Prayers for Church Members (13th October 2016)

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

Les Hyett
Norah asks us to pray for Les who is safely settled back at home with carers coming in three times every day. Please continue to pray for Les’ ongoing health problems.

Sid and Margaret Ball (parents of Sarah Ball)
Sarah gives thanks that following a long spell in hospital, Sid is coping amazingly well back in his own home. Please continue to pray for him to receive appropriate care for his ongoing health conditions. Please also continue to pray for Margaret who remains in a care home.  Pray for appropriate care and improvement in her condition.

Christiane Neumann
Christiane is grateful for our prayers. She has completed her chemotherapy treatment but is still feeling very tried and lacking energy. She’d value prayer as she undergoes further surgery on 27th October, that it will remove the final traces of cancer.

Caroline Harvey
Pray for Caroline as she travels to North-East India on a mission trip with a team of 15 others on Sunday 16th October until Tuesday 1st November. Pray especially for good health and safe travels.

Peggy Williams
Pray for Peggy (a lady in her nineties who used to attend Midway, Prime Time etc) as she struggles to settle in to a Care Home. Pray that she will know God’s peace and soon find that this can be a good place for her to live.

Vinod Diwakar
Pray for Vinod for good recovery and a successful outcome following recent surgery.

Asher Sinclair (nine months)
Pray for Asher who is currently back on ICU.  Pray for his medical team as they try to work out how to best help and care for him and that he would get strong enough to be allowed to go home. Pray for his parents David and Helen, his sister Erin, and his grandparents Will and Jo Drever. Asher is at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Barbara Hawkins
Pray for the family and friends of Barbara Hawkins who died on 4th September in the QE hospital.  Barbara, who was 94 years had been connected with St John’s for a long time. Her funeral was on 5th October.  Pray for her son, Chris, daughter-in-law, Jacky and grandson, Nathan at this sad and difficult time.

Richard Harbour (former member of St John’s) died recently.  His Thanksgiving Service was at St John’s on 30th September. Pray for his wife Shirley and all the family.

Father of Pat Brydon
Pat thanks us for all our prayers. Reg (aged 89) is making a good recovery following his recent operation for bowel cancer. Please continue to pray for his continued healing, strength and energy with a personal realisation of God’s goodness and love.

Caroline Gilmour-White
Caroline, ex Living Stone, plans to move to a nursing home in September.  She would value prayer for energy to ‘stay the course’ and manage all the changes that need to be made before the move.

Lesley Osborn
“I am being prepared for when I need dialysis. My main prayer request is that I can manage without it for as long as possible. I have been well enough to have a short holiday for which I am very thankful.”

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

Hazel Herbert
Please pray for Hazel who developed pneumonia some months ago following a chest infection. Pray for her continued recovery, which is ongoing.

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

Leonard Browne as he settles into his ministry at St John’s.

Antony Spencer during his sabbatical which started in October.

PCC members as they serve the church in 2016-2017.

Diana Hopkins our new Children’s Pastor as she prepares to take up the post in January 2017.

Ben Baker, Sean Clancy and Mark Roper as they start their training for the ordained ministry this autumn.

If you would like your prayer request to be included please email Fran and Stella on

13th Oct 2016 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Fran Varley 0

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