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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.




Monday 1

Archdeaconries of Germany and Northern Europe, Eastern: Archdeacon Colin Williams.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Yerevan, Zagreb) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Assistants: Mike Waltner, John Barker, Readers: Laura Fairburn. Pray for CEMES intern Ben O’Neill.


Tuesday 2

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Buree, Bordeaux, Condom in the Gers, Doudrac, Limeuil Haut, Monteton, Périgueux-Chancelade, Ste Nathalene, Sorges) Chaplain: Anthony Lomas, Assistants: Liz Morris, Charlotte Sullivan, Readers: Janis Adams, Sheila Marshall, Patrick Sturges, Michael Torne, Roger Verrall.


Wednesday 3

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon Geoff Johnston.

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Vacant


Thursday 4

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers.

Pray for the North-West Europe Archdeaconry Synod, meeting 4-6 October in Ghent.


Friday 5

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon Vickie Sims. Pray for Vickie in her dual role as chaplain in Milan and volunteer archdeacon.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).


Saturday 6

Berlin: Chaplain: Christopher Jage-Bowler.

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Michael Bullock, Assistant: Richard Gardiner.


Sunday 7 - Trinity 19

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.


Monday 8

Pray for the France Archdeaconry Committee meeting in Paris today.

Prague: (Includes Brno, also serves Dresden) Chaplain: Rev'd Nathanial, Reader: Mr Jack Noonan. Pray for our stewardship and outreach activities; for the growth of our Brno congregation.


Tuesday 9

Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon Meurig Williams.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.


Wednesday 10

Casablanca: Chaplain: Medhat Sabry.

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.


Thursday 11

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain: Augustine Nwaekwe.


Friday 12

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

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for: all whose lives have been affected by the collapse of the Morandi bridge; those beginning preparation for baptism at the Church of the Holy Ghost in 2019.


Saturday 13

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christine Williams. Pray for: our curry evening tonight for outreach and fellowship; our Alpha Course; our youth group camping out and hiking next weekend.


Sunday 14 – Trinity 20

Pray for the Lusitanian Church, Bishop Jorge Pina Cabral. Pray for the Church of Denmark and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia.


Monday 15

Copenhagen: (Also serves Aarhus) Chaplain: Smitha Prasadam, Readers: Professor Ursula Sonnewald, Victoria Wadsworth-Hansen, Graeme Lloyd-Roberts.

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.


Tuesday 16

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet. Pray for our Funding Programme and special fundraising events, that they would be fruitful in building up our life together in community and in love and prayer as well as increasing our generosity in giving. Give thanks for the growth in our ecumenical relationships, pray for our lives together in God’s mission for this area.

Dinard: Chaplain: Vacant. We remember in prayer Fr Gareth Randall who passed away 16th August.


Wednesday 17

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman.

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.


Thursday 18

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk.

Brussels: Associate Chaplain: John Wilkinson, Assistant: Fiona Simon, Deacon: Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Readers: Jennifer Le Jeune, David Fieldsend, Heather Roy, Grace West, Arttu Makipaa. Pray for Fiona as she settles in to her new ministry and for CEMES intern Mark Van Eker.

Pray for the Prime Ministers and Presidents of Europe gathered for the EU Summit Meeting in Brussels today, discussing the migration crisis and the proposed Brexit deal for the UK; for Church Representation to the European Institutions; for Bishop Robert in his role as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the European Institutions and his Attaché David Fieldsend as he hands over to his successor before retiring at the end of this month.


Friday 19

Malta and Gozo: (Includes: Sliema, Valletta, also serves: Gozo) Senior Chaplain: Simon Godfrey, Reader: David Felgate.


Saturday 20

Algarve: (Includes: Almancil, Praia Da Luz, Tavira, Gorjões) Chaplain: Reid Hamilton, Assistant: Robert Kean, Readers: Fiona Mayes, Eckart Floether, Maureen Kyle, Robert Kelly.

Greater Lisbon: (Includes: Estoril, Lisbon) Chaplain: Frank Sawyer.


Sunday 21 – Trinity 21

Pray for the Spanish Episcopal Reformed Church, Bishop Carlos López-Lozano. Pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.


Monday 22

Helsinki: (Also serves Tallinn, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, White Nile) Chaplain: Tuomas Mäkipää, Assistants: David Oliver, Amos Manga, Readers: Geoffrey Phillips, Keith Battarbee, John Mills, Emmanuel Eneh.


Tuesday 23

Dunkirk, The Mission to Seafarers: Chaplain: Phil Edell.

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: Elisabeth Dean.

Grenoble: Chaplain: Bob Hurley.


Wednesday 24

Costa Almeria and Costa Calida: (serves Mojácar, Llanos and Aljambra) Chaplain: Vincent Oram, Assistant: Alan Bennett, Reader: Duncan Burr. Pray for opportunities and wisdom in developing new centres of worship. Pray for our dedication festivals. Pray for Bible study groups and development of new ones and of nurture groups for those exploring faith.

Costa Azahar: (Includes Alcossebre, Vinaros, L'Ampolla) Chaplain: Louis Darrant, Readers: Jennifer Hoskins, Paul Turner.


Thursday 25

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

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean Stephen Murray.


Friday 26

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese).


Saturday 27

Düsseldorf: (Also serves Essen) Chaplain: Stephen Walton.

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Christopher Parsons. 


Sunday 28 – Last after Trinity

Pray for the Episcopal Church Europe (ECUSA), Bishop Pierre Whalon.


Monday 29

Corfu: Chaplain: Jules Wilson, Reader: Jackie Dallos.



Tuesday 30

La Manche: (Includes Gratot Hommëel, Virey) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader Mary Jackson.

Le Gard: Chaplain: Stafford Low, Reader: Brenda McFarlane Forsyth Juntunen

Lille: (serves Arras) Chaplain: Debbie Flach, Readers: Paul Ellender, Suzanne Bray.


Wednesday 31

Costa Blanca: (Includes Albir, Calpe, El Campello, Dénia, Jávea, Gandia, La Fustera) Chaplains: Marcus Ronchetti, James Booker, Rodney Middleton, Donald Witts: Readers: Ken Cornforth, Stephen Carden.



Thursday 1

Leuven: Chaplain: Jack McDonald. Pray for CEMES intern Ilse Swart.

Liège: Chaplain: Paul Yiend.

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Senior Chaplain.


Friday 2

Naples: (Also serves Bari) Chaplain: Jonathan Backhouse.



Saturday 3

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: Lawrence MacLean, Readers: Mary de Vachon, Frank Megginson. Pray for continued growth of our Sunday School and for a strong attendance and success of the Annual Monopoly Competition, in aid of The Bishop’s Advent Appeal.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Reader: David Cowley. Pray that we discern rightly future decisions about our meeting space and expansion of our ministries, especially to youth.


Sunday 4 – 4th Sunday before Advent/All Saints

Pray for the Greek Orthodox Church and for the Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.


Monday 5

Greater Athens: (Includes Athens (St Paul) , Kifissia, Andros, Nafplion, Crete, also serves Thessaloniki, Patras) Chaplain: Leonard Doolan, Assistant (Crete): Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacon: Christine Saccali, Reader: Sherry Angelis. Pray for Bruce as he settles in to his new ministry.


Tuesday 6

Lorgues with Feyence: Chaplain: Peter Massey.


Lyon: Chaplain: Ben Harding, Readers: Keith Burrell, Tim Evans. Pray for CEMES intern Jonty Brawn.


Wednesday 7

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 8

Tervuren: Chaplain: Simon Tyndall, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Ann Tyndall. As we come to our 30th anniversary on Christmas Day 2018, thank God for this community and the many people who have been 'welcomed to know, equipped to live and sent to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ'. Pray for the next phase of our mission and ministry. Pray for CEMES intern Sharon Ejinkonye.

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Gillian Trinder.


Friday 9

Padova: Chaplain: Jonathan Boardman, Readers: Michael Udeagbara, Charles Onwukwe.

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina, Randazzo) Chaplain: Vacant.

Saturday 10

Madeira: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: William Weston.

Porto: (Includes Ponte de Lima) Chaplain: Philip Bourne, Reader: Judith Murray.


Sunday 11 – 3rd Sunday before Advent/Remembrance Sunday

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David with their constant travelling. Pray for the Diocesan Office in London and all those who work there and for the Safeguarding team. Pray for William Gulliford (DDO); for those training for ordained ministry. Pray and give thanks for the work of the Friends (Secretary: Jeanne French)


Monday 12

Budapest: Chaplain: Frank Hegedus.

Zalaszanto: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.


Tuesday 13

Maisons Lafitte: Chaplain: Olaf Eriksson, Readers: Richard Medcalf, Marie-Claire Eriksson.

Marseilles: (serves: Aix-en-Provence) Chaplain: Vacant, Readers: Jane Quarmby, Christine Portman.


Wednesday 14

Costa del Sol East: (Includes Calahonda, Benalmadena Costa, Coin, Fuengirola (Los Boliches), Alhaurín El Grande) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Caroline MacFarlane. Pray for guidance and wisdom to be given to those who continue to lead the congregation during the vacancy.

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Bob Horrocks, Assistant: Judie Horrocks.


Thursday 15

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoffrey Read. We give thanks for the opportunities for inviting people to services and events during this quarter. Please pray for Geoff (Chaplain), Simon & Philippa (Wardens) and the Church Council as we move forward with Mission Action Planning.


Friday 16

Rome: (Also serves Macerata) Chaplain: vacant. Pray for Fr Luciano Bruno and his ministry in Città del Pieve and Macerata and amongst the Italian-speaking congregation in Rome. 

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


Saturday 17

Hamburg: Chaplain: Leslie Nathaniel.

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


Sunday 18 – 2nd Sunday before Advent

Pray for the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, Archbishop Joris Vercammen. Pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania.


Monday 19

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni Thor Bjarnason.

Riga: Chaplain: Jana Jeruma-Grinberga.


Tuesday 20

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


Wednesday 21

Ibiza and Formentera: (Includes Sant Rafael, Santa Eulàlia, Jesús, Es Caná, Formentera) Chaplain: Peter Pimentel. Pray for Peter as he retires at the beginning of December.


Thursday 22

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Heiloo, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: Alan Strange, Assistants: James Hill, Francis Blight.

Amsterdam Community OZ100: Priest: Rik Florentinus

Schiphol Airport and the chaplains’ ministry team.


Friday 23

Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) Chaplain: Malcolm Bradshaw.


Saturday 24

The Touraine: (Includes Savigny-en-Veron, Tours) Chaplain: John Neal.

The Vendee: (Also serves La Chapelle Achard, Puy de Serre, La Chapelle Palluau) Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: John Matthews.


Sunday 25 – Christ the King

Pray for the Church of Norway. Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the French Lutheran and Reformed Churches (Reuilly Common Statement).


Monday 26

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Senior Chaplain: Darren McCallig, Assistants: Kirk Weisz, Peter Hogarth, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd.


Tuesday 27

Menton: Chaplain: Vacant.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain: Peter Jackson.


Wednesday 28

La Palma: Chaplain: Vacant.

Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Nazaret) Chaplain: vacant.


Thursday 29

Arnhem-Nijmegen: Locum Chaplain: Jos Strengholt.

Eindhoven: Chaplain: Francis Noordanus, Assistant: Barbara Noordanus, Reader: Jan Waterschoot. Pray for ministry development for young adults ('millennials') and for a youth pastor position to be established for our growing numbers of teens (doubling this term).


Friday 30

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon Adèle Kelham.

Basel: Chaplain: Hilary Jones, Assistants: Anne Lowen, Russell Hilliard, Reader: Nigel Spencer. Pray for all the children attending our Advent afternoon (19th Dec.) and for our Christmas services.

Berne: Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Mark Pogson, Reader: Archana Jacob.

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