Life in the Spirit

Prayer Group

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 HERE

 prayer meetings

 contact and links

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.

"Charismatic and Healing prayer"
- text of talk given at St Joan's prayer retreat 2017.

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.

To email us click here

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  NEW Online monthly meeting Details HERE
Usually meets at Alton Convent, Anstey Lane, Alton on the 4th Saturday of the month for a full or half day of spiritual refreshment and fellowship including Rosary, Mass, Adoration, Prophecy, praise and worship, inspiring guest speaker and healing prayer ministry
Who are we?

The Group was started at St Joan's Catholic Church around 1980 and has met continuously ever since.  In 2020 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary - follow this link for a summary of our first 35 years.

We have no formal "membership" but are open to anyone (Catholic or otherwise) who needs prayer support or who wishes to develop their prayer life and spirituality.

How do we meet?

Prayer Meetings are on Wednesday evenings 8.00. Details HERE.

During the pandemic we have been meeting by "Zoom" video conference call, when we prayed for specific needs of individuals as well as more general needs.

Click on the following links for encouraging words shared at zoom prayer meetings over the last year:

Prayer meeting 22 April             Prayer Meeting 29 April

Prayer meeting 6 May           Prayer meeting 13 May

Prayer Meeting 20 May           Prayer Meeting 27 May

Prayer Meeting 3 June              Prayer meeting 10 June

Prayer Meeting 17 June          Prayer meeting 24 June

Prayer meeting 2 July               Prayer meeting 8 July

Prayer meeting 15 July             Prayer meeting 22 July

Prayer meeting 29 July             Repentance     

Presence of God                       Mary's AMEN

Jesus be the centre               The Word became flesh

The meaning of Epiphany

What is happening in 2022?

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During the time when we couldn't meet in Church in person, we offered short sessions of Bible reflection, prayer and sung worship.

- Lockdown Worship

- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday
- From Easter to Pentecost

- Pentecost


by telephone
from experienced prayer ministers in complete confidence.
Mon-Fri 10-4.

Call 07579 824523 leave your name and telephone number and they will call you back

50 years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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Link to UK renewal website

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.

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.

And the Pope would like all parishes to promote renewal in the Holy Spirit:  "I ask each and all of you ... organise seminars of Life in the Spirit in your parishes share Baptism in the Spirit,” - Pope Francis, Worldwide retreat for clergy 2016

Pope Francis encourages Life in the Spirit

More information about Renewal in the Holy Spirit

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