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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.

April

Thursday 1 – Maundy Thursday

Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe.   

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

Friday 2 – Good Friday

Zurich: (Also serves Turgi, Zug, St Gallen) Chaplain: Paul Brice. Give thanks that our services have been able to continue. Pray that we might discover those who are struggling and don't say; for our members who are essential workers, in health especially, as they serve others and face risk themselves; for daughter Communities, where church fellowship can be a lifeline; for preparation for Holy Week and Easter to be of more significance this year.

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; for God's presence with us in our weekly worship and Bible study, on and off line, and on the pastoral work of the Chaplain and the church community; that we may draw closer to God in Lent and Holy Week and for God's blessing on our congregations at Izmir and Didim.

Sunday 4 – Easter       Christ is risen!

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), Damian Thwaites in his role as Bishop's Attaché to the European Institutions, Barbara Omoro (Appointments Secretary) and Caroline Gaumy (Administrative Secretary). 

Monday 5

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

Eastern Archdeaconry: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Assistants: Mike Waltner, John Barker. 

Tuesday 6

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Burée, Bordeaux, Condom in the Gers, Doudrac, Limeuil Haut, Monteton, Périgueux-Chancelade, Ste Nathalene, Sorges) Chaplain: Anthony Lomas, Assistant: Liz Morris, Readers: Janis Adams, Sheila Marshall, Patrick Sturges, Michael Torne, Roger Verrall. Pray for Tony in his role as Area Dean.

Wednesday 7

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon: David Waller. 

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Ian Tarrant.

Thursday 8

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Acting Archdeacon Sam van Leer.  Pray for the work of the Archdeaconry Standing Committee.

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: vacant. Give thanks for the ministry of the late Brian Millson and pray for his family in their bereavement

Friday 9

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon: David Waller.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.  Pray that we can all be together again soon in our little church in Assisi; for opening our doors once more to the many pilgrims that come through Assisi.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 10

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain:  Christopher Jage-Bowler, Assistants: Joachim Reich, Gottlieb George. 

Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO).

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Richard Gardiner, Reader: Jenny Knudsen. Pray for this Chaplaincy at a time of transition.

Sunday 11 – Easter 2

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 12

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan.

Tuesday 13

Archdeaconry of France: Acting Archdeacon: Peter Hooper

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 14

Casablanca: (includes Rabat) Chaplain: vacant.  

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 15

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain:  Augustine Nwaekwe.  Pray for Augustine in his additional role as BAME ministry adviser. Give thanks that the congregations of our churches in Bruges, Knokke and Kortrijk are  all able to worship in person again.  Pray for continuing understanding and co-operation between the Town Council of Ostend and the English Church there.

Pray for the France Archdeaconry Synod taking place 15-17 April via Zoom with new archdeacon Peter Hooper.

Friday 16

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

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for: unemployed young adults in the congregation seeking work; hope for the future after Covid-19; the work of the Ospedale Evangelico Internazionale, especially the Covid unit in Voltri; plans to establish a city-wide Council of Churches; plans for next year's celebration of the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the church building.

Saturday 17

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: vacant, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Pray for guidance for the search process, seeking a new chaplain.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for Giles in his role as Area Dean; for our sermon series on Joel in May.

Sunday 18 – Easter 3

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 functions: 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 19

Copenhagen: (Also serves Aarhus) Chaplain: Smitha Prasadam, Readers: Graeme Lloyd-Roberts, Peter Prasadam, Victoria Wadsworth.  Pray for Smitha in her additional role as BAME ministry adviser.

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 20

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet. 

Dinard: Chaplain:  Gary Wilton.

Wednesday 21

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

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 22

Brussels: Senior Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Associate Chaplains: John Wilkinson, Jack McDonald; Curates: Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Annie Bolger; Readers: Ozichi Baron, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West.

Friday 23

Malta and Gozo: (Includes: Valletta, also serves: Gozo) Chaplain: Simon Godfrey, Assistants: Francois Mifsud, Peter Packer, Reader: Michael Collins. 

Sliema: Chaplain: Clem Upton.

Pray for General Synod meeting via Zoom, 23-24 April.

Saturday 24

Algarve: (Includes: Almancil, Praia Da Luz, Tavira, Gorjões) Chaplains: Reid Hamilton, Robert Kean, Readers: Robert Kelly, Maureen Kyle, Fiona Mayes.  Pray for Robert in his role as Area Dean.

Greater Lisbon: (Includes: Estoril, Lisbon) Chaplain: Elizabeth Bendrey.

Sunday 25 – Easter 4

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, Majean Griffith, Katherine Harris; Our care for children and vulnerable adults.

Monday 26

Helsinki: (Also serves Tallinn, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, White Nile) Chaplain: Tuomas Mäkipää, Assistant: Amos Manga, Readers: Geoffrey Phillips, Keith Battarbee, John Mills.  Pray for Tuomas in his role as Area Dean.

Tuesday 27

Dunkirk, The Mission to Seafarers: Chaplain: Phil Edell. Pray for the Seafarers Centre at Dunkerque and the work of the staff and volunteers.

Fontainebleau: Interim Chaplain: Paula Clifford.

Grenoble: Chaplain: Nicholas Finlay.   Pray for our new pastor, Nick, endeavouring to meet members of the congregation during the pandemic restrictions.  Give thanks that we are now able to worship both in church and on Zoom and for those baptised at Easter; pray for their continuing walk with Jesus.

Wednesday 28

Costa Almeria and Costa Calida: (serves Mojácar, Llanos and Aljambra) Chaplain: Vincent Oram, Assistant: Alan Bennett, Readers: Duncan Burr, Marge Gall.

Costa Azahar: (Includes Alcossebre, Vinaros) Chaplain: Vacant.

Thursday 29

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

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean: Stephen Murray.

Friday 30

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Deacon: Robert Morley, Locum (Lake Como): Roger Williams, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese).  Pray: for maintaining our connections with one another and for a deeper congregational life; for those working on vaccines, those who have been ill, those who have been deeply affected by Covid and anti-Covid measures; for couples planning their marriage blessings at Lake Come this year; for Robert, in his diaconate year of his curacy and for Massimo, exploring his vocation to ordained ministry.

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