Prayers for church members (5th May 2016)

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People in our fellowship who are ill but not mentioned by name in the list below.

Barry Blakemore
Barry died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday 29th April. Please continue to pray for Yvonne, Simon, Faith, Miriam and their families. A thanksgiving and funeral service for Barry will be held at St John’s on Wednesday 18th May, more details to follow.

Valerie Nield
Please pray for Valerie and her family following Keith’s sudden death on the 21st April. A thanksgiving and funeral service for Keith will be held on Wednesday 11th May at 12noon at St John’s.

Fred Collin (former member of St John’s)
Pray for Fred who is in QEHB following a major heart attack last week. Please pray for a good prognosis as he undergoes scans to try to determine whether he suffered any brain damage. Pray for Helen and their family at this difficult time.  Update on Thurs 5th: Fred is now out of intensive care and is allowed a few non-family visitors.

Des Cole
Des has given us an update on 5th May.  The course of radiotherapy for the prostate cancer which started in March has now been completed. He praises God that the side effects were better than feared, and quite manageable. During the next few months Des will undergo monitoring for the bowel cancer and the prostate cancer which had been diagnosed.  Pray that the various tests will reveal that the chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments have been effective in removing the cancer cells.  Pray for good outcomes for Des following many months of illness.

Parents of Keith Mason
Please pray for Keith’s father who has deteriorating health problems and is currently undergoing investigations. Keith asks for prayer for both of his parents at this difficult time.

Sid and Margaret Ball (parents of Sarah Ball)
Please continue to pray for Sarah Ball’s mother and father.  Sarah thanks us for upholding her family in our prayers.  She has asked us to pray for good communication between the various doctors, for wisdom and a clear answer regarding Margaret’s adrenal function and medication. This is a long term situation.  Margaret is currently settled in a nursing home. Sid is in hospital and showing some improvement but there are unresolved physical concerns.  Pray for the doctors treating him.

Hazel Thompson (Jeremy Thompson’s Mother)
Hazel had a knee replacement operation on 15th April and is now home from hospital.  She is making good progress but there is a way to go yet. Please pray for her recovery and increased mobility.

Hazel Herbert
Please pray for Hazel who developed pneumonia following a chest infection.  Pray for her continued recovery, which could take several weeks.

Iris Andrews
Please pray for the family and friends of Iris Andrews following her funeral on 13th April. Iris attended the 11am service and Midweek Holy Communion as well as Prime Time.

Les Hyett
Update from Norah on 6th April. “Les is now home after two weeks in the QEH.  He is settling back into life at home and receiving frequent visits from nurses and carers.”  Please continue to pray for Les.

Tom Walker (former vicar of St John’s)
Tom has recently been diagnosed with cancer.  Please pray for him and his wife Molly, 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”.

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

Asher Sinclair (five months)
Pray for his parents David and Helen, his sister Erin, and his grandparents Will and Jo Drever at this very difficult time.  Asher is at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Richard Kent


Older members of our congregation 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


Pray for our new vicar Leonard Browne and his wife Alison as they prepare to move to Birmingham in the summer ahead of Leonard being licensed on 7th September to St John’s Church.

Pray for Antony as he continues to lead the church through the interregnum.

Pray for all those newly elected to the PCC and Deanery Synod at the APCM.  Pray for the new PCC as they prepare to serve the church in 2016-2017.

4th May 2016 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Fran Varley 0

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