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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.



Wednesday 1

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

Thursday 2

Arnhem-Nijmegen: Chaplain: Jos Strengholt, Assistant Curate: Dorienke de Vries. 

Eindhoven: Chaplain: vacant, Reader: Jan Waterschoot.  

Friday 3

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham. 

Basel: (Also serves Biel/Bienne) Chaplain: Vacant, Assistants: Anne Lowen, Russell Hilliard, Mark Pogson, Reader: Nigel Spencer.

Berne: (Also serves Thun) Chaplain: Helen Marshall, Reader: Archana Jacob.

Saturday 4

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

Sunday 5

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 6

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

Tuesday 7

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

Pray for: Fr Jeffrey John as he settles into life in Paris; for the Caen chaplaincy as they seek to support each other in the pandemic; for our life together as we prepare for the end of the pandemic restrictions.

Paris St Michael: Chaplain: Jonathon Clark, Readers: Andrew Wallace-Burnett, Debbie Orleach.  Pray for: good participation in our virtual AGM and for our Church Council elections; our young adults (a group of au pairs, students and language assistants) as they navigate an unusual "year abroad" and consider next steps for the coming year; our small groups to continue to be places of discipleship, support and friendship as they meet virtually.

Wednesday 8

Madrid: Chaplain: Medhat Sabry, Reader: Celia Paterson.

Thursday 9

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz. 

The Hague: Chaplain: Michael Roden, Assistant Chris Nicholls. Give thanks that our months of separation have been marked by a wonderful growth in pastoral outreach. Pray that we can open our doors, even to a limited number, by Easter; for generous giving and that our church Hall may once again serve the dual purpose as much as a community gathering place for all ages as for a source of financial balance.  

Friday 10

Geneva: Chaplain: Daphne Green (from 1 April). Pray for Daphne as she settles in to her new ministry.

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 11

Leipzig: Chaplain:  Martin Reakes-Williams. Pray for our unity as we emerge from lockdown.  

Stuttgart: Chaplain: Kara Werner. 

British Army Garrison Churches and their Chaplains.

Sunday 12

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 13

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.

Tuesday 14

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

Pau: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: John Errey.

Wednesday 15

Malaga: (Includes: Velez-Málaga, Salinas) Chaplain: Louis Darrant, Assistant: Doreen Cage.

Menorca: (Es Castell, Ciutadella) Chaplain: Paul Strudwick. Pray for Paul in his additional role as Area Dean.

Thursday 16

Maastricht: Chaplain: vacant.

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

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

Friday 17

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

Lugano: Chaplain: vacant.

Saturday 18

Vernet-les-Bains: Chaplain: David Phillips.

Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Chaplain: Dale Hanson, Reader: Sophie Manson.  

Sunday 19

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 20

Moscow: Chaplain: Malcolm Rogers.  Pray for Malcolm in his role as Area Dean. Thank God that we were able to meet for worship throughout 2020, for God's protection and for all that He has taught us through the pandemic.  Pray for many who have lost people they loved, and ask for God's mercy as we reach out to foreigners when they begin to return to Russia. 

St Petersburg: Chaplain: Vacant.

Tuesday 21

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.

Wednesday 22

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

Thursday 23

Twente: (Weldam, Goor) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Simone Yallop. Pray for us in another interregnum.

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

Voorschoten: Chaplain: Ruan Crew, Curate: Matt Thijs, Pray for Ruan in his role as Area Dean.  Give thanks for our children and young people, and pray for good mental health, resilience and a positive end to the academic year.

Friday 24

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. Pray for our departing chaplain Clive Atkinson, our interregnum period and the appointment of our new chaplain.

Saturday 25

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

Sunday 26

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 27

Gothenburg: Chaplain: David Bruce.

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

Ankara: Chaplain (Interim Minister): Patrick Irwin. 

Tuesday 28

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

St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson.

Wednesday 29

Tenerife South: (Includes Playa de Las Americas, Los Gigantes, San Blas) Chaplain: John Poole, Readers: David Horton, Paul Ganney, Christine Elliott, Maryrissa Carter. 

Tenerife North: (includes Puerto de la Cruz, La Palma) Chaplain: Ronald Corne. 

Thursday 30

Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe.   

Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle) Chaplain: David Phillips, Associate Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer. 


Friday 1

Zurich: (Also serves Turgi, Zug, St Gallen) Chaplain: Paul Brice.  Give thanks for: being able to hold services and worship together since June, though with great precaution; increasing optimism about climbing out of this period, during the year ahead. Pray for: those who are lonely or struggling at the moment, especially those who do not ‘let on’; our young people, whose face-to-face activities have been curtailed, that they will nonetheless grow in faith; renewed vision as churches emerge from restrictions with new possibilities ahead

Swiss seasonal chaplaincies: Interlaken, Kandersteg, Mürren, St Moritz, Wengen, Zermatt.

Saturday 2

Istanbul Christ Church: Chaplain: Ian Sherwood. 

Istanbul Church of the Resurrection: Chaplain: Vacant. 

Izmir: (Also serves Bornova, Didim, Mission to Seafarers Izmir) Chaplain: James Buxton.  Pray for James in his role as Area Dean.



Sunday 1

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

Pray for our partnership with ICS.

Monday 2

Corfu: Chaplain: Jules Wilson, Reader: Jackie Dallos. Give thanks that, through using Zoom we have developed a closer fellowship in worshiping together with our Reader Jackie and her group on the island of Lefkada and with our summer visitors from all over the world and that ecumenical opportunities with Catholic, Evangelical and Orthodox have continued developing.

Tuesday 3

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 4

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 5

Leuven: Chaplain: Catriona Laing. Asst Curate: Sarah King . Give thanks for the perseverance and sacrifice of health workers and other frontliners during the pandemic. Pray for: healing and comfort of those who are in mourning / grief; those who work and struggle for social justice and equality; those discriminated against and persecuted because of race, gender, religion and beliefs; those who lost their jobs and livelihood during the pandemic.

Liège: Chaplain: Guy Diakiese. Pray for our church to be a place where people can continue to grow in their discipleship, more especially in their commitment to the three marks of our vision for this year: prayer, care and outreach, for old members of our church who are  still finding it difficult to come back to church after a long period of pandemic and for our treasurer and finance committee as we are looking for new ways to improve our finances, and those supporting our church financially. 

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Revd Brian Phipps

 Friday 6

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

Orvieto: Revd Francisco Alberca (The Episcopal Church)

Saturday 7

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: David Roper. Pray for our new Chaplain, Fr David Roper and family. May God's light shine on them and bless them in this new journey.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Readers: David Cowley, Catherine Emezie. Pray for our Chaplaincy Council's Day Apart in September that we would know the Spirit's guidance as we discern the way forward for the coming years; for restarting our children’s ministries; for re-visioning our common life.

Sunday 8

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); Pauline Williams (Ministry Team Administration); those training for ordained ministry.

Monday 9

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.

Crete: Assistant Chaplain: Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacon: Julia Bradshaw. Pray for Julia as she prepares to continue her curacy in England. Pray for the success of Small Group Bible Studies, and improvement of ministry on Zoom.

Tuesday 10

Lorgues with Fayence: Chaplain: Vacant.

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

Wednesday 11

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

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 12

Tervuren: Chaplain: Dominic Newstead, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Patrick Lambert.

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Andrew McMullon.

Friday 13

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

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina, Randazzo) Chaplain: Locum – Nigel Morgan. Pray for our new Chaplain James Hadley who will arrive in September.

Saturday 14

Madeira: Chaplain: Michael Jarman.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: vacant, Reader: Judith Murray.

Sunday 15

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David; 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 16

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

Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.

Tuesday 17

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.

Wednesday 18

Costa del Sol East: (Includes Calahonda, Benalmadena Costa, Coin, Fuengirola (Los Boliches), Alhaurín El Grande) Chaplain: Nigel Stimpson, Reader: Caroline MacFarlane. We thank God for the amazing response to our building appeal which enabled us to do more than we originally planned. Our prayer now is that the building will provide a lovely worship space as well as become a hub where everyone feels comfortable and welcomed. 

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Bob Horrocks, Assistant: Judie Horrocks. Pray for a new home for our El Cotillo church that it might be re-established as the pandemic wanes.

Thursday 19

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoff Read, Assistant: Evelyn Sweerts. Pray for wisdom in reshaping our children and youth ministry in response to ongoing Covid restrictions. Give thanks for the development of our online Alpha course; for our Warden Team (2 Wardens, two assistants sharing the role) as they work together and with clergy and Council.

Friday 20

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 21

Hamburg: Chaplain: Jules Ann Barnes. Pray for Jules as she settles in to her new ministry.

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

Sunday 22

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 23

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni.

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

Tuesday 24

Midi Pyrénées and Aude: (Includes Alet les Bains, Brens, Cahors, Caylus, Tarn, Toulouse, Valence d' Agen): Chaplain: vacant, Assistant: Anthony Jewiss, Readers: Peter Gibbs, Janet Varty, 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 25

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

Thursday 26

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: Vacant, 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 27

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

Saturday 28

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 29

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 30

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Joanna Udal, Asst Curates: Sheila Rosenthal, Kirk Weisz, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd. Please give thanks for our closer unity across Norway through praying and working together online. Please pray: for our outreach and support for those far from our congregations;  for those to be confirmed in September; and for the resumption of children's and youth activities.

Tuesday 31

Menton: Chaplain: Vacant.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain: Peter Jackson


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