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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.


Tuesday 1

Menton: Chaplain: Vacant.

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

Wednesday 2

Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Nazaret) Chaplain: Stanley Evans. Pray for St Laurence's, Chaplain Stan and all involved in securing their new Chaplaincy Centre and the work involved in meeting the needs of the local community torn apart by the pandemic.

Thursday 3

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

Eindhoven: Chaplain:vacant, Reader: Jan Waterschoot. Pray for the chaplaincy during the vacancy period and for Francis and Barbara Noordanus as they resettle in New Zealand.

Friday 4

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham.

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

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

Saturday 5

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

Sunday 6 – Advent 2

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 7

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

Tuesday 8

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

Paris St Michael: Chaplain: Jonathon Clark, Readers: Andrew Wallace-Burnett, Debbie Orleach. Give thanks that a new 7.00am weekly Zoom prayer meeting is working well. Pray for a new music director/worship team leader from January; for ongoing negotiations with co-owners as they develop their levels from offices into apartments; that the Lord will shape our building project for his long term purposes.

Wednesday 9

Madrid: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Celia Paterson.

Thursday 10

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz.

The Hague: Chaplain: Michael Roden, Assistant: Guy Diakiese. Give thanks for the ministry of former Interim Minister Andrew Taylor as he returns home and for the appointment of Michael. Pray for Michael and family as he settles in to his new ministry.

Friday 11

Geneva: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for discernment as we enter the phase of advertising and interviews for the position of chaplain.

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 12

Leipzig: Chaplain: Martin Reakes-Williams.

Stuttgart: Chaplain: Kara Werner.

British Army Garrison Churches and their Chaplains.

Sunday 13 - Advent 3

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 14

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 15

Pas de Calais: (Includes Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Hesdin) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Mary Wood. Pray for the future of the Pas de Calais chaplaincy, as their priest in charge returned to Scotland.

Pau: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: John Errey.

Wednesday 16

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

Menorca: (Es Castell, Ciutadella) Chaplain: Paul Strudwick.

Thursday 17

Maastricht: Chaplain: vacant. Pray for the continuation of in-person services and a smooth transition as the Chaplain, Barbara, leaves.

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

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

Friday 18

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

Lugano: Chaplain: vacant.

Saturday 19

Vernet-les-Bains: Chaplain: David Phillips.

Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Chaplain: Dale Hanson.

Sunday 20 – Advent 4

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 21

Moscow: Chaplain: Malcolm Rogers. Pray for Malcolm in his role as Area Dean. We give thanks for protection through the last few months, discovery of live streaming and pray for wisdom as we worship together now - to know what to do; for our confirmation course, financial provision and solution for the chaplain’s visa complications.

St Petersburg: Chaplain: Vacant. Thank God that we are able to meet again and for the hospitality of the Lutheran church. Pray for Maria, the church warden, and all those able to help take services; that we might be able to find and resource a permanent chaplain.

Tuesday 22

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 23

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

Thursday 24 – Christmas Eve

Twente: (Weldam, Goor) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Simone Yallop. Pray for our procedure to find a new chaplain for our congregation, after the retirement of Brian Rodford. We are praying for a fruitful time.

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

Voorschoten: Chaplain: Ruan Crew, Curate: Matt Thijs, Reader: Anthony Cummings. Pray for Ruan in his role as Area Dean. We give thanks for Matt’s ordination as curate at the end of September. Pray for creativity and wisdom as we all continue to navigate the 'new normal', combining physical and online worship.

Friday 25 – Christmas

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 healing and continued protection for the congregation across the countries, attending by Zoom or physically; for wisdom to reach out to people through Zoom and other ways during the pandemic; to use the new technologies sensitively, and still keep in touch with the congregation; that our Christmas and New Year services may be held.

Saturday 26

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

Sunday 27 – Christmas 1

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.

Pray for those being ordained deacon or priest at this time.

Monday 28

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 29

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

St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson.

Wednesday 30

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. Pray for: our ministry team and congregation at All Saints and on La Palma and our plans for the coming months, including a Vision Day; for our on-line offerings and also for those returning to Tenerife; for their safety and blessing.

Thursday 31

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.

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.  Pray for the church wardens and church council during the vacancy.

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

Sunday 3 - 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 the recruitment of a new 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 4

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 5

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Burée, Bordeaux, Condom in the Gers, Doudrac, Limeuil Haut, Monteton, Périgueux-Chancelade, Ste Nathalene, Sorges) Chaplain: Anthony Lomas, Assistant: Liz Morris, Readers: Janis Adams, Sheila Marshall, Patrick Sturges, Michael Torne, Roger Verrall. Pray for Tony in his role as Area Dean.

Wednesday 6 - Epiphany

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon: David Waller. 

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Ian Tarrant.

Thursday 7

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Acting Archdeacon Sam van Leer.  Pray for the work of the Archdeaconry Standing Committee.

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: Brian Millson.

Friday 8

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon: David Waller.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.  We give thanks and pray for the continued support and close association with  the SSF in the UK,  providing us with a virtual priest from the UK for our Sunday services during this difficult time.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 9

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain:  Christopher Jage-Bowler, Assistants: Joachim Reich, Gottlieb George. 

Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO).

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Richard Gardiner. Pray for this Chaplaincy at a time of transition.

Sunday 10 – Epiphany 1 (Baptism of Christ)

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 11

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan. Pray for: all those who are facing a difficult time due to Covid-19, that this year brings more blessings and stability for them; for our Lent Bible Study Series on and offline that it may build us up in our faith, together, in Christ; for good health, spiritual well-being and growth of our congregations in Prague & Brno.

Tuesday 12

Archdeaconry of France: Acting Archdeacon: Peter Hooper (from 15 February). Pray for Peter as he prepares for his new ministry and for former Archdeacon Meurig as he settles in to his new ministry in Ireland

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 13

Casablanca: (includes Rabat) Chaplain:  Medhat Sabry.   Pray for Medhat in his role as Area Dean. 

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 14

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain:  Augustine Nwaekwe.  Pray for Augustine in his additional role as BAME ministry adviser.

Pray for Dan Langdon-Griffiths and his family as he leaves his post as Chaplain of Midi-Pyrenees and Aude, that God may walk with him and his family as he prepares for the next stage in his Ministry.

Friday 15

Florence: (Also serves Siena, Bologna) Chaplain: William Lister, Deacon: Giampaolo Pancetti, Reader: Maria Makepeace.  Pray for William as he leaves the chaplaincy on 31 January.

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for: church members in precarious employment; all those trapped in the grey economy; sustainability of growing work with "new migrants"; funding for essential building works; adults preparing for baptism/confirmation.

Saturday 16  

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams (until 31 January), Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Give thanks for the ministry of Robin and Donna Adams in Brittany over these last 3 years; pray for: wisdom and resources to manage the chaplaincy during the rest of the covid-19 restrictions; renewal of ministry initiatives later in 2021; guidance for the search process in seeking a new chaplain.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for Giles in his role as Area Dean; for our studying Luke’s Gospel on Sundays until Easter; our children’s and youth work to get going again after the shock of the pandemic; that those who've "joined us" for our on-line services will be drawn into the actual life of the church.

Sunday 17 – 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: Susan Stelfox, Nick Wraight; Board of Finance Chair: Mike Fegan.  Pray for the financial needs of the Diocese (and give thanks for God’s provision).

Monday 18 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (to 25 January)

Copenhagen: (Also serves Aarhus) Chaplain: Smitha Prasadam, Readers: Graeme Lloyd-Roberts, Peter Prasadam, Victoria Wadsworth.  Pray for Smitha in her additional role as BAME ministry adviser. “Lord God, when we are buoyant and bubbly, sustain us; when lost and lonely, strengthen us; from all that is evil, free us and with the bread of your life feed us in the year ahead.  Amen”

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 19

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet. 

Dinard: Chaplain:  Gary Wilton.

Wednesday 20

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman, Assistant: Deborah Chapman.  Pray for  Barcelona, greatly affected by the present lack of tourists. We believe we need to do something about this.  May the Lord give us wisdom.

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 21

Brussels: Senior Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Associate Chaplains: John Wilkinson, Jack McDonald; Curates: Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Annie Bolger; Readers: Ozichi Baron, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West.

Friday 22

Malta and Gozo: (Includes: Valletta, also serves: Gozo) Chaplain: Simon Godfrey, Assistants: Francois Mifsud, Peter Packer, Reader: Michael Collins. 

Sliema: Chaplain: Clem Upton.

Saturday 23

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: Elizabeth Bendrey. Pray for Elizabeth as she settles in to her new ministry.

Sunday 24 – 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 25

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

Tuesday 26

Dunkirk, The Mission to Seafarers: Chaplain: Phil Edell. Pray for the Seafarers Centre at Dunkerque and the work of the staff and volunteers.

Fontainebleau: Interim Chaplain: Paula Clifford. Give thanks for our gifted churchwardens who have enabled us to continue our worship both physically and via Zoom. Pray for us as we embark on the process of recruiting a permanent chaplain.

Grenoble: Chaplain: vacant.  Pray for a new permanent Chaplain.

Wednesday 27

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: Vacant.

Thursday 28

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

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean: Stephen Murray.

Friday 29

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Deacon: Robert Morley, Locum (Lake Como): Roger Williams, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese). 

Saturday 30

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

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Vacant.  Pray for the vision of our church and the workgroups working on this. Give thanks for locums and worship leaders who have supported us during our current vacancy

Sunday 31 – Epiphany 4

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

Pray for our partnership with ICS.

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