Here are Christ Church we consider ourselves a prayerful, prayer filled people.
Our current Prayer Elder is Margaret Bolt.
Healing on the Streets back up prayer team pray 10-12 every Saturday. Anybody needing prayer should go to Big Bridge where there will be Christians from many different churches in Tonbridge and the surrounding area who are there with a listening ear, an encouraging heart, ready to call on the healing power of God if asked.
Prayer Breakfast for men – not currently running – watch out for more details or check Blog pages for forthcoming dates.
Prayerful People – The LifeSprings cafe is open every day Mon-Sat 10am -1pm. The staff are always willing to chat and can pray with customers if asked.
Prayer Book – This is in the Foyer cafe area. Please write down your prayer requests and these will be read out and prayed for on Sundays.
Prayer Team 11.30 am Sunday – Prayer team available after every Sunday Morning Service
Prayer Places – In the church is a board showing places for prayer & meditation in the local area.
Prayer Points – The display stand has information on Christian organisations that would love to have more prayer partners. Also there are daily Bible study notes provided by Voices of Hope.
Prayer Partners – Small prayer groups who focus on the work and vision of this church. If you want to get involved in praying for this church, this building – where it should be going and what it should be doing, then speak to Margaret Bolt. If you would like to host a prayer group then also speak to Margaret.
Pastoral Prayer – All church members and many adherents are on prayer list headed up by an Elder or others who have a passion for pastoral support and who pray for and keep in contact with those on their list. Pastoral list is up on the church board. Let the Pastoral Elder know if you want to join up.
Prayer focussed People – The Tonbridge Prayer Initiative -5 hours of prayer on the 1st Friday of each month, focussed on Tonbridge and its Revival. Hosted here at Christ Church.
If you want to read more about prayer this link may be some help.
QUIET PLACES – This is coordinated by Margaret Bolt, (Elder in Charge of Prayer). If you know of any other places then please let us know via the contact form. There is now a noticeboard and information stand dedicated to prayer and prayer places in the church
Other than all the local churches there are some particular quiet places where it is possible to go for prayer – and include:
Burrswood Christian Centre for Healing – provides convalescent and respite care, has beautiful grounds for contemplation plus a cafe and bookshop. Chapel open for regular healing services. A place of quiet which offers physical and spiritual healing
Services at the church of Christ the Healer –http://www.burrswood.org.uk/our_ministry/our_church
House of Prayer – run by Beauty from Ashes and based in Hildenborough. Jennifer Rees Larcombe opens her home.
This is by appointment 01732 851146 and offers prayer (including Bethel Sozo) and counselling. All of this is designed to help you move closer to God ‘and find new freedom to be the people He designed them to be’.
And where Tuesdays are special – As well as the usual appointments it is possible to extend your stay to include a walk or picnic in the gardens, join in a Midday worship session and ‘feel the house is your home for the day’.
For those unable to visit the house it is possible to have prayer by email or phone. Prayer requests are sent on to ‘Prayer Shouters’ who have a real gift for praying for others, and especially for those who are going through the same things that some of them have been through. Or contact us if you feel led to be a ‘Prayer Shouter’.
See the website – www.beautyfromashes.co.uk
Christian Healing Centre
Retreats, Quiet days, Prayer and Painting
Teaching days, grounds to explore, meals available
More information from http://www.crowhursthealing.org.uk