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This diary has been compiled to help us pray together for one another and our common concerns. The current section of diary shown below and that for the following months is available for download in PDF form here.


Covid-19 and our Prayer Diary

At the moment, our concept of ‘normal life’ is badly disrupted by the effects of this virus and our governments’ countermeasures to try to control its spread.  A number of events are included in this diary which might be cancelled or postponed. In order to be real, I have listed them with a ‘provisional’ wording and, in each case, an invitation to pray for the work of the group, synod, etc. which would have been meeting. Our services might be interrupted but prayer never can be!

William Lister, Chaplain in Florence, has produced a set of “Coronavirus Prayers” which may be accessed here:  I am happy to commend them as an additional resource for this time.

This prayer point from Trinity Church, Lyon seems worth placing also in this ‘headline’ – it probably reflects the experience of most of us: “As the health crisis continues, we have had to suspend all normal services and meetings. Pray that God will work through us as we find novel ways to worship and minister via the internet. We ask God's blessing particularly on all those for whom the current period of compulsory confinement will be especially difficult.”

 

May

Friday 1

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Locum (Lake Como): Roger Williams, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese), Ordinand: Robert Morley. Pray for all couples whose marriages will be blessed or vows renewed at Lake Como; for those newly-elected as Church Council and Archdeaconry Synod reps at the AGMs.

Saturday 2

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

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Christopher Parsons.

Sunday 3 – Easter 4

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

Monday 4

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

Tuesday 5

La Manche: (Includes Gratot Hommëel, Virey) Chaplain: Vacant, Readers: Donna Derrick, 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 6

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

Thursday 7

Leuven: Chaplain: Vacant.

Liège: Chaplain: Vacant.

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Senior Chaplain.

Friday 8

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.

Orvieto: Revd Francisco Alberca (The Episcopal Church)

Bishop Robert is/was due to conduct a confirmation in Nice for the Riviera churches. Pray for those to be confirmed.

Saturday 9

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Lawrence MacLean, Readers: Mary de Vachon, Frank Megginson. Pray for: our congregation at this time of the coronavirus; our chaplain, his wife Jacqueline and for God‘s healing on all those who are needing it at this time.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Readers: David Cowley, Ozichi Baron and Catherine Emezie. Pray for our outreach to one another in a region that has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus. Pray also for outreach ministries to migrants and new arrivals to Strasbourg.

Sunday 10 – Easter 5

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 11

Greater Athens: (Includes Athens (St Paul), Kifissia, Andros, Nafplion, also serves Thessaloniki, Patras) Chaplain: Leonard Doolan, Assistant: Christine Saccali, Reader: Sherry Angelis. Pray for Leonard in his role as Area Dean. Pray for a European and Worldwide compassionate approach to the migrant crisis; the situation on the Aegean Islands is at breaking point with NGO workers being driven out and attacked. Pray for those who volunteer here in Athens and beyond, for good relationships with locals; for peace. May fear and violence subside.

Crete: Assistant Chaplain: Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacon: Julia Bradshaw. Pray for the implementation of our Vision and Mission Plan.

Tuesday 12

Lorgues with Fayence: Chaplain: Peter Massey.

Lyon: Chaplain: Ben Harding, Readers: Keith Burrell, Tim Evans, Pray for the future direction of our church, as we seek to remain financially sustainable and to minister to those in our congregation who are most in need. As the health crisis continues, we have had to suspend all normal services and meetings. Pray that God will work through us as we find novel ways to worship and minister via the internet. We ask God's blessing particularly on all those for whom the current period of compulsory confinement will be especially difficult.

Wednesday 13

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 14

Tervuren: Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Patrick Lambert.

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 15

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

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

Saturday 16

Madeira: Chaplain: Michael Jarman.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: Philip Bourne, Assistant: Robert Chavner, Reader: Judith Murray. Pray for planned developments relating to a revision of the Chaplaincy Constitution; the future use of the church, church hall, church house and grounds; the management of the historic cemetery; and more effective outreach into the wider community of international people.

Sunday 17 – Easter 6

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 18

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

Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.

Tuesday 19

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 20

Costa del Sol East: (Includes Calahonda, Benalmadena Costa, Coin, Fuengirola (Los Boliches), Alhaurín El Grande) Chaplain: Nigel Stimpson, Reader: Caroline MacFarlane. We would like to give thanks for the response to the special services during Lent; for the sense of openness to ‘things new’ and the willingness to explore different forms of worship. 

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 21 - Ascension

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoffrey Read, Assistant: Evelyn Sweerts. We give thanks: for the green shoots of renewal in a number of areas: prayer, worship, the leadership of Council; for Give 10, an initiative to gather informally after the service for 10 minutes to pray about anything and everything in any language; when we hear the Lord`s Prayer in many different languages, people praying to their Father in their own heart language of prayer.

Friday 22

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

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

Saturday 23

Hamburg: Chaplain: Vacant.

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

Sunday 24 –Easter 7

Pray for the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, Archbishop 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 25

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Thor Bjarnason.

Riga: Chaplain: Eliza Zikmane.

Tuesday 26

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.

Wednesday 27

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

Thursday 28

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 29

Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) Chaplain: Malcolm Bradshaw. Pray for: everyone who lives, works, studies and worships in Venice and in the surrounding region struggling with the consequences and long term effects of the lock-down caused by corona–virus; for the members of the Chaplaincy Council of St. George’s Anglican Church, Venice, having begun a programme for the upgrading and renovation of the chaplaincy church. Give thanks for the cordial relationship between the different denominations in Venice.

Saturday 30

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 31 – Pentecost

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.

 

 

 

June

Monday 1

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Vacant, Assistants: Sheila Rosenthal, Kirk Weisz, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd. Pray for churches in the Porvoo agreement and for the new presiding bishop, Revd Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.

Tuesday 2

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

Wednesday 3

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

Thursday 4

Arnhem-Nijmegen: Locum Chaplain: Jos Strengholt.
Eindhoven: Chaplain: Francis Noordanus, Assistant: Barbara Noordanus, Reader: Jan Waterschoot.

Friday 5

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 Church Picnic (21st): that all have a fun time; for our Holiday Club (29th to 3rd July): that many young people will attend, that they will be strengthened in their faith and that a good time will be had by all
Berne: Chaplain: Helen Marshall, Reader: Archana Jacob.

Saturday 6

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria): (Also serves Playa del Ingles) Chaplain: Paul Wignall.

Sunday 7 – Trinity Sunday

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 8

Warsaw: (also serves Cracow, Gdansk) Chaplain: David Brown. Pray for our new congregations in Krakow, Gdansk and now Wroclaw; for several people in our congregations discerning whether they are called to Ordained or Lay Ministry.
Diocesan Synod is (was) planned for 8 – 11 June. Please pray for the work of the Synod

Tuesday 9

Paris St George: (Also serves Caen) Chaplain: Mark Osborne, Assistant: Nicolas Razafindratsima.
Paris St Michael: Chaplain: Jonathon Clark, Reader: Andrew Wallace-Burnett. Give thanks: for two new people standing as church wardens; that our co-owners are being slightly more co-operative and promise to repay money owed. Please pray: that this happens promptly; for agreement with our co-owners to renew the whole building in phases; that we would be able to start phase one this year - putting in a new lift which will allow disabled access.

Wednesday 10

Madrid: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Celia Paterson.

Thursday 11

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz.
The Hague: Interim Minister: Andrew Taylor, Assistant: Guy Diakiese.

Friday 12

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 13

Leipzig: Chaplain: Martin Reakes-Williams.
Stuttgart: Chaplain: Kara Werner.
British Army Garrison Churches and their Chaplains.

Sunday 14 - Trinity 1

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 15

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 16

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

Wednesday 17

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 18

Maastricht: Chaplain Barbara Noordanus. Pray for those who are volunteering to help with prayer and children, that they may grow in enthusiasm for what they do and encourage others to join in.
Rotterdam: Chaplain: Jenni Pridmore, Assistant: Humayun Sunil, Reader: Grada Schadee. Pray for our outreach mission, for new growth, evangelism, and service opportunities.
Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward.

Friday 19

Lausanne: Chaplain: Christine Bloomfield, Reader: Angela Fall.
Lugano: Chaplain: Nigel Gibson.

Saturday 20

Vernet-les-Bains: Chaplain: David Phillips.
Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Chaplain: Dale Hanson. Pray for the unity of the church and initiatives in mission.

Sunday 21 – Trinity 2

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.
Pray for Old Catholic Archbishop-designate Bernd Wallet, who would have been officially installed in Utrecht today.

Monday 22

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 23

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, 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 24

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

Thursday 25

Twente: (Weldam, Goor) Chaplain: Brian Rodford, Reader: Simone Yallop. Give thanks for Brian Rodford serving us for 2,5 years as he leaves for retirement. Pray for the chaplaincy as they seek a replacement chaplain.
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. Our ordinand, Matt Thijs, will be ordained later this year, and then licensed as curate in St James for the coming three years. Pray for him and Lizelle as they make this transition.

Friday 26

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 27

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

Pray for those who would have been ordained to the diaconate or priesthood this weekend but have seen this deferred to the autumn due to Covid-19 precautions.

Sunday 28 – Trinity 3

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 and for persecuted Christians of all communities in the Muslim world.

Monday 29

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 new church council as they keep the church together during the interregnum and that the process of looking for a new chaplain may soon start.

Tuesday 30

Saint Pargoire (Hérault): Chaplain: Roger Smith, Reader: Julie Johnson.
St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson.
An Area Deans’ training day was scheduled in Brussels today. Please pray for the Area Deans and their work.

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