Anglican Fellowship of Prayer

Diocesan Representative: 

The Rev. Frances Drolet Smith

Teach us to pray: Prayer shapes who we are

Since 1983, the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP) has been mandated to encourage the ministry of prayer in Canada. As a resource to the Church, the AFP aims to foster a habit of prayer among Anglicans, providing resources to engage individuals and groups in conversation with God. Deepening our prayer can give us access to that experience with more consistency – and when we need it most. The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer wants to help us do just that.

The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer offers a variety of prayer resources through its website  Among the available resources are downloadable video series which could easily form the basis of a parish study program.

As the AFP diocesan representative I’d be pleased to assist you and your parish to deepen your practice of prayer. If you have a question about prayer or topic you’d like to know more about, resources from the AFP catalogue can easily be emailed to you or printed and sent to you. And if time permits, I’m available to visit your parish or group for a prayer workshop or to consult with you by phone.

You can reach me by email at [email protected] , by phone at 902-463-2493  or by snail mail at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 345 Pleasant St., Dartmouth NS  B2Y 3S4

Prayer shapes who we are – and in turn, enables us to re-shape the world.

The Rev. Frances Drolet-Smith

Resources from the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer:

The AFP has lots of resources to support you in deepening your experience of prayer. Here are three you might find useful in preparation for Lent, as it begins on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on February 14th! These brochures are meant to be printed, back-to-back and folded.

Keeping a Rule of Life: request for input


A Rule of Life can be likened to a trellis. In the same way gardeners use a trellis to provide a framework that enables a plant to thrive, a Rule is an intentional, conscious plan that enables a person or a whole community to keep God at the centre of life. I've been exploring how we can live more fully, on a daily basis, the promises we make in Baptism. Are you willing to share your questions, experiences and insights around the value of forming a Rule of Life? Perhaps you are connected with a religious order or are curious to learn more. If so, please email me at [email protected].  Kindly put "Rule of Life" in the subject line if it does not automatically appear. Your contact and comments will be kept confidential. They will also be of great assistance in my on-going research - for which I am very grateful.


AFP Newsletters

Diocesan Times for monthly article "Teach Us to Pray"


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