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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.

September

 

Wednesday 28

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: Vacancy, Assistant Rachel Ganney. We pray that in the care of God’s creation actions will speak louder than words, so that we will all make a difference and be the change that is needed locally and across our island.

Thursday 29

Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe. Please pray for our church community to grow further in welcoming visitors – may all who visit receive both a warm human welcome and experience God’s divine welcome. We pray that we may grow in helping new members to become part of the core of the community – able to use and express their gifts, experience, skills, passions - and for each new member to be able to form meaningful close friendships in All Saints.

Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle) Chaplain: Ruan Crew Assistant Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer. We give thanks for the Utrecht 900 celebrations held throughout this summer to recognise Utrecht as a city, together with its continuing strength in the Lord and for the future. Holy Trinity Utrecht welcomed Ruan in August as our new chaplain, to lead us in a new purpose of faith, and we give thanks for this in our church communities of Utrecht, Zwolle and Groningen, looking forward to a renewal of service for Utrecht and the wider communities.

Friday 30

Zurich: (Also serves Turgi, Zug, St Gallen) Chaplain: Vacancy. Assistant Chaplain: Jacqueline Sellin. Pray for the reinvigoration of our work with children, youth and families, after the detrimental impact of Covid. Pray for the increasing ministry of our choir and music director, now able to sing more. Pray for our worshipping community in seeking God's guidance during interregnum.

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

October

Sunday 2

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David as they lead and pastor the diocese. 

Pray for the Bishop's Office in Brussels, Alan Strange (Bishop's Chaplain), Gail Wilmet (Bishop’s PA), Barbara Omoro (Appointments Secretary) and Caroline Gaumy (Administrative Assistant). 

Monday 3

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel. 

Eastern Archdeaconry: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Hon Asst Chaplain, Robert Kinney: We are grateful to God for his generosity this year. Pray that we would reach out to the people of Vienna with the gospel as we continue to rebuild after the pandemic lightens. In Ljubljana we ask for prayers for the Ljubljana Anglican community going forward.

Tuesday 4

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Burée, Bordeaux, Condom in the Gers, Doudrac, Limeuil Haut, Monteton, Périgueux-Chancelade, Ste Nathalene, Sorges) Chaplain: Tony Lomas, Assistant: Liz Morris, Readers: Sheila Marshall, Patrick Sturges, Roger Verrall. Pray for Tony in his role as Area Dean. Recently we have received several requests for baptisms; we are delighted to hear from these families. At this time of preparation, do pray for God's guidance in welcoming children and godparents into the fellowship of faith.

Wednesday 5

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon: David Waller. 

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Ian Tarrant. Port Chaplain: Chris Rushton, Hugh Ellis, Readers: Pam Baker & Sally Barton. Give thanks and pray for our new locum port chaplains, Chris Rushton and Hugh Ellis, who will serve alternate two-month tours over the coming year or more. May they build good relationships with seafarers and port staff.

Thursday 6

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Archdeacon Sam Van Leer.

Antwerp: Chaplain: Andrew Wagstaff, Assistant: June Mark Yañez, Reader: Egbert van Groesen.

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: vacant.

Friday 7

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon: David Waller.

Assisi: We want to thank God for our new Churchwarden – Pam Gowman – as together we seek the way ahead for the small but enthusiastic congregation at St Leonard’s and the important work it does in welcoming English-speaking pilgrims to Assisi.   We pray for the discussions with Bishop David and our SSF brothers – for clarity and God’s guidance re the future; asking for a sense of His leading and a deepening in our life of prayer together.

Bordighera: We pray for a resolution to the tasks of maintenance and management of the cemetery there.

Saturday 8

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain:  Christopher Jage-Bowler, Assistants: Joachim Reich, Gottlieb George.  Give thanks for the making of a prayer labyrinth in the church garden to be dedicated in memory of our late assistant pastor, Dr Irene Ahrens. Pray for the relaunching and renewing of the Church's ministries after these two years of pandemic, and for guidance in steps to become CO2 neutral.

Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO).

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Richard Gardiner, Reader: Jenny Knudsen.

Sunday 9

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 10

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial Nathanial, Please pray for the preparations for the Eastern Archdeaconry Synod which is scheduled to be held in Prague in October 20 to 23; also for the confirmation service on Sunday 23rd October and for all the candidates for confirmation.

Tuesday 11

Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon: Peter Hooper. Pray for the work to have the Church of England officially recognised at a national level in France

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for the continuing reflections as to how the Chaplaincy can be best supported by a priestly presence

Wednesday 12

Casablanca: (includes Rabat) Chaplain (Locum): Virgilio Fernandez Pray for the appointment process and for spiritual guidance for all the faithful congregation of St John Casablanca for unity and mutual respect; for the successful AGM and retention of churchwarden Candice and Dawn. Pray for the Sub-Saharan Emigrants, for the overseas Filipino workers for their struggles in Physical and spiritual needs; for the Morocco authority for enlightenment and fair treatment; for the Locum Priest whose contract will end by this month, for the future life of St. John chaplaincy; prayer for God’s intervention for all the ministerial endeavour for the betterment of the church and its people. For Rabat church pray for our church's future as we wait for a Locum or a long-term chaplain. Help us to strengthen our faith by trusting God to do what is right for us at this time. 

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 13

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain:  Augustine Nwaekwe.  Pray for him in his additional role as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ministry adviser.

Friday 14

Florence: (Also serves Bologna) Chaplain: Chris Williams Pray for our new chaplain as St Mark’s enters a new chapter. Give thanks for the sustaining work of churchwardens Bob and Linda, and all those who have maintained our ministry of music and welcome over the last months. 

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for the successful launch of "Redeemed from Fire", the history of the Genoa Chaplaincy and a positive outcome to our "150 for 150" Anniversary Appeal and a fruitful visit from Archdeacon Joe Ajaefobi, concluding our 150th anniversary celebrations.

Saturday 15

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: vacant, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Pray for faithfulness in worship, persistence in prayer, desire to learn from God’s Word and selflessness in supporting each other and for the continuing process of appointing a new Chaplain, for wisdom for the Diocesan members making clergy appointments in Europe post Brexit.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Our chaplain retires at the end of November. Please pray for the wardens and church council during the vacancy, for the recruitment process and for Revd Simon Holloway who serves as locum in Cannes for December and January.

Sunday 16

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 departments: 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 17

Copenhagen: (Also serves Aarhus) Chaplain: Smitha Prasadam, Readers: Graeme Lloyd-Roberts, Peter Prasadam, Julian Simpson.  Christ bursts into our lives breathing peace.  We rejoice in the life burst of resurrection at a time when many fear change and would rather weep or run away.  Please pray for the Ministry Team and Council as we strive for renewal and growth in faith and number and see the green blade rising in our midst.

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 18

Chantilly: Chaplain: Vacancy.  Pray for our Annual Meeting and elections for new members of the Church Council. Pray for discernment and wisdom for those new members. We pray for the Council training day and our first meeting together.  Give thanks for the Council members who have stepped down this year for their tremendous ministry over the past few years. 

Dinard: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for the work to rationalise the current complicated legal structures and for healing across the community.

Wednesday 19

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman, Assistant: Deborah Chapman. Pray for Revd Reija Vienola, a Finnish Lutheran priest, with PTO for St George’s. She will be acting as a locum on the leave of the Chaplains, Revds Deborah and John Chapman.
Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 20

Brussels: Senior Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Associate Chaplains: John Wilkinson, Jack McDonald; Asst Chaplain: Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Asst Curate: Annie Bolger; Readers: Ozichi Baron, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West, Jacob Quick. Pray for two working groups, addressing Environmental Justice and Racial Justice, as we seek to be transformed together and to draw closer to God's will for the flourishing of all and that we would work toward consensus and the common good.

Friday 21

Malta and Gozo: (Includes: Valletta, also serves: Gozo) Chancellor of the Pro-Cathedral: Simon Godfrey, Assistant: Francois Mifsud, Reader: Michael Collins. 

Sliema: Chaplain: Clem Upton.

Saturday 22

Algarve: (Includes: Almancil, Praia Da Luz, Tavira, Gorjões) Chaplains: Rob Keen, Readers: Maureen Kyle and Fiona Mayes. Give thanks for the ministry of Fr Bramwell Bearcroft over the last year, and pray for him and his wife Jennifer as they depart from serving. Pray for the three congregations of Luz, St Luke's and Boliqueime, and especially for the ministry of locum priests over the coming months, and for Fr Rob Kean, Chaplain.

Greater Lisbon: (Includes: St Paul Estoril, St George Lisbon) Chaplain: Elizabeth Bendrey. Assistant Iain Bendrey. Pray for the development of our buildings and our work with children and families. 

Sunday 23

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, Craig Norman, pray for our care for children and vulnerable adults.

Monday 24

Helsinki: (Also serves Tallinn, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, White Nile) Chaplain: Tuomas Mäkipää, Assistant: Amos Manga, Mika Pajunen. Reader: Keith Battarbee. Please pray for our ties with the White Nile congregation, Urdu language ministry, the Turku Cathedral International Congregation, and the Ecumenical Council of Finland.  Pray also for our ministers, volunteers, choir, Sunday School teachers and children, our ministry experience students as they prepare to join us on placements in the new year and for those who have come to us to explore their vocation in the Church.  We ask for God’s blessings on the work of the Vallila Help Centre for Ukrainian refugees in Helsinki; their dedicated workers and all who come to them in great need.  We give thanks for our growing relationship with USPG and their support of the refugee centre.  Lastly, please pray with us for urgent peacebuilding in the Baltic Sea region.

Tuesday 25

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: Vacant. We ask for your prayers for guidance, clarity and wisdom as we work on our vacancy pack.  We would also ask for prayers for the life of our chaplaincy post covid.

Grenoble: Chaplain: Nick Finlay. As we get into the swing of the new school year, please pray that our young people’s work will gain new energy. Pray too for wisdom as we endeavour to select God’s chosen candidate as our Pastoral Assistant to lead the Children and Families work

Wednesday 26

Costa Almeria and Costa Calida: (serves Mojácar, Llanos and Aljambra) Chaplain: Vacancy, Assistant: Alan Bennett, Readers: Marge Gall, Tony Noble, Alywn Carter. Please pray for Costas Almeria and Calida in vacancy. Pray for wise decision making and the finding of a new warden and PCC members. Pray for Fr Alan Bennet (Retired Priest) and Readers: Margie Gall, Alwyn Carter and Tony Noble and Church Warden Pam Carter as well as our Ordinand Gavin Sunshine. Pray for Fr Vincent Oram beginning his retirement.

Costa Azahar: Although the chaplaincy has closed we pray for the ongoing Prayer Group

Thursday 27

Ghent: (Also serves Ghent (Port)) Chaplain: Stephen Murray, Asst Chaplain: Oluwakayode Adeyemi Sopeju, Jonathan Halliwell

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean: Stephen Murray.

Friday 28

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Asst Curate: Robert Morley, Locum (Lake Como): Roger Williams, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese). Pray for Milan and for Massimo as he begins training for ordained ministry and Robert as he completes his final year of curacy prayer also for a way forward in our work with children. For Cadenabbia offer thanksgiving for the past season and prayers for those many couples whose marriage was blessed and those making plans in 2023. For Varese pray for the congregation members as they seek new worship opportunities and new 'spiritual homes'

Saturday 29

Düsseldorf: (Also serves Essen) Chaplain: Stephen Walton. Pray that God’s kingdom will grow as more people are converted to Christ and that with all the pressures on Christians, they would remain faithful to Christ

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Vinod Victor. Pray that we will meaningfully be able to minister to the diverse multicultural community that we reach out to them and be more welcoming and inviting so that more people and families find themselves at home in our fellowship.

Sunday 30

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

Pray for our partnership with ICS.

Monday 31

Corfu: Chaplain: Jules Wilson, Reader: Jackie Dallos. Praise the Lord that the refurbishment is commencing, pray for God's hand of blessing upon the workers and workmanship and that all practicalities and furniture needs will be provided for. Ask the Holy Spirit to refurbish our hearts and inspire us in ways to draw people in, and The Lord of the harvest bring in any new labourers needed. Pray for Cafe Logos, our outreach, and that we get permission to hold a Christmas Market in the nearby Square 

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