Prayer for Church Members (28th May 2015)

If you would like your prayer request to be included in this list please email Fran or phone The Church Office on 0121 427 4601


Chris and Gill Barker (former Living Stones in Sweden)

Chris has emailed from Sweden to ask for our prayers for their daughter Ruth (nearly 19yrs) who had major brain surgery today (28th May) in Great Ormond Street Hospital. Chris writes: “If this is successful another more major operation will follow on 4th June. Ruth has struggled with epilepsy for her whole life and  in her teenage years the epilepsy has got worse and is not properly controlled by the many medicines she takes.  The best hope they have offered us is for repeated surgery to remove the part of the brain that may be causing the disease.  Please pray that if the second operation goes ahead it will cure her epilepsy.”   More information from Jude Smith.

Ruth Spalton
Ruth is 103 yrs old on Tuesday 2nd June, she is St John’s oldest member. Pray for Ruth and give thanks for her life as she reaches this milestone.

Carol Swain
Please pray for Carol’s son Richard, who is being treated in London for cancer of the lymphatic system.  Carol is warden at Lingfield Court.


Helen and Charles Nixon
Helen and Charles give thanks to the Lord and to all who have prayed for the safe arrival of their first grandchild Benaiah Phineas Nixon on 19th May, a son for Greg and Liz (Benaiah means The Lord builds up).

Bob and Pam Kimmins
Bob asks us to give thanks for the nerve-blocking injections in his back.  Pray for correct level of pain killers.  Pray that the Lord will guide surgeon’s hands as Pam has a total knee replacement on May 28th and for speedy recovery with no infection.

Barry Blakemore
Pray for Barry who is very poorly but now back at home following a spell in hospital last week. Please pray for Yvonne as she cares for him and for their children Simon, Faith and Miriam.


Des Cole
Update – Des has now been out of hospital for over a week and is recuperating at home following surgery to remove a tumour and section of his bowel.  Cathy writes “Please keep praying for us – for strength, resilience, good sleep, wisdom in dealing with the rest of life ……..  Des also has to make some decisions about work – please pray for wisdom about these.”

Marjorie Featherstone
Pray for Marjorie back home following a recent spell in hospital. Pray for Paul, Anthony (at University) and Susie (taking exams).

Lesley Osborn
Lesley is now at home after a long spell in hospital. Please pray for her general recovery.

Delphine Nurse
Pray for Delphine as she recovers from a recent operation for breast cancer.  She asks us to pray about the emotional and practical as well as the physical aspects of the situation for herself and also for her house-mate Jackie.

Ann Parker (sister of June Fluck)
June writes “I am pleased to say that Ann was discharged from Gloucester Hospital on Friday 8th May. Please pray for her health to continue to improve also for her as she looks at the choices of a new home, possibily in Birmingham.  Many thanks to all in the church who have prayed for her over the time she has spent in two local hospitals.”

Rachel (daughter of Rosemary Kennedy)
Rosemary writes “Thanks you for praying for my daughter Rachel and family who has recovered well from hip surgery at an early age.  She will need one more check up but now drives.”

Joan Benham
Joan is now out of hospital and back at St Joseph’s care home. Please pray for her struggling to cope with life.

Olive Hill
Pray for Olive who is unwell in hospital

Mac Rowse
Pray for Mac following his knee replacement surgery.  He is now out of hospital and making a good recovery so far, pray for continued healing.

Betty Edmonds
Pray for Betty Edmonds who has an on-going health issue

Caroline Gilmore-White
Following her diagnosis with Motor Neurone Disease Caroline writes “Dear church family, thank you so much for your prayers and support. My house will go on the market in mid April and is looking good, thanks to all the stupendous decorating help I’ve had from you all. I’ve found a green and leafy place in Bournville I’d like to move into when a flat becomes available. Please could you pray that this would be sooner rather than later.”

Mike and Rachel Hill
Pray for Mike and Rachel and family as they make preparations to leave Cambodia and return to the UK at the end of June.

Gertie Hughes
Pray for Gertie in hospital following a fall.

Hazel Thomas
Pray for Hazel Thomas in hospital with a broken arm and a broken leg following a succession of falls.

Peggy Williams
Pray for Peggy as she moves to an Abbeyfield Home in Buckinghamshire for a 4 week trial period beginning 17th April.

Priscilla White (Area Dean and Vicar of St Faith and St Laurence)
Please pray for Priscilla following an operation for cancer.

Margaret Wozencroft
Pray for Margaret who is struggling with very painful sciatica.  Pray for wisdom for the medical staff treating her.


Doreen Goff

Laurie Deimel

Bernie Barber (sister-in-law of Ginny Cornish)
Pray for Bernie following a diagnosis with bilateral ovarian cancer. At present it is thought that these are new primary cancers and not spread from her knee sarcoma which she had removed just six months ago.

Richard Kent


Others in our fellowship who are ill but who are not mentioned in this list

Carers Pray for those in our church family who take care of others.

Housebound members of our our fellowship, and those in Nursing Homes.

Pray for Church members no longer able to attend.


28th May 2015 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Stella Jennings 0

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