Journeys of Prayer

The life of our Church is underpinned by a life of prayer. The office is said daily and all are invited to participate in morning and evening prayer. During the week a regular prayer group meets to share in fellowship and journey in prayer together. Each month we publish a parish prayer diary in which we bring before God the prayers and petitions of this community, the wider church and the world. Throughout the year we host the Emmaus Course during which we explore, discuss and discover more about the Christian way of life. We have created a small, more intimate chapel, for private prayer and more intimate forms of worship.


'Tuesday at Two'

The Prayer Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays in the month at 2pm. Our time together includes reading from scripture ...a time for reflection opportunity to share experiences, thoughts and concerns ...and time to pray.

Our meetings are informal and relaxed. If you would like to join us, even just occasionally, you will be warmly welcomed

Contact Isabel Bryce: Tel. 0161 980 5762 for details

Transport can be arranged



At some point on our journey of faith we might feel it is time to affirm for ourselves the promises made on our behalf at Baptism, or perhaps we are ready to enter into a deeper commitment to the christian way of life. Confirmation is a special service when we commit ourselves again to Christ and we seek to strengthen our faith. Confirmation is a great occasion when the wider church also recognises our journey of faith and the confirmation service is presided over by a Bishop, usually with many other candidates from all over the diocese. Here at St. John's we journey together with those wishing to deepen their faith and explore confirmation. If you are interested in being confirmed, or re-affirming your baptism, please contact the clergy.

The confirmation prayer ;

Defend, O Lord, these your servants with your heavenly grace, that they may continue yours forever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more until they come to your everlasting kingdom. Amen