An Invitation to pray in May, Mary’s month

Here’s an invitation to join in a ‘chain of prayer’ from St Chrysostom’s in May, traditionally called Mary’s month.

GabrielFor centuries Christians have been praying the Angelus at morning, noon and evening each day. Pausing in the midst of work and life to remember God and to pray. The Angelus particularly remembers Mary’s YES to God. In Easter the Angelus is replaced by the Regina Coeli another simple prayer which reminds us of the Resurrection and invites us, with mary, to share joy in the world.

At St C’s we’ve invited people to choose a day or days when they will say the Regina Coeli (up to and including May 15th) and then the Angelus (from May 16th to the end of the month).

People have done so and now we invite anyone who wishes to join us too. Would you like to join in?

Mary annunciation B GYou can indicate you are, and let us know your chosen day/s, through our Facebook page if you wish. You are welcome to say if you can whether you will pray in the morning, at noon, or in the evening.

We’re also inviting people to post on the Facebook page or in our Church facebook group with a photo (a selfie perhaps), if they wish, saying they have prayed and perhaps saying where they prayed. It’s working already!

We invite people to pray the devotion in this way:

  • Either early morning, noon or in the evening, pause for a moment. Be still.
  • Thank God for the day.
  • Pray for yourself and for your loved ones.
  • Pray for St Chrysostom’s Church and people and any other Christian community dear to you. Pray for joy in faith.
  • Pray for peace – in your heart, your homes, your communities, ourworld.
  • Then say the Regina Coeli / Angelus.

The leaflet given to our church people for May has the words for the Angelus and Regina Coeli click here for a copy.


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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