Prayer is central to the life of St Luke’s and you are welcome to use the church for quiet reflection or prayer during the week. If it is locked please ask someone in the Parish Office (located in the Community Hall next to the Church) to unlock it for you.
If you or someone you know has an urgent need for prayer and you would like their name included please contact the parish office or a member of our pastoral team, Suzy Lamont email.
The St Luke’s Prayer Chain is a group of people who have undertaken to pray for those in need on a regular basis. A letter with the names of those to be prayed for is distributed monthly. If you have a prayer request or would like to join the prayer chain, please contact Suzy Lamont email.
In the church on weekdays
Prayers are said in church almost every day of the week as well as Sundays. There is Holy Communion, 09:30 Wednesday and Meditation every weekday morning at 7.30am in the Lady Chapel. Everyone is welcome.
Every week we designate a charity for special prayer. The charities we pray for are ones in which members of the congregation are actively involved. St Luke’s also supports these charities financially. Information about the charity of the week is given in our weekly notice sheet.
On the first Sunday of each month the ministry of the 'laying on of hands' takes place in the Lady Chapel during the 10:00 service. If you would like to receive a special blessing and prayer for healing and wholeness, please make your way to the chapel after you have been to receive communion or a blessing. Anyone is welcome to receive the laying on of hands, which is administered by clergy and specially trained lay people. Hands are usually placed gently on a person’s head or shoulder while a prayer is said quietly.
Praying with the web
There are plenty of web sites with suggestions for prayer and with daily passages of reflections. Why not try:
web site of the Jesuits in S. Ireland, specifically for those wishing to pray on line
web site of the World Community for Christian Meditation
the Church of England website