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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.


Thursday 1

Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe.

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

Friday 2

Zurich: (Also serves Turgi, Zug, St Gallen) Chaplain: Paul Brice. Pray for us as we emerge from the lock-down, which has spurred us on to consider new ideas for being church in new ways; for translating gospel action to address an international, vibrant city; for our daughter communities in St Gallen, Turgi and Zug; for wisdom to plan our Christmas Bazaar, amidst the uncertainty of the virus situation and not knowing what guidelines will be in force.

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

Saturday 3

Didim: Chaplain: Vacant.

Istanbul Christ Church: Chaplain: Ian Sherwood.

Istanbul Church of the Resurrection: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for the church wardens and church council during the vacancy.

Izmir: (Also serves Bornova, Mission to Seafarers Izmir) Chaplain: James Buxton. Pray for James in his role as Area Dean.

Sunday 4 - Trinity 17

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), 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. Pray for Ian’s installation at the cathedral on 13th October; for Ian and the PCC as they assess priorities for developing the life of the cathedral over the next few years.

Thursday 8

Antwerp: Chaplain: Andrew Wagstaff, Reader: Egbert van Groesen. Pray for Bishop Norman (Richborough); for The Society of Ss Wilfrid & Hilda, in thanksgiving for its prayerful support in these difficult times; for our cross-border parishioners, who are currently unable to join us for worship.

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: Brian Millson.

Friday 9

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon: David Waller.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 10

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain: Christopher Jage-Bowler, Assistant: Joachim Reich. Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO).

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Michael Bullock, Assistant: Richard Gardiner. Pray for this Chaplaincy at a time of transition.

Sunday 11 – Trinity 18

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: Archdeacon Meurig Williams.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 14

Casablanca: (includes Rabat) Chaplain: Medhat Sabry. Pray for Medhat in his role as Area Dean. 

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 for the marriage of Nandi and Jeroen; for Miracle being accepted to study nursing. Pray for her residence status and that the re-consecration of the English Church in Ostend might take place this autumn, after extensive renovations.

Pray for the France Archdeaconry committee meeting via Zoom today.

Friday 16

Florence: (Also serves Siena, Bologna) Chaplain: William Lister, Deacon: Giampaolo Pancetti, Reader: Maria Makepeace. Pray for William in his role as Area Dean.

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson.

Saturday 17

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Pray for ability to reinvent Chaplaincy life under COVID restrictions; for the transition as our Chaplain finishes in January.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for Giles in his role as Area Dean.; for our Christianity Explored course on Thursday evenings, particularly our “going deeper” day on the 24th.

Sunday 18 – Trinity 19

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: Professor Ursula Sonnewald, Victoria Wadsworth-Hansen, Graeme Lloyd-Roberts, Peter Prasadam. Pray for Smitha in her additional role as BAME ministry adviser.

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 20

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet. Give thanks for our live services and the joy of worshipping together again. Pray for unity within our church and reconciliation; for all the students starting at University, virtually or in person, for God’s blessing on them.

Dinard: Chaplain: Gary Wilton.

Pray for the Friends on-line Service and Event today at 1730 BST and give thanks for their work and support.

Wednesday 21

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman, Assistant: Deborah Chapman. Pray for an exciting year together with our first Ministry Experience Scheme intern, as we see God at work. On All Souls we will be remembering the effect of COVID 19 here in Spain, and Catalunya in particular. We mourn with those who mourn.

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 22

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk. Pray for the work of the Archdeaconry Standing Committee.

Brussels: Senior Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Associate Chaplains: John Wilkinson, Jack McDonald, Fiona Simon; Curates: Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Annie Bolger; Readers: Ozichi Baron, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West. Give thanks for Fiona's service in Brussels and pray for her and her family as they return to England. Pray for Annie as she settles in to her new ministry.

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.

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: Vacant.

Sunday 25 – Last after Trinity

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

Grenoble: Chaplain: vacant. Pray for a new permanent Chaplain.

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 the new ministry of our deacon Robert; for the rebuilding of congregational life and renewal of mission in the light of COVID; for couples planning and preparing for wedding blessings at the Church on Lake Como.

Saturday 31

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

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for the vision of our church and the workgroups working on this. Give thanks for locums and worship leaders who have supported us during our current vacancy.


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: Vacant, Dominic Newstead: 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.

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