Whole Church Prayer Meeting

Normally, 2nd Monday of every month at 8pm in the Wesley Room at St Matthew’s. Check the calendar for each month’s meeting.

Mid-week Prayers

Morning Prayer – Mon-Fri in Cheltenham Minster at 9:00am
Lunch Time Prayers – Mon-Fri in Cheltenham Minster at 12:30pm

Prayer Ministry & Intercessors

There is Prayer Ministry available after every service for those who would like somebody to pray with them.

Our Intercessors are members of the church family who are committed to pray regularly for a specific situation, person or organisation brought to their attention. Requests for intercession can be made through the forms available in either Cheltenham Minster or St Matthew’s (one can also be downloaded from below). Please complete the form and put in the box in St Matthew’s foyer. All requests are treated in confidence. You will be contacted after 4-6 weeks to ask if you would like continued prayer.

Regular Prayer Groups

People gather regularly to pray for specific concerns. Anybody is welcome to join, and you can find a list of our regular groups below. Please contact the church office for more details.

Prayer for Outreach
Prayer for Teachers
Prayer for Prodigals
Prayer for Persecuted
Prayer for Bible Society
Prayer for World Affairs
Prayer for Cheltenham

In conjunction with other Christians in Cheltenham,
members of our church family are also involved in;

Prayer for Street Pastors
Prayer for School Network
Prayer for Christians in Healthcare
Women’s World Day of Prayer

Town-wide Prayer Meetings

Prayer for University of Gloucestershire. Information is available from Ian Davies ( or Richard Cook ( These meetings combine the UCCF prayer group and the Foundation Fellows prayer group. Praise and prayer information covering Higher Education in general, the University, the Chaplaincy team, the CU and local UCCF matters is circulated. These notes are available upon request to those willing to pray on their own.

Prayer for Persecuted Christians. This is held at 52 Lambert Avenue, Shurdington – 7:45 for 8pm sharp start. Further information is available from Ian Davies ( or Jonathan Andrews ( This meeting draws on material from Christian organisations including Open Doors, Release International, Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Middle East Concern.

Mahabba Network. This meets at 7:30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The coordinator is Georgina Jardim ( For more info, visit their website here.

Street Pastors. The group meets to pray for Cheltenham Street Pastors every second Tuesday in the month, 10:30am at St Matthew’s. We start with a cup of tea, Sue Knight leads the meeting and we pray for an hour. Everybody who would like to pray for the Street Pastors is very welcome.

Morning and Lunchtime Prayers at the Minster. Morning Prayer at the Minster takes place every Monday to Friday at 9am and 12.30pm respectively. All are welcome to come and pray in this beautiful building. Each Wednesday lunchtime prayers includes Holy Communion.

Prayer Information Leaflet

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A Letter from Bishop Rachel

About Prayer