The Parish of Sandal Magna
St. Helen's and St. Paul's Church
Serving Sandal, Walton and Portobello
in Wakefield UK
© Sandal Magna PCC 2011
Ministry of caring, visiting and praying for anyone who is ill or troubled in any way.
Jesus promises that when we ask in faith, he will answer our prayer. There is no special technique: all that is required is that prayer comes form the heart filled with faith and love. Our prayers are never, however, just for physical healing, but for wholeness: the healing of body, mind and spirit.
Prayer is offered at both churches after the main Sunday service. If not announced please ask Rupert, the Vicar, or a churchwarden to direct you to a member of the prayer ministry team.
The laying on of hands
The laying on of hands is a prayer for healing. It is a sign of blessing and a symbol of union with Jesus. It is as if Jesus is telling us I am with you. The laying on of hands takes place at St Helen's and at St Paul's. Please look in our Grapevine newsletter for dates.
For urgent prayer in emergencies we have the Walton Prayer Chain. The contact number is Mavis Rowley on 256252.
If you wish to talk to someone about your bereavement even if it was a long time ago contact the Parish Office and we can put you in touch with a member of the Bereavement and Loss Team.
If you would like to receive holy communion at home or in hospital because of illness please get in touch with
Rupert Martin 255441
If you would like to receive a visit from a member of the church, just to listen, chat or pray with you, please contact the vicar, Rupert Martin 255441.
This is for people with learning difficulties, telephone Jane Shields, telephone number 377921.
Twice a year we hold a Memorial Service for the family and friends of all the people whose funeral has been conducted by someone from St Helen's. The family are invited to light a candle and place it on the altar, in memory of the person who has died. We also extend the invitation to anyone who worships with us at either church who may like to remember a loved one in this way. These services take place April and October.