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Life in the Spirit Prayer Group
There is no set format, but the meeting will usually start with a time of praise and worship - including contemporary praise songs. There may be readings of short extracts of Scripture, followed by a time of silent meditation.

We usually pray for Spiritual Renewal and a fresh infilling of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (more details here); and we always set aside time to pray for the needs of those present, their families and friends, the Parish, other issues of concern, and healing ministry.

Over the years, the group has arranged several "Life in the Spirit" Seminars for spiritual renewal as well as Alpha courses,"CaFE" (Catholic Faith Exploration) courses, and other training courses and Prayer Services for the Parish.

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal
in the British Isles. With numerous resources and articles, and links to the Good News Magazine.

Cor et Lumen Christi
is a Catholic charismatic community in Chertsey who  run regular training courses and conferences in Catholic spiritual development.

The Catholic Bible School near Chichester  runs regular training days and courses in Catholic spiritual development, as well as monthly healing prayer meetings.

Alton Day of Renewal meets at St Lucy's Convent, Medstead on the 4th Saturday of the month for a full or half day of spiritual refreshment and fellowship including Rosary, Communion, Adoration, praise and worship, guest speaker and prayer ministry. Details of 2016 programme here.

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Who are we?

The Group was started at St Joan's Catholic Church around 1980 and has met continuously ever since. It has no formal "membership" but is open to anyone (Catholic or otherwise) who needs prayer support or who wishes to develop their prayer life and spirituality.

Prayer Group meets on Thursday evenings 8.00-9.15pm in the Foyer of the Parish Centre with the exception of the First Thursday each month when we usually meet in the Church for an Evening of Renewal: either Praise and Worship; Healing service; or Holy Hour. See details of special Thursdays by going to the 2016 page.

Look what we are doing in 2016

This is a microsite created by the Life in the Spirit Prayer Group, members of St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Farnham, Surrey, England. Visit the main Parish Website
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Why "Life in the Spirit"?

We are named after the Life in the Spirit Seminars, the foundation course in learning about how to experience the power of God working in our lives.

More information of Life in the Spirit seminars.

​​Pope Francis is keen to encourage Catholics to develop a deeper appreciation of the work of the Holy Spirit. “Listen to the Holy Spirit because he is giving people the good news that God loves them and can renew, purify and transform their lives.” – Pope Francis, 8th May 2013.

More information about ​​Renewal in the Holy Spirit
In May Bishop Richard Moth gave an inspiring talk:


Find out more about Lectio Divina HERE

For more information about the Year of Mercy  go to our 2016 page
Looking ahead to 2017

50 years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Link to International website