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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.


Sunday 4

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

Pray for the Bishop's Office in Brussels, Alan Strange (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: Tony Lomas, Assistant: Liz Morris, Readers: Sheila Marshall, Patrick Sturges, 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.

Thursday 8

Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: Archdeacon Sam Van Leer.  Pray for the work of the Archdeaconry Standing Committee.

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

Antwerp Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: vacant.

Friday 9

Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: Archdeacon: David Waller.

Assisi: Locum Chaplain.  As we go forward, we pray for our newly elected and re elected officers,  and the Society of St Francis in the UK, our "rock"  who send our priests and to taking our little church into a new phase. Guide us when  we can reopen our church to find a way to remain united with our extended global Zoom family. 

Bordighera: (served from Menton, France).

Saturday 10

Berlin: (also serves Dresden) Chaplain:  Christopher Jage-Bowler, Assistants: Joachim Reich,

Martin George. 

Dresden: Ricky Yates (PTO).

Bonn with Cologne: Chaplain: Richard Gardiner, Reader: Jenny Knudsen. Pray for this Chaplaincy at a time of transition.

Sunday 11

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. We give thanks for generous givers who helped us carry on God's purpose & plan for His people and who gave their time & talents for our online services throughout the pandemic.

Tuesday 13

Archdeaconry of France: Acting Archdeacon: Peter Hooper

Beaulieu-sur-Mer: Chaplain: Anthony Ingham.

Biarritz: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 14

Casablanca: (includes Rabat) Chaplain: vacant.  

Tangier: Chaplain: Dennis Obidiegwu.

Thursday 15

Brugge, Knokke, Ostend: Chaplain:  Augustine Nwaekwe.  Pray for him in his additional role as BAME ministry adviser. Give thanks that the congregations of our churches in Bruges, Knokke and Kortrijk are all able to worship in person again.  Pray for continuing understanding and co-operation between the City Council of Ostend and the English Church there.

Friday 16

Florence: (Also serves Bologna) Locum Chaplain: Nick Fisher, Deacon: Giampaolo Pancetti, Reader: Maria Makepeace. 

Genova: Chaplain: Tony Dickinson. Pray for rough sleepers and people in insecure housing, for recent migrants in search of work, for the Ospedale Evangelico Internazionale and for the plans for a city-wide Council of Churches

Saturday 17

Brittany: (Includes: Huelgoat, Ploërmel, Rostrenen) Chaplain: vacant, Readers: Laura Hillman, Robin Hillman, Alan Mason, Guy Barnard. Pray for guidance for the search process, seeking a new chaplain.

Cannes: Chaplain: Giles Williams, Readers: David Sinclair, Christopher Walley, Christine Williams. The delayed Cannes Film Festival is taking place this month: we welcome members of the Ecumenical Jury as they consider the film which raises the best moral and spiritual issues. We continue with a sermon series on the Nicene Creed and we ask for prayers for our chaplain who will be at General Synod in London.

Sunday 18

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

Tallinn: Chaplain: Gustav Piir.

Tuesday 20

Chantilly: Chaplain: Sarah Tillet. 

Dinard: Chaplain: Vacant.

Wednesday 21

Barcelona: (Also serves Andorra) Chaplain: John Chapman, Assistant: Deborah Chapman.  Pray for Daleen Bakker who has been our MES Intern for the last year. She is due to be beginning her ordinand studies in Durham in the autumn. We give thanks for all her contribution. In this our busy tourism season, pray for our removal out of the pandemic and particularly for poorer people in the tourist industry who have been greatly affected financially in the last year.

Nerja and Almuñécar: Chaplain: Nigel Thomas.

Thursday 22

Brussels: Senior Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Associate Chaplains: John Wilkinson, Jack McDonald; Curate: Jean-Bosco Turahirwa, Asst Curate: Annie Bolger; Readers: Ozichi Baron, David Mitchell, Heather Roy, Grace West.

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: Elizabeth Bendrey. Please pray for our working through of the Living in Love and Faith material & for parents and families.

Sunday 25

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, 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: Keith Battarbee, John Mills.  Pray for Tuomas in his role as Area Dean.

Tuesday 27

Dunkirk, The Mission to Seafarers:  Pray for the Seafarers Centre at Dunkerque and the work of the staff and volunteers.

Fontainebleau: Interim Chaplain: Paula Clifford. We ask for your prayers for guidance, clarity and wisdom as we work on our vacancy pack.  We would also ask for prayers for the life of our chaplaincy post covid.

Grenoble: Chaplain: Nick Finlay.   We give thanks that people should now be able to start safely reconnecting physically with family and friends and pray for continuing wisdom during this period of rapid change as we start prayerfully reviewing our vision and mission and, hopefully, planning activities for the summer.

Wednesday 28

Costa Almeria and Costa Calida: (serves Mojácar, Llanos and Aljambra) Chaplain: Vincent Oram, Assistant: Alan Bennett, Readers: Marge Gall.

Costa Azahar: Although the chaplaincy has closed we pray for the ongoing Prayer Group

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, Asst Curate: Robert Morley, Locum (Lake Como): Roger Williams, Reader: Angela Mirani (Varese).  Pray: for maintaining our connections with one another and for a deeper congregational life; for those working on vaccines, those who have been ill, those who have been deeply affected by Covid and anti-Covid measures; for couples planning their marriage blessings at Lake Come this year; for Robert, in his diaconate year of his curacy and for Massimo, exploring his vocation to ordained ministry.

Saturday 31

Düsseldorf: (Also serves Essen) Chaplain: Stephen Walton. Please pray for the children of the church - lockdown has been very hard for them.

Freiburg-im-Breisgau: Chaplain: Vacant.  We pray for all people who have to reconcile family, work and their commitment to the church/our congregation. Thank you for them. Give them strength and do not let them stretch their limits too far.



Sunday 1

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, through using Zoom we have developed a closer fellowship in worshiping together with our Reader Jackie and her group on the island of Lefkada and with our summer visitors from all over the world and that ecumenical opportunities with Catholic, Evangelical and Orthodox have continued developing.

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. Asst Curate: Sarah King . Give thanks for the perseverance and sacrifice of health workers and other frontliners during the pandemic. Pray for: healing and comfort of those who are in mourning / grief; those who work and struggle for social justice and equality; those discriminated against and persecuted because of race, gender, religion and beliefs; those who lost their jobs and livelihood during the pandemic.

Liège: Chaplain: Guy Diakiese. Pray for our church to be a place where people can continue to grow in their discipleship, more especially in their commitment to the three marks of our vision for this year: prayer, care and outreach, for old members of our church who are  still finding it difficult to come back to church after a long period of pandemic and for our treasurer and finance committee as we are looking for new ways to improve our finances, and those supporting our church financially. 

Mons International Chapel Centre: Chaplain: Revd Brian Phipps

 Friday 6

Naples: (Also serves Bari) Chaplain: Jules Bergquist. Pray for Jules in the role of Area Dean.

Orvieto: Revd Francisco Alberca (The Episcopal Church)

Saturday 7

Monte Carlo: Chaplain: David Roper. Pray for our new Chaplain, Fr David Roper and family. May God's light shine on them and bless them in this new journey.

Strasbourg: Chaplain: Mark Barwick, Readers: David Cowley, Catherine Emezie. Pray for our Chaplaincy Council's Day Apart in September that we would know the Spirit's guidance as we discern the way forward for the coming years; for restarting our children’s ministries; for re-visioning our common life.

Sunday 8

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); Pauline Williams (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.

Crete: Assistant Chaplain: Bruce Bryant-Scott, Deacon: Julia Bradshaw. Pray for Julia as she prepares to continue her curacy in England. Pray for the success of Small Group Bible Studies, and improvement of ministry on Zoom.

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: vacant, Reader: Barry Mason. Thanks for the churchwardens and the council as they work through the interregnum, for the locums taking our services, for the residents of the residential homes we work with, for the charities we support, for a restart of Messy Church, for the continuing vaccination and COVID protection schemes, for the refugees in this part of Spain.

Thursday 12

Tervuren: Chaplain: Dominic Newstead, Assistant: Nathan Gregory, Reader: Patrick Lambert.

Ypres (Ieper): Chaplain: Andrew McMullon.

Friday 13

Padova: Chaplain: Amos Osaromkpe, Readers: Michael Udeagbara, Charles Onwukwe.

Sicily: (includes Palermo, Taormina, Randazzo) Chaplain: Locum – Nigel Morgan. Pray for our new Chaplain James Hadley who will arrive in September.

Saturday 14

Madeira: Chaplain: Michael Jarman.

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

Sunday 15

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David; 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.

Marseille: (serves: Aix-en-Provence and Oppède in the Luberon) Chaplain: Jamie Johnston, Asst Curate: Roxana Tenea Teleman, Assistant clergy: Patrick Cassidy, 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. We thank God for the amazing response to our building appeal which enabled us to do more than we originally planned. Our prayer now is that the building will provide a lovely worship space as well as become a hub where everyone feels comfortable and welcomed. 

Fuerteventura: Chaplain: Bob Horrocks, Assistant: Judie Horrocks. Pray for a new home for our El Cotillo church that it might be re-established as the pandemic wanes.

Thursday 19

Luxembourg: Chaplain: Geoff Read, Assistant: Evelyn Sweerts. Pray for wisdom in reshaping our children and youth ministry in response to ongoing Covid restrictions. Give thanks for the development of our online Alpha course; for our Warden Team (2 Wardens, two assistants sharing the role) as they work together and with clergy and Council.

Friday 20

Rome: (Also serves Macerata) Chaplain: Robert Warren.  

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

Saturday 21

Hamburg: Chaplain: Jules Ann Barnes. Pray for Jules as she settles in to her new ministry.

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

Sunday 22

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.

Monday 23

Reykjavik: Chaplain: Bjarni.

Riga: Chaplain: Eliza Zikmane, Assistant Curate: Valdis Teraudkalns.

Tuesday 24

Midi Pyrénées and Aude: (Includes Alet les Bains, Brens, Cahors, Caylus, Tarn, Toulouse, Valence d' Agen): Chaplain: vacant, Assistant: Anthony Jewiss, Readers: Peter Gibbs, Janet Varty, Malcolm Rigley. Pray for the congregation of the Chaplaincy of Midi-Pyrénées and Aude as they work to create a new structure and direction for the Chaplaincy, and for all those involved in the teams who are involved in the detailed work to develop these.

Wednesday 25

Ibiza and Formentera: (Includes Sant Rafael, Santa Eulàlia, Jesús, Es Caná, Formentera) Chaplain: Adrian Green.

Thursday 26

Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: Vacant, 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

Pray for the Church of Norway and we give thanks for our local cooperation in ministry as part of the Poovoo Communion. Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the French Lutheran and Reformed Churches (Reuilly Common Statement). Pray for our partnership with CMS.

Monday 30

Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Joanna Udal, Asst Curates: Sheila Rosenthal, Kirk Weisz, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Priscilla Beck, Susan Boyd. Please give thanks for our closer unity across Norway through praying and working together online. Please pray: for our outreach and support for those far from our congregations;  for those to be confirmed in September; and for the resumption of children's and youth activities.

Tuesday 31

Menton: Chaplain: Vacant.

Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain: Peter Jackson


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