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Saturday 1

Düsseldorf: (Also serves Essen) Chaplain: Stephen Walton.

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Christopher Parsons. Pray for our Annual Meeting, that our reports summarize how God is at work in our lives. We ask God for wisdom and discernment for those in leadership.

Sunday 2 – The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

Pray for The Episcopal Church in Europe (TEC), Bishop Mark Edington. Pray for our partnership with ICS.

Monday 3

Corfu: Chaplain: Jules Wilson, Reader: Jackie Dallos. Pray for the Cafe Logos development, that this year will see new people come and experience the Lord; for wisdom and blessings for our church-wardens Pauline and Anne, our treasurer Christine, the PCC and Admin staff. Give thanks for Jackie's ministry on the island of Lefkada among the community; pray for strength and increase in the fellowship.

Tuesday 4

La Manche: (Includes Gratot Hommëel, Virey) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader Mary Jackson.

Le Gard: Chaplain: Vacant.

Lille: (serves Arras) Chaplain: Debbie Flach, Readers: Paul Ellender, Suzanne Bray. Pray for Debbie in her role as Area Dean.

Wednesday 5

Costa Blanca: (Includes Albir, Calpe, El Campello, Dénia, Jávea, Gandia, La Fustera) Chaplains: Marcus Ronchetti, James Booker, Rodney Middleton; Readers: Ken Cornforth, Stephen Carden. Pray for former Chaplain Don Witts and Doreen as they settle back in the UK.

Thursday 6

Leuven: Chaplain: Jack McDonald.

Liège: Chaplain: Vacant.

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Senior Chaplain.

Pray for France Archdeaconry Committee meeting in Lille today.

Friday 7

Naples: (Also serves Bari) Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for us to continue to grow as a congregation, in love of God and of each other, during the interregnum, and for God’s provision of our new Chaplain - preferably by May 2020!

Orvieto: Revd Francisco Alberca (The Episcopal Church)

Saturday 8

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Lawrence MacLean, Readers: Mary de Vachon, Frank Megginson. Pray for continued healing and peaceful relationship in our congregation.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Readers: David Cowley, Ozichi Baron and Catherine Emezie. Pray for our children in their journey through the Hebrew Bible over the coming months; for St Alban's outreach and new ministry to migrants.

Sunday 9 – 3 before Lent

Pray for the Greek Orthodox Church and for Leonard Doolan, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

Ministry Team: Pray for: William Gulliford (DDO); Ulla Monberg (Director of Ministerial Development); Debbie Cunningham (Ministry Team Administration); those training for ordained ministry.

Monday 10

Greater Athens: (Includes Athens (St Paul), Kifissia, Andros, Nafplion, also serves Thessaloniki, Patras) Chaplain: Leonard Doolan, Deacon: Christine Saccali, Reader: Sherry Angelis. Pray for Leonard in his role as Area Dean. Pray for: migrants who cross the Aegean despite wintry and stormy weather; for lowering of tensions between locals and places where the government plans to locate open and closed sites both on the mainland and the islands; for understanding and peace with compassion from authorities; for those trafficked in perilous conditions.

Crete: Assistant Chaplain: Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacon: Julia Bradshaw. Pray for the development of our vision, mission, and multi-year plan.

Tuesday 11

Lorgues with Fayence: Chaplain: Peter Massey.

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

Wednesday 12

General Synod meets in London (12-15)

Costa Brava: (Includes Madremanya, Pau, Sant Ampeli) Chaplain: Rachel Shock, Reader: Sharon Grant.

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

Thursday 13

Tervuren: Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Patrick Lambert. Pray for us as we start 2020 focusing on three areas we believe God is asking us to focus on: that we will become more of a church which leans to the lost, is dependent upon the Holy Spirit and grows leaders.

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for the church & congregation during our time without a regular chaplain, and for guidance for the group concerned with the search for and appointment of a new chaplain.

Friday 14

Padova: Chaplain: Amos Osaromkpe, Readers: Michael Udeagbara, Charles Onwukwe.

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina, Randazzo) Chaplain: Locum - Russ Ruffino.

Saturday 15

Madeira: Chaplain: Michael Jarman.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: Philip Bourne, Assistant: Robert Chavner, Reader: Judith Murray. Pray for the continued spiritual and numerical growth of this small congregation; and for guidance as members work on a revised Constitution and a review of how its financial and physical resources might be best used for the chaplaincy’s current and future ministry and mission.

Sunday 16 – 2 before Lent

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David with their constant travelling; for Frances Hiller (Bp David's Chaplain),

Ministry Team: Bishop David (as Warden of Readers), Director of Reader Ministry: Paul Wignall.

Pray for all those training to be Readers in the diocese; for Clare Amos (Director of Lay Discipleship).. Pray and give thanks for the work of the Friends (Secretary: Jeanne French)

Monday 17

Budapest: Chaplain: Frank Hegedus. Pray for Frank in his role as Area Dean.

Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.

Tuesday 18

Maisons Laffitte: Chaplain: vacant, Reader: Richard Medcalf.

Marseille: (serves: Aix-en-Provence and Oppède in the Luberon) Chaplain: Jamie Johnston, Assistant clergy: Patrick Cassidy, Malcolm Dodd, David Pickering and John Smith, Readers: Jane Quarmby, Christine Portman.

Wednesday 19

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

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Bob Horrocks, Assistant: Judie Horrocks. Pray for Fuerteventura Chaplaincy Council following our recent Vision Day and the Strategic Development Plan which is coming together. May we faithfully implement the plan as we look for growth.

Thursday 20

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoffrey Read, Assistant: Evelyn Sweerts.

Friday 21

Rome: (Also serves Macerata) Chaplain: Robert Warren.

The Anglican Centre Rome in Rome: Director and The Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See: Archbishop Ian Ernest.

Saturday 22

Hamburg: Chaplain: Vacant.

Heidelberg: Chaplain: Locum Clergy, Reader: Rosemary Selle.

Sunday 23 –1 before Lent

Pray for the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, Archbishop-elect Bernd Wallet. Pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania.

London: Chancellor: Mark Hill; Registrar: Aiden Hargreaves-Smith; Communications Director: Damian Thwaites.

Monday 24

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Thor Bjarnason.

Riga: Chaplain: Eliza Zikmane. Pray for Eliza as she settles in to his new ministry

Tuesday 25

Midi Pyrénées and Aude: (Includes Alet les Bains, Brens, Cahors, Caylus, Tarn, Toulouse, Valence d' Agen): Chaplain: Dan Langdon-Griffiths, Assistant: Anthony Jewiss, Readers: Peter Gibbs, Janet Varty, Clive Billenness, Linda Billenness, Malcolm Rigley.

Pray for Humayun Sunil, to be ordained Priest this evening by Bishop Robert at St Mary's, Rotterdam.

Wednesday 26 – Ash Wednesday

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

Thursday 27

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: Alan Strange, Interim Minister (City Centre): Kerry Buttram.

Amsterdam Community OZ100: Priest: Rik Florentinus.

Heiloo: Chaplain: Vacant.

Schiphol Airport: Mark Hafkenscheid and the chaplains’ ministry team.

Friday 28

Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) Chaplain: Malcolm Bradshaw. Pray for: the residents of Venice recovering from the floods in November, especially those suffering from long term emotional effects; for our appeal launched in January to raise Euro 100,000 to repair and renovate the church building; for ‘Come and See’, a recently established student fellowship.

Saturday 29

The Touraine: (Includes Savigny-en-Veron, Tours) Chaplain: John Neal.

The Vendée: (Also serves La Chapelle Achard, Puy de Serre, La Chapelle Palluau) Chaplain: Hazel Door, Reader: John Matthews.


Sunday 1 – Lent 1

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

Monday 2

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Darren McCallig, Assistants: Sheila Rosenthal, Kirk Weisz, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd.  Pray for Sheila as she settles in to her new ministry and for Darren as he prepares to move to Guildford Diocese.

Tuesday 3

Menton: Chaplain:  Vacant.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain:  Peter Jackson, Assistant, Roxana Teleman.

Wednesday 4

Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Nazaret) Chaplain: Stanley Evans. 

Thursday 5

Arnhem-Nijmegen: Locum Chaplain: Jos Strengholt. 

Eindhoven: Chaplain: Francis Noordanus, Assistant: Barbara Noordanus, Reader: Jan Waterschoot. 

Friday 6

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham. 

Basel: Chaplain: Hilary Jones, Assistants: Anne Lowen, Russell Hilliard, Mark Pogson, Mathias Kissel, Reader: Nigel Spencer.   Pray for our Annual General Meeting (16) and for the new Church Council.

Berne: Chaplain: Helen Marshall, Reader: Archana Jacob. Give thanks for many new people, adults and children, that they will feel welcome; for the international mix of our congregation, that we will continue to learn from one another.  Pray for our new administrator, that the person appointed will settle well in their new role; for 5 teenagers and 1 adult who are preparing for confirmation and will be confirmed in June.

Saturday 7

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria): (Also serves Playa del Ingles) Chaplain: Paul Wignall. Pray for the chaplaincy, the congregation and the many others who come to rehearse, to sing and to perform in our church, as we begin to find the energy for a new stage of our life and work - renewing our garden, our building, and becoming a place where God is praised through the creative arts.

Sunday 8 – Lent 2

Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the German Protestant Churches (Evangelische Kirche Deutschland) (Meissen Declaration).

Diocesan Office in London: Locum Ministry Administrator: Emma Biaggi; Retirement Officer: John Marvell.

Monday 9

Warsaw: (also serves Cracow, Gdansk) Chaplain: David Brown.

Tuesday 10

Paris St George: (Also serves Caen) Chaplain: Mark Osborne, Assistant: Nicolas Razafindratsima.

Paris St Michael: Chaplain: Jonathon Clark, Reader: Andrew Wallace-Burnett. 

Wednesday 11

Madrid: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Celia Paterson.

Thursday 12

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz. 

The Hague: Interim Minister: Andrew Taylor, Assistant: Guy Diakiese. 

Friday 13

Geneva: Chaplain: Vacant.

La Côte: (Includes Divonne-les-Bains (France)) Chaplain: Carolyn Cooke, Assistant Chaplain: Julia Chambeyron, Reader: Betty Talbot. Pray for Carolyn as Diocesan Advisor for Women’s Ministry.

Saturday 14

Leipzig: Chaplain:  Martin Reakes-Williams.

Stuttgart: Chaplain: Kara Werner.  Give thanks to God for the fellowship and talents shared of all those who have left St Catherine’s in recent months and for those who have since arrived as they find their place among us. Pray for the financial future of this chaplaincy.

British Army Garrison Churches and their Chaplains.

Sunday 15 - Lent 3

Pray for the Serbian Orthodox Church, for Robin Fox as Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Patriarch of Serbia.  Pray for the autocephalous Orthodox churches of Eastern Europe and the Baltic.

Pray for Ben Gordon-Taylor (Liturgy Officer); John Newsome (Spirituality Advisor); our team of Spiritual Directors; for John also in his role as Area Dean.

Monday 16

Bucharest: Chaplain: Vacant.

Belgrade: (Also serves Skopje) Chaplain: Robin Fox.

Kyiv: Chaplain: Vacant. Locum: Paul Fremont.  Pray for a permanent, full time priest to lead our church here in Kyiv.

Odessa Mission to Seafarers.

Tuesday 17

Pas de Calais: (Includes Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Hesdin) Chaplain: Kirrilee Reid, Reader: Mary Wood. 

Pau: Chaplain: Robert Dennis, Reader: John Errey.

Wednesday 18

Malaga: (Includes: Velez-Málaga, Salinas) Chaplain: vacant, Interim Minister: Richard Frost, Assistant:  Doreen Cage.

Menorca: (Also serves Cala en Porter, Ciutadella) Chaplain: Paul Strudwick.

Thursday 19

Maastricht: Chaplain Barbara Noordanus. Pray that seekers find our services through our advertising, and that we find suitable helpers for our younger children's ministry.

Rotterdam: Chaplain: Jenni Pridmore, Assistant: Humayun Sunil, Reader:  Grada Schadee. 

Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward. 

Friday 20

Lausanne: Chaplain: Christine Bloomfield, Reader: Angela Fall.   

Lugano: Chaplain: Nigel Gibson.

Saturday 21

Vernet-les-Bains: Chaplain: David Phillips.

Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Chaplain: Dale Hanson. 

Sunday 22 – Lent 4 (Mothering Sunday)

Pray for the Russian Orthodox Church, for Malcolm Rogers as The Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russ.  Pray for the Persecuted Church worldwide and the role of Open Doors in providing information about this.

Monday 23

Moscow: Chaplain: Malcolm Rogers.  Pray for Malcolm in his role as Area Dean.  We thank God for our new kitchen, for the $100k raised last year and pray for the $250k still required for our restoration work. We thank God for significant church growth and pray for wisdom, clarity, authenticity, energy, courage, faithfulness and love in our ministry.

St Petersburg: Chaplain: Vacant. 

Tuesday 24

Poitou-Charentes: (Includes Ambernac, Barbezieux St Hilaire,  Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, Chef Boutonne, Civray, Jarnac, Magné, La Rochefoucauld, Parthenay, Salles de Villefagnan, St Jean d'Angély, Verteuil, Villejesus) Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Paul Knight, Readers: Catherine Chambers, Geoffrey Cornwall, Richard Beech, Martin Sewell, John Matthews, Elisabeth Barnett, Carolyn Carter, Joan Mason. As we are in interregnum, please pray for the group reviewing the chaplaincy’s needs for the future.

Wednesday 25

Mallorca:  (includes Palma-de-Mallorca, Puerto Pollensa, Cala d'Or, Palma Nova) Chaplain: Vacant, Readers: Linda Cade, Vicky Pacey.

Thursday 26

Twente: (Weldam, Goor) Chaplain: Brian Rodford, Reader: Simone Yallop. 

Missions to Seafarers Vlissingen: Chaplain: Pascal Handschin (from the Dutch Reformed Church).

Voorschoten: Chaplain: Ruan Crew, Reader: Anthony Cummings, Ordinand: Matt Thijs. Pray for Ruan in his role as Area Dean.  Give thanks for our recent church weekend away, and please pray for our annual meeting this evening.

Friday 27

Montreux: (Also serves Villars-sur-Ollon) Chaplain: Paul Ormrod.

Vevey: (Also serves Château D'Oex, Neuchâtel) Chaplain: Clive Atkinson, Reader: Michael Cotton.   Diocesan Environment Officer: Elizabeth Bussman.

Saturday 28

Torrevieja: (Includes Campoverde, Cristo Resucitado, Lago Jardín, La Siesta, Los Balcones, San Fulgencio, La Manga) Chaplain: Richard Seabrook, Readers: Roger Harrison, Peter Smith.

Sunday 29 – Lent 5 (Passion Sunday)

Pray for the Church of Sweden.  Pray for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Turkey), for Patriarch Bartholomew and the autocephalous Orthodox Churches and their leaders. Pray for threatened Syrian Orthodox communities in Turkey. 

Monday 30

Gothenburg: Chaplain: David Bruce.

Stockholm: Chaplain: Nicholas Howe, Reader: Pamela Henderson.  Pray for Nicholas in his role as Area Dean.

Ankara: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for the church and congregation during our time without a regular chaplain, for us to work well together. We are thankful for the locums who have served us but are trusting that an Interim minister will be found to help us move forward.

Tuesday 31

Saint Pargoire (Hérault): Chaplain: Roger Smith, Reader: Julie Johnson.

St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson.

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