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Monday 1

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Acting Archdeacon: John Newsome.

Eastern Archdeaconry: Acting Archdeacon: Adele Kelham.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Yerevan, Zagreb) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Assistants: Mike Waltner, John Barker, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Ben O’Neill. Pray for Kids’ Church, led by Lucille Curran, and its volunteers; for our efforts to extend our youth and young adults' ministry and for the younger families in our congregation as they begin their summer holidays; for our outreach initiatives, Theology on Tap and UNComplicated, and our efforts to find a new co-ordinator for the Annual Advent Bazaar in November, as we adapt to a new venue; for the political leaders of Austria, especially President Alexander Van der Bellen in this time of change in the run-up to a general election.

Tuesday 2

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Buree, 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.

Wednesday 3

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon Geoff Johnston.

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Vacant

Thursday 4

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers.

Friday 5

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Acting Archdeacon: Geoff Johnston.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

5-9 July: General Synod meets in York

Saturday 6

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

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Michael Bullock, Assistant: Richard Gardiner. Pray for wisdom as we discern the future of the Chaplaincy in the next two years and beyond.

Sunday 7 - Trinity 3

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 8

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan. Pray for the visitors and the visiting choir in this month, so that many may come to know more about Christ.

Tuesday 9

Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon Meurig Williams.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 10

Casablanca: Chaplain: Medhat Sabry. Praise the Lord with us for the completion of our new community centre. Pray for construction work on the expansion of the chapel which will happen over the next 6-8 months.

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 11

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


Friday 12

Florence: (Also serves Siena, Bologna) Chaplain: William Lister, Deacon: Giampaolo Pancetti, Reader: Maria Makepeace.

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Give thanks for this year's visit from Archdeacon Joseph Ajaefobi (Anglican chaplain to the Nigerian diaspora in the UK and Europe). Pray for resources to support our deacon, Moses Adesina, as he awaits important decisions about his future; for migrant members of the congregation facing huge uncertainty following last year's changes in Italian law; for our new churchwarden and church council members

Saturday 13

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for nine of our young people (plus 4 adults) spending most of July working in a rural school in south-west Uganda; for safety in travel and good health, for it to be a life-changing experience spiritually, and for it to be a help and service to the school.


Sunday 14 - Trinity 4

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

Monday 15

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 16

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet.

Dinard: Chaplain: Vacant.


Wednesday 17

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

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 18

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk.

Brussels: Associate Chaplain: John Wilkinson, Assistants: Fiona Simon, Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Readers: Jennifer Le Jeune, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West, Arttu Makipaa, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Mark Van Eker.


Friday 19

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

Saturday 20

Algarve: (Includes: Almancil, Praia Da Luz, Tavira, Gorjões) Chaplains: Reid Hamilton, Robert Kean, Readers: Robert Kelly, Maureen Kyle, Fiona Mayes.

Greater Lisbon: (Includes: Estoril, Lisbon) Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for the church during the vacancy; for Locum Chaplain Chris Welsh (June-Sept) and PTO clergy Paula Rennie and Fran Le Blanc; for the recruitment of the next Chaplain.

Sunday 21 - Trinity 5

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

Monday 22

Helsinki: (Also serves Tallinn, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, White Nile) Chaplain: Tuomas Mäkipää, Assistants: David Oliver, Amos Manga, Readers: Geoffrey Phillips, Keith Battarbee, John Mills, Emmanuel Eneh.

Tuesday 23

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

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: vacant.

Grenoble: Chaplain: vacant.


Wednesday 24

Costa Almeria and Costa Calida: (serves Mojácar, Llanos and Aljambra) Chaplain: Vincent Oram, Assistant: Alan Bennett, Readers: Duncan Burr, Marge Gall. Pray for the leaders of worship and the PCC. Ask for wisdom in discerning where and when to start worshipping communities. Pray that financial needs will be met.

Costa Azahar: (Includes Alcossebre, Vinaros, L'Ampolla) Chaplain: Louis Darrant, Readers: Jennifer Hoskins, Paul Turner.

Thursday 25

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

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean Stephen Murray.

Friday 26

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese), Summer Locum (Caddenabia): Roger Williams


Saturday 27

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

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Christopher Parsons. Pray for those in our chaplaincy preparing for marriage; for the many students and teachers, that they would find time for refreshment and renewal in spirit during the holiday period; for holiday visitors, that we may provide Christian hospitality and a home away from home for those who worship with us. 

Sunday 28 - Trinity 6

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

Monday 29

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


Tuesday 30

La Manche: (Includes Gratot Hommëel, Virey) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader Mary Jackson.

Le Gard: Chaplain: Stafford Low, Reader: Brenda McFarlane Forsyth Juntunen

Lille: (serves Arras) Chaplain: Debbie Flach, Readers: Paul Ellender, Suzanne Bray. Pray that, during the summer months, people will make time for spiritual and physical refreshment; for students who are in the middle of internships; for the chaplain(s) who will be providing locum cover during Debbie’s holiday and preparations for the Lille Braderie, our main fundraiser.

Wednesday 31

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



Thursday 1

Leuven: Chaplain: Jack McDonald, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Ilse Swart.

Liège: Chaplain: Paul Yiend. Please pray for Paul, Annick and their children.

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Senior Chaplain.

Friday 2

Naples: (Also serves Bari) Chaplain: Jonathan Backhouse.


Saturday 3

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Lawrence MacLean, Readers: Mary de Vachon, Frank Megginson. Pray for the sick in our community and for forgiveness, love and consideration for each other in our chaplaincy.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Readers: David Cowley, Ozichi Baron and Catherine Emezie. Pray for St Alban's Ministry Team and its ongoing efforts to provide pastoral support and outreach, especially to children, youth and university students.

Sunday 4 - Trinity 7

Pray for the Greek Orthodox Church and for the Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

Monday 5

Greater Athens: (Includes Athens (St Paul) , Kifissia, Andros, Nafplion, Crete, also serves Thessaloniki, Patras) Chaplain: Leonard Doolan, Assistant (Crete): Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacons: Christine Saccali, Julia Bradshaw, Reader: Sherry Angelis. Pray for Julia Bradshaw, newly-ordained deacon, as she begins her curacy at St. Thomas, Kefalas on Crete.


Tuesday 6

Lorgues with Feyence: Chaplain: Peter Massey.


Lyon: Chaplain: Ben Harding, Readers: Keith Burrell, Tim Evans, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Jonty Brawn. Pray for our young people receiving exam results, and others considering the next stage of their lives, especially Jonty, our intern, as he moves on; for our Church Council and congregation planning our next 5 years; for safe travel for those going on holiday and a happy time for them as well as for those staying put; for our organisation to function well with a limited congregation.

Wednesday 7

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. Pray for the Holy Spirit's life and activity in the Chaplaincy.


Thursday 8

Tervuren: Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Patrick Lambert, Ministry Experience Scheme participant: Sharon Ejinkonye. Pray for our adjustment as Simon & Ann (Chaplain & Lay Minister), Sharon (MES) & other members of the congregation move on to new things; for Nathan (Assistant Chaplain), Ann and JF (Church Wardens) as they lead and steer the church through the vacancy and beyond.

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Gillian Trinder.

Friday 9

Padova: Chaplain: vacant, Readers: Michael Udeagbara, Charles Onwukwe.

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina, Randazzo) Chaplain: Vacant. Give thanks for Fr Russ Ruffino and his long term locum in Palermo.

Saturday 10

Madeira: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: William Weston.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: Philip Bourne, Assistant: Robert Chavner, Reader: Judith Murray. Please pray for the outreach activities of the Church of St James, including their publicity efforts through social media and their developing connections with pilgrims on the Portuguese routes for the Camino de Santiago.

Sunday 11 - Trinity 8

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David with their constant travelling. Pray for the Diocesan Office in London and all those who work there and for the Safeguarding team. Pray for William Gulliford (DDO); for those training for ordained ministry. Pray and give thanks for the work of the Friends (Secretary: Jeanne French)

Monday 12

Budapest: Chaplain: Frank Hegedus.

Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.

Tuesday 13

Maisons Lafitte: Chaplain: vacant, Reader: Richard Medcalf. Pray for the right candidate to come forward and be selected to fill our current vacancy and for wisdom and grace for all in the transitional period.

Marseilles: (serves: Aix-en-Provence and Oppéde in the Luberon) Interim Chaplains: Steve and Sue Goodwin. Assistant clergy: Patrick Cassidy, Malcolm Dodd, David Pickering and John Smith, Readers: Jane Quarmby, Christine Portman, Ordinand: Roxana Teleman. Pray for successful recruitment of our new Chaplain.

Wednesday 14

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. Give thanks for the church family here and the support they have given and continue to give as our Resident PTO Judie Horrocks undergoes treatment for breast cancer. Pray for her and for Bob Horrocks our chaplain as he supports her and continues pastoring and guiding the chaplaincy.

Thursday 15

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoffrey Read, Assistant: Evelyn Sweerts. We give thanks for the ordination of our new curate, Evelyn and ask Gods rich blessing on and through her ministry among us’. Pray for the ongoing work of the Council in Mission Action Planning.

Friday 16

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: Ian Ernest.

Saturday 17

Hamburg: Chaplain: Leslie Nathaniel.

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

Sunday 18 - Trinity 9

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.

Monday 19

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Thor Bjarnason.

Riga: Chaplain: Jana Jeruma-Grinberga.

Tuesday 20

Midi Pyrénées and Aude: (Includes Alet les Bains, Brens, Cahors, Caylus, Tarn, Toulouse, Valence d' Agen): Chaplain: Dan Langdon-Griffiths, Assistants: June Hutchinson, Anthony Jewiss, Readers: Peter Gibbs, Janet Varty, Clive Billenness, Linda Billenness, Malcolm Rigley.

Wednesday 21

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

Thursday 22

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Heiloo, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: Alan Strange.

Amsterdam Community OZ100: Priest: Rik Florentinus. Give thanks for the ‘rebuilding’ in the community after a crisis last year, with many young people joining. Pray for their witness to Gods presence in the Red light district of Amsterdam; for strength and wisdom, but above all that the power of God’s spirit, the true love, will change the hearts of all the tourists to displace love for pornography and an attraction you can buy.

Schiphol Airport: Mark Hafkenscheid and the chaplains’ ministry team.

Friday 23

Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) Chaplain: Malcolm Bradshaw. Pray for the Chaplaincy in Venice as it is about launch an appeal for €100,000.00 for the repair and renovation of St George’s church, Venice.

Saturday 24

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

The Vendee: (Also serves La Chapelle Achard, Puy de Serre, La Chapelle Palluau) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: John Matthews.

Sunday 25 - Trinity 10

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.

Monday 26

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Darren McCallig, Assistants: Kirk Weisz, Peter Hogarth, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd.

Tuesday 27

Menton: Chaplain: Vacant.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain: Peter Jackson.

Wednesday 28

La Palma: Chaplain: Vacant.

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

Thursday 29

Arnhem-Nijmegen: Locum Chaplain: Jos Strengholt.

Eindhoven: Chaplain: Francis Noordanus, Assistant: Barbara Noordanus, Reader: Jan Waterschoot. Give thanks for strong ministry teams. Pray for wisdom and courage to be more than a church only for its members; for revitalisation of small groups/cells.


Friday 30

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham.

Basel: Chaplain: Hilary Jones, Assistants: Anne Lowen, Russell Hilliard, Reader: Nigel Spencer. Pray for church members as they return back from holidays and for new families as they arrive in Basel; that we may be a welcoming community for all those looking to find a new church home; for our weekend 24/7 prayer event (21 and 22 September), for those organising it and all those who will participate, that our prayers might have a huge impact on the city of Basel in which we minister.

Berne: Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Mark Pogson, Reader: Archana Jacob.


Saturday 31

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria): (Also serves Playa del Ingles, Puerto de Mogan) Chaplain: vacant.

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