Articles on prayer:

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 5,000 copies of each booklet to give away to people within the Diocese of Gloucester (P&P payable as required). Subsequent print runs will need to be paid for at a cost price of 17p per individual booklet. Additional copies can be ordered, please click here.

Please click an image below for the full PDF version:


Contemplative Examen

Shapes for Living

SfL course content(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:


Policies, Liturgy and Orders of Service

Style guide, templates and examples. Policy papers giving guidance on a variety of topics from the use of robes and vestments to non-alcoholic wine at Holy Communion.  For full details click here.

Prayer Labyrinth

The Diocese of Gloucester has two prayer labyrinths that are available for hire. The Canvas labyrinth for indoor use only and the Rope labyrinth which can be used either indoors or outdoors. For full details click here.

Thy Kingdom Come

TKC 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:


See also: calendar of Intercessions

See also: Christian Faith: what we believe

Bishop Robert on prayer:

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