Rose Tallman, Jacky Mercer, Stephen Budden, Peggy Smith,  Kathy Austin, Georgia Carrick, Janice Fairbrace, Ieuan Novak, Tristram Novak, Bert Novak, Valerie Smee, June Siford & Fr Raymonde.


Years Mind

Let us pray for those whose anniversaries fall at this time:

Selina Agg-Large, Martha Bennett, Ellen Walker, Henry Cunliffe, Louisa Wilsher, Frank Pearce, Anne Norburn, Helen Bowdler & Mary Clare.

Recently Departed

We continue to pray for Joel & Maureen Theobald and their families. May they Rest in Peace & Rise in Glory.


That you have this day and every day of your life

God to glorify,

Jesus to imitate,

The Angels and Saints to invoke,

A soul to save,

A body to mortify,

Sins to repent of,

Virtues to acquire,

Hell to avoid,

Heaven to gain,

Eternity to prepare for,

Time to profit by,

Neighbours to edify,

The world to despise,

Devils to combat,

Passions to subdue,

Death, perhaps, to suffer,

And judgment to undergo.