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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.

"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
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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.  This year we celebrate 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.

Meetings during Lockdown

Prayer Meetings are on Wednesday evenings 8.00. We meet by "Zoom" video conference call, when we pray for specific needs of individuals as well as more general needs in the current climate. To receive an invitation to the prayer meeting zoom, or to submit any confidential prayer requests, please email:

Click on the following links for encouraging words shared at recent prayer meetings:

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
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

During this time when we cannot meet in Church in person, we offer 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
Mon-Fri 10-4.
Call 07579 824523 leave your name and telephone number and they will call you back

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.

"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

50 years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Read article

Link to UK renewal website