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Prayer and Prayer Ministry at St Mary's

May you know the awakening energy of prayer offered and received in the fellowship of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and of the Holy Spirit in the eternity of now, this day and always. AMEN


Every aspect of the life and witness of St Mary’s Church is sustained day-by-day, by the collective and individual prayers of our congregation.

Prayer Ministry is offered by a small, dedicated group of people who come alongside people in times of joy and trouble during services on Sundays and at monthly services for Healing and Wholeness. We also pray for peace and justice for individuals, our communities and the world in St Mary’s every month on Saturday mornings, and meet regularly as a group to support one another.

This ministry, which is authorised by our church leaders, is non-judgemental and strictly confidential.

At the moment, as the pandemic continues to dominate the way we interact, much of this face-to-face, hands-on work is on hold. However, we aspire and plan to be able to offer this form of accompanying prayer again in the very near future. Please watch this space!

Prayer Requests

In the meantime, as members of the Prayer Ministry Team, we continue to hold people and situations as part of our daily prayer when requested. If you would like us to pray for you or for someone else, we invite you to contact either

Margaret Heald:, Tel. 01296 622707
Trish Thomas:, Tel. 01296 622512.

Your prayer need can then be circulated in confidence to other group members.

We would love to welcome new members to our group. If you feel drawn to become a part of this team of people or would like to join in any of our initiatives on an ad hoc basis, you would be most welcome. Please get in touch with us using the contact details above.

Prayer Resources

A number of prayer resources are available here to support and sustain your personal prayer.
Hello and welcome to St Mary's. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome! 

The following information is specifically for those planning to visit us for the first time, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St Mary's Church in Church Lane, Wendover, for our two main Sunday services each week, which start at 9.00am and 10.45am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Plan your journey


There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the Church Centre, which you can find through the door towards the front of the church on the left hand side.

Our Main Sunday Services

Our 9am Holy Communion is a more traditional service, including music and hymns in an established style but using up-to-date language. It will probably appeal to those who are used to more formal Anglican worship.  There is no provision for children at this service.

Our 10.45am Sunday Worship services follow a more informal style with contemporary worship songs. These services are typically most suitable for families. On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, we share Communion at this service and Ignite (for children aged 5-11) and Surge (our youth group for 11-16s) run on these Sundays. The first and third Sundays are All Age services, designed to be rich in teaching and learning for people of all ages - from 2 to 92!

You can find details of our other services here.

Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Church Life section on this website to see if there’s a group that you'd like to join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church, why not sign up to serve on a team. We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in different aspects of our work.

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! St Mary's is open every day from 9am to 6pm and you would be very welcome to come and have a look around before you come to a Sunday service. In the meantime, please fill in the form below if there is anything you'd like to kn
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?
We hope that whoever you are and wherever you come from, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes,

Rev Sally Moring