Wantage Parish

Resources for your spiritual life

Lenten Rose (photo credit Susie Lapwood)
Lenten Rose (photo credit Susie Lapwood)

Come, holy spirit!

The time between Ascension and Pentecost (this year 9 - 19 May) is kept as a special season of prayer for the Holy Spirit. Since 2017, Christians from all different traditions and parts of the world have been coming together in a global wave of prayer called Thy Kingdom Come. You can find resources and reflections online or download the app.

Spiritual Resources

...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

We have put together a few resources below that you may find useful to enlarge upon your spiritual life. Aside from attending the usual church services, there is opportunity for reading scripture in a group to prayer and worship time at the Holy Half Hour. There is something always available in Wantage Parish.

Group meetings for study and prayer

Gifts for Everyday Faith can be used on its own, or as the first step in a Personal Discipleship Plan. The answers you provide to the series of simple statements in the document will help you to think through where your gifts are strongest. It's a surprisingly insightful tool! Follow the Gifts for Everyday Faith link to discover your gifts.

Personal Discipleship Plan

Launched in to engage with the ‘Personal Discipleship Plan’ scheme, and maybe take up the offer of meeting with one of our team of Encouragers. Contact Susie at PDP@wantageparish.com if you are interested in this. You can find out more on the Oxford diocese web page



‘Pray as you go’ offers daily scripture, led meditation and music through the year, as well as teaching about spiritual practices such as Lectio Divina and the Ignatian Examen. You can opt in to their extra Lent materials as a ‘Lent retreat’. It is available via website and phone app (all free).

Church House Publishing (the official publisher of the Church of England) has various Apps available. Some apps offer a free introductory period followed by a subscription rate which can be read in the T&C's.

Sign up for Daily meditations from Richard Rohr throughout the year via the Centre for Action and Contemplation  


Other resources

The above are just a few examples. There are many more resources, suitable for any time of year, on the Oxford Diocese website: see here for  discipleship and for prayer and scripture.

Confession: Please contact the vicar at vicar@wantageparish.com to arrange this.