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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.


Sunday 1 – All Saints

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 Jules has committed himself to another 5 years’ service here. Pray for approval of the refurbishment and Logos Cafe, so that we can emerge from this time ready and excited for the new phase of our mission and ministry here.

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. Pray for Catriona as she settles in to her new ministry.

Liège: Chaplain: Vacant.

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Senior Chaplain.

Friday 6

Naples: (Also serves Bari) Chaplain: Jules Bergquist. Pray for Jules as he settles in to his new ministry; for us to continue to grow as a congregation, in love of God and of each other, and give thanks for God’s provision of our new Chaplain.

Orvieto: Revd Francisco Alberca (The Episcopal Church)

Saturday 7

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Lawrence MacLean, Readers: Mary de Vachon, Frank Megginson.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Readers: David Cowley and Catherine Emezie. Pray for our year-end fundraising activities, especially the Advent concert on 6 December; for the Ministry Team and outreach to the university community.

Sunday 8 – 3 before Advent; Remembrance Sunday

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); vacant (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; for COVID-safe quarantine spaces for refugees on mainland amd islands and provision of medical staff; for safe return of NGOs and volunteers who left due to pandemic; for resources for chaplaincy and thanks for funding for outreach facilitator.

Crete: Assistant Chaplain: Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacon: Julia Bradshaw. Pray for the implementation of the congregation's Mission Plan in the midst of the uncertainty and financial stresses created by the pandemic.

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: Adrian Low, Reader: Barry Mason.

Thursday 12

Tervuren: Chaplain: Dominic Newstead, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Patrick Lambert. Pray for Dominic and his family as they settle and for us as a church as we ask the question, what does mission look like in this COVID season.

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Andrew McMullon. Pray for Andy and his family as he settles in to his new ministry.

Friday 13

Padova: Chaplain: Amos Osaromkpe, Readers: Michael Udeagbara, Charles Onwukwe. Pray that God increase the faith of members/families that had not come to Church yet since we returned after the lockdown, banish fear from them; for homes going through difficult moments, miraculous provision of jobs for the unemployed, the blessing of children to homes that have none yet.

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina, Randazzo) Chaplain: Locum - Russ Ruffino.

Saturday 14

Madeira: Chaplain: Michael Jarman.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: Philip Bourne, Assistant: Robert Chavner, Reader: Judith Murray. Give thanks for a congregation growing steadily, numerically and spiritually. Pray for discernment as the Chaplaincy Council members decide how to go forward with ordained ministry when the current chaplain and assistant chaplain move on in 9 months' time.

Sunday 15 – 2 before Advent

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David with their constant travelling; 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. Pray for Charlotte as she settles in to her new ministry

Marseille: (serves: Aix-en-Provence and Oppède in the Luberon) Chaplain: Jamie Johnston, Assistant clergy: Patrick Cassidy, Malcolm Dodd, 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.

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Bob Horrocks, Assistant: Judie Horrocks. Pray for the provision of a new venue for our El Cotillo congregation and wisdom regarding future church plants.

Thursday 19

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoffrey Read, Assistant: Evelyn Sweerts. Give thanks for Evelyn’s ordination as priest. Pray for God’s blessing on her and her ministry; for ongoing wisdom for the Church Council in finding ways to be a hybrid church, mixing on-line and face-to-face church life; for creative ways to invite and reach out at Christmas time despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Friday 20

Rome: (Also serves Macerata) Chaplain: Robert Warren.

The Anglican Centre Rome in Rome: Director and Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See: Archbishop Ian Ernest.

Saturday 21

Hamburg: Chaplain: Vacant.

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

Sunday 22 – Christ the King

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.

22nd - 25th: General Synod meets in London

Monday 23

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Thor Bjarnason.

Riga: Chaplain: Eliza Zikmane.

Tuesday 24

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

Wednesday 25

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

Thursday 26

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: Alan Strange, 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 – Advent 1

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.

Pray for the Anglican churches in south-east France meeting for a joint Advent Carol Service

Monday 30

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Joanna Udal, Assistants: Sheila Rosenthal, Kirk Weisz, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd. Pray for: Joanna, as she settles in to her new ministry; our links under the Porvoo agreement with our friends and colleagues in the Church of Norway at Nidaros Dom; for the Norwegian government as they determine how to manage coronavirus here; for our Readers Susan and Priscilla; for the elderly and vulnerable as winter approaches and the nights draw in.


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.

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