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Prayers Squares

Our Parish is privileged to be the first New Zealand Chapter of the Prayer Quilt Ministry.

We are delighted there are now nine registered Chapters in New Zealand.


Can you touch a prayer?
Can you pull it close and feel its comfort?
You can if it is part of a Prayer Quilt.


What is a Prayer Quilt?

It is a statement of our faith and belief in God's power to comfort, strengthen and heal. Prayer Quilts are lap-sized comforters with prayers knotted into them. As each knot is tied prayers are offered for the person who is to receive the Prayer Quilt. When fully tied the Prayer Quilt is given as a gift of love and prayer. Anyone who is facing a special need for prayer - be it physical, emotional or spiritual - may receive a prayer quilt provided they accept the gift of prayer in this form.


"It's not about the quilt; it's all about the prayers.".


Our Chapter meet in the Parish Centre each Wednesday, 9am-noon. Please come and join us. We need people to help with sewing, sorting fabrics, making morning tea and a host of other tasks, or pop in and join us at around 9.45-10am for coffee & prayer time.  We will be delighted to see you.


Read some letters from recipients.

Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you would like more information.


We began making quilts at the end of 2005 and by the end of 2016 we were up to 409 Prayer Quilts.

Each year the number of PQs requested has increased from 19 the first year, 24, 26, 36 and so on with 48 requests for the past two years. 


Words that come to mind when thinking about the Prayer Quilt Ministry are compassion,

support, growing belief in the power of prayer, outreach, humility, comfort, strength, courage – the list goes on.