The Church @ The Pines
The Church @ The Pines

Last Sunday School before holidays

In our final Sunday school before we break for the summer holidays, we talked about the parable of the weeds and how God forgives us when we say sorry for things we have done wrong. We wish our young people and our Sunday School team a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing them at our all age worship services over the summer.

Carol Singing Service

First Candle of Advent

Covenant Service

On the 16th January 2022 we held our Covenant service.


This is the first time it has been held at the usual time, in January, for several years.


It was moved to September as it had to be cancelled two years in a row because of very bad weather.


Revd Soba Sinnathamby presided with members of the congregation assisting. 


We were able to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion as the Methodist tradition is to distribute the wine (non alcoholic) in individual cups.

Prayer for the week

We pray for our ministers, leaders and all who worship here and in the circuit and parish

O Lord, our Director and Guide, we pray for all Ministers and Worship leaders in this Parish and Circuit. Continue to inspire and instruct them and speak through them to all of us. Guide and lead all the church leaders as they seek to fulfil Your plans and purposes. Give us all the courage and trust in You to follow Your direction so that we may be effective channels of your knowledge and love to all who we live among.

We pray specially about the many conflicts going on at present.

We bring before You:

Those who have been bereaved; comfort them.

Those who have been injured; strengthen them and heal them

Those who have been made homeless; calm them in their distress and show them the way forward.

Those who are in the midst of the violence and chaos being generated; especially the innocents and those held as hostages, both young and old, and their families and friends concerned about their health and safety; Give them hope in their despair, strengthen them and enfold them in your protection. Bring them the peace and security so desperately needed.

We pray for Your intervention in these conflicts. Bring Your understanding and compassion to permeate the minds and hearts of all those involved in these conflicts. Lead those in the governments and organisations involved, and all others able to influence them, to seek justice, peace and harmony so that all may live and work together with understanding and compassion for each other.

We pray for all who are affected by the recent floods in this country.

Protect them in these dangerous situations and encourage and lead them in mind, body and spirit to recover as they seek to recover from these losses.

We pray for all organisations and individuals working to bring help and relief to those affected by these conflicts and natural disasters. Give them the  guidance and protection they need and provide them with all the resources needed. Open access for them to enable the relief and assistance to reach those who need it. Inspire and move us to show compassion and support for these efforts through the resources you very generously make available to us.    


We pray for our governments and local administrations.

Inspire them, o Lord, to work together to seek fairness and justice for all. Guide them in the many decisions they have to make. Give them clarity of thought, wisdom and understanding to act and lead in the interests of all so that justice and togetherness will prevail.

We remember all who are ill, and in a moment of silence we pray specially for those known to us personally.

Comfort and strengthen them, o Lord, through their periods of worry and uncertainty. Help them know your presence with them and feel the security of Your healing power. Guide all who care for them, especially those who provide the medical and physical assistance they need. Bless them with the wisdom, knowledge and skill needed and help them show sensitivity, understanding and compassion.

We pray for the community you have placed us in.

Bless us and the neighbourhoods we live in, particularly in Qualitas. Remind us always of our obligations to follow your example of loving and caring for our neighbours as evidence of our love and commitment to You and help us reflect Your love in all we think, speak and do.

The Lord’s prayer

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The Church At The Pines

The Pines Lower Building
Hanworth Road
RG12 7WX