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Prayer Diary for April/May 2017

Friday 28 APRIL

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Reader: Mrs Angela Mirani (Varese).  All Saint's Milan: for our work with refugees and for the flourishing of our Sunday School; St John the Baptist Varese: led by Angela Mirani, and for our good relations with the Lutheran Church there; The Ascension: Lake Como for Revs Roger Williams and Ed Hanson who will serve the community in the 2017 season.

Saturday 29 APRIL

Düsseldorf: (Also serves Essen) Chaplain: Stephen Walton. Pray that we will love the Gospel and all be active in making disciples, as we start on the Vine Project.

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Priest-in-Charge:  Christopher Parsons. Pray that we would come to know more about Jesus through the teaching and fellowship of our Weekend Away.

Sunday 30 APRIL

Bishop Robert is at Christ Church, Vienna for Confirmations today

Pray for the Episcopal Church Europe (ECUSA), Bishop Pierre Whalon.

1 MAY MONDAY

Tbilisi in Georgia,

Corfu and their Chaplain: Jules Wilson. Pray for continued shared vision and direction for the Church which empowers individuals in their ministries with openness and joy. For the developments in North and the South of Corfu, Lefkada and Paxos.

2 MAY TUESDAY

La Manche in  Northern France: (Includes Gratot Hommëel, Virey) currently without a Chaplain; Readers Michael Brooke, Linda Brooke, Mary Jackson.

Also for Le Gard: Chaplain: Stafford Low, Reader: Brenda McFarlane Forsyth Juntunen.

And Lille: (serving Arras) Chaplain: Debbie Flach (also Area Dean), Readers: Paul Ellender, Suzanne Bray.

3 MAY WEDNESDAY

Costa Blanca: (Includes Albir, Calpe, El Campello, Dénia, Jávea, Gandia, La Fustera) Senior Chaplain: Marcus Ronchetti, Chaplains: Ray Andrews, James Booker, Rodney Middleton: Readers: Ken Cornforth, Stephen Carden.

Also pray for Bishop David on a visit for our Mission and Public Affairs committee visiting Canada until 10th May

4 MAY THURSDAY

Leuven: Chaplain: Jack McDonald.

Liège: Chaplain: Paul Yiend (on sick leave – please pray for his recovery).

Mons International Chapel Centre serving S.H.A.P.E.

5 MAY FRIDAY

Naples: (Also serves Bari, Capri, Sorrento) Chaplain: Jonathan Backhouse. Please pray for all on our Alpha courses, that the Holy Spirit will have spoken to everyone.

Orvieto in Umbria:

6 MAY SATURDAY

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Walter Raymond, Readers: Mary de Vachon, Frank Megginson

Strasbourg: starting the search for a new Chaplain, Also for Reader: David Cowley.

7 MAY SUNDAY

Tuesday 9 May is ‘Europe Day’; please pray for Bishop Robert in his role as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the EU & for his Attaché David Fieldsend. For wisdom in their contacts with the EU Institutions and other church and faith representations in Brussels in these uncertain times.

Pray for the Greek Orthodox Church and for Canon Malcolm Bradshaw as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Apokrisiarios to the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

8 MAY MONDAY

Greater Athens Chaplaincy: (which includes Athens (St Paul), Kifissia, Andros, Nafplion, Crete, also serves Thessaloniki, Patras) Retiring Senior Chaplain: Malcolm Bradshaw, and new Chaplain, Canon Leonard Doolan

Assistant Chaplain (Crete): Philip Lambert, Deacon: Christine Saccali, Reader: Sherry Angelis.

9 MAY TUESDAY

Lorgues with Feyence: without a Chaplain - supported by the Ark Community.

Loudon:

Lyon: Chaplain: Ben Harding, Readers: Keith Burrell, Tim Evans.

10 MAY WEDNESDAY

Costa Brava: (Includes Madremanya, Pau, Sant Ampeli) Chaplain: Anne Jenkins.

Costa del Sol West: (Includes San Pedro, Sotogrande) Chaplain: Adrian Low, Reader: Barry Mason.

11 MAY THURSDAY

Tervuren: Chaplain: Simon Tyndall, Assistant Chaplain: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Ann Tyndall. Please pray for our host venue (BSB, the British School of Brussels) and for our outreach & welcome in the context of increased security measures and more difficult access.

Ypres (Ieper): currently appointing a new Chaplain. Please pray for the right person to lead during a very busy 2017 and 2018 season ahead.

12 MAY FRIDAY

Padova: Chaplain: Jonathan Boardman, Readers: Michael Udeagbara, Charles Onwukwe.

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina) with no permanent Chaplain.

13 MAY SATURDAY

Bishop Robert is at St Michael's, Paris today

Madeira: Chaplain: John Blair, Reader: William Weston.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Currently without a Chaplain, Reader: Judith Murray.

14 MAY SUNDAY

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David with their constant travelling.  Pray for the Diocesan Office in London and all those who work there.

15 MAY MONDAY

Budapest: Priest-in-Charge: Frank Hegedus. Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.

16 MAY TUESDAY

Maisons Lafitte: Chaplain: Olaf Eriksson, Readers: Richard Medcalf, Marie-Claire Eriksson.

Marseilles: (serving: Aix-enProvence) Chaplain: David  Greenwood, Readers: Jane Quarmby, Christine Portman.  Please pray for our two Readers active in pastoral and liturgical leadership.

Please pray for France Archdeaconry Synod meeting in Brittany (17th to 20th May) with Bishop Robert and members of diocesan staff

17 MAY WEDNESDAY

Costa del Sol East: (Includes Calahonda, Benalmadena Costa, Coin, Fuengirola (Los Boliches), Alhaurín El Grande) Chaplain: Alaric Lewis, Reader: Caroline MacFarlane.

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Bob Horrocks, Assistant: Judie Horrocks. Give thanks for the arrival of our new Chaplain  and his wife. Pray that they will quickly settle in and get to know people on the island. Pray that we can establish a regular resident congregation alongside our “swallows” and tourists.

Today Bishop David and Archdeacon Geoff Johnston will be laying a foundation stone for a church development project in Casablanca

18 MAY THURSDAY

Luxembourg: Seeking a new Chaplain, served by locum clergy, with Assistant Chaplain: Andrew Markey.

The Diocesan Communications Committee meets today in London

19 MAY FRIDAY

Rome: (Also serves Macerata) Chaplain: Jonathan Boardman, Assistant Chaplain: Dana English.

Also prayers for The Anglican Centre Rome in Rome: Director and The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See: David Moxon.

The Diocesan Readers Conference beginning today in Cologne till Sunday evening, May 19-21.

20 MAY SATURDAY

Hamburg: Chaplain: Leslie  Nathaniel.

Heidelberg: Served by Locum Clergy, Reader: Rosemary Selle.

Pray for those training to become Readers, for Ulla Monberg (Director of Ministerial Development) and for Elaine Labourel in her role as Senior Tutor and Adviser for Reader Ministry.

21 MAY SUNDAY

Pray for the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, Archbishop Joris Vercammen. 

Pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania. 

Give thanks for Readers serving in the diocese; pray for them and for Bishop David in his role as Warden of Readers on this final day of their conference.

22 MAY MONDAY

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Thor Bjarnason.

Riga: Chaplain: Jana JerumaGrinberga.

23 MAY TUESDAY

Midi Pyrénées and Aude: (Includes Alet les Bains, Brens, Cahors, Caylus, Tarn, Toulouse, Valence d’ Agen,): currently without a Chaplain, Assistant Chaplains: June Hutchinson, Anthony Jewiss, Readers: Peter Gibbs, Paul Peerless-Dennis Gifford, Janet Varty, Clive Billenness, Linda Billenness.  Please pray for the appointment process for a new chaplain and for our ministry team who are carrying the load during the vacancy.

24 MAY WEDNESDAY

Ibiza and Formentera: (Includes Sant Rafael, Santa Eulàlia, Jesús, Es Caná, Formentera) Chaplain: Peter Pimentel.

25 MAY THURSDAY

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Heiloo, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Senior Chaplain: Alan Strange, Assistant Chaplains: James Hill, Francis Blight.

We give thanks for a gradual increase in those volunteering to serve in new ways. Please pray for the right balancing of Alan’s time, between his responsibilities as Chaplain and for the South congregation.

Also pray for the Chaplaincy ministry at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport:

26 MAY FRIDAY

Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) A new Chaplain is in the process of being appointed

27 MAY SATURDAY

The Touraine (Includes Savigny-en-Veron, Tours): Chaplain: John Neal. “A new Church seeking to become better known locally” – pray for their outreach into the local community.

The Vendee: (Also serves La Chapelle Achard, Puy de Serre, La Chapelle Palluau) Currently advertising to find a new Chaplain, Reader: Robin Kenyon.

28 MAY SUNDAY

Pray for the Church of Norway.  Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the French Lutheran and Reformed Churches (The Reuilly Common Statement underlines our unity).

29 MAY MONDAY

Oslo: (Also serves Drammen, Tromsö, Bergen) Working to appoint a new Senior Chaplain, Assistant Priest (Bergen): Kirk Weisz, Reader (in Bergen): Iris Evans-Bjørnø.

Trondheim: Assistant Priest: The Reverend April Maja Almaas, Readers: Mrs Priscilla Beck, Professor Ursula Sonnewald

Pray for Diocesan Synod, meeting in Cologne (Köln) from today until Friday 2 June.

30 MAY TUESDAY

Menton: currently without a Chaplain.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain:  Peter Jackson.

31 MAY WEDNESDAY

La Palma: Chaplain: Jennifer Elliott de Riverol.  Give thanks for Jennifer’s work  as hospital chaplain and  positive ecumenical links shared with the Spanish R.C. community and the German Lutherans.

Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca,  Puerto del Carmen,  Nazaret) Chaplain: Peter Ford.