prayer for healing

Prayers for Healing Through Lockdown

O LORD, my God, I cried out to you for help and you healed me Psalm 30,3

St Mary of the Angels has a long history of offering prayers for healing, and we can rejoice that time and again our prayers have been heard and the Lord has healed. However due to the continuing COVID19 restrictions we are no longer able to offer this ministry in person in the church. During the COVID19 lockdown through Spring 2020 prayers for healing were offered during the Way prayer group held over Zoom video conferencing and again (as always) our prayers were heard and the Lord healed. There is now a great need for healing; physical, mental and emotional and for our prayers to be answered and this feels more acute than ever, exacerbated by this second national lockdown.

Stuart Burman is offering 1-2-1 prayer ministry over Zoom video conference through the second lockdown. He has led the Way Prayer group for over 12 years and has deep experience in prayers for healing, both in person and via Zoom/video conference. Prayers will be held on Monday evenings at an agreed time with flexibility to suit you. If you, or someone close to you is in need of healing of any kind (physical, emotional or mental) then please contact Stuart via email ( Full instructions as to how to join the Zoom meeting will be shared with you before the prayer meeting. Remember, the prayers and ministry will be confidential and you do not need to be part of the St Mary of the Angels parish to benefit.

“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.  And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14

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Prayer to Saint Michael

The prayer to St Michael is recommended for use at this time

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle;

be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil;

may God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host,

by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan, and all wicked spirits

who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.  Amen.

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Make a Spritual Communion

When participating in Mass online, or at any other appropriate time, do choose to make a good Spiritual Communion:

I wish, my Lord, to receive you, with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your Most Holy Mother received you, and with the spirit and fervour of the saints.  Amen.

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Managing Numbers at Christmas Masses 2020

Please note the procedures below for maintaining prudent social-distancing and restricted numbers during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Perhaps they won’t be necessary but, for now, we expect that the following needs to be observed:

  1. Admission to Holy Mass for 24th & 25th December will be by ticket only on a first come, first served basis
  2. Applicants please need to state
    • The Sunday/weekday Mass they normally attend
    • Which Christmas Mass they wish to attend
    • How many will be in their party, especially for families

Successful applicants will be notified of individual ticket number(s) allocated and should approach the sacristan at their usual Mass, with a copy of the e-mail confirmation, so as to be given the relevant number of tickets, which will be valid only for the Mass for which people applied.

To apply for a place (or places) at the Mass of your choice, please send an email to

Help Needed: We will also need a good number of stewards/welcomers at each of the four Christmas Masses (6.00pm, 9.00pm, 8.30am and 10.30am).  Kindly offer to assist if you can!  Please speak to the sacristan at the Mass you usually attend.

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Church Open for Private Prayer

Throughout Coronavirus ‘Lockdown #2’ the church will remain open for private prayer from Wednesday 11th November, between 11.00am and 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please feel free to come and pray at those times, in lieu of coming to Mass.



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Lockdown #2

Very regrettably, but following the Government’s latest advice and at the instruction of the Bishops’ Conference, we have decided that the church will, once more, be locked and remain locked until Thursday 3rd December for most forms of public worship. We, as a parish, want to set a good example to those around us by taking very seriously these measures.

Please remember that you can visit the Blessed Sacrament ‘virtually’ or ‘remotely’ online and make your prayers and Spiritual Communions there.


10.30am SUNDAY
10.00am Monday – Saturday (but at 7.00pm on Wednesday)

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Help Needed: Parish Shop

For over 32 years (!), the amazingly generous Roz & Michael Burholt have run the parish shop. We all agree that they have done an outstanding job and have cheerfully and efficiently provided this service for the parish. We are immensely grateful to them and cannot thank them enough! Thank you, Roz & Michael.

Roz & Michael now feel that the time has come to hand over the shop keys to somebody else. Could that be you? Are you excited by the idea of supporting the parish in this important way? Roz & Michael have kindly offered to provide all training and support necessary. If you can help or are interested in finding out more about this voluntary role, please speak to Fr Terry.

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Lectio Devina with Bishop Richard Moth

Hosted by the House of Prayer, East Molesey, online via Zoom Saturday 31st October 2020, 11.00am-1.00pm. This day introduces the practice of Lectio Divina – Praying with the Scriptures.

Bishop Richard will speak about the background to this way of prayer that has been a part of the Church’s life since the earliest times and its suitability for our own times.

Suggested donation – £15.00 Contact or telephone 0208 941 2313.

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The Reality of the Blessed Sacrament

“A cloud of incense was rising on high; the people suddenly all bowed low; what could it mean? The truth flashed on him, fearfully yet sweetly; it was the Blessed Sacrament – it was the Lord Incarnate who was on the altar, who had come to visit and bless his people. It was the Great Presence, which makes a Catholic Church different from every other place in the world; which makes it, as no other place can be – holy.”

St John Henry Newman 1801 – 1890

A description from St John Henry Newman’s novel ‘Loss and gain’ where Newman seems to be describing his own
experience ….


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