There are many prayer groups in the Diocese, where people meet to pray in a context other than the Holy Mass. Some are led by a priest, deacon or religious sister. Some are entirely lay-led.
As in other sections of this website, for the protection of privacy we are not giving out personal telephone numbers or home addresses unless we are asked to. To make contact with any of these groups, use the Church Finder to get details for the host parish, or its website, and contact the organising person via the parish.
We have adopted the self-categorisation of groups as used in the printed Diocesan Directory. "Charismatic" means that the group meetings may feature spiritual practices characteristic of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, such as praying or singing in tongues, openness to "prophetic words" or other forms of guidance from God, and the laying-on of hands for healing and blessing. Musical worship may be lively and exuberant. "Meditation" groups will be characterised by a quieter, more contemplative approach with periods of silence. "Other prayer groups" may have different styles or "themes", such as a dedication to a particular saint or spirituality. But any individual group may have elements from all three styles. If in doubt, try them out ! - they will all be very welcoming of new faces.
Charismatic Prayer Groups.
Aylesbury Guardian Angels. Tues 7:30pm in the Church. Contact Fr John Fleming.
Aylesbury St Clares Living Waters group. Tue 7:30pm. Contact Pauline Gilbert.
Bedford (Kempston) - Tue 7:30pm at O L of Ransom. Contact Mary Frost
Dunstable St Vincents. Sun 7:30pm in the Church. Contact Michael Pomfret.
Flitwick Sacred Heart: Fortnightly Wed, 7:30pm. Contact Maggie Dullaghan
Gerrards Cross St Josephs. Mon 2pm, various venues. Contact Jill & Tom Titler.
High Wycombe St Augustine's. Monday 8pm in the Upper Room. Contact Jenny Eaves or Angela Taplin.
Houghton Regis St Vincents. Tues 8:30pm, presbytery (?). Contact Mrs Annie Austin.
Luton Sacred Heart. Fri 10am in the Church. Contact Miss Pat Tansley.
Luton St Josephs. Mon, 7:45pm in the Church. Contact Dcn. Jim Grennell.
Luton Holy Ghost. Mon 8pm in the Church. Contact Danny Kelly.
Marlow St Peters. Thurs 10:30am in the Rectory. Contact Mrs Freda Warren.
Northampton St Gregorys - Thurs 1:30-3pm, in Sacristy. Contact Mrs Maureen Salter.
Rushden St Peters. Mon 8pm in the Church. Contact Sandra Ridley.
Slough St Anthony's. Mon, 1:30pm in the Church. Contact Chris Hartigan.
Slough Holy Family. Wed 7:30pm in the Church. Contact Nancy Leydett
Turvey. Mon 8pm at St Gregory's School, Northampton. Contact Pat & Ray Briskham via webmaster.
Wellingborough Our Lady's. Mon 7:30pm in the Church. Contact Mary Donaldson.
Christian Meditation Groups
Aylesbury St Clares. Mon 7:30pm. Contact Jacqueline Russell.
Toddington - Wed 7:30pm at Park Road, contact Charles Posnett.
Other prayer groups
Aylesbury Our Ladys - Maranatha Community. First Mondays 8pm. Contact Sr Bernadette Larkin.
Aylesbury St Clares - Divine Mercy group. Wed. 6:30pm. Contact Theodie Abante.
Aylesbury St Josephs. Thurs 8pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Contact Kathy Foot
Aylesbury St Josephs. Last Fri of month, 7:30pm, Sacristy. Men's Prayer group. Contact Roger Hardring
Bedford - SS Philip & James. Rosary Group. Mon 1:45pm. Contact Maggie Sloman
Corby St Johns. Beacon Group. Tues 7:30pm. Contact Pam Barwise.
Earls Barton. Tue 7pm at St Anselms. Contact as below
Flitwick Sacred Heart. Mothers' Prayers. Fortnightly, Tue 7:30pm. Contact Sue Barley.
Great Billing. Tue 1pm at Our Lady's. Contact Parish Office
Haddenham Good Shepherd. Padre Pio Prayer Group. First Mondays 8pm. Contact Margaret Walshe.
Little Chalfont - St Aidans. Fridays 10am in Church. Contact Fr Ken Payne.
Luton. Unity Prayer Group. Rosary, Divine Mercy and more. Sun 6pm at Our Lady's, Castle St. Contact Kate Brooks. NEW.
Northampton St Patricks. Mothers' Prayers. Third Fridays, 1:45pm. Contact via Fr Benny Joseph.
Northampton Youth 2000. Wed 8pm at Provincial House, 103 Harlestone Rd. Contact Frances Hooper.
Olney. St Joseph's Convent Julian Prayer Group. Last Weds, 8-9pm. Contact via parish.
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