"To ease, through prayer, the burden of cancer on individuals, their loved ones and the community and to pray that the day will come quickly when all cancers can be prevented or cured."

Rev Phil Jump prayer

God of life and love; compassion and mercy

Companion through every shade of life's journey

You inspired a Psalm writer centuries ago to declare

If I go up to the heavens, you are there

If I make my bed in the depths, you are there

If I rise on the wings of the dawn

Or settle on the far side of the sea

Even there your hand will guide me

Your right hand will hold me fast


And so we seek your presence in the midst of our journeys

Diverse and different, yet interwoven through the impact of cancer


You are there - when the news is disappointing, the prognosis hard and the choices difficult

You are there - in the healing, hope and relief of therapy, cure and "all clear"

You are there - when the symptoms are painful and the treatment hard to bear

You are there - in the love, care and commitment of those who share this journey with us

You are there - in the possibilities and hope we discover through common adversity

You are there - in the memories, love and longings that never desert us

Be there we pray

In the homes and family life of those who live with cancer

Be there we pray

In the research laboratories of those who strive to find cures

Be there we pray

In the treatment rooms, wards and hospices where comfort, hope and healing is found

Be there we pray

Wherever our common humanity is invested in providing love and care, support and therapy and sharing each other's burdens.

Be there we pray

In the hopes and fears; the possibilities and realities; the research and expertise; the dedication and commitment; the accepting and the overcoming that bring together today

Guide us, comfort us, inspire us and hold us fast we pray

Through Christ our Lord



Phil Jump


For Pause for hope - October 2013

Messages of Hope

A message from:

"A Prayer Companion Through Cancer" by Kate Strickland.

A beautiful book of prayers for anyone coping with cancer.

Available on Amazon


Service Details

Services 2018

St Paul's Church, Cantley, Doncaster Sunday 11th February 2018 at 3pm

Cathedral Church of St Philip, Birmingham Sunday 25th February 2018 at 3pm

Chester Cathedral Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 3.30pm

St Bernadette's Church, Motherwell ML1 3PH Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 7pm

St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley Sunday 8th July 2018 at 4pm

St Michael and St John's Church Clitheroe Sunday 14th October 2018 at 3pm

HMP Littlehey Huntington, Cambs PE28 0SR Thursday 4th October 2018

St Peter's Church, Lampeter Sunday 21st October 2018 at 2.30pm

Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Sunday 28th October 2018 at 3pm

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Bath St, Glasgow Thursday 25th October 2018 at 7pm


Services 2019

Birmingham Sunday 22nd September

Lampeter Sunday 20th October 2019

Liverpool Sunday 27th October 2019



Further Information

Contact Us

Professor Ray Donnelly MBE FRCS
c/o Roy Castle Centre, Cotton Exchange Building, Bixteth St., Liverpool L3 9LQ
T: 0333 323 7200
Website: www.pauseforhope.org.uk

email: pauseforhope@gmail.com