Calendar of Intercessions

The Calendar of Intercessions is being reviewed and there will not be a Calendar of Intercessions for the next quarter.

Please continue to pray for all those involved, lay and ordained, in your Benefice, Deanery and Diocese.
See also: Anglican Cycle of Prayer
See also: 24-7 Prayer

Prayer resources:

Pocket Prayer Guides
Try Praying
Shapes for Living
Thy Kingdom Come
Loved and Liked
The Pilgrim Way

Prayer news:

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Booklet: Try Praying

Try Praying free prayer booklet Church of England Gloucester

Download our free prayer booklet:
Try Praying (Booklet)
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Prayer is life-changing, but can often be difficult to ‘get into’. This Prayer page will bring together our growing range of resources, teaching materials and videos from various courses and initiatives going on, to help us in our approach to prayer individually and with others.



Pocket Prayer guides

These pocket sized booklets have been created to help existing Christians enrich their prayers, trying out new ways of connecting with God.

We have copies of each booklet to give away to people within the Diocese of Gloucester (P&P payable as required). Anyone outside of the Diocese will be charged a cost price of 17p per individual booklet or packs of 10 for £1.60 per set. Additional copies can be ordered, please click here.

Please click an image below for the full PDF version:

Contemplative Examen


Shapes for Living

Visit the main Shapes for Living course page (click here)
Shapes for Living is a free 5-week wholeness course. The course offers a fresh way of exploring what is traditionally called a Rule of Life, it is about the whole business of being alive – with ourselves, each other and God. And it helps to hold us true to our beliefs, values and priorities. Shapes for Living introduction:


Prayer Labyrinth

Due to considerations around Covid-19 and hygiene, the Prayer Labyrinths are currently unavailable for hire.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come series and resources (click here)
An annual, global wave of prayer. This prayer initiative by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York helps us join in prayer with the whole family of God the Father, praying for the empowering of God the Holy Spirit, and that we may be effective witnesses to God the Son, Jesus Christ. Thy Kingdom Come introduction:

Thy Kingdom Come main page
See also: calendar of Intercessions
See also: Christian Faith: what we believe

Please pray for us! Here’s what our leadership are tweeting about rn:

Bishop Robert on prayer:


Loved and LikedLoved and Liked

From the Loved and Liked website: We wanted to go back and explore who we were as ‘real people’ – all different with different joys, hurts, experiences and created differently in the first place. We wanted to look at how, perhaps surprisingly, we all have unique stories which are worth sharing and might also be worth taking to the next level.

We created this course material, reviewed it with leaders in different denominations and areas – city and rural. We then ran pilots in different areas with different leaders, reviewed it and refined it again. It has big questions, big challenges, food, fun and fellowship as we journey together.

Visit the Loved and Liked website →
Download the course PDF for free →


The Pilgrim Way Church of England booklet lent courseThe Pilgrim Way

The Pilgrim Way is a new guide to the core beliefs of the Christian faith. Set out in a question and answer format, it follows one of the Church’s very earliest ways of teaching and training disciples.

Watch Bishop Robert and Bishop Rachel discuss the Pilgrim Way booklet:

Read more about the booklet on the CofE website →
Buy the course booklet here →