Praying for and listening to one another is a very practical expression of community, and people often carry burdens alone which they could easily share with others. May we encourage you to ask for prayer if this is the case? The Prayer Ministry Team will be very pleased to support you. We are here to pray with you at 10.30 am Holy Communion services on Sundays (come to see us via the vestry door or the north door, there will be someone to meet you), but we would also like to stress that we can be asked for prayer at any time at any service, or afterwards at coffee time. We maintain complete confidentiality, and use the ‘Quiet Room’ to meet with people. We can also be contacted at any time by telephone if you have any prayer needs, or would just like a listening ear: please call Marion Hodges, 01245 261388. There is also a Prayer Board by the north door in the Church for prayer requests, for yourself or others (this can be anonymous if you wish) – the team will pray regularly for the requests posted.
At 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, we lead a Prayer Meeting in the Church Centre to pray for our community, the world and the Church, and at various times we have led meditations, including the special times of Advent and Lent. You are very welcome to join us on these Wednesdays to share in our church's prayer life.
Our church magazine 'in touch' features a ‘Prayer Corner’ every month – you can download the magazine from our Home and Magazine pages. You may also like to look at our special Prayer page.
If you, or one of your family or friends, are unwell or unable to get out easily, or would appreciate someone to talk to for any other reason, please let us know and we can arrange a home visit. We can also take Holy Communion to people at home if they would like. If you think this could be helpful, please contact Revd Susan Iskander, 01245 356720, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collections are taken during most church services, and we really value the financial support people give, to help us make our contribution to the Church’s work in Chelmsford Diocese and here in Springfield. To increase its impact, we ask people where possible to make a commitment to give regularly, and to Gift Aid their donations if they are taxpayers. If you would like to consider supporting us in this way, please look at our Planned Giving Leaflet which provides further information. All giving information and enquiries are dealt with in strict confidence by our Planned Giving & Gift Aid Co-ordinators Tim and Angela Pearce, 01245 465577, email@example.com who will provide an application form for the Parish Giving Scheme on request.
We want as many people as possible to know the difference Jesus can make to their lives, and to be loved and cared for in the way Jesus showed us. We know we can do much more by working together with partners in the Church and the community, and with local and national charities. To find out more about the organisations we work with and support, please see our Links page.