Just under half of UK adults (44%) say they pray and among those who pray, a third (33%) say that they have prayed since the Covid-19 lockdown because they believe it makes a difference. We believe in the power of prayer, join in with our weekly prayer opportunities below.

PAUSE FOR PRAISE

Everyday | Online

We’d love you to join us each day to take a moment to ‘Pause for Praise’ and focus on God. The playlists below, offering differing styles of worship, will be updated daily. We’d love this to be a collaboration, so if you have any suggestions of worship songs you’d like to be included please send us a YouTube link for the song to pausepraise@st-stephens.org.uk

We hope you find the time you spend with these songs refreshing and uplifting!

UNITE 7/14

Join with Christians around the world in a 24/7 initiative to pray for a miraculous healing of our lands from the coronavirus and a spiritual awakening among the nations.

You are invited to pray at 7.14am and 7.14pm inspired by 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says, “If my people humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn away from doing wrong, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive them and heal their land.”

Visit www.unite714.com for a host of resources to help you as you pray.

DAILY MORNING PRAYERS

Weekdays | from 9am | Online
This is a short morning prayer using the Anglican liturgy from the book of Common Worship for some quiet, reflective worship.

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THURSDAY WORSHIP

9am | Online
For those who appreciate a slightly more traditional style, we’re now launching a weekly service called Thursday Worship. Building on our Daily Morning Prayer services, each Thursday we will now include a sermon and a hymn or instrumental to conclude the service. You will able to access this service anytime during week, with a new service being released at 9am each Thursday. 

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24-7  VIRTUAL PRAYER ROOM

Join the 24-7 virtual prayer room anytime to pray for the coronavirus pandemic – sign up for an hour as an individual, household or community. Multiple people are able to sign up for the same slot and pray at the same time. Download a 60 minute prayer guide to aid your prayers for the Coronavirus pandemic. SIGN UP FOR AN HOUR OF PRAYER or post a prayer.

PRIVATE PRAYER

Mondays 10am-12noon, Friday 10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm | Church Building

During August the church building will be open on Mondays and Fridays (from Monday 3 August) to provide a quiet space for individual prayer. All are welcome, including individuals, households with their support bubble and parents with kids (parents taking responsibility for kids). No sign-up is needed, just drop-in during the times listed above.

Please enter via the main entrance where the door will be open. A team member will welcome visitors, take a note of their name and contact details for Test & Trace purposes (please see COVID-19 – Retaining your data to assist NHS Test and Trace in our Privacy Policy). Another team member will then show the visitor to a numbered seat. There is a one way flow and the exit is by a side door.

Seating will be socially distanced 2m and everyone coming in will be asked to wear a face covering – the volunteer teams will wear a face shield. Please don’t come if not feeling well. If you have any questions please contact the Church Office on 020 8892 5258 or office@st-stephens.org.uk

EARLY MORNING PRAYER

Tuesday | 7 – 8 am | Online

A small group for intercessory prayer. Please contact Anne Wallace on 07890 220 036 for more information and log in details.

LISTENING PRAYER 

Thursday | 4 – 5 pm | Online

A small group, focussed on listening to God. Please contact Anne Wallace on 07890 220 036 for more information and log in details.