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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.

October

 

Tuesday 25

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: Vacant. We ask for your prayers for guidance, clarity and wisdom as we work on our vacancy pack.  We would also ask for prayers for the life of our chaplaincy post covid.

Grenoble: Chaplain: Nick Finlay. As we get into the swing of the new school year, please pray that our young people’s work will gain new energy. Pray too for wisdom as we endeavour to select God’s chosen candidate as our Pastoral Assistant to lead the Children and Families work

Wednesday 26

Costa Almeria and Costa Calida: (serves Mojácar, Llanos and Aljambra) Chaplain: Vacancy, Assistant: Alan Bennett, Readers: Marge Gall, Tony Noble, Alywn Carter. Please pray for Costas Almeria and Calida in vacancy. Pray for wise decision making and the finding of a new warden and PCC members. Pray for Fr Alan Bennet (Retired Priest) and Readers: Margie Gall, Alwyn Carter and Tony Noble and Church Warden Pam Carter as well as our Ordinand Gavin Sunshine. Pray for Fr Vincent Oram beginning his retirement.

Costa Azahar: Although the chaplaincy has closed we pray for the ongoing Prayer Group

Thursday 27

Ghent: (Also serves Ghent (Port)) Chaplain: Stephen Murray, Asst Chaplain: Oluwakayode Adeyemi Sopeju, Jonathan Halliwell

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean: Stephen Murray.

Friday 28

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Asst Curate: Robert Morley, Locum (Lake Como): Roger Williams, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese). Pray for Milan and for Massimo as he begins training for ordained ministry and Robert as he completes his final year of curacy prayer also for a way forward in our work with children. For Cadenabbia offer thanksgiving for the past season and prayers for those many couples whose marriage was blessed and those making plans in 2023. For Varese pray for the congregation members as they seek new worship opportunities and new 'spiritual homes'

Saturday 29

Düsseldorf: (Also serves Essen) Chaplain: Stephen Walton. Pray that God’s kingdom will grow as more people are converted to Christ and that with all the pressures on Christians, they would remain faithful to Christ

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Vinod Victor. Pray that we will meaningfully be able to minister to the diverse multicultural community that we reach out to them and be more welcoming and inviting so that more people and families find themselves at home in our fellowship.

Sunday 30

Pray for The Episcopal Church in Europe (TEC), Bishop Mark Edington.   

Pray for our partnership with ICS.

Monday 31

Corfu: Chaplain: Jules Wilson, Reader: Jackie Dallos. Praise the Lord that the refurbishment is commencing, pray for God's hand of blessing upon the workers and workmanship and that all practicalities and furniture needs will be provided for. Ask the Holy Spirit to refurbish our hearts and inspire us in ways to draw people in, and The Lord of the harvest bring in any new labourers needed. Pray for Cafe Logos, our outreach, and that we get permission to hold a Christmas Market in the nearby Square 

November

Tuesday 1

La Manche: (Includes Gratot Hommëel, Virey) Chaplain: Vacant, Readers: Donna Derrick, Mary Jackson. Give thanks for this 20th year of the life of the Chaplaincy. Pray for wisdom with difficult strategic decisions about buildings and ministry, and for a united sense of vision for God's way forward for our future. Pray too for the Leadership Team, sustaining our life and hope while the Chaplain post has been vacant for the past eight years.

Le Gard: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for wisdom to discern what our next steps should be in the development of our Chaplaincy and the potential for a new Chaplain.

Lille: (serves Arras) Chaplain: Debbie Flach, Readers: Paul Ellender, Suzanne Bray. Pray for Debbie in her role as Dean of Women’s Ministry. Please pray with us that the Lord would send committed and able people to help develop & grow our Sunday Club ministry for our younger members of the church.

Wednesday 2

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

Thursday 3

Leuven: Chaplain: Catriona Laing. Asst Curate: Sarah Jane King. Join us today as we pray for St Martha and St Mary’s. Pray for students at Leuven for the new academic year, that in “M&Ms” they find a welcoming home and new friends.

Liège: Chaplain: Guy Diakiese. Our church vision for this year 2022-2023: "we care, we pray, and we share".  Pray for God's guidance as we strive to live out this vision. 

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Revd Brian Phipps

Friday 4

Naples: (Also serves Bari) Chaplain: Jules Cave.  Pray for Jules in the role of Area Dean.

Orvieto:  Revd Francisco Alberca (The Episcopal Church)

Saturday 5

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Vacancy. Pray for a good AGM and for those who will be elected to the church council and who will oversee the appointment and welcoming of a new chaplain. Pray also for those who will support St Paul’s during the gap between the departure of the interim Chaplain and the arrival of the new.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Readers: David Cowley, Catherine Emezie. Pray for new ecumenical partnerships taking root in Strasbourg, including a joint trip to Taizé with youth from Anglican, Catholic and Protestant churches.

Sunday 6

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); our new Ministry Team Assistant, Polly Feeman and those training for ordained ministry.

Monday 7

Greater Athens: (Includes Athens (St Paul), Kifissia, Andros, Nafplion, also serves Thessaloniki, Patras) Chaplain: Leonard Doolan, Assistant: Christine Saccali, Reader: Sherry Angelis. Pray for project partners and funding, particularly for Green Light Project run by The Salvation Army for street workers, for Apostoli Dimitraion after school Homework Club, for Embassy staff dealing with transition and change in government and monarchy and for us to be Ambassadors for Christ in the wider community.

Crete: Assistant Chaplain: Bruce Bryant-Scott, We give thanks for the return of part-timers and tourists, and the faithfulness of our permanent resident members. May God inspire us as we revise and implement our Mission Plan, and may our Small Groups ministry grow.

Tuesday 8

Lyon: Chaplain: Ben Harding, Readers: Keith Burrell, Tim Evans, Pray for God's providence in organising the necessary volunteers to maintain our services throughout the year.

Wednesday 9

Costa Brava: (Includes Madremanya, Pau, Sant Ampeli) Chaplain: Rachel Shock, Reader: Sharon Grant. Lord, we give thanks for your presence with us each day and for all who work hard to enable your kingdom on earth.  Continue to guide us that our chaplaincy may grow ever stronger, firmly rooted and grounded in your love. Thank  God for the establishment of a new congregation at Girona.

Costa del Sol West: (Includes San Pedro, Sotogrande) Chaplain: vacant, Reader: Barry Mason. Thanks for the churchwardens and the council as they work through the interregnum, for the locums taking our services, for the residents of the residential homes we work with, for the charities we support, for a restart of Messy Church, for the continuing vaccination and Covid protection schemes, for the refugees in this part of Spain.

Thursday 10

Tervuren: Chaplain: Dominic Newstead, Reader: Patrick Lambert and Bess Brookes. Pray that our Friday drop-ins will be an oasis of friendship and fellowship for all who gather. 

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Andrew McMullon.

Friday 11

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

Palermo: Chaplain: James Hadley. Pray as we continue to assess in a period of Covid-quiet how we might be more present to the city, and more outgoing in an evangelistic spirit.

Taormina: Chaplain: Pray for the seasonal locums

Randazzo: Chaplain: Giovanni de la Rosa. Pray for a definitive place of worship as soon as possible and for Lord to bless Archbishop Ian Ernest's visit to our Congregation

Saturday 12

Madeira: Chaplain: Michael Jarman. 

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: David Hawthorn  (Locum),Reader: Judith Murray.

Sunday 13

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David; and their chaplains Alan Strange and Frances Hiller.

Ministry Team:  Director of Reader Ministry: Celia Paterson.

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 of the Diocese in Europe (Secretary: Jeanne French)

Monday 14

Budapest: Chaplain: Frank Hegedus. Pray for the success of our Sunday School year, the success of the local Ukrainian Refugee projects we support, for our Ordinand John as he takes a semester of study in Rome, for our Ordinand Dan as he joins in the life of our community and for Ádám as he begins a MES-like year of discernment at Christ Church, Vienna

Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.

Tuesday 15

Maisons Laffitte: Chaplain: Charlotte Sullivan, Reader: Richard Medcalf. 

Marseille: (serves: Aix-en-Provence and Oppède in the Luberon) Chaplain: Jamie Johnston, Asst Curate: Roxana Tenea Teleman, Assistant clergy: Patrick Cassidy, David Pickering and John Smith, Readers: Jane Quarmby, Christine Portman.  Pray for peace, for refugees facing turmoil, separation from loved ones and an uncertain future.  Ask God to grant to those who live in safety the gift of compassion. 

Wednesday 16

Costa del Sol East: (Includes Calahonda, Fuengirola (Los Boliches), Alhaurín El Grande) Chaplain: Vacancy, Reader: Caroline MacFarlane. Pray for our continued interregnum and for a future Chaplain. We give thanks for our Ministry team who more than “keep us going” with services of Holy Communion as well as Morning Prayer and seasonal events. We give thanks for all our members, both resident and regular visitors and are encouraged by holiday makers who seek us out. We believe, when our new Chaplain is appointed s/he will find a keen congregation eager to grow the Kingdom of God.

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Vacancy, Assistant. Reader: Ruth Brough.  Pray for those taking responsibility for covering services and the work of the Chaplaincy during the vacancy

Thursday 17

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoff Read, Assistant: Evelyn Sweerts. We give thanks for God’s faithfulness during Covid. Pray for the Rebuilding after Covid conversations we are having about music in worship, pastoral care and community life

Friday 18

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

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

Saturday 19

Hamburg: Chaplain: Jules Ann Barnes. Please pray for the Anglican Church in Hamburg. For young and old, for our worship and our communities, for our activities in the wider city and region, and for us to discern the work of the Spirit for us here in this place and time. Without heating, we face another winter in church buildings other than our own; we are thankful for our ecumenical friends and for their assistance. We pray for wisdom and energy as we work towards replacement heating and renovations works, to enable us to remain open in the future

Heidelberg: Chaplain: John Newsom, Reader: Rosemary Selle.  Pray for the Revd Canon John Newsom as our chaplain from October.

Sunday 20

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: Pray for professional experts who serve the Diocese in London Chancellor: Mark Hill; Registrar: Aiden Hargreaves-Smith; Interim Communications Director: Adrian Butcher

Monday 21

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Bjarnason

Riga: Chaplain: Eliza Zikmane, Assistant Curate: Valdis Teraudkalns.

Tuesday 22

Midi Pyrénées and Aude: (Includes Alet les Bains, Brens, Cahors, Caylus, Tarn, Toulouse, Vayrac): Chaplain: vacant, Assistant: Anthony Jewiss, Readers: Peter Gibbs, Malcolm Rigley. Pray for the congregation of the Chaplaincy of Midi-Pyrénées and Aude as they work to create a new structure and direction for the Chaplaincy, and for all those involved in the teams who are involved in the detailed work to develop these.

Wednesday 23

Ibiza and Formentera: (Includes Sant Rafael, Santa Eulàlia, Jesús, Es Caná, Formentera) Chaplain: Adrian Green. Pray as we welcome tourists back to Ibiza; that we find meaningful ways of engaging with those that holiday here and that Christians that are employed in the tourism industry would still manage to find time to connect with God, despite demanding work schedules.

Thursday 24

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: David Macha, Interim Minister (City Centre): Kerry Buttram. Pray for the new chaplain. Pray for our music, youth and children’s ministry teams and a new men’s group forming.

Amsterdam Community OZ100: Priest: Rik Florentinus.

Heiloo: Chaplain: Johannes van der Bijl. Pray for our Christmas services as this is a good time for reaching out to the community. Pray that our three Bible Studies are well attended and thriving. 

Schiphol Airport: Mark Hafkenscheid and the chaplains’ ministry team. This year is the busiest year ever for the airport chaplaincy with a huge increase in requests for assistance. Pray for wisdom for the chaplains, to use their time and availability wisely, and also for the supporting foundations and airport management.

Friday 25

Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) Chaplain:Vacant. Pray for the provision of priestly ministry within the chaplaincy after the departure of the Rev’d Canon Malcolm Bradshaw, the Churchwardens, David Newbold and Geraldine Ludbrook caring for the chaplaincy during the inter-regnum, the Rev’d Castro Adieabah, an Anglican priest from Ghana, undertaking a three year course on Anglican/ Roman Catholic relations at the Franciscan Ecumenical Institute in Venice and the economic recovery of Venice severely hit by the lack of tourists during the pandemic.

Saturday 26

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

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

Sunday 27 – Advent Sunday

Pray for the Church of Norway and we give thanks for our local cooperation in ministry as part of the Poovoo Communion.  Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the French Lutheran and Reformed Churches (Reuilly Common Statement).  Pray for our partnership with CMS.

Monday 28

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Joanna Udal, Asst: Sheila Rosenthal, Asst Curate: Kirk Weisz, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Susan Boyd.  Emeritus Reader: Priscilla Beck. Please pray for the Chaplaincy's ministry in Stavanger and for the appointment of an assistant chaplain to serve there and for our connections with universities.

Tuesday 29

Menton: Chaplain:  Vacant. Pray for us as we continue in vacancy to welcome locums at this time. Please also pray for the renovations to our Chaplaincy flat and that we find accommodation for the locums. Please pray for the appointment longer term of a permanent chaplain.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain:  Vacancy. We pray for Father Peter Jackson, our dear priest, who died peacefully on Tuesday 30th August.  Our special prayers for his family, Joe, Eliot and Anneli. We pray also for guidance at this time for our congregations at St Hugh in Vence and for those at Holy Trinity Nice.

Wednesday 30

Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen) Chaplain: Vacancy. Pray for encouragement for our small number of members and for our witness in Playa Blanca as well as St Laurence as a whole.  We continue to give thanks for the new home found for much of our work.

 

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