Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Daily Prayers

Regular prayer diary

23rd March, Berkhamsted Northchurch Jonathan Gordon, Michael Eggleton, (Rs) Peggy Sear, David White, Doreen Knapp 

Thanksgiving: The raising of funds for the new roof and ideas for the use of the building. 
Prayers: Encouragement and support of children and young people's work.
ACP: Matabeleland (Central Africa): Cleophas Lunga; Virginia (ECUSA): Shannon Johnston; Suff - Susan Ellyn Goff; Huron (Canada): Linda Nicholls; Suff - Huron: Terrance Dance

24th March, Berkhamsted Potten End, Holy Trinity

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui; Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui & Bishop of Hong Kong Island: Paul Kwong

25th March, Berkhamsted Sunnyside, St Michael and All Angels Rebecca Fardell, (PTOs) Dick Clarkson, John Kirkby, Janet Ridgeway, (Rs) Pam Davis, Stephen Fletcher, Andrew Wilcock

Thanksgiving: For our developing sense of God's vision for us in this season.
Prayers: That we would deepen our relationship with God, with one another and with our wider community.
ACP: Matana (Burundi): Seth Ndayirukiye; Wad Medani (Sudan): Saman Farajalla Mahdi; Hyderabad (Pakistan): Kaleem John

26th March, Berkhamsted Tring Team Parish

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Matlosane (formerly Klerksdorp): (Southern Africa): Stephen Diseko; Waiapu (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Andrew Hedge

27th March, Berkhamsted Wigginton Jonathan Gordon, Michael Eggleton 

Thanksgiving: Increased use of the church building for community use and events. 
Prayers: The encouragement of young families through Messy Church.
ACP: Mauritius (Indian Ocean): Ian Gerald James Ernest; Waikato & Taranaki (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Philip Richardson; Wangaratta (Australia): John Parkes

28th March, Biggleswade Biggleswade Guy Scott, (R) Rosemary Bentley, Colin Dixon, Tony & Christine Elcombe

Thanksgiving: For the refurbishment and enhancement of our pipe organ.
Prayers: For all who are involved in the musical life of our worshipping community: that we may worship God with joy.
ACP: Mbaise (Nigeria): Chamberlain Chinedu Ogunedo; Warri (Nigeria): Christian Esezi Ideh

29th March, Biggleswade Blunham

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Mbale (Uganda): Patrick Gidudu; Washington (ECUSA): Mariann Budde; Ibadan (Nigeria): Joseph Akinfenwa; Ibadan N: Segun Okubadejo; Ibadan S: Akintunde Popoola

30th March, Biggleswade Caldecote, All Saints

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Mbamili (Nigeria): Henry Okeke; Wau (S Sudan): Moses Deng Bol; Ibba (S Sudan): Wilson Elias Kamani

31st March, Fresh Expressions The Reaching New People Team

Festival: Mothering Sunday
Thanksgiving: The many new forms of church growing in all types of context across the diocese.
Prayers: That those participating in fresh expressions of church will be invited and helped to grow in the Christian faith.
ACP: The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean; Archbishop, Province of Indian Ocean & Bishop of the Seychelles: James Richard Wong Yin Song

1st April, Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Executive Committee

Thanksgiving: The work of the Mission and Pastoral Committee over the past 40 years.
Prayers: The Bishop’s Council and DMPC Executive Committee – that they may all work towards the flourishing of every parish in mission.
ACP: Mbeere (Kenya): Moses Masamba Nthukah (Dio); Wellington (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Justin Duckworth (Dio); Wellington: Eleanor Sanderson (Asst); Idah (Nigeria): Joseph Musa (Dio)

2nd April, Diocesan Board of Education Board of Education

Thanksgiving: School Governors - who give their time, skills and abilities freely and with great grace.
Prayers: School leaders and Governors planning budgets for the future and facing challenging decisions; Headteachers: wellbeing and strength as they manage an increasingly challenging education system.
ACP: Mbhashe (Southern Africa): Elliot Williams (Dio); Wernyol (S Sudan):: Gabriel Kuol Garang (Dio)

3rd April, Biggleswade Cockayne Hatley Gill Smith, (PTO) Barbara Johnson, (Rs) Simon Gutteridge, David Kilpatrick

Thanksgiving: The beauty, holiness and peace in our church.
Prayers: For the launch of our new “Quiet Space”, offering a place for quiet prayer or retreat.
ACP: Meath & Kildare (Ireland): Patricia Storey (Dio); West Ankole (Uganda): Johnson Twinomujuni (Dio; West Buganda (Uganda): Henry Katumba-Tamale (Dio)

4th April, Biggleswade Cople Fiona Gibson

Thanksgiving: The extremely successful village Christmas Tree event in the churchyard.
Prayers: For the plans for our Benefice-wide Forest Church initiative.
ACP: Medak (S India): A.C. Solomon Raj (Dio); West Lango (Uganda): Alfred Acur Okodi (Dio)

5th April, Biggleswade Dunton

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Melbourne (Australia): Philip Freier (Pri); Melbourne: Paul Barker (Asst); Melbourne: Bradly Billings (Asst); Melbourne: Kate Prowd (Asst); Melbourne: Genieve Blackwell; West Missouri (ECUSA): Martin Field (Dio)

6th April, Biggleswade Eaton Socon Timothy Robb, Katie Franks

Thanksgiving: The launch and positive reception of a new Discipleship Course called ‘Freedom in Christ'.
Prayers: For more leaders for our young people’s work.
ACP: Meru (Kenya): Charles Mwendwa (Dio); West Malaysia (SE Asia): Ng Moon Hing (Pri); West Malaysia: Charles Samuel; West Malaysia: Jayson Selvaraj; Idaho (ECUSA): Brian Thom (Dio)

7th April, Biggleswade Eyeworth

Festival: Passion Sunday
Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Pray for the Church of Church of Ireland; Richard Clarke - Arch of Armagh and Pri of All Ireland and Metropolitan

8th April, Biggleswade Great Barford Graham Buckle

Thanksgiving: The strengthening links with Great Barford Primary Academy.
Prayers: The beginning of a new worship service – Rejoicing Together!
ACP: Mexico (Mexico): Carlos Touche-Porter (Dio); W Tennessee (ECUSA): Don Johnson (Dio); Ideato (Nigeria): Caleb Maduoma (Dio)

9th April, Biggleswade Moggerhanger Fiona Gibson, (PTO) Gillian Orpin

Thanksgiving: All who came to our Advent and Christmas services.
Prayers: For the plans for our Benefice-wide Forest Church initiative.
ACP: Michigan (ECUSA): Wendell Gibbs (Dio); W Texas (ECUSA): David Reed (Dio); W Texas (ECUSA): Jennifer Brooke-Davidson

10th April, Biggleswade Northill

Prayers: For the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Milwaukee (ECUSA): Steven Miller (Dio); W Virginia (ECUSA): Willam Klusmeyer (Dio); Western Izon (Nigeria): Edafe Emamezi (Dio)

11th April, Biggleswade Old Warden

Prayers: For the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Minna (Nigeria): Daniel Abu Yisa (Dio); Western Kansas (ECUSA): Michael Milliken (Dio)

12th April, Biggleswade Potton Gill Smith, (PTO) Barbara Johnson, (Rs) Simon Gutteridge, David Kilpatrick

Thanksgiving: The warmth, friendliness and welcome in our church.
Prayers: For our choir following the deaths within a year of both the choir master and organist.
ACP: Minnesota (ECUSA): Brian Prior (Dio); Western Kowloon (Hong Kong): Andrew Chan (Dio); Idoani (Nigeria): Ezekiel Dahunsi (Dio)

13th April, Biggleswade Roxton Graham Buckle, (R) Brenda Jennings

Thanksgiving: Messy Church reaching out to families in the village.
Prayers: Continuing links with the Roxton CE Academy.
ACP: Mishamikoweesh (Canada): Lydia Mamakwa (Dio); Mishamikoweesh: Isaiah Beardy; Western Louisiana (ECUSA): Jacob W Owensby (Dio); Ife (Nigeria): Olubunmi A Akinlade (Dio); Ife East: Oluseyi Oyelade (Dio)

14th April, Biggleswade Sandy Huw Davies

Festival: Palm Sunday
Thanksgiving: Our wonderful team of volunteers who work so hard and cheerfully to create a warm, welcoming environment at the church.
Prayers: For the love and grace of God to bring blessing to the community, and for our worship to enable people of all backgrounds to know Christ regardless of where they are in their faith or life journey.
ACP: Pray for ECUSA in Jerusalem & The Middle East; Suheil Dawani - Arch, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Arch in Jerusalem

15th April, Biggleswade Sutton Gill Smith, (PTO) Barbara Johnson, (Rs) Simon Gutteridge, David Kilpatrick

Thanksgiving: A truly wonderful Christmas season
Prayers: For the firm establishing of the Sutton Friday Service in the church and village
ACP: Mississippi (ECUSA): Brian Seage (Dio); Western Massachusetts (ECUSA): Douglas Fisher (Dio); Ifo (Nigeria): Nathaniel Oladejo Ogundipe (Dio)

16th April, Biggleswade Tempsford with Little Barford Graham Buckle, (R) Brenda Jennings

Thanksgiving: Those who kept the church open during the Vacancy.
Prayers: That the congregation will grow with the new service pattern.
ACP: Missouri (ECUSA): Wayne Smith (Dio); Western Mexico (Mexico): Ricardo Joel Gómez Osnaya (Dio)

17th April, Biggleswade Willington Fiona Gibson

Thanksgiving: The wonderful response in the village to our Advent Windows project.
Prayers: For the plans for our Benefice-wide Forest Church initiative.
ACP: Mityana (Uganda): Stephen Kaziimba (Dio); Western Michigan (ECUSA): Whayne Hougland (Dio); Western New York (ECUSA): William Franklin (Dio)

18th April, Biggleswade Wrestlingworth

Festival: Maundy Thursday
Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Mombasa (Kenya): Alphonce Mwaro Baya; Western Newfoundland (Canada): John Organ (Dio); Western N Carolina (ECUSA): José Antonio McLoughlin

19th April, Bishop's Stortford Albury Steve Bate

Festival: Good Friday
Thanksgiving: A successful move into Albury Village Hall for the Benefice Youth Group.
Prayers: A new Treasurer.
ACP: Monmouth (Wales): Richard Pain (Dio); Western Tanganyika (Tanzania): Sadock Makaya (Dio); Igbomina (Nigeria): Emmanuel Adekola (Dio)

20th April, Bishop's Stortford Bishop’s Stortford Derwyn Williams, (PTOs) Derek Hinge, June Knight, (Rs) Rob Klincke

Festival: Holy Saturday/Easter Eve
Thanksgiving: Our relationships with local schools, especially St Michael's JMI.
Prayers: For God's Grace in Outreach to Stortford North.
ACP: Montana (ECUSA): C. Franklin Brookhart (Dio); Wiawso (W Africa): Abraham Kobina Ackah (Dio); Igbomina - West (Nigeria): Olajide Adebayo (Dio)

21st April, Bishop's Stortford Bishop’s Stortford, Holy Trinity Mandy Brown, Sarah Forrest, (Rs) Michael Prior, Hazel Wingfield, (LLW) Samantha Clayden

Festival: Easter Day
Thanksgiving: The work of all our volunteers who have kept the night shelter running this season.
Prayers: That the signs of growth may continue and flourish.
ACP: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of the Land of the Holy One

22nd April, Bishop's Stortford Braughing Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: The popular Bring and Share lunches: conversations and building community.
Prayers: For finding the funding for our reordering project.
ACP: Montreal (Canada): Mary Irwin-Gibson (Dio); Willochra (Australia): John Stead (Dio); Ijebu (Nigeria): Ezekiel Awosoga (Dio); Ijebu - N (Nigeria): Solomon Kuponu (Dio)

23rd April, Bishop's Stortford Furneux Pelham Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: Cafe Church - for all who come and all who serve.
Prayers: For more people willing to become PCC members and for two Church Wardens.
ACP: Moosonee (Canada): Thomas Corston (Dio); Winchester: Tim Dakin (Dio); Winchester: Jonathan Frost; Winchester: David Williams

24th April, Bishop's Stortford Gilston with Eastwick Wendy Carter, (Rs) Joy Galliers-Burridge , Roger Burridge, Judith Denton

Thanksgiving: The continuing success of our neighbourhood events and community engagement.
Prayers: For Gods guiding to ways of including worship and spirituality into community events.
ACP: Moray, Ross & Caithness (Scotland): Mark Strange (Pri); Windward Islands (West Indies): C. Leopold Friday (Dio); Wondurba (S Sudan): Matthew Taban Peter (Dio)

25th April, Bishop's Stortford High Wych, St James Wendy Carter, (Rs) Joy Galliers-Burridge , Roger Burridge, Judith Denton, (LLW) Janet Belllingham

Thanksgiving: The success of Good Friday Messy Church.
Prayers: That families who join us only occasionally will find the reality of Jesus in the encounter.
ACP: Morobo (S Sudan): James Kenyi Elia (Dio); Worcester (England): John Inge (Dio); Worcester (England): Graham Usher

26th April, Bishop's Stortford Hockerill, All Saints Simon Mansfield, Su Tarran

Thanksgiving: ???
Prayers: For our new school Headteacher and for closer links between the church & school.
ACP: Morogoro (Tanzania): Godfrey Sehaba (Dio); Wulu (S Sudan): Zacharia Mangar Apeti (Dio); Ijesa N East (Nigeria): Joseph Olusola (Dio)

27th April, Bishop's Stortford Little Hadham Steve Bate

Thanksgiving: The continuation of the good relationship with the village’s County Primary School.
Prayers: For our new ways of reaching children and families.
ACP: Mount Kenya Central (Kenya): Timothy Gichere (Dio); Mount Kenya S: Timothy Ranji (Dio), Charles Muturi; Mount Kenya West: Joseph Kagunda (Dio)

28th April, Bishop's Stortford Much Hadham Steve Bate

Thanksgiving: Our relationships with the wider community including Sunday Lunch Club.
Prayers: The further development of Messy Church and ministry with parents, babies and toddlers.
ACP: Pray for the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan); Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu - Pri of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido

29th April, Bishop's Stortford Mundens, The John Chitham, (Rs) Caroline Franks, Gwen Duckitt

Thanksgiving: Our new Rector, and our thriving Village Lunch and café.
Prayers: For more volunteers to share the work of running the church.
ACP: Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania): Stanley Elilekia Hotay (Dio); Wusasa (Nigeria): Ali Buba Lamido (Dio); Ijesha N (Nigeria): Isaac Oluyamo (Dio)

30th April, Bishop's Stortford Sacombe John Chitham, (Rs) Caroline Franks, Gwen Duckitt

Thanksgiving: Our new Rector, and our regular and faithful Tuesday congregation.
Prayers: For our development project, nearing the end of its long planning phase.
ACP: Mpumalanga (Southern Africa): Daniel Kgomosotho (Dio); Wyoming (ECUSA): John Smylie (Dio)

1st May, Bishop’s Staff

Prayers: Residential meeting: for wisdom and insight from God as they pray for the diocese and its future. Dave Middlebrook, as he settles into his new role as Archdeacon of Bedford.
ACP: Mpwapwa (Tanzania): Jacob Erasto Chimeledya (Dio); Yambio (S Sudan): Peter Munde Yacoub (Dio); Yangon (Myanmar): Stephen Than Myint Oo (Pri); Yangon (Myanmar): Samuel Htang Oak (Asst)

2nd May, Diocesan Board for Mission and Ministry

Thanksgiving: The formation of the new Board which will work together for the next three years.
Prayers: For the work of our churches and their people in making new disciples committed to growing the life of God’s kingdom in their localities.
ACP: Mthatha (formerly St John's): (Southern Africa): Hummingfield Ndwandwe (Dio); Yei (S Sudan): Hilary Adeba Luate (Dio)

3rd May, Chaplains within Educational Establishments

Thanksgiving: Ongoing commitment to children and their families, and members of staff
Prayers: All who support childern and young people as they grow and mature.
ACP: Muhabura (Uganda): Cranmer Mugisha (Dio); Yeri (S Sudan): John Nyari (Dio); Ijumu (Nigeria): Paul Olarewaju Ojo (Dio)

4th May, Bishop's Stortford Sawbridgeworth In vacancy, Debbie Hore, (R) Di Kitson

Thanksgiving: For service to the wider community, especially support for the Foodbank.
Prayers: For those who are sustaining parish life during the Vacancy.
ACP: Mukono (Uganda): James Ssebaggala (Dio); Yewa (form. Egbado) (Nigeria): Michael Oluwarohunbi (Dio); Ikara (Nigeria): Yusuf Janfalan (Dio)

5th May, Bishop's Stortford Standon John Chitham, (Rs) Caroline Franks, Gwen Duckitt

Thanksgiving: Our new Rector, and our Fresh Expression, St Mary's at the School.
Prayers: Our discipling of young people through our school and village clubs and Bible studies; Our welcome of residents of the new housing in our village.
ACP: Pray for the Anglican Church of Kenya; Jackson Ole Sapit - Pri and Arch of All Kenya

6th May, Bishop's Stortford Stocking Pelham Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: For the huge numbers who came to our little church to worship on Christmas Day.
Prayers: For building relationships and making new disciples in the village.
ACP: Multan (Pakistan): Leo Rodrick Paul (Dio); Yirol (S Sudan): Paul Tokmach Lual (Dio); Yirol (S Sudan): Isaac Aleth (Asst); Ikeduru (Nigeria): Emmanuel Maduwike (Dio)

7th May, Bishop's Stortford Thorley In vacancy

Thanksgiving: That our Church has remained strong throughout a challenging time.
Prayers: That God will direct the right person to lead our Church.
ACP: Mumbai (formerly Bombay): (N India): Prakash Patole (Dio); Yokohama (Japan): Ignatius Osamu Irie (Dio)

8th May, Buntingford Anstey

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Mumias (Kenya): Joseph Wandera (Dio); Yola (Nigeria): Markus Ibrahim (Dio); York: Arch John Sentamu (Dio); Paul Ferguson, John Thomson, Glyn Webster Alison White

9th May, Buntingford Ardeley

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Mundri (S Sudan): Bismark Azumu (Dio); Ysabel (Melanesia): Ellison Quity (Dio)

10th May, Buntingford Ashwell

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Mundu Area (S Sudan): Samuel Lomue Eluzai; Yukon (Canada): Larry David Robertson (Dio); Ikka (Nigeria): Peter Onekpe (Dio)

11th May, Buntingford Aspenden Ian Hill, (PTOs) Norman Jones, Norman Bingham, (R) Sandra Jones

Thanksgiving: For the new LED lighting system, which sheds light on parts of the church previously hidden in darkness!
Prayers: That we might draw more people in to worship with us.
ACP: Muranga S (Kenya): Julius Karanu Wa Gicheru (Dio); Zaki-Biam (Nigeria): Benjamin Vanger (Dio); Ikwerre (Nigeria): Blessing Enyindah (Dio)

12th May, Buntingford Baldock Andrew Holford, (Rs)  Sharon Cooper, Katrina Nice

Thanksgiving: For the privilege of re-settling a Syrian Refugee family.
Prayers: That the new contacts we have made through individual invitations will continue to bear fruit.
ACP: Pray for the Anglican Church of Korea; Moses Nagjun Yoo - Pri of Korea and Bishop of Daejeon

13th May, Buntingford Barkway Ruth Pyke, (PTOs) Sonia Falaschi -Ray, Richard Pyke, (R) Arthur Brignall

Thanksgiving: Our Benefice Homegroup and the deepening friendships and support. 
Prayers: Prayers that we may continue to grow in faith. 
ACP: Muyinga (Burundi): Paisible Ndacayisaba (Dio); Zanzibar (Tanzania): Michael Hafidh (Dio); Ikwo (Nigeria): Kenneth Ifemene (Dio)

14th May, Buntingford Barley Ruth Pyke, (PTOs) Sonia Falaschi -Ray, Richard Pyke, (R) Arthur Brignall

Thanksgiving: A successful stewardship campaign.
Prayers: For using our building imaginatively.
ACP: Myanmar (Myanmar): Andrew Sa Aung Lin Htin (Dio); Myanmar (Myanmar): Clement San Oo (Dio); Zaria (Nigeria): Abiodun Ogunyemi (Dio)

15th May, Buntingford Benington (LEP)

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Mytikyina (Myanmar): John Zau Li (Dio); Mytikyina (Myanmar): Vacant (Asst); Zonkwa (Nigeria): Jacob Kwashi (Dio); Zululand (Southern Africa): Monument Makhanya (Dio)

16th May, Buntingford Brent Pelham

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Nagpur (N India): Paul Dupare (Dio); Aba (Nigeria): Christian Ugwuzor (Dio)

17th May, Buntingford Bygrave Andrew Holford, (Rs)  Sharon Cooper, Katrina Nice

Thanksgiving: For the continued fruitfulness of our new Sunday School.
Prayers: For the heating and re-ordering of the church.
ACP: Nairobi (Kenya): Joel Waweru Mwangi (Dio); Aba Ngwa N (Nigeria): Nathan Kanu (Dio); Ikwuano (Nigeria): Chigozirim Onyegbule (Dio)

18th May, Buntingford Clothall Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: For the growth of the church and to all those who supported the church in so many ways when the roof was stolen.  
Prayers: For continued growth and a greater integration with the wider village community.
ACP: Nakuru (Kenya): Joseph Muchai (Dio); Nakuru (Kenya): Musa Kamuren ; Abakaliki (Nigeria): Monday Nkwoagu (Dio); Ilaje (Nigeria): Fredrick Olugbemi (Dio)

19th May, Buntingford Cottered

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia; George Takeli - Arch of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia

20th May, Buntingford Hinxworth

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Nambale (Kenya): Robert Magina Barasa (Dio); Aberdeen & Orkney (Scotland): Anne Dyer (Dio); Ile - Oluji (Nigeria): Abel Oluyemi Ajibodu (Dio)

21st May, Buntingford Hormead with Wyddial

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Namibia (Southern Africa): Luke Pato (Dio); Abuja (Nigeria): Nicholas Okoh (Pri)

22nd May, Buntingford Kelshall

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Namirembe (Uganda): Wilberforce Luwalira (Dio); Abyei (S Sudan): Michael Deng K Bol (Dio); Accra (West Africa): Daniel Torto (Dio)

23rd May, Buntingford Buntingford with Layston Ian Hill, (PTOs) Norman Jones, Norman Bingham, (R) Sandra Jones

Thanksgiving: The new All Age Inclusive service aimed at feeding everyone who comes.
Prayers: That we can continue to draw occasional and previous non-churchgoers to come to the All Age Inclusive Service.
ACP: Nandyal (S India): Eggoni Pushpalalitha (Dio); Adelaide (Australia): Geoffrey Smith (Dio); Adelaide: Tim Harris (Asst); Adelaide: Christopher McLeod (Asst)

24th May, Buntingford Meesden

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Nasik (N India): Pradip Kamble (Dio); Afikpo (Nigeria): Paul Udogu (Dio); Ilesa (Nigeria): Samuel Sowale (Dio); Ilesa SW (Nigeria): Samuel Egbebunmi (Dio)

25th May, Buntingford Newnham

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Nasir (S Sudan): Simon Lual Bang Jal (Dio); Agra (N India): Prem Prakash Habil (Dio); Indianapolis (ECUSA): Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows (Dio); Indianapolis (ECUSA): Catherine Waynick

26th May, Buntingford Reed and Buckland Ruth Pyke

Festival: Anglican Communion Sunday
Thanksgiving: That we are moving ever closer to completing substantial building works to Reed Church.
Prayers: That our quest for additional PCC Members is successful.
ACP: Pray for all members of the Anglican Communion around the world; For the Arch of Canterbury: Justin Welby,and all Pris and bishops; For members of the Anglican Consultative Council; For the Secretary General, Josiah Idowu-Fearon; For the staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London and the UN offices in Geneva and New York

27th May, Buntingford Royston Heidi Huntley, Theresa Musiwacho, John Fidler, (R) Tony Mills

Thanksgiving: The outpouring of love and support following the fire in December.
Prayers: For unity and wisdom as we plan to re-build the church building.
ACP: Natal (Southern Africa): Dino Gabriel (Dio); Natal (Southern Africa): Tsietse Seleoane; Aguata (Nigeria): Christian Efobi (Dio)

28th May, Buntingford Rushden Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: The strong spirit of community in the village and their support for the church.
Prayers: For the successful outreach to new residents.
ACP: National Indigenous Bishop (Canada): Mark MacDonald (Dio); Ahoada (Nigeria): Clement Ekpeye (Dio)

29th May, Buntingford Sandon Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: The continued development of links with Sandon School. 
Prayers: For a renewed spirit of community and success in reaching out to new residents
ACP: Navajoland Area Mission (ECUSA): David Bailey (Dio); Aipo Rongo (Papua New Guinea): Nathan Ingen (Dio); Ajayi Crowther (Nigeria): Olugbenga Oduntan (Dio)

30th May, Buntingford Therfield

Festival: Ascension Day
Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Ndokwa (Nigeria): David Obiosa (Dio); Akobo (S Sudan): John Chol (Dio)

31st May, Buntingford Throcking

Festival: The Visitation
Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Nebbi (Uganda): Alphonse Watho-kudi (Dio): Akoko (Nigeria): Gabriel Akinbiyi (Dio); Akoko Edo (Nigeria): Jolly Oyekpen (Dio); Iowa (ECUSA): Alan Scarfe (Dio)

1st June, Diocesan Advisory Committee

Thanksgiving: The time, energy and commitment given by the members and consultants.
Prayers: For wisdom and encouragement in assisting parishes as they seek to reach out in mission and transform local communities through their buildings, making each church a place where people may come to know Jesus Christ.
ACP: Nebraska (ECUSA): Scott Barker (Dio); Akot (S Sudan): Isaac Dhieu Ater (Dio); Irele - Eseodo (Nigeria): Felix Akinbuluma (Dio)

2nd June, Chaplains within Medical Establishments All who offer spiritual care and support in our hospitals, hospices and homes.

Thanksgiving: All who give of themselves, their time and talents as volunteers.
Prayers: For all those facing an uncertain future, patients as their illness progresses and staff at a time of change and uncertainty.
ACP: Pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico; Francisco Moreno - Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico

3rd June, Buntingford Walkern (LEP)

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Nelson (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Victor Ellena (Dio); Akure (Nigeria): Simeon Borokini (Dio); Isial-Ngwa S (Nigeria): Isaac Nwaobia (Dio)

4th June, Buntingford Wallington Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: The success of a recent mission initiatives in the village.
Prayers: For the continuing success of the new church-led coffee morning at the Village Hall.
ACP: Nevada (ECUSA): Dan Edwards (Dio); Alabama (ECUSA): John McKee Sloan (Dio)

5th June, Buntingford Westmill Ian Hill, (PTOs) Norman Jones, Norman Bingham, (R) Sandra Jones

Thanksgiving: That for a very small parish we usually have over 20 worshippers on a Sunday morning.
Prayers: Ongoing discussions about getting toilet and kitchen facilities in the church.
ACP: New Busa (Nigeria): Israel Amoo (Dio); Alaska (ECUSA): Mark Lattime (Dio); Albany (ECUSA): William Love (Dio)

6th June, Buntingford Weston Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: The on-going commitment of the congregation to vulnerable people. 
Prayers: For growth in the seeds planted through the Mission Action Plan.
ACP: The New Guinea Islands (Papua New Guinea): Vacant (Dio); Algoma (Canada): Anne Germond (Dio)

7th June, Cheshunt Broxbourne with Wormley Charles Hudson, Malcolm Finlay, Grant Fensome, (R) Ray Slade, Anne Sentance

Thanksgiving: The generous response of our congregation and community to our recent appeal.
Prayers: For initiatives to develop Fresh Expressions across the parish.
ACP: New Hampshire (ECUSA): Robert Hirschfeld (Dio); All Saints Cathedral Diocese (Kenya): Jackson Ole Sapit (Pri), David Mutisya, Cleti Ogeto; Isikwuato (Nigeria): Manasses Chijiokem Okere (Dio)

8th June, Cheshunt Cheshunt Vacant, (R) Rita Andrews

Prayers: We pray very hard here that the Vacancy in this church may be answered and that we are able to secure the suitable person for this parish.
ACP: New Jersey (ECUSA): William Stokes (Dio); Amazon (Brazil): Marinez Rosa Dos Santos Bassotto (Dio); Jabalpur (N India): Prem Chand Singh (Pri)

9th June, Cheshunt Goff’s Oak, St James Vacant, (R) Rita Andrews, (LLW) Elaine Batten

Festival: Pentecost
Thanksgiving: The ongoing support and committment of our congregation to the church life at St James during our vacancy.
Prayers: For the homeless and those individuals and families that are in crisis.
ACP: Pray for the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma); Stephen Than Myint Oo - Arch of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon

10th June, Cheshunt Hoddesdon Rachel Pennant, (Rs) Reg Bailey, Neil Harvey

Thanksgiving: A very encouraging Alpha course.
Prayers: For our new Curate, Kate, who will arrive in July.
ACP: New Westminster (Canada): Melissa Skelton (Dio); Amichi (Nigeria): Ephraim Ikeakor (Dio); Jaffna (S India): Daniel Thiagarajah (Dio)

11th June, Cheshunt Northaw and Cuffley Chris Kilgour

Thanksgiving: All who serve the church and allow us to carry out our ministry and mission.
Prayers: That we will grow in our knowledge and love of God, and reach out to our communities with the good news about Jesus.
ACP: New York (ECUSA): Andrew Dietsche (Dio); New York (ECUSA): Allen Shin; New York (ECUSA): Mary Glasspool (Asst); Amritsar (N India): Pradeep Samantaroy (Dio)

12th June, Cheshunt Rye Park, St Cuthbert Nick Sharp, (R) John Griffiths

Thanksgiving: Strong and faithful congregation.
Prayers: For plans to employ a Family Missioner to Reach New People.
ACP: Newala (Tanzania): Oscar Mnung'a (Dio); Andaman & Car Nicobar Islands (N India): Christopher Paul (Dio); Angola (Missionary Diocese): (Southern Africa): Andre Soares (Dio):

13th June, Cheshunt Turnford Vacant, (R) Rita Andrews

Prayers: We pray very hard here that the Vacancy in this church may be answered and that we are able to secure the suitable person for this parish.
ACP: Newark (ECUSA): Carlye J Hughes (Dio); Ankole (Uganda): Sheldon Mwesigwa (Dio)

14th June, Cheshunt Waltham Cross, Christ Church Teresa Wynne, (LLW) Michael Beccato-Fischer

Thanksgiving: New members of our church community.
Prayers: That we develop our mission and outreach opportunities.
ACP: Newcastle (Australia): Peter Stuart (Dio), Charlie Murry (Asst), Sonia Roulston (Asst); Newcastle (England): Christine Hardman (Dio), Mark Tanner

15th June, Dunstable Billington Steve Marsh, (PTO) Don Brewin

Thanksgiving: A strong passion for the importance of the Village Community.
Prayers: Openings to make meaningful contact with the younger families in the village.
ACP: Ngbo (Nigeria): Christian Ebisike (Dio); Antananarivo (Indian Ocean): Samoela Jaona Ranarivelo (Dio); Jalingo (Nigeria): Foreman Nedison (Dio)

16th June, Dunstable Chalgrave

Festival: Trinity Sunday
Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Pray for the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion); Nicholas Okoh - Metropolitan & Pri of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja

17th June, Dunstable Dunstable

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Niagara (Canada): Susan Bell (Dio); Antsiranana (Indian Ocean): Theophile Botomazava (Dio); Jamaica & The Cayman Islands (West Indies): Howard Gregory (Dio); Jamaica & The Cayman Islands (West Indies): Leon Paul Golding; Jamaica & The Cayman Islands (West Indies): Robert Thompson; Jamaica & The Cayman Islands (West Indies): Vacant

18th June, Dunstable Eaton Bray with Edlesborough Joy Cousans, Stephen Burge, (R) Gordon Gray

Thanksgiving: The 800th Anniversary of the church of St Mary the Virgin Eaton Bray.
Prayers: For new outreach initiatives.
ACP: Niassa (Southern Africa): Vicente Msossa (Dio); Niassa (Southern Africa): Manuel Ernesto; Aotearoa (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Don Tamihere (Dio)

19th June, Dunstable Egginton Noel McGeeney, (R) Linda Morris

Thanksgiving: A committed Friend's group and their fundraising activities.
Prayers: For speedy repairs to the damage caused by the heatwave last summer.
ACP: Nicaragua (Central America): Sturdie Downs (Dio); Argentina (S America): Gregory James Venables (Pri); Argyll & The Isles (Scotland): Kevin Pearson (Dio)

20th June, Dunstable Heath and Reach Noel McGeeney

Thanksgiving: Local businesses who support our Seasonal Lunches for people living alone.
Prayers: For those being Confirmed this year that they truly experience a life giving Spirit.
ACP: Niger Delta N (Nigeria): Ignatius Kattey (Dio); Niger Delta W: Emmanuel Oko-Jaja (Dio); The Niger Delta: Ralph Ebirien (Dio); Niger W: Johnson Ekwe (Dio)

21st June, Dunstable Hockliffe Noel McGeeney, (Rs) Geoff Marchant, Tricia Humber

Thanksgiving: Closer relations with English Heritage and the local historical society.
Prayers: For a team to co-ordinate a friends of St Nicholas.
ACP: Nike (Nigeria): Evans Ibeagha (Dio); Arizona (ECUSA): Kirk Smith (Dio); Jebba (Nigeria): Timothy Adewole (Dio)

22nd June, Dunstable Houghton Regis Diego Galanzino, (PTOs) Peter Stannard, Janet Yabsley

Festival: Alban
Thanksgiving: Involvement of our volunteers in the life of the parish.
Prayers: Revision of our MAP and vocations to the priesthood.
ACP: Nimule Area (S Sudan): Gabriel Angok Arok; Arkansas (ECUSA): Larry Benfield (Dio); Jerusalem (Jerusalem & Middle East): Suheil Dawani (Pri)

23rd June, Dunstable Kensworth Nicola Lenthall, (R) Dorothy Blackburn

Thanksgiving: New and younger PCC members.
Prayers: For continued growth of new youth work.
ACP: Pray for the United Church of N India; Prem Chand Singh - Moderator of CNI & Bishop of Jabalpur

24th June, Dunstable Leighton Buzzard Vacant, (PTOs) Don Brewin, Malcolm Grant, John Payne-Cook, (Rs) Laurelin Burge, Linda Morris, Geoffrey Huskisson, Geoff Marchant, Molly Bowerman, Roger Collor

Thanksgiving: All those who have helped during our Vacancy.
Prayers: For ongoing growth in mission with a new Incumbent.
ACP: Nnewi (Nigeria): Godwin Okpala (Dio); Armagh (Ireland): Richard Lionel Clarke (Pri); Johannesburg (Southern Africa): Stephen Moreo (Dio)

25th June, Dunstable Linslade Bernard Minton, (PTO) Wyn Jones, (Rs) Charles Amis, Michael Finney, Russell Stannard, Ian Woodward

Thanksgiving: Our Summer Fair, especially all our helpers and organisers.
Prayers: Plans to improve the vestries and loos, and for a renewed vision for the future of our Team.
ACP: Nord Kivu (Congo): Muhindo Isesomo (Dio); Armidale (Australia): Richard Lewers (Dio)

26th June, Dunstable Sandhills, Church of the Good Shepherd (Conventional District) Steve Marsh

Thanksgiving: Growing sense of vision for the Sandhills estate.
Prayers: Discerning and resources for our Youth Bus Project.
ACP: N Ankole (Uganda): Stephen Namanya (Dio); Arochukwu/Ohafia (Nigeria): Johnson Onuoha (Dio); Aru (Congo): Georges Titre Ande (Dio); Aru (Congo): Ngarahu Katene (Dio)

27th June, Dunstable Stanbridge

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: N Carolina (ECUSA): Samuel Rodman (Dio), Anne Hodges-Copple, F. Clayton Matthews; Asaba (Nigeria): Justus Mogekwu (Dio)

28th June, Dunstable Studham Nicola Lenthall, (R) Dorothy Blackburn

Thanksgiving: A new Treasurer.
Prayers: The on-going development of Messy Holy Communion.
ACP: N Central Philippines (Philippines): Joel Atiwag Pachao (Pri); N Central Philippines (Philippines): Nestor D Poltic (Dio); Asante-Mampong (W Africa): Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith (Dio); Jos (Nigeria) Benjamin Kwashi (Dio)

29th June, Dunstable Tilsworth

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: N Dakota (ECUSA): Michael Smith (Dio); Athabasca (Canada): Fraser Lawton (Dio); Juba (S Sudan): Vacant (Dio); Juba (S Sudan): Fraser Elias (Asst)

30th June, Dunstable Toddington

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Pray for the United Church of Pakistan; Humphrey Peters - Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan

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