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Friday 1

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon Adèle Kelham.

Basel: Chaplain: Hilary Jones, Assistants: Anne Lowen, Russell Hilliard, Reader: Nigel Spencer. Pray for our 24/7 prayer initiative over the weekend of 8th to 9th, that many people will get involved and that it will have a positive impact upon the life of the church.

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


Saturday 2

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria): (Also serves Playa del Ingles, Puerto de Mogan) Chaplain: vacant.

Sunday 3 – Last Sunday before Lent

Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the German Protestant Churches (Evangelische Kirche Deutschland) (Meissen Declaration).

Monday 4

Warsaw: (also serves Cracow, Gdansk) Chaplain: David Brown.

Tuesday 5

Paris St George: (Also serves Caen) Chaplain: Mark Osborne, Assistants: Andrew Bigg, Nicolas Razafindratsima.

Paris St Michael: Chaplain: Jonathon Clark, Reader: Andrew Wallace-Burnett.


Wednesday 6 – Ash Wednesday

Madrid: Chaplain: Paul Ormrod, Reader: Celia Paterson.

Thursday 7

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz.

The Hague: Chaplain: Vacant, Assistant: Guy Diakiese.

Friday 8

Geneva: Chaplain: Alexander Gordon.

La Côte: (Includes Divonne-les-Bains (France)) Chaplain: Carolyn Cooke, Assistant Chaplain: Julia Chambeyron. Pray for Carolyn as Diocesan Advisor for Women’s Ministry.


Saturday 9

Leipzig: Chaplain: Martin Reakes-Williams

Stuttgart: Chaplain: Kara Werner. [We seek God’s wisdom in strategic use of all our resources and most specifically a renewed vision for the next phase of our work amongst migrants in Stuttgart.]

British Army Garrison Churches and their Chaplains.

Sunday 10 – Lent 2

Pray for the Serbian Orthodox Church, for Robin Fox as Archbishop of Canterbury's Apocrisiarios to the Patriarch of Serbia. Pray for the autocephalous Orthodox churches of Eastern Europe and the Baltic.

Monday 11

Bucharest: (Also serves Sofia) Chaplain: Paul Goodridge.

Belgrade: (Also serves Skopje) Chaplain: Robin Fox.

Kyiv: Chaplain: Vacant. Locum: Paul Fremont.

Odessa Mission to Seafarers.

Tuesday 12

Pas de Calais: (Includes Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Hesdin) Chaplain: Kirrilee Reid, Reader: Mary Wood.

Pau: Chaplain: Robert Dennis, Reader: John Errey.

Wednesday 13

Malaga: (Includes: Velez-Málaga, Salinas) Chaplain: Paul Wignall, Assistant: Doreen Cage. Please pray for our developing multi-national and ecumenical ministry serving the great city of Malaga, the town of Vélez-Malaga and the many small communities in our part of the province.

Menorca: (Also serves Cala en Porter, Ciutadella) Chaplain: Paul Strudwick.

Thursday 14

Maastricht: Chaplain Barbara Noordanus. Pray that the church may grow in spiritual depth and in numbers and especially in people able to take up the service of children's ministry or welcoming.

Rotterdam: Chaplain: Jenni Pridmore, Deacon: Humayun Sunil, Reader: Grada Schadee.

Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward

Friday 15

Lausanne: Chaplain: Christine Bloomfield, Reader: Angela Fall.

Lugano: Chaplain: Nigel Gibson.

Saturday 16

Vernet-les-Bains: Chaplain: David Phillips.

Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Chaplain: Dale Hanson.


Sunday 17 – Lent 2

Pray for the Russian Orthodox Church.

Monday 18

Moscow: Chaplain: Malcolm Rogers.

St Petersburg: Chaplain: Vacant.


Tuesday 19

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: Adam Boulter, Assistant: Paul Knight, Readers: Catherine Chambers, Geoffrey Cornwall, Richard Beech, Martin Sewell, John Matthews, Elisabeth Barnett, Carolyn Carter, Joan Mason.

Wednesday 20

Mallorca: (includes Palma-de-Mallorca, Puerto Pollensa, Cala d'Or, Puerto Soller, Cala Bona) Chaplains: David Waller, Nigel Stimpson, Reader: Linda Cade.

Thursday 21

Twente: (Weldam, Goor) Chaplain: Brian Rodford.

Missions to Seafarers Vlissingen: Chaplain: Pascal Handschin (from the Dutch Reformed Church).

Voorschoten: Chaplain: Ruan Crew, Reader: Anthony Cummings, Ordinand: Matt Thijs. Pray for Ruan as the Area Dean of The Netherlands. On 31st March we are celebrating our 40th birthday as a church. Bishop Robert and Helen will be joining us. We give thanks for God's faithfulness over many years.

Friday 22

Montreux: (Also serves Villars-sur-Ollon) Chaplain: Paul Ormrod.

Vevey: (Also serves Château D'Oex, Neuchâtel) Chaplain: Clive Atkinson, Assistant (and Diocesan Environment Officer): Elizabeth Bussman, Reader: Michael Cotton.

Saturday 23

Torrevieja: (Includes Campoverde, Cristo Resucitado, Lago Jardín, La Siesta, Los Balcones, San Fulgencio, La Manga) Chaplain: Richard Seabrook, Readers: Roger Harrison, Peter Smith.

Sunday 24 – Lent 3

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.

Monday 25

Gothenburg: Chaplain: David Bruce.

Stockholm: Chaplain: Nicholas Howe, Reader: Pamela Henderson.

Ankara: Chaplain: Mohammed Eghtedarian, Assistant: Ebrahim Ahmadinia.

Tuesday 26

Saint Pargoire: Chaplain: Roger Smith, Reader: Julie Johnson.

St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson. Pray for our congregation, as it ebbs and flows over the course of the year, that all who regard us as their spiritual home in the south of France may continue to support our ministry to those seeking an inclusive, welcoming, English speaking congregation; that our initiatives in Christian education, including our monthly bible study and Communion service, our Film, Faith and Fellowship activities, and our Sunday worship may inspire people to continue to worship with us.


Wednesday 27

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) Chaplain: Paula Clifford.

Thursday 28

Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle, Amersfoort) Chaplain: David Phillips, Associate Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer, Assistant Chaplain (Amersfoort): Grant Crowe, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Erik Heemkerk.

Friday 29

Zurich: (Also serves Baden, Zug, St Gallen) Chaplain: Paul Brice, Reader: Marcel Benedict.

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

Saturday 30

Didim: Chaplain: Maurice Ryan.

Istanbul Christ Church: Chaplain: Ian Sherwood. Pray for persecuted Christians of all communities in the Muslim world, and especially for our clergy and congregations in Turkey who must struggle under difficult or almost impossible circumstances.

Istanbul Church of the Resurrection: Chaplain: Engin Yildirim.

Izmir: (Also serves Bornova, Mission to Seafarers Izmir) Chaplain: James Buxton. We give thanks for Bishop Robert’s visit in February and pray for those baptized, confirmed and received into the Church of England. Pray for the Syrian Orthodox bishops, clergy, monks and nuns, and people of South East Turkey, and in particular the monasteries of Mar Gabriel and Deirulzeferen, and the Tur Abdin area.

Sunday 31- Lent 4 / Mothering Sunday

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

Pray for the Bishop's Office in Brussels, for Meurig Williams in his role as Bishop's Chaplain, Gail Wilmet (Bishop’s PA), Barbara Omoro (Appointments Secretary) and Caroline Gaumy (Administrative Secretary).

Pray for Elaine Labourel (Director of Reader Ministry) and all those training to be Readers in the diocese.





Monday 1

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Acting Archdeacon: John Newsome. Pray for John as he takes on this extra responsibility.

Eastern Archdeaconry: Acting Archdeacon: Adele Kelham. Pray for Adele as she takes on this extra responsibility.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Yerevan, Zagreb) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Assistants: Mike Waltner, John Barker, Ministry Experience Scheme participant 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.

Friday 5

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Acting Archdeacon: Geoff Johnston. Pray for Geoff as he takes on this extra responsibility.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 6

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain: Christopher Jage-Bowler. Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO) – following the visit of Bishop Jonathan Gibbs, that the good relationship we have established with the Frauenkirche hierarchy & the wider Lutheran Church in Saxony will strengthen further.

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Michael Bullock, Assistant: Richard Gardiner. Pray for wisdom as we discern the future of the Chaplaincy in the next two years and beyond.

Sunday 7 – Lent 5

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

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan. Pray for the Church ACM on 14th April and for our Children's Ministry and outreach events.

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. Pray for Heide Huis in West Flanders, which offers local palliative care and is being financially supported in this second quarter of 2019 by the Anglican Church Ostend-Bruges. May their work be blessed, their staff given skills and compassion and their patients given peace.


Friday 12

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

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for: Passiontide and Eastertide in Genoa; for adults preparing for baptism and confirmation in July; for Revd Moses Adesina, awaiting clearance to return to Kenya

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, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for our “Talking Jesus” Course on Wednesdays through Lent.


Sunday 14 – Palm Sunday

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.

Dinard: Chaplain: Vacant.


Wednesday 17

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman, Assistant: Deborah Chapman. Give thanks for the good service of our previous Churchwardens; pray for those about to take over; for God's provision of the right person to appoint as Youth Worker.

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 18 – Maundy Thursday

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 Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West, Arttu Makipaa, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Mark Van Eker. Pray for the establishing of new and expanded home-groups for those who have completed the Alpha course; for our All Age Worship on Good Friday and St Matthew’s Passion in the evening; for our church weekend at the Old Abbey in Drongen 17-19 May with Canon Alyson Lamb ‘Citizens of Heaven’.

Friday 19 – Good Friday

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

Saturday 20

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

Greater Lisbon: (Includes: Estoril, Lisbon) Chaplain: Frank Sawyer. Pray for Frank, preparing to leave Lisbon at the end of June, and for the church entering into the vacancy.

Sunday 21 – Easter Day “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!!”

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

Pray for the young people of St Luke's Fontainebleau who were confirmed on Easter Day 2018 and are being invited back to to participate in this year’s Easter célébration.

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. (see Easter Day)

Grenoble: Chaplain: Bob Hurley.

Wednesday 24

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, 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), Summer Locum (Caddenabia): Roger Williams


Saturday 27

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

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Christopher Parsons. 

Sunday 28 – Easter 2

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

Monday 29

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

Pray for the ICS Conference in Ghent (29th April - 3rd May)


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.

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