The PARISH CHURCH

of St Richard

Sydney Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1QE    


The PARISH CHURCH

of St Richard

Sydney Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1QE    


The PARISH CHURCH

of St Richard

Sydney Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1QE    


Prayer and Worship

“The Word became Flesh and made his dwelling among us”

                                   John 1:14

Prayer and worship should be relevant to your life and to what is foremost in your mind; it needs to be in tune with your life and what you see going on around yourself locally and internationally:

Examples of a simple Act of Worship

 Light candle – ‘In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of     the Holy Spirit.’


 Close your eyes and think of someone who has helped you or     shown you a kindness over the last year.


 Give yourself time to think.


 Prompt yourself to say ‘thank you’ from your heart for that     person.


 Challenge yourself to do the same for someone else today.


 Say a Prayer.

It doesn’t have to take a long time. It doesn’t have to be clever or impressive. Just a simple prayer is enough if the day is busy and time short. Other days you may decide to do more. The main thing is that we all acknowledge, every day, as a community, that we are centred on Christ and his Gospel - Being faithful to this requirement for daily prayer will bear fruit over time.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people.

As you make your requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them

and give thanks

1st Timothy 2:1

There is now a Prayer Circle available at St Richard's.  If you would like to be part of a network of parishioners praying for the sick & those in need as part of your daily prayer, receiving prayer requests & make your own requests for anyone in need, please send your e-mail address to lizmildenhall@hotmail.com, or speak to John Delaney, Jacquie Frost or Fr David for more information.