Prayer for Church Members (17th March 2016)

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Tom Walker (former vicar of St John’s)
Tom has recently been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.  Please pray for him and his wife Molly, who suffers with dementia; and all his family at this difficult time.

Lesley Osborn
Lesley is home from hospital following recent valve replacement surgery. Lesley writes: “I am getting on well with the new heart valve and gradually increasing my strength and what I can do. I am still at risk of my kidneys failing more permanently, but I am very grateful that they rallied after an episode of acute renal failure some while ago, and then the heart surgery. Thanks to everyone for their ongoing prayers”.

Helen Nixon
Helen would like to thank all who have prayed for her cataract operation, which took place smoothly, with no delay needed following her recent treatment for cellulitis.  Please continue to pray for her complete recovery.

Chris Feak (former member of St John’s)
Pray for Chris following a serious heart attack two weeks ago and now with the added complication of pneumonia. Please also pray for strength for his wife Alison and for their children Tim and Clare.  We have received an update from Alison via Angie Atkins: “Chris is now on the general ward and in good spirits.  I am not sure what future treatment he will need.  His lungs are slowly clearing”.

The late Betty Edmonds
Please pray for Betty’s family and friends following her funeral this week. Betty was a long-standing member of St John’s who served for many years in various capacities including helping at a Talk Together creche.

Bernie Barber (sister-in-law of Ginny Cornish)
Please pray for Bernie who is very poorly with late stage ovarian cancer.  Please pray for her all her family at this difficult time.

Thelma Jones
Give thanks that Thelma has recovered from her second eye operation. Pray for that this might result in some improvement in her sight.

Des Cole
Des gives praise that having finished chemotherapy for bowel cancer in January he has been signed me off any more treatment. Also, that the job that he started in November has been going well.   Des started a course of radiotherapy for the prostate cancer on 3rd March, which is taking place every working day for seven and a half weeks. Pray that he does not suffer the worst side effects, and the treatment will be effective in removing the cancer cells.

Baby Asher
Please continue to pray for Baby Asher in cardiac ICU at Great Ormond Street following a life threatening virus that has had seriously affected his heart function. Pray for all the medical staff treating him and for all the procedures that he undergoes on an almost daily basis. Pray for his parents David and Helen, his sister Erin, and his grandparents Will and Jo Drever at this very difficult time.

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

Sid and Margaret Ball (parents of Sarah Ball)
Please continue to pray for Sarah Ball’s mother and father. Margaret is currently settled in a nursing home but would appreciate continued prayer for her health. Sid has struggled to cope with the change and is now in hospital himself. Please pray for the whole family and for wisdom for those treating Sid.

Jeremy Sharpe
Pray for Jeremy undergoing renal investigations at QEHB.

Doris Macdonald
Please pray for Doris for continued good recovery at home following a major gall bladder operation.

Delphine Nurse
Please pray for Delphine as she continues to recover from radiotherapy treatment.

Richard Kent

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

Older Members of our Congregation
Pray for other older members of our congregation. Pray especially for people with dementia and those who care for them.


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

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

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


Parish Representatives -Pray for Geoff Heyes and Janet Ryland and their role in the appointment process.

New Appointment Group – Pray for the Church Wardens: Brennan Horne, Debby Bridge, and other members of the group: Jeremy Thompson, Lis Whybrow, in their supporting role.

The Bishop and the Patron, Church Society – pray for their important roles in appointing our new Vicar

17th Mar 2016 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Stella Jennings 0

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