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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

Wednesday 2

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

Thursday 3

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

Eindhoven: Chaplain: vacant, Reader: Jan Waterschoot.  

Friday 4

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 5

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

Sunday 6 – Trinity 1

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.

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 9

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

Thursday 10

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 11

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 12

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 13 – Trinity 2

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.

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. Pray for Paul in his additional role as Area Dean.

Thursday 17

Maastricht: Chaplain: vacant.

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, Reader: Sophie Manson.  

Sunday 20 – Trinity 3

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. 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 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

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 25

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 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 – Trinity 

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 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. 


Thursday 1

Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe.   

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

Friday 2

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 3

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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