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Saturday 1

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

Sunday 2 – Advent 1

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

Pray for the French Riviera chaplaincies joint Advent Carol service this evening.

Monday 3

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

Tuesday 4

Paris St George: (Also serves Caen) Chaplain: Mark Osborne, Assistants: Andrew Bigg, Nicolas Razafindratsima. Pray for Mark as he settles in to his new ministry.

Paris St Michael: Chaplain: Jonathon Clark, Reader: Andrew Wallace-Burnett. Pray for unity as we have consolidated 2 services into one, at 10.30; for perseverance to tackle our building and IT problems; that our Gift Day (Sept 30th) has helped to cover our deficit and kick-start our Building Fund.


Wednesday 5

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

Thursday 6

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz.

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

Friday 7

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 8

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 9 – Advent 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 10

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 11

Pas de Calais: (Includes Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Hesdin) Chaplain: Kirrilee Reid, Reader: Mary Wood. Anglicans in the Pas-de-Calais request and thank you for your prayers for Kirrilee and for her work in the chaplaincy and among the migrants in the area. Pray for Kirrilee as she settles in to her new ministry.

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

Wednesday 12

Malaga: (Includes: Velez-Málaga, Salinas) Chaplain: Paul Wignall, Assistant: Doreen Cage.

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

Thursday 13

Maastricht: Chaplain Barbara Noordanus. Pray for the church to make itself known better in Maastricht and surrounding areas, especially for students and newcomers to the region.

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

Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward. Give thanks for our growing team of ship visitors. Pray for more honest "real-life" conversations with seafarers where the Spirit can minister and bring healing, comfort and strength and for God to further increase our team and our reach in the Port of Rotterdam.

Friday 14

Lausanne: Chaplain: Christine Bloomfield, Reader: Angela Fall. Pray for Christine as she settles in to her new ministry.

Lugano: Chaplain: Nigel Gibson.

Saturday 15

Vernet-les-Bains: Chaplain: David Phillips.

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


Sunday 16 – Advent 3

Pray for the Russian Orthodox Church.

Monday 17

Moscow: Chaplain: Malcolm Rogers. Pray for our confirmation course, our playgroup, our restoration project and the £300k that we need for that! ; for wisdom in handling the many users of the building; for wisdom for our diplomatic communities. 

St Petersburg: Chaplain: Vacant. Give thanks for nearly three centuries of Anglican witness in St Petersburg and for the hospitality and welcome of the Russian Orthodox Church and Protestant congregations in Russia’s second city.


Tuesday 18

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.

Wednesday 19

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

Thursday 20

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

Missions to Seafarers Vlissingen: Chaplain: Vacant.

Voorschoten: Chaplain: Ruan Crew, Reader: Anthony Cummings, Ordinand: Matt Thijs. Pray for Ruan as the Area Dean of The Netherlands. Our Advent and Christmas services provide a great opportunity to reach out to those in the international community who don't normally come to church.  Please pray for good and meaningful encounters.

Friday 21

Montreux: (Also serves Anzère, Gstaad, Monthey) Chaplain: Vacant.

Vevey: (Also serves Château D'Oex, Neuchâtel) Chaplain: Clive Atkinson.

Saturday 22

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

Sunday 23 – Advent 4

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 24 – Christmas Eve

Gothenburg: Chaplain: David Bruce.

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

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

Tuesday 25 – Christmas Day

Saint Pargoire: Chaplain: Roger Smith.

St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson.


Wednesday 26

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 27

Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle, Amersfoort) Chaplain: David Phillips, Associate Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer, Assistant Chaplain (Amersfoort): Grant Crowe. Pray for CEMES intern Erik Heemkerk.

Friday 28

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

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

Saturday 29

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 the contribution made by refugees in our congregation and pray for them during their time in Turkey and that they may find safe third countries in which to live and flourish.

Sunday 30 – Christmas 1

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

Monday 31

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, CEMES intern Ben O’Neill.


Tuesday 1

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 2

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon Geoff Johnston.

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

Thursday 3

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers.

Friday 4

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 5

Berlin: Chaplain: Christopher Jage-Bowler.

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 6 - Epiphany

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 7

Prague: (Includes Brno, also serves Dresden) Chaplain: Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan. Pray for our chaplaincy to grow spiritually, physically and financially, for the growth of our congregation in Brno and for our youth fellowship.

Tuesday 8

Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon Meurig Williams.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 9

Casablanca: Chaplain: Medhat Sabry.

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 10

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain: Augustine Nwaekwe. Pray for all who are attending the discernment weekend in London (25 - 27 January); for those in our parishes who suffer from loneliness or mental health problems.

Friday 11

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

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for: British citizens resident in Liguria (and Ligurians resident in the UK) during the Brexit endgame; migrant members of the congregation as the Italian government changes the rules governing residence; the impact of the proposed Diocesan Financial Plan on chaplaincies already struggling to make ends meet.

Saturday 12

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Pray for: those preparing for confirmation;
our new worship location in Redon; a reformation, renewal and revival of the Church of England; the development of home bible study groups and ALPHA.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christine Williams. Pray for fund-raising for a trip to Uganda with nine of our young people in July (mainly to pay for the air-tickets) and our Christianity Explored Course beginning on 26th February.

Sunday 13 – Epiphany 2

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

Monday 14

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

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 15

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet. Pray for our opportunities to work with refugees and our relationship with a specific local community; for our recent commitment to donate food regularly to the Chantilly food bank and our relationship with them; for God’s guidance as we consider our environmental footprint as a church and how we are being led to become more environmentally responsible.

Dinard: Chaplain: Vacant.


Wednesday 16

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

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 17

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, CEMES intern Mark Van Eker.


Friday 18 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (until 25 January)

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

Saturday 19

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 20 – Epiphany 3

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

Monday 21

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 22

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

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: Elisabeth Dean. Pray for our Chaplaincy Council Planning Day (January 26th) and our ACM (March 31st).

Grenoble: Chaplain: Bob Hurley.

Wednesday 23

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.

Pray for French Riviera Churches’ clergy meeting for a “chapter lunch” today.

Thursday 24

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

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean Stephen Murray.

Friday 25

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese). Prayers for Caddenabia: for our AGM, decisions will have to be made about ongoing activities and matters carried over from 2018; for reappointment or new appointments of Churchwardens; for the outreach of the Church to visitors and residents of the Lake Area.

Saturday 26

Düsseldorf: (Also serves Essen) Chaplain: Stephen Walton. Please pray for Life Explored (evangelistic course) starting in January - that many will come to know Christ through it.

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Christopher Parsons.  Pray that God will help us to speak openly and honestly about difficult topics in faith and with much love; for our Celtic-styled worship series as we discern God’s call to us to be faithful people in Freiburg.

Sunday 27 – Epiphany4

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

Monday 28

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


Tuesday 29

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. Pray for our new study and nurture groups recently started and that our ecumenical ministry here in Lille will see ever more growth and unity.

Wednesday 30

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 31

Leuven: Chaplain: Jack McDonald, CEMES intern Ilse Swart.

Liège: Chaplain: Paul Yiend.

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Senior Chaplain.


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