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Wednesday 1

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Gibraltar Archdeaconry, Archdeacon-designate: David Waller; Area Deans: Medhat El Sabry, Robert Kean.

Ministry team: DDO: William Gulliford; Director of Ministerial Development: Ulla Monberg; Ministry Team Administration: Debbie Cunningham. For Postulants and Ordinands.

Thursday 2

North West Europe Archdeaconry: Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk; Area Deans: Ruan Crew, Stephen Murray

London: Chancellor: Mark Hill; Registrar Aiden Hargreaves-Smith; Locum Ministry Administrator: Emma Biaggi; Estates Manager Mike Tutill. 

Diocesan Liturgical Officer: Ben Gordon-Taylor; Diocesan Retirement Officer: John Marvell.

Friday 3

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon-designate: David Waller, Area Dean: William Lister.

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham.

Diocesan Environment Officer: Elizabeth Bussmann; Advisor for Women’s Ministry, Carolyn Cooke.

Ministry Team: Bishop David (as Warden of Readers), Frances Hiller (Bp David's Chaplain), Director of Reader Ministry: Paul Wignall.

Pray for Readers-in-Training and those exploring their future in Reader Ministry; for Angela Mirani and Alan Wakely who assist in providing support to Readers.

Saturday 4

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel; Area Deans: Nicholas Howe, Tuomas Mäkipää, John Newsome.

Diocesan Spirituality Advisor John Newsome and our Spiritual Directors team.

Ministry Team: Director of Lay Discipleship: Clare Amos.

Our lay people and their contributions to the whole Body of Christ.


Sunday 5 - Christmas 2

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David as they lead and pastor the diocese.

Pray for the Bishop's Office in Brussels, for Meurig Williams in his role as Bishop's Chaplain, Gail Wilmet (Bishop’s PA), Damian Thwaites in his role as Bishop's Attaché to the European Institutions, Barbara Omoro (Appointments Secretary) and Caroline Gaumy (Administrative Secretary).

Monday 6 - Epiphany

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel.

Eastern Archdeaconry: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Assistants: Mike Waltner, John Barker.

Tuesday 7

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Burée, 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. Pray for Tony in his role as Area Dean.

Wednesday 8

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon-designate: David Waller. Pray for David as he prepares to take on the role of Archdeacon of Italy and Malta and Archdeacon of Gibraltar from 14 January.

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Ian Tarrant (with effect from 16 March). Pray for Ian as he prepares to take up his new post.

Thursday 9

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: Brian Millson.

Friday 10

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon-designate: David Waller. Pray for David as he prepares to take on the role of Archdeacon of Italy and Malta and Archdeacon of Gibraltar from 14 January.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 11

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain: Christopher Jage-Bowler, Assistant: Joachim Reich. Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO).

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Michael Bullock, Assistant: Richard Gardiner.

Sunday 12 – Epiphany 1 (Baptism of the Lord)

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. Pray for our partnership with USPG.

Monday 13

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan. Pray for the financial situation of the chaplaincy to improve in 2020; for good participation in Lent Bible study and the spiritual growth of the people of St. Clement's; for the holistic growth of Brno ministry.

Tuesday 14

Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon Meurig Williams.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Pray for David Waller, to be commissioned and licensed as Archdeacon of Italy and Malta and Archdeacon of Gibraltar today.

Wednesday 15

Casablanca: (includes Rabat) Chaplain: Medhat Sabry. Pray for Medhat in his role as Area Dean.  Continue to pray for construction work on the expansion of the chapel.

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 16

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain: Augustine Nwaekwe. Pray for Augustine in his additional role as BAME ministry adviser. Give thanks for Anglican ministry in West Flanders; for our inter-ecclesial fellowship and work-group; for all involved in restoring the English Church in Ostend. Pray for plans towards re-opening of the Church and for the new Kortrijk Church community and leadership team.

Friday 17

Florence: (Also serves Siena, Bologna) Chaplain: William Lister, Deacon: Giampaolo Pancetti, Reader: Maria Makepeace. Pray for William in his role as Area Dean.

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for: people coming to faith; migrants facing a challenging future; churches across the diocese which are struggling to survive.

Saturday 18 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (until 25 January)

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Pray for the local teams leading worship and pastoral care in each of our 4 locations.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for Giles in his role as Area Dean. Pray also for: our joint Christian Unity services with the French churches of Cannes; our study of Mark’s Gospel on Sundays until Easter and our Christianity Explored Course over 7 Tuesdays in February and March.

Sunday 19 – Epiphany 2

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

Diocesan Office in London: Pray for the Operations and Finance functions: Diocesan Secretary (COO): Andrew Caspari; Office Manager: Bron Panter; Finance Team: Susan Stelfox, Nick Wraight; Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance: Mike Fegan. Pray for the financial needs of the Diocese (and give thanks for God’s provision).

Pray for Christ Church Heiloo, which will be inaugurated as an independent chaplaincy this afternoon.

Monday 20

Copenhagen: (Also serves Aarhus) Chaplain: Smitha Prasadam, Readers: Professor Ursula Sonnewald, Victoria Wadsworth-Hansen, Graeme Lloyd-Roberts, Peter Prasadam. Pray for Smitha in her additional role as BAME ministry adviser.

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 21

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet.

Dinard: Chaplain: Gary Wilton.

Wednesday 22

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman, Assistant: Deborah Chapman.

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 23

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk. Pray for the work of the Archdeaconry Standing Committee.

Brussels: Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Associate Chaplain: John Wilkinson, Assistants: Fiona Simon, Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Readers: Jennifer Le Jeune, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West, Arttu Makipaa.

Friday 24

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

Sliema: Chaplain: Clem Upton.

Saturday 25

Algarve: (Includes: Almancil, Praia Da Luz, Tavira, Gorjões) Chaplains: Reid Hamilton, Robert Kean, Readers: Robert Kelly, Maureen Kyle, Fiona Mayes. Pray for Robert in his role as Area Dean.

Greater Lisbon: (Includes: Estoril, Lisbon) Chaplain: Vacant.

Sunday 26 - Epiphany 3

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

Diocesan Office in London: Pray for the Safeguarding team: Grace Fagan, Lisa Welch, Bridgett Fenton, Laura O’Brien, Majean Griffith, Katherine Harris; Our care for children and vulnerable adults.

Monday 27

Helsinki: (Also serves Tallinn, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, White Nile) Chaplain: Tuomas Mäkipää, Assistant: Amos Manga, Readers: Geoffrey Phillips, Keith Battarbee, John Mills, Emmanuel Eneh. Pray for Tuomas in his role as Area Dean.

Tuesday 28

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

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: vacant.

Grenoble: Chaplain: vacant. Pray for a new permanent Chaplain; for safety for those on the ski slopes and those travelling to church or work when the roads are hazardous.

Wednesday 29

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) Chaplain: Louis Darrant.

Thursday 30

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

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean: Stephen Murray.

Friday 31

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese). Pray for our churchwardens Daniella and Ewan; for our work with children.


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 Joris Vercammen. 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.

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.

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