Weekly Intercessions

The Prayer of the Faithful

The 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time


In humility let us pray to our merciful Father.

For the Church; may Jesus the Great Shepherd protect his flock the Church and restore all that go astray. 

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

Lord, hear us;

Lord graciously hear us

For the world; O God of Love, look in mercy on the nations of this world and unite them in the bonds of peace.  Strengthen the love of righteousness and freedom among humankind and bring the whole earth into obedience to your reign.

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

Lord, hear us;

Lord graciously hear us

For this community and Parish; O Lord, who by word and example has shown us the meaning of neighbourliness and the way of love:  Grant that we may learn to recognize as our neighbour everyone who needs our help.

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 Tim Mumford; David Oldrey and Fr Kevin Scully. 

Lord, hear us;

Lord graciously hear us

For the faithful departed; grant rest and peace to the dead, through the mercy of Christ who came into the world to save sinners.  Gather them into their true and eternal home.

We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died, continuing to pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Raymonde Robinson; 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; Ss Cornelius and Cyprian; St Andrew Kim Tae-gon and Companions; St Matthew; St Wilfrid and St Hilda and Mary, Mother of our forgiving Lord, 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, your love is with us always and trusting in that forgiving love, we make our prayers to you.  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, June Siford,Tim Mumford & Fr Kevin Scully.


Years Mind

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

James Maude, Mabel Paice, Annie Longley, Elizabeth Poole, Helen Hughes & Hilary Perry.


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.