Category Archives: Markbeech

Intercessions 27th May Nick Irens

 Creator God, eternally existing in three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we come before you to offer our praise and adoration, and we pray that you will keep us steadfast in our faith in you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Heavenly Father, fill our hearts and homes with the love you have so freely given. Awaken us to new beginnings. Help us, as part of your universal church, to reach out to others with the good news of Christ.

We pray for Bishop James and our priest, Wendy. We give thanks for those who inspire us by their Christian leadership and we pray that we may be welcoming, to all who come to join us here in prayer.

We ask you to guide us in our relationships with each other, within the Church, within our families and with our neighbours. May you draw us together in your fellowship of love and joy.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Lord our God, we thank you for the blessings of our country and the freedoms we enjoy. We pray for our Queen and her family and we ask you to bless the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan, bestowing on them your great gift of children.

We pray that you guide the nations in the way of justice, liberty and peace. That the Holy Spirit may unite and reconcile the peoples and those in authority, to bring an end to war, hatred and discrimination.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Gracious Father, we give thanks for our beautiful world and ask that you make us more aware of our responsibilities to our environment, our climate and our resources, so we may ensure that the beauty of the earth continues for future generations.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


God of hope, we turn to you for those who are eaten up with guilt and foreboding, those whose Christian life is a steep and rocky path. We bring to you the despairing and despondent, and those who are tempted to do wrong. May they have your guidance and strength.

We pray for all those who are weak, who are ill, who cannot cope on their own, and all those in need or trouble, who ask for our prayers.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Loving Father, we pray for all in hospital and those who care for them. Through your abundant love may they find comfort and hope.

We pray for those we have loved but see no more. They remain forever in our hearts; and may they rest in peace in your heavenly home forever.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Holy Trinity, three persons and one God, may we look for and know your presence in our daily lives,

  • In our relationships
  • In our work and service
  • In our recreation
  • In our worship
  • and in our times of joy and sorrow

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can obscure. We pray that you turn our darkness into light and in your light shall we see light.



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



JUST TWO WEEKS TO GO….Hever Parish Council (covering Four Elms, Hever and Markbeech) – Annual Assembly

Tuesday 15th May 6 – 9pm Hever village hall (presentations start 6.30pm).

all welcome to hear short presentations from;
Kent Fire and Rescue service
Dr. Morrison (Edenbridge Health Centre)
Edenbridge Community First Responders

and to discuss our community spaces – what do we value and what would you like to improve ?

All most welcome, refreshments provided.

Intercessions Nick Irens 22 April 2018

Gracious God, whose Spirit helps us in our weakness and guides us in our prayers, we pray for the Church and for the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

Renew the life and faith of the Church; strengthen our witness and make us one in Christ.

Grant that we and all who confess that Christ is Lord, may be faithful in your service and be so filled with the Spirit, that the world may be turned to you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Living God, guide the nations in the ways of justice, liberty and peace, and help them to seek the unity and welfare of all people.

Give all in authority wisdom to know and the strength to do what is right.

We pray not only for the victims, but the perpetrators of evil and violence in our world. We pray for a change of heart and attitude, an awakening to a better way of living.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Loving Father, comfort those in sorrow; heal the sick in body or in mind and deliver the oppressed.

We pray for those whose lives feel empty or cheated, or filled with pain, or worry, or guilt. For all those whose hopes and dreams are in tatters and for all who are in any kind of tribulation or distress.

Grant us compassion for all who suffer and help us to carry one another’s burdens, that we may fulfil the teaching of Christ.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for therein lies the kingdom of heaven. Lord, we pray for all women and especially for our friend, Lucy, who will soon experience the miracle of giving birth.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 Heavenly Father, we pray for those whose lives have been saddened by the death of someone close to them, for members of our families who have died and those we have known and loved.

Yesterday, we gathered here to celebrate the life of Rebecca Linden. We pray, Lord, that you will look after her in your home and, when you deem the time right, re-unite her with her family and bring them happiness together again.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious God, receive our thanks and praise for all who have served you faithfully here on earth, and especially those who have revealed to us your grace in Christ.

May we and all your people share the life and joy of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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


on SUNDAY 8th APRIL 2018
from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM



Please come along to see & buy some beautiful hand made items, useful items and lots of “treasured” items from a lovely family home.

Intercessions Nick Irens 11 February

Heavenly Father, as we come before you, we give thanks for those whose influence has led us to worship here this morning. We pray for our Church; for all congregations, for our bishops, priests and deacons, and all who are called to the different ministries in the Church. We pray for Wendy and thank you for the leadership and teaching that she provides us.

Today, we welcome our new Archdeacon, Julie, and we pray, Lord, for your presence and guidance, as she goes about her daily work and inspires us to follow in the Christian way. We pray for her help and support, as we seek to secure the future of our Benefice, to best serve the needs of our community and the Church.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Loving Father, we pray for peace in the World, for statesmen and rulers, that they may have wisdom to know and courage to do what is right. For all who work to improve international relationships, that they may find the true way to reconcile people of different race, colour and creed. And for men, women and children the world over, that they may have justice and freedom and live in security and peace.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Lord, we pray for our places of work, our colleagues, friends and neighbours, and members of our families. We confess our own failings and lack of compassion and understanding. We ask you to give us a spirit of love and forgiveness, that sees the good in each other, that bears no grudges and forgives all grievances. May we learn to forgive, even as you have forgiven us, that we may live in peace and unity together.

Bless the children in our families, our communities and throughout the world. May they grow up secure in your love and teaching, and learn from the mistakes and injustice that has gone before.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, we pray that you are able to provide solace and inspiration to those who feel detached from you at this moment. Those who feel that you may not be present in their daily lives, or find it difficult to turn their thoughts towards you. We pray that they are able once again to experience your comfort and realise that you had never left them, but were always there waiting.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of hope and giver of all comfort, we commend to your healing all who are in pain, or ill at home, or in hospital. We pray for those about to undergo surgery and for all who depend on others for life and comfort. May they be reassured by the strength of your presence. In a moment of quiet, we recall all whom we know are in need of our prayers…….

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Loving Father, surround all who mourn this day with your continuing compassion. May their grief not turn them against you and may they know, that you are always beside them sharing their sorrow. We pray for all those who have given their lives in the service of our country and are thankful for the sacrifice they made for us. And, for all who have died, we thank you for your promise of eternal life and peace, sure in the knowledge that they will know the joy of living in your presence forever.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

We thank you Father for the fresh joys and challenges that each new day brings, and for the love and encouragement your Spirit gives us. Grant that your love may so fill our lives, that we may count nothing too small to do for you, nothing too much to give and nothing too hard to bear.

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

Ash Wednesday 7pm Service

Holy Trinity, Markbeech | 14th February, 7pm

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of prayer and fasting. It commences the season of penance, fasting and reflection in preparation for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.

In Holy Trinity, Markbeech there will be a service including the Imposition of Ashes. We look forward to welcoming you to our service on the first day of lent.

Archdeacon’s Visit

11th February 9.15am

Sung Eucharist

Holy Trinity, Markbeech

On 11th February we have an important visitor in our parish  – Archdeacon Julie Conalty – who will be coming to take the service and preach.  PLEASE come along to this service!  The new Archdeacon is an interesting lady and will, I am sure, have something interesting to say.  The choir will be meeting and we hope to see lots of children too!Archdeacon's visit



Intercessions 14 January Nicki Talbot

Almighty God,  We have come together today to praise and give thanks; to sing hymns and psalms and to pray for our gratefulness, as well as for our needs and hopes.  We ask you to help us quieten our minds for a short while to feel your presence with us here in this peaceful place.  This church was built for our small community to meet and worship.  We are the inheritors of this place and we pray for guidance about the future of our church.  Help us to have open minds, to remain non judgemental and alert to new transforming possibilities.

Lord in your mercy

Open our eyes, Lord, to the loveliness and beauty of this world which you have created.  Teach us to revere the bounty of the earth, the sky and the sea, that we may never use anything you have given us for wrong purposes. We ask you to help allow ourselves time to sit and stare; to enjoy the first stirrings of spring; the perfection of a tiny baby’s hand; a game with children or a walk with the dog and in so doing to feel your presence within us.

Lord in your mercy

Loving Father, pour out your Holy Spirit on all those whose lives are drawing to a close.  We pray particularly for Rebecca Linden that she may feel your loving hand and keep her from pain and suffering at the end of her earthly life.  We pray too for her parents, Jill and Len in their sadness.  Help us as a community, Lord, to endeavour to find the right words and offer the right help to make a difference.  Let us take a moment to pray for the Lindens and to bring any others close to us who are in need to mind …

Lord in your mercy

Dear Lord, we give thanks for all people who devote their lives to the care of others.  We give thanks for young people training to become doctors and nurses; for our GPs struggling to give their patients the time they need and for our hospital doctors coping with an impossible work load.  We pray Lord for guidance for the future of our Health Service.

Lord in your mercy

Holy Spirit of God, plant in us your self-giving, transforming love.  We thank you for the love you show us; for Wendy who ministers to us so faithfully,  and for the family, friends and strangers you lend us to love as we walk through life.  We bring to mind those we love but see no longer.  Grant us a real and spiritual sense of continuing unity being bound together in the love of Christ.  Deepen and increase in us that love and touch our hearts with gratitude for all the blessings you shower upon us. 

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