The Friends’ prayer:

Loving Father, we give you thanks for all those who over generations have used their practical and artistic skills to make this church a place of spiritual discovery, renewal and healing. 

Look with favour upon us who have pledged to befriend this holy house, that we also may have our part in the work wrought here for your glory. 

Grant that, through the power of your Holy Spirit, we may grow in love for you and for our neighbours, so that this building may become and ever remain an open door between heaven and earth, showing your love to all.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.