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Sunday 1 – Advent 1

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

Monday 2

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

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

Tuesday 3

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

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

Wednesday 4

Madrid: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Celia Paterson.

Thursday 5

Haarlem: Chaplain: Vacant, Reader: Jaap Theunisz.

The Hague: Interim Minister: Andrew Taylor, Assistant: Guy Diakiese. Give thanks for the prayer life of the chaplaincy and the many people who are involved with it and for the ministry of our trainee Readers. Pray for our work with children and young people as we consider its future; for the possible appointment of a team of congregational worship leaders; for the Chaplaincy Council as it begins the process of looking to appoint a permanent chaplain in a year’s time.

Friday 6

Geneva: Chaplain: Alexander Gordon.

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

Saturday 7

Leipzig: Chaplain: Martin Reakes-Williams.

Stuttgart: Chaplain: Kara Werner.

British Army Garrison Churches and their Chaplains.

Sunday 8 - Advent 2

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

Monday 9

Bucharest: Chaplain: Vacant.

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

Kyiv: Chaplain: Vacant. Locum: Paul Fremont.

Odessa Mission to Seafarers.

Tuesday 10

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

Pau: Chaplain: Robert Dennis, Reader: John Errey. Give thanks for: the ever increasing numbers in Junior Church; all the wonderful volunteers that make up the various ministries; the ministries of the Chaplain and Reader. Pray for an increase in giving and for a continuous sense of Stewardship.

Wednesday 11

Malaga: (Includes: Velez-Málaga, Salinas) Chaplain: vacant, Interim Minister: Richard Frost, Assistant: Doreen Cage.

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

Thursday 12

Maastricht: Chaplain Barbara Noordanus.

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

Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward.

Friday 13

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

Lugano: Chaplain: Nigel Gibson.

Saturday 14

Vernet-les-Bains: Chaplain: David Phillips.

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

Sunday 15 – Advent 3

Pray for the Russian Orthodox Church, for Malcolm Rogers as The Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russ. Pray for the Persecuted Church worldwide and the role of Open Doors in providing information about this.

Monday 16

Moscow: Chaplain: Malcolm Rogers.

St Petersburg: Chaplain: Vacant.

Tuesday 17

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: Vacant, Assistant: Paul Knight, Readers: Catherine Chambers, Geoffrey Cornwall, Richard Beech, Martin Sewell, John Matthews, Elisabeth Barnett, Carolyn Carter, Joan Mason. As we are in interregnum, please pray for the group reviewing the chaplaincy’s needs for the future.

Wednesday 18

Mallorca: (includes Palma-de-Mallorca, Puerto Pollensa, Cala d'Or, Palma Nova) Chaplain: David Waller, Readers: Linda Cade, Vicky Pacey. Pray for St Andrews Puerto Pollensa: for God to clearly give us his guidance & wisdom as we start the process to look for a new Assistant Chaplain.

Thursday 19

Twente: (Weldam, Goor) Chaplain: Brian Rodford, Reader: Simone Yallop.

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

Voorschoten: Chaplain: Ruan Crew, Reader: Anthony Cummings, Ordinand: Matt Thijs. Please pray for our Christmas services and, in particular, for seasonal visitors passing through.

Friday 20

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

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

Saturday 21

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

Sunday 22 – 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 23

Gothenburg: Chaplain: David Bruce.

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

Ankara: Chaplain: Vacant. Pray for our locums serving during the vacancy and that an Interim priest will be found for early 2020; for an alternative venue to be found for our Iranian members.

Tuesday 24

Saint Pargoire (Hérault): Chaplain: Roger Smith, Reader: Julie Johnson.

St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson.

Wednesday 25 – Christmas

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, La Palma) Chaplain: Vacant.

Thursday 26

Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe.

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

Friday 27

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

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

Saturday 28

Didim: Chaplain: Vacant.

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: Vacant. Pray for the church wardens and church council during the vacancy.

Izmir: (Also serves Bornova, Mission to Seafarers Izmir) Chaplain: James Buxton.

Sunday 29 - Christmas 1

Special ‘Leap Week’ of Prayer for the Diocese 29 December 2019 – 4 January 2020.  This week, we pray for Archdeaconries and central Diocesan functions, as we enter a new decade.

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).

Pray for the dissemination and embedding of a diocesan rule of life;

For our efforts to support and enhance the wellbeing of our clergy;
For the formulation of visionary mission projects across the diocese.

Monday 30

Eastern Archdeaconry: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel; Area Deans: James Buxton, Leonard Doolan, Frank Hegedus, Malcolm Rogers.

London Office: 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); for our ongoing efforts to resource the diocese and to develop equitable and transparent principles for common fund payments.

Tuesday 31

France Archdeaconry: Archdeacon: Meurig Williams; Area Deans: Debbie Flach, Tony Lomas and Giles Williams.

London Office: Safeguarding Team: Grace Fagan, Lisa Welch, Bridgett Fenton, Laura O’Brien, Majean Griffith, Katherine Harris.

Our care for children and vulnerable adults.


Wednesday 1

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Gibraltar Archdeaconry, Archdeacon-designate: David Waller; Area Deans: Medhat El Sabry, Robert Kean.

Ministry team: DDO: William Gulliford; Director of Ministerial Development: Ulla Monberg; Ministry Team Administration: Debbie Cunningham. For Postulants and Ordinands.

Thursday 2

North West Europe Archdeaconry: Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk; Area Deans: Ruan Crew, Stephen Murray

London: Chancellor: Mark Hill; Registrar Aiden Hargreaves-Smith; Liturgical Officer: Ben Gordon-Taylor; Locum Ministry Administrator: Emma Biaggi; Retirement Officer: John Marvell.

Friday 3

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon-designate: David Waller, Area Dean: William Lister.

Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham.

Diocesan Environment Officer: Elizabeth Bussmann; Advisor for Women’s Ministry, Carolyn Cooke.

Ministry Team: Bishop David (as Warden of Readers), Frances Hiller (Bp David's Chaplain), Director of Reader Ministry: Paul Wignall.

Pray for Readers-in-Training and those exploring their future in Reader Ministry; for Angela Mirani and Alan Wakely who assist in providing support to Readers.

Saturday 4

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Archdeacon: Leslie Nathaniel; Area Deans: Nicholas Howe, Tuomas Mäkipää, John Newsome.

Diocesan Spirituality Advisor John Newsome and our Spiritual Directors team.

Ministry Team: Director of Lay Discipleship: Clare Amos.

Our lay people and their contributions to the whole Body of Christ.


Sunday 5 - Christmas 2

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 6 - Epiphany

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 7

Aquitaine: (Includes Bertric Burée, 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. Pray for Tony in his role as Area Dean.

Wednesday 8

Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Archdeacon-designate: David Waller. Pray for David as he prepares to take on the role of Archdeacon of Italy and Malta and Archdeacon of Gibraltar from 14 January.

Gibraltar Cathedral: (Also serves Gibraltar (Port)) Dean: Ian Tarrant (with effect from 16 March). Pray for Ian as he prepares to take up his new post.

Thursday 9

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: Brian Millson.

Friday 10

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon-designate: David Waller. Pray for David as he prepares to take on the role of Archdeacon of Italy and Malta and Archdeacon of Gibraltar from 14 January.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 11

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

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

Sunday 12 – Epiphany 1 (Baptism of the Lord)

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 13

Prague: (Includes Brno) Chaplain: Nathanial Nathanial, Reader: Jack Noonan. Pray for the financial situation of the chaplaincy to improve in 2020; for good participation in Lent Bible study and the spiritual growth of the people of St. Clement's; for the holistic growth of Brno ministry.

Tuesday 14

Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon Meurig Williams.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Pray for David Waller, to be commissioned and licensed as Archdeacon of Italy and Malta and Archdeacon of Gibraltar today.

Wednesday 15

Casablanca: (includes Rabat) Chaplain: Medhat Sabry. Pray for Medhat in his role as Area Dean.  Continue to pray for construction work on the expansion of the chapel.

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 16

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain: Augustine Nwaekwe. Pray for Augustine in his additional role as BAME ministry adviser. Give thanks for Anglican ministry in West Flanders; for our inter-ecclesial fellowship and work-group; for all involved in restoring the English Church in Ostend. Pray for plans towards re-opening of the Church and for the new Kortrijk Church community and leadership team.

Friday 17

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. Pray for: people coming to faith; migrants facing a challenging future; churches across the diocese which are struggling to survive.

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

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: Robin Adams, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Pray for the local teams leading worship and pastoral care in each of our 4 locations.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. Pray for Giles in his role as Area Dean. Pray also for: our joint Christian Unity services with the French churches of Cannes; our study of Mark’s Gospel on Sundays until Easter and our Christianity Explored Course over 7 Tuesdays in February and March.

Sunday 19 – Epiphany 2

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).

Pray for Christ Church Heiloo, which will be inaugurated as an independent chaplaincy this afternoon.

Monday 20

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 21

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet.

Dinard: Chaplain: Gary Wilton.

Wednesday 22

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

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 23

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

Brussels: Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Associate Chaplain: John Wilkinson, Assistants: Fiona Simon, Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Readers: Jennifer Le Jeune, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West, Arttu Makipaa.

Friday 24

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

Sliema: Chaplain: Clem Upton.

Saturday 25

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 26 - Epiphany 3

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 27

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

Tuesday 28

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

Fontainebleau: Chaplain: vacant.

Grenoble: Chaplain: vacant. Pray for a new permanent Chaplain; for safety for those on the ski slopes and those travelling to church or work when the roads are hazardous.

Wednesday 29

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: Louis Darrant.

Thursday 30

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

Belgium and Luxembourg Deanery: Area Dean: Stephen Murray.

Friday 31

Milan: (Also serves Cadenabbia (Lake Como), Varese) Chaplain: Vickie Sims, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese). Pray for our churchwardens Daniella and Ewan; for our work with children.

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