St. Mary's Church, Woodbridge
"We are here for the glory of God; to be the body of Christ, broken and restored to reflect the Gospel in our lives."
Worship > Prayer & Bible Study

(see also The Road to Emmaus)


Saint Mary's Church Woodbridge Suffolk - East Window

The St. Nicholas Chapel, to the right of the High Altar, is always open for private prayer. If you would like prayers to be offered for any particular reason, please tell the Rector or any of the staff, or enter details in the book kept inside The St. Nicholas Chapel.

Bible Reading Fellowship

The Bible Reading Fellowship notes are published for those wishing to follow a structured Bible reading programme. In booklet form, there are two kinds: "New Daylight" - a short printed Bible passage with a meditative commentary; and "Guidelines" - daily commentaries of a more theological nature on longer passages to be read from a chosen Bible. They are issued every four months and currently cost 8.85 for a year. For more information contact the Parish Office.

The Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer

The Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer is an international informal grouping of people who are interested in pursuing the prayer of silence known as contemplative prayer. The prayer of stillness has been a recognised way of prayer through all the centuries. It is based solidly on the Bible as the Word of God. Jesus said, "The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life".

Our group meets in silence, and receives the Word - a dominical, first person Word. The meeting lasts for one hour. The time is divided between the spoken word (words offered by the "witness" can include: "I AM the Lord that healeth thee" (Ex.15.26); "Abide in Me and I in you" (John 15.4.)) and periods of silence in which the Word is absorbed, and contemplated. The final section of the meeting is devoted to prayers of intercession.

Meetings: In St. Mary's Church on the second Wednesday of each month at 8.00 p.m. Compline follows this meeting. For more information contact the Parish Office.

Intercessory Prayer Group

The Intercessory Prayer Group meets on alternate Tuesdays at 1.45 p.m. with the Rector presiding. Membership is about ten.

We feel that the Prayer Group offers a vital ministry of blessing and support. For this purpose there is a book inside the St. Nicholas Chapel in St. Mary's where anyone wishing for prayers for themselves or others may write their requests. Alternatively, requests may be made to the Secretary of the Group direct. All details are kept in strict confidence.

Meetings: St. Mary's Rectory, Church Street, Woodbridge at 1.45 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays. For more information contact the Parish Office.