Prayer for church members (24/09/15)

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


Peter Paddock
Peter Paddock is in hospital awaiting heart surgery for a mitral valve repair. Please pray for Peter and Jenny to trust God as this time and that the operation would be happen on schedule and be a complete success.

Gerald Jones
Please pray for Gerald’s family especially for his sister Thelma Jones following his death on Wednesday 23rd September.

Daniel Roberts (8 weeks old)
Tim and Katie ask for prayer for their 8 week old son Daniel. He has a suspected food allergy to cows milk protein and soya so Katie has taken things out of her diet; however Daniel is still experiencing episodes of sickness and blood in his nappies. He also has a scan for a different bowel condition on the 23rd September.

Frank Gregory and family
Gwen’s funeral is on Friday 18th September at 11.30am at St John’s. This will be followed by light refreshments at church. There is a committal at Lodge Hill for family only at 12.30. The family will not be coming back to St John’s after committal.

Gwen passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon 31st August. Please pray for Frank and all the family at this time.

Martin and Stefanie Zaske

Stefanie has emailed to ask us to pray for Martin’s knee. After four hospital appointments in four days they have discovered that Martin needs another operation and so have had to cancel their flights back to Africa. Stefanie writes “The (keyhole) surgery is planned here in Stuttgart for the 18th of September. Will you pray with us for success and good healing.”

Simon Martin
Brian and Christine would like to thank those who have prayed for their son, Simon, in his crisis. “Please give thanks to the Lord with us that Simon seems more settled and hopefully the crisis has been averted. Give thanks also that his psychiatrist has been very responsive and helpful. The care home, whilst struggling to meet his needs adequately, are working well with us on his behalf.

“Simon’s condition is ongoing and complex, and we value and appreciate any prayer you wish to make if you feel led to pray.”

Ripa and Roozbeh (members of St Mark’s, Smethwick)
Update from Jeremy Thompson: “The Home Office granted Ripa’s mother a 6-month visit visa and she is already here in the UK. This has been a great morale boost to Ripa and a huge answer to prayer. There is no change – yet – to Ripa’s health. She is awaiting further scans and medical appointments.”

David Dixie
David’s mother (aged 93) died on 24th August. Please remember David and all the family in your prayers following the funeral.

Barry Blakemore
Pray for Barry who is poorly at home and undergoing a further course of treatment. Please pray for Yvonne as she cares for him and for their children Simon, Faith and Miriam.

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


Margaret Ball (wife of Sid Ball, mother of Sarah Ball)
Margaret is now at a nursing home in Handsworth Wood. Please pray for her continued recovery.

Des Cole
Des 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.”

Delphine Nurse
Pray for Delphine as she recovers from an operation for breast cancer and is currently undergoing further treatment. 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.

Lesley Osborn
Please pray for her general health.

Priscilla White (Area Dean and Vicar of St Faith and St Laurence)
Please pray for Priscilla recovering for surgery for cancer.


Thelma Jones
Thelma has now moved to the care home in Cotteridge. The address is 31 Middleton Hall Road, Kings Norton B30 1AB. Telephone 0121 624 0506. Please pray for her as she makes this her home.

Laurie Deimel

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

Richard Kent

Peggy Williams
Peggy is now living at home in Harborne. Pray that she would settle back after her trial time in Buckinghamshire.


Carers in our church family who are looking after those who are ill or in need of on going care.

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

Those who can no longer attend church for a variety of reasons

The New Appointment Group
This group was selected at the PCC meeting on 20th July. The members are: Parish Representatives -Geoff Heyes, Janet Ryland. Church Wardens: Brennan Horne, Debby Bridge. Other members: Jeremy Thompson, Lis Whybrow. The group has begun the work of preparing the parish profile, as the process of appointing a new vicar commences. Please pray for them in the weeks ahead.


24th Sep 2015 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Fran Varley 0

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