Category Archives: Hever

Intercessions 14 January Ana Roxburgh

Father of new beginnings, bless this year and give us opportunities to make it a good one. Support our pledges to do meaningful work and to improve our lives and of those who surround us. Help us to let go of things that we cannot change, to tackle issues with more patience and to make the most of what we have.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Merciful Father, bless our reverend Wendy, our spiritual and political leaders, locally and nationally, and give them wisdom to guide us through the year.

On Thursday 18th January the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts and we pray that people live in peace with each other no matter what their religion. We pray that all the Christians will put their differences behind them and unite by your great love and lessons of friendship through your son, our saviour Jesus Christ.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Dear God, we pray for all the people in our community who give their time and knowledge to make our parish a better place. We pray for those who raise money, who organise events, who do volunteer work

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

We pray for all who are to be married and baptised in our parish. We pray for our loved ones who we have recently lost, that they have met you and that they have found peace in your presence. Please grant us as well to find peace of mind and that we may hold on to our good memories with them, until we’ll meet them again.

We pray for the sick in our parish Julia McKillop, Huw Roberts, Jill, Len, Rebecca and Matthew Linden, Kevin Agate and for any other known to us.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we pray for all talented people and we thank you for writers, painters, musicians, artists, scientists and researchers that have enriched our lives, given us moments of happiness, and  inspired  us through the gifts that You have given them. Make their work as well as ours be put to good use, to bring friendship among people and those people bring unity across nations.

Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen

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Christmas Services

On Christmas Eve we are going to have a Crib Services at 4pm St Peter’s Hever. You and your family are invited to join us and share the join of the real reason for the Christmas celebrations!

At 11.30pm we are going to have a Midnight communion. Join us for our annual one hour Christmas Eve Midnight candlelight service as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour.

Christmas Midnight Communion

On Christmas Day we are inviting you at Holy Trinity, Markbeech at 9.15am for a Christmas Sung Eucharist and at St Paul’s, Four Elms at 11am for a Family Communion!

Nine Lesson and Carols

The ever-popular services of Nine Lessons and Carols in St Peter’s Hever will take place at 7pm on Friay 15th December.

As in previous years it will be followed by a Carol Supper in the Village Hall. Please come and join us for a 2 course meal.
Tickets for the supper are £10 per person, please book by Thursday 14th by calling Ellie Heard on 01732 865564. Please let her know if you require a vegetarian meal.

CAROL SUPPER

Intercessions 19 Nov Andrew Russell

The Church

Oh God, We pray for the Christian Church throughout the world, as it seeks to support all those who believe in the divinity of Christ and his message.

Locally we thank you, God, for your influence in building up our Christian communities over the last thousand years or more.

We thank you for this rich heritage and for all those who have sought to propagate your message now and in the past.

We pay tribute and give thanks for Wendy’s ministry and for all those who hold office in our three parishes.    Give them strength in their mission to care for and preach the Gospel to young and old alike.

Lord in your mercy…..hear our prayer

The Queen and those in leadership roles

We seek your blessing, Oh Lord, on the Queen and all the Royal family, and give thanks for their long and devoted service to our country and the Commonwealth.

We give thanks for all those who serve the Country in the armed forces and remember with gratitude all those who have laid down their lives in the past for the peace and security we all enjoy today.

May your values support and inform those entrusted to the Government of our Country at this difficult time.

Lord in your mercy…..hear our prayer

The Local Community

We thank, Oh God, you for all who hold a leadership role in our local community….for the Headmistress and staff at our local Church of England Primary School, …..for those who lead the Parish Council and Residents Association,…. and all those who give of their time and energy to support the old and frail in our community.

We pray especially for the sick in our midst, remembering  those on our prayer sheet and  those You hold in your own prayers.   And we seek your support for all those in the caring professions…. who administer to them….the Doctors and Nursing Staff and those in the allied professions.   Give them compassion and understanding in their work. ….We pray especially for wisdom in those who are charged with the care and development of the Health Service at a time of rising need and financial constraint.

We thank you, Oh God, for all the blessings we enjoy in our lives here,  for the beauty and tranquillity of our surroundings, for the love and companionship of our friends, for our warm homes, good food, and the richness of much modern culture.  We pray You would  Protect our young people from the dangers of some of the modern media.

Lord in your mercy…..hear our prayer

 Those who have died recently and all those who mourn.

Oh God, we thank you for the lives of our friends and family who we see no more,  and thank you for the love and care they gave us in our lifetime.   May their example be an inspiration in our lives as we all strive for a more just society both locally and throughout the world.

Merciful Father….accept these prayers for the sake of your son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.   Amen

Prayers of Intercession 29 October

Prayers written by Martyrs of the Reformation

For the universal church by Archbishop Land 1573

Gracious Father, we humbly beseech Thee for the universal church. Fill it with all truth; in all truth with peace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error direct it; where it is superstitious, rectify it, where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen it and confirm it; where it is in want, furnish it; where it is divided and rent asunder, make up the beseeches thereof oh Thou Holy One of Israel; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour, Amen.

A prayer for the Monarchy also by Archbishop Land (words changed to appropriate gender)

Oh Lord grant the Queen a long life, that her years many be rich with Thy blessing. Furnish her with wise and safe councils and give her a heart of courage and constancy to pursue them. Prepare Thy loving mercy and faithfulness for her that they may preserve her so we will always sing praises unto Thy name, through Jesus Christ. Amen

A prayer for the nations of the world by Bishop Andrews

We pray for the kingdoms of this world, for their stability and peace. For our own nation and kingdom that they may abide in prosperity and happiness and be delivered from all peril and disaster. Amen

A prayer for all who are distressed by Dr Blough 1671

Oh Lord, who dost not willingly afflict the children of men, behold from Thy holy habitation of Heaven the multitude of miserable souls and lives amongst us and have mercy on us. Have mercy on all ignorant souls, and instruct them, on al deluded minds, and enlighten them. Have mercy on all broken hearts, and real them; all struggling with temptation and rescue them; all that all fallen from tree, and raise them; all that stand with Thee and confirm them. Oh blessed Jesus, that didst shed Thy blood for our souls to save them, shed Thy holy spirit on all and heal them; for Thy pity’s sake Amen

We commend into Thine eternal care all who have died and we give Thee thanks for they immeasurable enrichment given to Thy church by the great Christians and Martyrs.

A prayer from the Gothic Missal 1680

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost enkindle the flame of Thy love in the hearts of the saints, grant to our minds the same faith and power of love; that as we rejoice in their triumphs, we may profit by their examples; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (originally attributed to Archbishop Cranmer)

Hever Christmas Fair 2017

So excited to announce that the popular Hever Christmas Fair is back this year. The stall holders are FABULOUS, with a wide variety of gifts available. Check out the Hever Christmas Fair Facebook page for full list or

https://www.hevercastle.co.uk/whats-on/hever-christmas-fair/

Like, share, but most importantly, BE THERE! And with your ticket offering free entry to Hever Castle grounds, plus £2.50 for castle entrance, how can you go wrong?

This years’ flyer has been designed with the help with our talented Marielou Linklater!

Prayers of intercession Hever 22 October

Dear Lord, we thank you for bringing us into your home today, to this dear place to us, a place of peace and tranquillity to worship, to give thanks for all the goodness in our lives, to pray for things that trouble us and to pray for us and our loved ones.  

Lord in your mercy

Heavenly Father, we pray that you will help your children less fortunate than ourselves, the suffering, the disadvantaged, the ones hit by natural disasters, injustice and discrimination. Please make your presence felt, bring them comfort and hope, give them strength and will power to restore their lives, their homes, their dreams.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for this troubled world, for those feeling low, stressed and depressed, for those who are experiencing mental health problems. We pray for them and all in care jobs who support them, may they manage to connect with you and find a way in their dark days.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for her Majesty the Queen, her family and their continuous support for charities to help change lives and inspiring others to do the same.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for the sick people in our community and those recently departed.

We pray for our children and our children’s children, for their health, happiness and learning.

Visit to Hever Church

A group from Holy Trinity Church, Upper Tooting, London visited St Peter’s Hever a few weeks ago. They have sent us a letter and some pictures that we would very much like to share with you.
“We enjoyed our visit to St Peter’s Church very much last Saturday – thank you.  There was time for everyone to have a good look round and then we had prayers before setting off for Chiddingstone and Penshurst finishing at Leigh.  Here are some photos of us taken inside and outside the church.
IMG_5762 The HT Walkers at St. Peter_s Church, Hever-1
IMG_5764 The HT Walkers at St. Peter_s Church, Hever-1
We couldn’t have had better weather – warm sunshine most of the way with only one, fairly short-lived, shower very near the end of the walk.  Last year we had rain from beginning to end so it was quite a relief!”