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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 1 - Trinity 11

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.

Tuesday 3

Paris St George: (Also serves Caen) Chaplain: Mark Osborne, Assistant: Nicolas Razafindratsima. Pray for the continuing development of our vision, for the ongoing search for a new assistant priest and for the development of our mission.

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. Pray for all those living too far from any Anglican congregation to really become or stay part of a community and for those who have had difficult experiences somewhere and are therefore in a similar situation.

The Hague: Interim Chaplain: Andrew Taylor, Assistant: Guy Diakiese. Pray for an increase of volunteers in children’s ministry, crèche, and youth work and a blessing on their efforts.

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 - Trinity 12

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 number of children in attendance; the introduction of the new Junior Church Liturgy; the Choir, in Praise on Sundays and weekdays at various churches, and institutions; the ongoing services held in Heres and Mazeres; the Chaplaincy Wardens and Council, for their commitment to the smooth running of the Chaplaincy.

Wednesday 11

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

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

Thursday 12

Maastricht: Chaplain Barbara Noordanus. Pray for a couple more people to become involved in children's ministry and the Ministry team.

Rotterdam: Chaplain: Jenni Pridmore, Deacon: Humayun Sunil, Reader: Grada Schadee. Pray for Sunil in his position as Assistant for Mission Outreach and the two home groups he is leading; that our reach into migrant communities would be a blessing to those in need and for the Chaplaincy as a whole as we re-evaluate and work through our vision and mission: that we would be obedient to God’s voice.

Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward. Give thanks for our team of ship visitors; pray for God to further increase our team and to give us wisdom and guidance as we visit ships in Europe's biggest port, the Port of Rotterdam. Pray for more honest "real-life" conversations with seafarers where the Spirit can minister and bring healing, comfort and strength.

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. Pray for wisdom to find the best possible courses to start this autumn for people seeking faith and to grow in faith; for a strong team to host and lead Alpha; for Dale as Chaplains’ representative on the ICS Council. Pray for our welcome to students moving into our area and for the team of volunteer leaders in youth and children’s ministry.

Sunday 15 – Trinity 13

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.

Wednesday 18

Mallorca: (includes Palma-de-Mallorca, Puerto Pollensa, Cala d'Or, Palma Nova) Chaplain: David Waller, Readers: Linda Cade, Vicky Pacey.

Thursday 19

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 new international families who have recently moved into the area, that many will find their spiritual home-from-home in St James; for Ruan as the Area Dean of The Netherlands.

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 – Trinity 14

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 asylum seekers situation in Turkey; many are desperate to go to third countries but for various reasons they are trapped here. Pray for our discipleship programs especially for our new believers; for new expat members to join us and stay within the community.

Tuesday 24

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

St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson.

Wednesday 25

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. Pray for a fruitful equipping September sermon series on being a healthy church community; for our home groups as they begin a new study series; for insight for the steps we need to take to develop our Sunday service prayer ministry; for planning towards having a church young adults away day/ weekend either in November or early 2020 - for the right dates and venue, for an engaging equipping theme, and for a good organising team to be gathered.

Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle, Amersfoort) Chaplain: David Phillips, Associate Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer, Assistant (, Ministry Experience Scheme participant Erik Heemkerk.  Groningen: Pray for those arriving in our city at this time of year, especially students and internationals, that they may find housing, new and supportive friends and a warm and welcoming spiritual home in our fellowship at Grace; for our new activities and plans, including teaching sessions on discipleship. Give thanks for our worship team, prayer groups, and Bible studies, which have sustained us.  Zwolle: Pray for a blessed Harvest service on Sunday 6th October, for local internationals to attend and family and friends to be invited by church members; for wisdom and guidance as work begins in preparations for the Christmas Carols and Lessons.

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. Pray for the church wardens and church council and for the welcome they will give to tourists and visitors as well as long term residents in Didim over the summer months.

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. James has been taking annual leave this month. Pray for rest and refreshment. Give thanks and pray for the Revd Michael and Jo Selman who have been giving cover. Pray for our Sunday Eucharist at St John's, our evening prayer at Bornova on Tuesday afternoons, and the Wednesday Bible Study at St John's, and all who attend.

Sunday 29 - Trinity 15

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 all those training to be Readers in the diocese.

Monday 30

Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Archdeacon: John Newsome (Acting Archdeacon until 16 October); Leslie Nathaniel (from 17 October). 

Eastern Archdeaconry: Archdeacon: Adèle Kelham (Acting Archdeacon until 16 October); Leslie Nathaniel (from 17 October).  Give thanks for John and Adèle’s service in these roles and pray for Leslie as he settles in to his new ministry.

Vienna: (Also serves Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Bratislava, Ljubljana) Chaplain: Patrick Curran, Assistants: Mike Waltner, John Barker.  Pray for our newly appointed Youth and Young Adults’ Worker and for our outreach activities: Theology and Tap (café based conversations) and UNcomplicated (an initiative to the UN organisations in Vienna).


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