Parish of Belmont, Anglican Church Newcastle, NSW Australia

Prayer Rugs

Prayer Rugs

One of the quiet ministries at All Saints is the Pray Rug Ministry.

After the rugs are assembled, they are normally blessed in the Sunday Service as a physical and spiritual connection between the worshipping life of the Church and a person is sick in one way or another that they may have a sense of being remembered and enfolded in God's loving care.

When the rug is for someone that many of us know, perhaps a member of the congregation, we will normally tie the tassels to the rug, (about five strands of wool about 20 cm long) and as each member of the congregation ties a tassel they offer privately their prayer for the person who is the receive the rug.