The Prayer Chain

What is the Prayer Chain?

The original concept of the Prayer chain was clergy inspired and is administered by volunteers. The idea was to create a simultaneous and concerted wave of prayer for people in special need. This might be to ask for God’s healing for someone who has suddenly been taken ill, someone suffering from a long term illness or a person who has been involved in an accident.

It can also be used to ask for God’s comfort for the bereaved or for someone going through particularly challenging and difficult times. Prayers will be said for six weeks, following an initial request. All requests are treated confidentially and sensitively.

How does it work?

There are 28 members of the Benefice on the Prayer Chain. These volunteers are divided into two Rota teams. An initial request should be telephoned to Chrystal Baker-Bates, who will then pass the message to the people at the head of each rota. The person at the end of both rotas is also notified, to ensure that the “Chain” completes. Each person contacted then telephones the next person on the list. If that person is unavailable, the volunteer will leave a message and then telephone the next person, until everyone has been contacted.

Email back up is also sent to those people on line, to support the accuracy of the message, but it does not take the place of a telephone call.

We thank God for blessing us with remarkable answers to prayer, over the years.

How do I send a message to the Prayer Chain?

In the first instance, Chrystal can be contacted on 01604 505517 between the hours of 10.00 am and 5.00 pm or contact the Church Office, where a request will be sent on to Chrystal.

How do I join the Prayer Chain?

Please contact the Church Office and your details will be passed on to Chrystal Baker-Bates or contact her direct. Office details can be found on our Contact Us page.