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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.


Saturday 27 November

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 28 (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 29

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 give thanks for Revd Kirk Weisz's long-awaited ordination as priest and for the Confirmation of our candidates from around Norway, both young and old. Also for our cooperation with the Church of Norway under the Porvoo Agreement signed 25 years ago this Autumn, and its benefits to the life of our congregations. 

Tuesday 30

Menton: Chaplain:  Vacant.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain:  Peter Jackson






Wednesday 1

Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen) Chaplain: Stanley Evans. Pray for encouragement for our small number of members and for our witness in Playa Blanca as well as St Laurence as a whole in these difficult times

Thursday 2

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

Eindhoven: Chaplain: vacant, Reader: Jan Waterschoot. We pray for the church during the interregnum and for those involved in the recruitment process. Thank you Lord for our Locum and his wife who were both willing to come and help us.

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 and Neuchâtel) Chaplain: Helen Marshall, Reader: Archana Jacob. Praise and thanksgiving for growth and development of Bible study groups and lectio group (via zoom) and the encouraging testimonies from members of the congregation to talk about their faith in their everyday lives. 

Saturday 4

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria): (Also serves Playa del Ingles) Chaplain: Gill Nobes. Pray for her and her husband Andy as she arrives to take up post this month.

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 Chaplain Jeffrey John. Assistant: Nicolas Razafindratsima. Pray for our preparations for the Young Peoples Group as they plan their diary and the groups facilitators Ed and Alvaro, for the Enquirers Course and for those already exploring baptism and confirmation. And also for St Mary’s Anglican Chaplaincy Caen as they build their website & register under the laws of 1901/1905 and for courage and healing after a very difficult year.

Paris St Michael: Chaplain: Jonathan Clark, Readers: Andrew Wallace-Burnett, Debbie Orleach. Many of our musicians have left over the past 6 months; please pray for some new ones. We are hoping to launch a new evening service. Pray for the Lord’s leading.

Wednesday 8

Madrid: Chaplain: Medhat Sabry, Assistant Curate Solomon Uche Ike, Reader: Celia Paterson.

Thursday 9

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz.

The Hague: Chaplain: Michael Roden, Assistant Chris Nicholls. Readers: Katherine Fortier, Jan Huber. Please pray for the Ministry of the church to those engaged in the intricate and often harrowing work of International justice. We ask for your prayers on building bridges with the diverse community of the Hague. We ask your prayers for our new initiatives to make young people welcome.   

Friday 10

Geneva: Chaplain: Daphne Green. Give thanks and join us in pray for the successful return of our activities with young people including Small Time Worship, Junior Church, youth and young adults groups and our recently formed Messy church. Also for our music ministry including Director of Music, organ and choral scholars, adult and junior choirs and our Ministry Experience Intern Sam Tudor.

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); Ray Andrews (Spirituality Advisor) and our team of Spiritual Directors.

Monday 13

Bucharest: Chaplain: Nevsky Everett. Pray for Nevsky as he prepares for his ministry as chaplain with effect from 1st January 2022.

Belgrade: (Also serves Skopje) Chaplain: Robin Fox.

Kyiv: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for peace for Ukraine and wisdom of those earthly leaders who are making responsible decisions. 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. Pray for the future of the chaplaincy which is currently studying a House of Duty project.

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, 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: vacant.

Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Chaplain: Dale Hanson, Reader: Sophie Manson. Pray for the shape of things to come as we continue live streaming services - pray for a good number to return to worship "in person" while praying that the online links strengthen fellowship for those not yet able to join us. Also finding the right leaders for youth and children's ministry.

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. Asst Curate: Glen Ruffle. Pray for Malcolm in his role as Area Dean. Thank God 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. Pray for our new Chaplaincy web site, that it will serve as an important means of information of our Chaplaincy services and other activities and interest groups, that we as a Chaplaincy will have more opportunities for evangelism amongst our communities. We remember the work of our Safeguarding team. 

Wednesday 22

Mallorca: (includes Palma-de-Mallorca, Puerto Pollensa, Cala d'Or, Palma Nova) Chaplain: Ishanesu Gusha (Palma) and Bill Boyce (Puerto Pollensa), Readers: Linda Cade, Vicky Pacey. Pray for our chaplain and family-Ishanesu and Caroline. Pray for fundraising efforts as the church seeks to recover from aftermaths of Covid. And pray for all Churchwardens, lay readers and PCC.

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, Asst Curate: Matt Thijs, Pray for Ruan in his role as Area Dean. Please pray for good connections between the congregation and the wider international community over the festive period.

Friday 24 (Christmas Eve)

Montreux: (Also serves Villars-sur-Ollon) Chaplain: Paul Ormrod.

Vevey: (Also serves Château D'Oex, Neuchâtel) Chaplain: Vacant.   Diocesan Environment Officer: Elizabeth Bussmann. Pray that in 2022 we have our new chaplain installed, that we can put the fear and the restrictions arising from Covid behind us and that we can start to rebuild our church life. Also, that even in a time of vacancy we can celebrate the birth of our Lord  together as a church family on Christmas Day.

Saturday 25 (Christmas Day)

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.

Monday 27

Gothenburg: Chaplain: Alida Tollefsen-van der Lans

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

Ankara: Chaplain: Vacant

Tuesday 28

Saint Pargoire (Hérault): Chaplain: Roger Smith, Reader: Julie Johnson. We give thanks that the restarting of live services from July has gone well. We pray for guidance in maintaining our services and fellowship whilst staying safe from the pandemic, especially considering the large number of visitors to this holiday area.

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, Assistant Rachel Ganney. Pray for the growth of our fledgling children’s ministry, for a blessing on our “Swallows” who are no longer able to winter with us from October to March, for our car boot sales to be able to restart safely, post covid as our way of engaging with our local Spanish, German and English communities and the key source of funding our mission and ministry.

Thursday 30

Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe.

Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle) Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer. Please pray for Holy Trinity Church Utrecht as we go into a vacancy period. May we maintain unity and experience God's guidance in seeking out our future. And may we be sustained, find fellowship and growth and be fruitful in the meantime. 

Friday 31

Zurich: (Also serves Turgi, Zug, St Gallen) Chaplain: Paul Brice. Assistant Chaplain: Jacqueline Sellin. Pray for our four congregations in Zurich, St Gallen, Turgi and Zug. Pray for those who are struggling in these unusual times.Pray for our ministry to children and families as we emerge from restrictions. Pray for us in developing outreach.

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


Saturday 1

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. 


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