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Monday 1

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Acting Archdeacon: John Newsome. Pray for John as he takes on this extra responsibility.

Eastern Archdeaconry: Acting Archdeacon: Adele Kelham. Pray for Adele as she takes on this extra responsibility.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Yerevan, Zagreb) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Assistants: Mike Waltner, John Barker, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Ben O’Neill.

Tuesday 2

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Buree, Bordeaux, Condom in the Gers, Doudrac, Limeuil Haut, Monteton, Périgueux-Chancelade, Ste Nathalene, Sorges) Chaplain: Anthony Lomas, Assistants: Liz Morris, Charlotte Sullivan, Readers: Janis Adams, Sheila Marshall, Patrick Sturges, Michael Torne, Roger Verrall.

Wednesday 3

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon Geoff Johnston.

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Vacant

Thursday 4

Antwerp: Chaplain: Andrew Wagstaff, Reader: Egbert van Groesen.

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers.

Friday 5

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Acting Archdeacon: Geoff Johnston. Pray for Geoff as he takes on this extra responsibility.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 6

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain: Christopher Jage-Bowler. Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO) – following the visit of Bishop Jonathan Gibbs, that the good relationship we have established with the Frauenkirche hierarchy & the wider Lutheran Church in Saxony will strengthen further.

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Michael Bullock, Assistant: Richard Gardiner. Pray for wisdom as we discern the future of the Chaplaincy in the next two years and beyond.

Sunday 7 – Lent 5

Give thanks for our relationship with the Lutheran Churches of the Porvoo Agreement. Pray for the Porvoo Contact Group and the Lutheran Church in Great Britain.

Monday 8

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan. Pray for the Church ACM on 14th April and for our Children's Ministry and outreach events.

Tuesday 9

Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon Meurig Williams.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 10

Casablanca: Chaplain: Medhat Sabry.

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 11

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain: Augustine Nwaekwe. Pray for Heide Huis in West Flanders, which offers local palliative care and is being financially supported in this second quarter of 2019 by the Anglican Church Ostend-Bruges. May their work be blessed, their staff given skills and compassion and their patients given peace.


Friday 12

Florence: (Also serves Siena, Bologna) Chaplain: William Lister, Deacon: Giampaolo Pancetti, Reader: Maria Makepeace.

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for: Passiontide and Eastertide in Genoa; for adults preparing for baptism and confirmation in July; for Revd Moses Adesina, awaiting clearance to return to Kenya

Saturday 13

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for our “Talking Jesus” Course on Wednesdays through Lent.


Sunday 14 – Palm Sunday

Pray for the Lusitanian Church, Bishop Jorge Pina Cabral. Pray for the Church of Denmark and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia.

Monday 15

Copenhagen: (Also serves Aarhus) Chaplain: Smitha Prasadam, Readers: Professor Ursula Sonnewald, Victoria Wadsworth-Hansen, Graeme Lloyd-Roberts.

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 16

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet.

Dinard: Chaplain: Vacant.


Wednesday 17

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman, Assistant: Deborah Chapman. Give thanks for the good service of our previous Churchwardens; pray for those about to take over; for God's provision of the right person to appoint as Youth Worker.

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 18 – Maundy Thursday

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk.

Brussels: Associate Chaplain: John Wilkinson, Assistant: Fiona Simon, Deacon: Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Readers: Jennifer Le Jeune, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West, Arttu Makipaa, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Mark Van Eker. Pray for the establishing of new and expanded home-groups for those who have completed the Alpha course; for our All Age Worship on Good Friday and St Matthew’s Passion in the evening; for our church weekend at the Old Abbey in Drongen 17-19 May with Canon Alyson Lamb ‘Citizens of Heaven’.

Friday 19 – Good Friday

Malta and Gozo: (Includes: Sliema, Valletta, also serves: Gozo) Chaplain: Simon Godfrey, Reader: David Felgate.

Saturday 20

Algarve: (Includes: Almancil, Praia Da Luz, Tavira, Gorjões) Chaplains: Reid Hamilton, Robert Kean, Readers: Robert Kelly, Maureen Kyle, Fiona Mayes.

Greater Lisbon: (Includes: Estoril, Lisbon) Chaplain: Frank Sawyer. Pray for Frank, preparing to leave Lisbon at the end of June, and for the church entering into the vacancy.

Sunday 21 – Easter Day “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!!”

Pray for the Spanish Episcopal Reformed Church, Bishop Carlos López-Lozano. Pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

Pray for the young people of St Luke's Fontainebleau who were confirmed on Easter Day 2018 and are being invited back to to participate in this year’s Easter célébration.

Monday 22

Helsinki: (Also serves Tallinn, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, White Nile) Chaplain: Tuomas Mäkipää, Assistants: David Oliver, Amos Manga, Readers: Geoffrey Phillips, Keith Battarbee, John Mills, Emmanuel Eneh.

Tuesday 23

Dunkirk, The Mission to Seafarers: Chaplain: Phil Edell.

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: Elisabeth Dean. (see Easter Day)

Grenoble: Chaplain: vacant.

Wednesday 24

Costa Almeria and Costa Calida: (serves Mojácar, Llanos and Aljambra) Chaplain: Vincent Oram, Assistant: Alan Bennett, Readers: Duncan Burr, Marge Gall.

Costa Azahar: (Includes Alcossebre, Vinaros, L'Ampolla) Chaplain: Louis Darrant, Readers: Jennifer Hoskins, Paul Turner.

Thursday 25

Ghent: (Also serves Ghent (Port)) Chaplain: Stephen Murray.

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean Stephen Murray.

Friday 26

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese), Summer Locum (Caddenabia): Roger Williams


Saturday 27

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

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Christopher Parsons. 

Sunday 28 – Easter 2

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

Monday 29

Corfu: Chaplain: Jules Wilson, Reader: Jackie Dallos.

Pray for the ICS Conference in Ghent (29th April - 3rd May)


Tuesday 30

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

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

Lille: (serves Arras) Chaplain: Debbie Flach, Readers: Paul Ellender, Suzanne Bray.


Wednesday 1

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

Thursday 2

Leuven: Chaplain: Jack McDonald, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Ilse Swart.

Liège: Chaplain: Paul Yiend.

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Senior Chaplain.

Friday 3

Naples: (Also serves Bari) Chaplain: Jonathan Backhouse.


Saturday 4

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Lawrence MacLean, Readers: Mary de Vachon, Frank Megginson. Pray for complete reconciliation and healing at St. Paul’s.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Reader: David Cowley, Catherine Emezie. Pray for St Alban's Ministry Team, as it seeks to provide wider pastoral support to the Chaplaincy; for outreach ministries to children, youth and university students; that the diversity of our membership remain a source of strength a sign of the Kingdom.

Sunday 5 – Easter 3

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

Monday 6

Greater Athens: (Includes Athens (St Paul) , Kifissia, Andros, Nafplion, Crete, also serves Thessaloniki, Patras) Chaplain: Leonard Doolan, Assistant (Crete): Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacon: Christine Saccali, Reader: Sherry Angelis. Pray for the ministry of the Prayer Network and the development of the mission on Crete. Pray for a potentially major project to renovate St. Andrew’s Church and churchyard in Patras by a private benefactor, and that we can find ways of grafting leadership into Patras to build up our Anglican presence and witness in the Peloponnese.


Tuesday 7

Lorgues with Feyence: Chaplain: Peter Massey.


Lyon: Chaplain: Ben Harding, Readers: Keith Burrell, Tim Evans, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Jonty Brawn. Pray for young people facing exams, for suitable revision conditions; for our continuing discussions and plans; and for clarification of our future rental agreement; for Jonty, as he comes to the end of his time with us, and considers his future.

Pray for clergy of the Riviera churches, holding a “chapter lunch” in Nice today.

Wednesday 8

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. Pray for the Holy Spirit's life and activity in the Chaplaincy; new worship leaders; progress towards unity with the Methodists in the UK (we have a joint Anglican-Methodist congregation); our Messy church in the Fish and Chip restaurant.


Thursday 9

Tervuren: Chaplain: Simon Tyndall, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Readers: Patrick Lambert, Ann Tyndall, Ministry Experience Scheme participant: Sharon Ejinkonye. Please pray for our children & youth work on Sundays; that we would always have enough adult leaders and helpers and for all those involved in the important Safeguarding ministry in our chaplaincy and the wider diocese.

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Gillian Trinder.

Friday 10

Padova: Chaplain: vacant, Readers: Michael Udeagbara, Charles Onwukwe.

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina, Randazzo) Chaplain: Vacant. Give thanks for Fr Russ Ruffino and his long term locum in Palermo.

Saturday 11

Madeira: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: William Weston.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: Philip Bourne, Assistant: Robert Chavner, Reader: Judith Murray. Please pray for the outreach activities of the Church of St James, including their publicity efforts through social media and their developing connections with pilgrims on the Portuguese routes for the Camino de Santiago.

Sunday 12 – Easter 4

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David with their constant travelling. Pray for the Diocesan Office in London and all those who work there and for the Safeguarding team. Pray for William Gulliford (DDO); for those training for ordained ministry. Pray and give thanks for the work of the Friends (Secretary: Jeanne French)

Monday 13

Budapest: Chaplain: Frank Hegedus.

Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.

Tuesday 14

Maisons Lafitte: Chaplain: vacant, Readers: Richard Medcalf. Pray for former Chaplain Olaf and Reader Marie-Claire as they resettle and for the chaplaincy during the vacancy.

Marseilles: (serves: Aix-en-Provence and Oppéde in the Luberon) Interim Chaplains: Steve and Sue Goodwin. Assistant clergy: Patrick Cassidy, Malcolm Dodd, David Pickering and John Smith, Readers: Jane Quarmby, Christine Portman, Ordinand: Roxana Teleman. Pray for successful recruitment of our new Chaplain.

Wednesday 15

Costa del Sol East: (Includes Calahonda, Benalmadena Costa, Coin, Fuengirola (Los Boliches), Alhaurín El Grande) Chaplain: Nigel Stimpson, Reader: Caroline MacFarlane. Pray for Nigel as he settles in to his new ministry.

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Bob Horrocks, Assistant: Judie Horrocks. Give thanks for our "On the Vine" monthly Fresh Expression. Pray that our new monthly said service of 1662 Prayer Book Communion also gets embedded into chaplaincy life.

Thursday 16

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoffrey Read.

Pray for the France Archdeaconry Synod in Lyon (16th - 18th May)

Friday 17

Rome: (Also serves Macerata) Chaplain: Robert Warren. Pray for Robert as he settles in to his new ministry.

The Anglican Centre Rome in Rome: Interim Director and The Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See: John Shepherd.

Saturday 18

Hamburg: Chaplain: Leslie Nathaniel.

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

Sunday 19 – Easter 5

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.

Monday 20

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Thor Bjarnason.

Riga: Chaplain: Jana Jeruma-Grinberga.

Tuesday 21

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

Wednesday 22

Ibiza and Formentera: (Includes Sant Rafael, Santa Eulàlia, Jesús, Es Caná, Formentera) Chaplain: vacant. Pray that God would be stirring the heart of just the right chaplain to come and shepherd our flock, as the vacancy is announced; for Rev Ian Greenhalgh (& his wife), our locum in April & May, and for Canon David Greenwood, our locum in June & July.

Thursday 23

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

Amsterdam Community OZ100: Priest: Rik Florentinus

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

Friday 24

Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) Chaplain: Malcolm Bradshaw.

Saturday 25

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

The Vendee: (Also serves La Chapelle Achard, Puy de Serre, La Chapelle Palluau) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: John Matthews.

Sunday 26 – Easter 6

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 the elections to the European Parliament

Monday 27

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Darren McCallig, Assistants: Kirk Weisz, Peter Hogarth, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd.

Tuesday 28

Menton: Chaplain: Vacant.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain: Peter Jackson.

Wednesday 29

La Palma: Chaplain: Vacant.

Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Nazaret) Chaplain: Stanley Evans. Pray for Stanley as he settles in to his new ministry.

Thursday 30 – Ascension Day

Arnhem-Nijmegen: Locum Chaplain: Jos Strengholt.

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


Pray for Bishop Robert and the Anglican Churches on the Riviera meeting for an Ascension Day communion and bring-and-share lunch (at Lorgues)


Friday 31

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham.

Basel: Chaplain: Hilary Jones, Assistants: Anne Lowen, Russell Hilliard, Reader: Nigel Spencer. Pray for our Confirmation Candidates and those receiving their first Communion (16th) and for Bishop John Flack.

Berne: Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Mark Pogson, Reader: Archana Jacob.

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