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Prayer is vital within the life of St George’s – and we don’t just say that, we really mean it.  We seek to be a church that is open to God’s leading through the Holy Spirit and that means we’re called to be a prayerful church, one that is both listening to what God is saying and interceding that His purposes would be fulfilled through us.

St George’s has various “rhythms” of prayer, which shape our life as a church:


Prayer Central gatherings are the one place where all the church congregations are called together in one place to pray. Prayer Central meetings can have different formats.  All include worship.  Some will include biblical teaching about prayer.  There is always prayer in small groups, either about church initiatives or prayer for one another in the everyday situations of our lives.  At Prayer Central there is space to listen to what God is saying to us as a church.  Prayer ministry is available to anyone who would like it. We look forward to announcing our dates for Prayer Central in 2017 before the end of the year.

Team 31 is a group of parishioners who commit to pray on a set day each month for the Co-Vicars. This is coordinated by Rod and Penny Kestle. If you would like to be added to Team 31, please contact the church office.

Morning Prayer

There are two prayer gatherings during the week to pray. Saturday, 8.00-9.00am in the Youth Rooms, or Tuesday, 8.30am-9.00am in the Youth Rooms.

Prayer before Sunday services

There is a time of prayer at 8.30am in the robing room at the chancel end of the church, which provides opportunity for people to pray before the 9am service. Alternatively, people are welcome to come and pray at 6.30pm in the creche room at the back of church, before our 7pm service.

Prayer within services

We have different forms of prayer within each of the four Sunday congregations and Wednesday congregation.  Some times of prayer may include formal intercessions, at other times we may use interactive prayer.

Prayer Ministry

After every service there are always people available to pray with you. It might be that God has spoken to you personally during the service, it may be that you have particular needs that you want to bring before God. All those offering prayer have been trained to pray in reliance upon the Holy Spirit.

Prayer Chain

We operate a confidential prayer chain for mobilising prayer when particular needs arise.  Please contact the church office if you would like a prayer request to be sent to the prayer chain.