The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick


       Prayer Hands

Prayer of the Day

 A Vacancy Prayer for St. Johns and St, Matthews

Heavenly Father, we are Christ’s body, and your Holy Spirit is the head of the

Church. We commit to work together in harmony as two sister churches,

seeking to understand and to listen to one another.

Guide us through this interregnum so that we take wise decisions,

make inspired plans and grow, both in numbers and as Your disciples. 

We commit to walking alongside You as we seek a new priest, 

One whom You have equipped to lead us at this time in our history,

 One whom we are able to bless in return. through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Praying for Rastrick

This week, starting Sunday 24th January, we will be praying for all those who live or work in Tithe Barn View, Huddersfield Road, Woodhouse Lane, Ryecroft Lane and Woodhouse Gardens; for the staff and pupils all our schools presently closed; for the work of The Space at Field Lane and for the residents and staff of all our Care Homes.

If you live or work in any of the above streets or places, or anywhere else in our neighbourhood and have a particular need, please contact us.

In our Rastrick churches, we pray for our community throughout the year, naming different streets and schools each week.  If you would like us to pray for you, or for a situation concerning you, please text or leave a voicemail message on 07594 963340, or e-mail us at  Your request will be prayed for confidentially by trusted people.

A group meets regularly at the Vicarage every fortnight at the vicarage on Sunday evenings - see the Calendar for details. During the interregnum vacancy, this group has moved to Kay and Keith's home. However this meeting has been  temporarily  interrupted during the Corona virus restrictions.

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