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

15th November, Stevenage Knebworth

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Sabah (South East Asia): Melter Jiki Tais, Suff: John Yeo; Down & Dromore (Ireland): Harold Creeth Miller

16th November, Stevenage Stevenage, All Saints, Pin Green

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Sabongidda-Ora (Nigeria): Augustine E Ohilebo; Dublin & Glendalough (Ireland): Michael Jackson

17th November, Stevenage Stevenage, Holy Trinity Ruth Carroll, Andy Thomas, (Rs) Clive Bell, Anne Price, Keith Battarbee

Thanksgiving: For both church buildings and all our volunteers.
Prayers: As we worship, care, love and share: inviting all and living God’s love.
ACP: The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Carlos López-Lozano - Bishop of Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

18th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Andrew and St George

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Saldanha Bay (Southern Africa): Raphael Hess; Duk (South Sudan): Daniel Deng Abot, Suff: Thomas Tut Gany

19th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Hugh and St John, Chells (LEP) Chandrika Perera

Thanksgiving: The work of the Holy Spirit and our new Toddler Group which started in September.
Prayers: Prayers as we work on a new MAP.
ACP: Salisbury (England): Nicholas Holtam, Suffs: Edward Condry, Karen Gorham; Dunedin (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Steven Benford

20th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Mary, Shephall Vivienne Hathaway

Thanksgiving: The Alpha course.
Prayers: Plans for beginning a new Family Service.
ACP: Sambalpur (North India): Pinuel Dip; Dunkwa-on-Offin (West Africa): Edmund Dawson Ahmoah; Durgapur (North India): Probal Kanto Dutta

21st November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Nicholas Dave Brown 

Thanksgiving: The 8 months out of our building due to renovations and opportunities to witness more widely.
Prayers: For our Christmas planning as we'll still be out of our building - for wisdom, courage and a rich harvest!
ACP: San Diego (ECUSA): Katharine Jefferts Schori; Durham (England): Paul Butler, Suff: Mark Bryant

22nd November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Peter, Broadwater Kate Sharples, Paul Foster, (Rs) Richard Brooks, Obi Eneli, Gordon Baillie

Thanksgiving: For Paul, our new, Curate who started in July.
Prayers: For all the Christmas Schools work.
ACP: San Joaquin (ECUSA): David Rice; Dutse (Nigeria): Markus Yohanna Danbinta; Kyoto (Japan): Stephen Takashi Kochi

23rd November, Watford Abbots Langley

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Santiago (Chile): Hector Zavala Muñoz; Santiago (Philippines): Frenzel Ray P Piluden

24th November, Watford Bushey Guy Edwards, Tim Vickers, Andy Burgess

Thanksgiving: The diversity of the churches and mission activities.
Prayers: For prayerful listening, gracious conversation, imaginion and courage in discerning a new parish vision.
ACP: The Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury); Timothy Thornton - Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands

25th November, Watford Bushey Heath, St Peter Andrew Burton, (PTO) Sr. Diana Burton, CA

Thanksgiving: Effective relationships with those of other faiths.
Prayers: For inspiration concerning the role of the parish church in the community.
ACP: Sao Paulo (Brazil): Flavio Augusto Borges Irala; East Carolina (ECUSA): Robert Skirving

26th November, Watford Langleybury, St Paul

Festival: Christ the King
Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Sapele (Nigeria): Blessing Erifeta; East Kerala (South India): Kayalakkakathu George Daniel

27th November, Watford Leavesden, All Saints Eddie Green, (PTOs) Peter Banyard, Lucy Dallas, (Rs) Sue Oxlade, Charles Porter, Wendy Simpson

Thanksgiving: The growth of Tots and Teddies, Lighthouse Cafe and Place.
Prayers: Our financial provision for Mission.
ACP: Saskatchewan (Canada): Michael Hawkins, Suff: Adam Halkett; East Ruwenzori (Uganda): George Turyasingura; East Tennessee (ECUSA): Brian Lee Cole

28th November, Watford Oxhey, All Saints

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Saskatoon (Canada): David Irving; Eastern Himalayas (North India): Vacant

29th November, Watford Oxhey, St Matthew David Shepherd

Thanksgiving: Our young people.
Prayers: Our building project.
ACP: Sebei (Uganda): Paul Kiptoo Masaba; Eastern Kowloon (Hong Kong): Timothy Kwok; Kyushu (Japan): Luke Ken-ichi Muto

30th November, Canons of the Cathedral

Thanksgiving: The many ministries represented by the college of canons across the Diocese of St Albans.
Prayers: The work of the Cathedral in the supporting the parishes, ministries, and communities of the Diocese.
ACP: Sekondi (West Africa): Alexander Asmah; Eastern Michigan (ECUSA): Todd Ousley

1st December, Watford Watford

Festival: Advent Sunday
Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: For mission agencies and their work throughout the Anglican Communion

2nd December, Watford Watford, Christ Church and St Mark Duncan Campbell, (R) Sue Pankhurst

Thanksgiving: Small signs of growth.
Prayers: Growth in our Ministry Team.
ACP: Seoul (Korea): Peter Lee; Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada): Geoffrey Peddle

3rd December, Watford Watford, St Andrew (LEP) Ian Pankhurst

Thanksgiving: Congregation in good heart at all levels.
Prayers: Making a culture of invitation work effectively.
ACP: Seychelles (Indian Ocean): James Richard Wong Yin Song (Primate); Eastern Oregon (ECUSA): Patrick Bell

4th December, Watford Watford, St John David Stevenson

Thanksgiving: The growth and development of our Parish Community Youth Group - The HUB.
Prayers: For our Church Wardens - Colin Jones and Jenny Nickson.
ACP: Sheffield (England): Pete Wilcox, Suff: Peter Burrows Eastern Zambia (Central Africa): William Mchombo; Easton (ECUSA): Santosh Marray

5th December, Watford Watford, St Luke

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Shinyanga (Tanzania): Johnson Chinyong'ole; Eau Claire (ECUSA): William Lambert

6th December, Watford Watford, St Michael and All Angels (LEP)

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Shyira (Rwanda): Laurent Mbanda (Primate); Edinburgh (Scotland): John Armes

7th December, Watford Watford, St Peter In Vacancy, (Rs)  Mike White, Colin Heath

Thanksgiving: 28 years faithful ministry of Chris Cottee.
Prayers: For the process of selecting a new Vicar.
ACP: Shyira (Rwanda): Samuel M Mugisha; Edmonton (Canada): Jane Alexander

8th December, Welwyn Hatfield Ayot St Peter David Munchin, Susannah Underwood, Philip Waller, Dominic Holroyd-Thomas, (Rs) Usha Hull, Colin Hull, John Burnapp, Catherine Jupp, Mick Simmons

Thanksgiving: Weekly services.
Prayers: A compostable lavatory.
ACP: The work of the Mothers’ Union around the world; Sheran Harper - Worldwide President; Bev Jullien - Chief Executive

9th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Etheldreda with St Luke Darren Collins, Penny Thomson, Sue Stillwell, (PTOs) William Clocksin, Carl Garner, (R) John Barnard, Mary Rathbone

Thanksgiving: The West End Project, that it will make St Etheldreda’s accessible for the whole of the community.
Prayers: For the new night shelter at Resolve, and the guest who will use it over the winter period.
ACP: Shyogwe (Rwanda): Jered Kalimba; Egba (Nigeria): Emmanuel Adekunle; Lafia (Nigeria): Godwin A Robinson

10th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St John

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Sialkot (Pakistan): Alwin John Samuel; Egba West (Nigeria): Samuel Ajani

11th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Michael and All Angels Paul Seymour, (R) Dr Dave Gunn

Thanksgiving: Recent decorating, and planned refreshment of toilet facilities to make our hall and church more accessible. 
Prayers: Our exploration of being a church that is welcoming to all, in Hatfield.
ACP: Singapore (South East Asia): Rennis Ponniah, Suff: Low Jee King; Egbu (Nigeria): Geoffrey Okoroafor; Egypt (Jerusalem & Middle East): Mouneer Hanna Anis, Suff: Samy Fawzy

12th December, Welwyn Hatfield Codicote Philip Waller

Thanksgiving: The integration of two congregations into one Service during the second half of the year.
Prayers: The Church's outreach to children and their families at Christmas and other times of the year.
ACP: Sittwe (Myanmar): James Min Dein; Eha - Amufu (Nigeria): Daniel Olinya

13th December, Welwyn Hatfield Datchworth Susannah Underwood, (R) Catherine Jupp

Thanksgiving: Continued harmony and working together within our church.
Prayers: Inspiration and guidance in taking forward our MAP.
ACP: Sittwe (Myanmar): Moses Tun Pa; Ekiti (Nigeria): Christopher Tayo Omotunde; Ekiti Kwara (Nigeria): Andrew Ajayi; Ekiti Oke (Nigeria): Isaac Olubowale; Ekiti West (Nigeria): Rufus V A Adepoju

14th December, Welwyn Hatfield Digswell Rob Marshall, Selina Evans, (PTOs) John Cotton, Margaret Cotton, Mike Shaw, (R) Rose Lloyd, (LLWs) Ida Antwi, Lesley Haire, Diana Holt

Thanksgiving: Increased financial stability and a growing sense of 'parish' rather than individual churches.
Prayers: For the Haldens area of the parish as we look to reach out to the local community.
ACP: Sodor & Man (England): Peter Eagles; El Camino Real (ECUSA): Mary Gray-Reeves

15th December, Welwyn Hatfield Hatfield Hyde, St Mary Magdalene In Vacancy; (PTO) Martin King, (R) Caroline Duke

Thanksgiving: For the development at All Saints.
Prayers: For the churchwardens and ministry team during the Vacancy and for the person who will be appointed to the parish, that they will be able to lead the parish in its renewed mission through the All Saints Parish Centre.
ACP: Sokoto (Nigeria): Augustin Omole; El Salvador (Central America): Juan David Alvarado Melgar

16th December, Welwyn Hatfield Lemsford Paul Seymour

Thanksgiving: Depth of our relationship with our School as seen by the recent SIAMs report
Prayers: For the successful conclusion of our new MAP. 
ACP: South Ankole (Uganda): Nathan Ahimbisibwe; Eldoret (Kenya): Christopher Ruto

17th December, Welwyn Hatfield North Mymms Ruth Barr

Thanksgiving: The Ministry of our new Team Vicar, Ruth
Prayers: Growth of the Parish and Hatfield Team, both spiritually and in numbers.
ACP: South Dakota (ECUSA): John Tarrant; El-Obeid (Sudan): Ismail Gabriel Abudigin

18th December, Welwyn Hatfield Panshanger

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: South Kerala (South India): Dharmaraj Rasalam; Ely (England): Stephen Conway, Suff: David Thomson; Embu (Kenya): David Muriithi Ireri

19th December, Welwyn Hatfield Tewin Susannah Underwood

Thanksgiving: The joy of family life and for those who reach out to help the homeless.
Prayers: For the safety of all children during the holiday.
ACP: South Rwenzori (Uganda): Jackson Nzerebende; Enugu (Nigeria): Emmanuel Chukwuma; Enugu North (Nigeria): Sosthenes Eze

20th December, Welwyn Hatfield Welwyn and Woolmer Green David Munchin, Susannah Underwood, Philip Waller, Dominic Holroyd-Thomas, (Rs) Usha Hull, Colin Hull, John Burnapp, Catherine Jupp, Mick Simmons

Thanksgiving: CratTea Messy Church.  
Prayers: Christmas services.
ACP: South West Tanganyika (Tanzania): Matthew Mhagama; Esan (Nigeria): Friday Imaekhai

21st December, Welwyn Hatfield Welwyn Garden City Jenny Fennell, Liz Lavelle, (Rs) Joan Gilbert, Carolyn Annand

Thanksgiving: The many who have engaged with Advent and Christmas activities in school & church.
Prayers: Increase in personnel resources for ministry.
ACP: Etche (Nigeria): Precious Nwala; Etsako (Nigeria): Jacob Bada

22nd December, Wheathampstead Ayot St Lawrence Linda Williams

Thanksgiving: Faithfulness of the small congregation and increasing occasional services.
Prayers: A new MAP. For more willing hands to grow the church.
ACP: For Christians in other denominations and the work of the ecumenical movement; His Holiness Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome; His All Holiness Archbishop Bartholomew of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch; Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches; Bishop Ivan M Abrahams, General Secretary World Methodist Council; Chris Ferguson, General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches

23rd December, Wheathampstead Flamstead

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Evo (Nigeria): Innocent Ordu; Exeter (England): Robert Atwell, Suffs: Nick McKinnel, Jackie Searle

24th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden Dennis Stamps, Sally Goodson, James Hadley, (L) Nick Goulding, (PTOs) Paul Manuel, Janet Spicer, (Rs) Pauline Gilbert, Jenny Goulding, Jacquie Hibbert, Andrew Marsh, Hilary Pask, Rachel Wakefield, Brenda Marshall, Edmund Marshall, Heather Richards, Gill White

Thanksgiving: The growth families attending our Fresh Expression, Simply Worship. 
Prayers: Pray for the new clergy person who will be ministering at All Saints.
ACP: Ezo (South Sudan): John Kereboro Zawo; Faisalabad (Pakistan): John Samuel

25th December,

Festival: Christmas Day
Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: For the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of Bethlehem; Falkland Islands (Parish of): (Falkland Islands): Timothy Thornton; False Bay (Southern Africa): Margaret Vertue; Federal Ministries (ECUSA): Carl Wright, Suff: James Magness

26th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden, St John Berkeley Zych, James Brown, (PTO) Julia White, (Rs) Lauryn Awbrey, Anne Edwards, David Nye, (LLW) Emma Bresslaw

Thanksgiving: The people we reached in the community through Christmas celebrations and events.
Prayers: For all those who are alone or isolated in the parish, especially over the Christmas season, and that we might be better at supporting them.
ACP: Fianarantsoa (Indian Ocean): Gilbert Rateloson Rakotondravelo; Florida (ECUSA): John Howard

27th December, Wheathampstead Kimpton Linda Williams, (R) Andrew Morton

Thanksgiving: Many church outreach activities; the strong school link.
Prayers: Our new vision to be a hub for service to our village.
ACP: Fond du Lac (ECUSA): Matthew Alan Gunter; Fort Worth (ECUSA): Scott Mayer

28th December, Wheathampstead Markyate Street, St John the Baptist

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Fredericton (Canada): David Edwards; Freetown (Sierra Leone): (West Africa): Thomas Arnold Ikunika Wilson

29th December, Wheathampstead Redbourn Will Gibbs, (R) Kay Vernon

Thanksgiving: The generous sharing of time and talents in the life of our church.
Prayers: For our ministry with older teenagers and students.
ACP: Gahini (Rwanda): Alexis Bilindabagabo, Suff: Manasseh Gahima; Gambia (West Africa): James Allen Yaw Odico

30th December, Wheathampstead Sandridge In Vacancy

Thanksgiving: All who are supporting us during our Vacancy.
Prayers: Pray for the work of the Churchwardens during the Vacancy.
ACP: Gasabo (Rwanda): Onesphore Rwaje; Gboko (Nigeria): Emmanuel Nyitsse

31st December, Wheathampstead Wheathampstead Richard Banham, Kate Daymond, (Rs) Claire Banham, Pippa Legg, Roger Payne, Carol Hopper, John Grace

Thanksgiving: Continued growth at the variety of Services inc. Tea Time Church and Evensong.
Prayers: Children’s Communion Preparation classes.
ACP: George (Southern Africa): Brian Marajh; Georgia (ECUSA): Scott Benhase

1st January, Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith The support staff at Abbey Gate House: (Bishop’s Chaplain) Capt. Andy Crooks, (PA to the Bishop) Rosamund Adlard, (Secretary) Deborah Hoare

Festival: Naming of Jesus
Thanksgiving: For the encouragements of the past year; for those who have come to join us in the diocese.
Prayers: Praying for God’s guidance as we engage in the Big Conversation around the diocese this year.
ACP: Lagos (Nigeria): Humphery Olumakaiye; Lagos Mainland: B C Akinpelu Johnson; Lagos West: James Olusola Odedeji

2nd January, Bishop of Bedford, Richard Atkinson Linda Garton (PA)

Thanksgiving: For the faithfulness, witness and discipleship of lay and ordained colleagues in Bedfordshire.
Prayers: For the Lambeth Conference and the flourishing of the Anglican Communion.
ACP: Lahore (Pakistan): Irfan Jamil; SW Brazil: Francisco De Assis Da Silva; SE Florida (ECUSA): Peter Eaton

3rd January, Bishop of Hertford, Michael Beasley Tanya Willington (PA)

Thanksgiving: The thousands of new people being reached by our churches through our new worshipping communities.
Prayers: For the welcome and hospitality that our deaneries and parishes will offer bishops from around the Anglican Communion coming to our diocese in July before the Lambeth Conference.
ACP: Lainya (South Sudan): Vacant; SE Mexico: Benito Juarez-Martinez

4th January, Ampthill and Shefford Ampthill

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Lake Malawi (Central Africa): Francis Kaulanda; S Brazil: Humberto Maiztegue Goncalves; Gippsland (Australia): Richard Treloar

5th January, Ampthill and Shefford Arlesey

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; Philip Richardson - Bishop of Taranaki and Primate; Don Tamihere - Pihopa o Aotearora and Primate; Fereimi Cama - Bishop of Polynesia and Primate

6th January, Ampthill and Shefford Aspley Guise

Festival: The Epiphany
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Lake Rukwa (Tanzania): Mathayo Kasagara; Southern Highlands (Tanzania): Julius Lugendo; Gitega (Burundi): John Nduwayo

7th January, Ampthill and Shefford Astwick

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Lango (Uganda): Alfred Olwa; Southern Malawi (Central Africa): Alinafe Kalemba; Glasgow & Galloway (Scotland): Vacant

8th January, Ampthill and Shefford Barton-le-Cley

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Langtang (Nigeria): Stanley Fube; Southern Nyanza (Kenya): James Ochiel

9th January, Ampthill and Shefford Battlesden with Pottesgrove Steve Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis

Thanksgiving: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
Prayers: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
ACP: Lebombo (Southern Africa): Carlos Simao Matsinhe; Southern Ohio (ECUSA): Thomas Breidenthal; Southern Philippines: Danilo Labacanacruz Bustamante

10th January, Ampthill and Shefford Campton

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Leeds: Nicholas Baines

11th January, Ampthill and Shefford Clifton Caren Topley, (Rs) Robin Welsford, Ruth Gray, (LLWs) Kathy Blackmore, Ryan Parker

Thanksgiving: Outreach through Messy Church, Toddler Church and All Age Worship.
Prayers: For new fortnightly Youth group IGNITE for 8-12 years.
ACP: Leicester: Martyn Snow; Southern Virginia (ECUSA): Herman Hollerith; Gloucester: Rachel Treweek

12th January, Ampthill and Shefford Clophill Vacant, (R) Martin Randall

Festival: The Baptism of Christ
Thanksgiving: For the ministry of the people during the Vacancy
Prayers: Deliberations about the re-organisation of the Ampthill & Shefford Deanery. Our Benefice and guide and support us as we seek a priest to fill our Vacancy.
ACP: Pray for the Anglican Church of Australia; Philip Freier - Archbishop of Melbourne & Primate of Australia

13th January, Ampthill and Shefford Eversholt Rev Steve Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis

Thanksgiving: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
Prayers: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
ACP: Lesotho (Southern Africa): Adam Taaso; Southwark: Christopher Chessun

14th January, Ampthill and Shefford Flitton Vacancy, (PTO) Anne Barker, (R) Gillian Kern

Thanksgiving: The love and care of this congregation who served its community with such hospitality across the Christmas period.
Prayers: For the appointment of a new parish priest to guide and encourage our spiritual growth
ACP: Lexington (ECUSA): Mark van Koevering; Southwell & Nottingham: Paul Williams

15th January, Ampthill and Shefford Flitwick Lucy Davis, Andrea Maffei

Thanksgiving: For increasing involvement with the local community.
Prayers: For our Fresh Expression starting this term in a school building.
ACP: Liberia (West Africa): Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart (Primate); Southwest Florida (ECUSA): Dabney Smith

16th January, Ampthill and Shefford Harlington

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Lichfield (England): Michael Ipgrave; Southwestern Virginia (ECUSA): Mark Allen Bourlakas

17th January, Ampthill and Shefford Haynes

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Limerick & Killaloe (Ireland): Kenneth Kearon; Spokane (ECUSA): Gretchen Rehberg

18th January, Ampthill and Shefford Henlow Shaun Speller

Thanksgiving: For growth in our community coffee morning on the first Wednesday each month.
Prayers: For a new Open The Book team at Derwent Lower School.
ACP: Lincoln (England): David Court (Acting Bishop); Springfield (ECUSA): Daniel Martins; Goma (Congo): Kadhoro Desire Makanirwa

19th January, Ampthill and Shefford Hexton

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Pray for the united Church of Bangladesh; Samuel Sunil Mankhin - Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Kushtia

20th January, Ampthill and Shefford Higham Gobion

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Litoral Ecuador (ECUSA): Alfredo Morante; St Albans: Alan Smith; Gombe (Nigeria): Henry Ndukuba

21st January, Ampthill and Shefford Husborne Crawley

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Liverpool: Paul Bayes; St Asaph (Wales): Gregory Cameron; Grafton (Australia): Murray Harvey

22nd January, Ampthill and Shefford Langford Shaun Speller

Thanksgiving: For our link with Langford Academy.
Prayers: For our project to install a toilet and kitchen.
ACP: St Davids (Wales): Joanna Penberthy

23rd January, Ampthill and Shefford Maulden Lynda Klimas

Thanksgiving: For the growth in the number of children attending our monthly Family services.
Prayers: For more people to join our choirs.
ACP: Llandaff (Wales): June Osborne; St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (England): Martin Seeley; St Helena (Southern Africa): Dale Bowers

24th January, Ampthill and Shefford Meppershall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Lokoja (Nigeria): Emmanuel Sokowamju Egbunu; St Mark the Evangelist (Southern Africa): Martin Breytenbach

25th January, Ampthill and Shefford Millbrook

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Lomega (South Sudan): Paul Benjamin Yugusuk; Sunyani (West Africa): Festus Yeboah-Asuamah; Grahamstown (Southern Africa): Ebenezer Ntlali

26th January, Ampthill and Shefford Milton Bryan Steve Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis

Festival: Homeless Sunday
Thanksgiving: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
Prayers: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
ACP: Pray for the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; Naudal Alves Gomes - Primate of Brazil & Bishop of Curitiba

27th January, Ampthill and Shefford Pulloxhill Vacancy, (PTO) Anne Barker, (R) Gillian Kern

Thanksgiving: The caring ministry of this church and congregation which is as active in work and action outside of the building as it is in word and prayer within.
Prayers: For the appointment of a new parish priest to walk with us as we journey further into God.
ACP: London: Sarah Mullally

28th January, Ampthill and Shefford Ridgmont

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Long Island (ECUSA): Lawrence Provenzano; Swansea & Brecon (Wales): John Davies (Primate); Guadalcanal (Melanesia): Nathan Tome

29th January, Ampthill and Shefford Shefford

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Los Angeles (ECUSA): John Taylor; Swaziland (Southern Africa): Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya

30th January, Ampthill and Shefford Shillington and Gravenhurst Richard Winslade

Thanksgiving: For the new Sunday School.
Prayers: Prayers as we work towards our vision to make our church building more of a centre in the community.
ACP: Louisiana (ECUSA): Morris Thompson, Jr.; Sydney (Australia): Glenn Davies; Tabora (Tanzania): Elias Chakupewa

31st January, Ampthill and Shefford Silsoe Vacancy, (PTO) Anne Barker, (R) Gillian Kern

Thanksgiving: The continuing work and worship in this place it strives to glow as a beacon of Christ’s light within the local community.
Prayers: For the appointment of a new parish priest to help further develop our ministry within the local community.
ACP: Luapula (Central Africa): Robert Mumbi; Taita-Taveta (Kenya): Liverson Mng’onda

1st February, Archdeacon of Bedford, Dave Middlebrook Tricia Reed (PA)

Thanksgiving: The many prayerful, dedicated, creative people serving churches and chaplaincies across the Archdeaconry.
Prayers: The challenge of maintaining Christ centred, viable, mission focused, worshipping communities  in rural, urban, multi-faith and multi-cultural Bedfordshire.
ACP: Lucknow (North India): Peter Baldev; Guatemala (Central America): Armando Guerra Soria

2nd February, Archdeacon of Hertford, Janet Mackenzie Lynne Griffiths (PA)

Festival: The Presentation of Christ
Thanksgiving: For the dedication and work of Churchwardens and other Parish Officers.
Prayers: For the Parishes, Schools and Chaplaincies in the Archdeaconry in their mission and outreach.
ACP: Pray for the Anglican Church of Burundi; Martin Blaise Nyaboho - Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba

3rd February, Archdeacon of St Albans Shirley ??? (PA)

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
Prayers: Please pray for the new Archdeacon of St Albans and Shirley.
ACP: Lui (South Sudan): Stephen Dokolo Ismail Mbalah; Taiwan (ECUSA): David Lai; Guildford (England): Andrew Watson

4th February, Ampthill and Shefford Southill Caren Topley, (Rs) Robin Welsford, Ruth Gray

Thanksgiving: For outreach through Navigation and Tuesday afternoon teas.
Prayers: For new 4th Sunday, 4pm TeaTime Church in Broom Village Hall.
ACP: Lusaka (Central Africa): David Njovu; Tamale (West Africa): Jacob Ayeebo; Guinea (West Africa): Jacques Boston

5th February, Ampthill and Shefford Steppingley

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Lusitanian Church (Portugal): Jorge Pina Cabral; Tanga (Tanzania): Maimbo Mndolwa (Primate):

6th February, Ampthill and Shefford Stondon Richard Winslade

Thanksgiving: That we continue to serve our parish as best we can.
Prayers: As we seek to make our church building a more flexible and useful space.
ACP: Luwero (Uganda): Eridard Kironde Nsubuga; Tarime (Tanzania): R Mwita Akiri; Tasmania (Australia): Richard Condie

7th February, Ampthill and Shefford Tingrith Nigel Washington, Linda Washington, (Rs) John Denman, Stephen Farmer, (LLW) Eileen Scott

Thanksgiving: For grant awards for wall and roof alarm.
Prayers: For support for current building restoration.
ACP: Lweru (Tanzania): Godfrey Mbelwa; Te Pihopatanga o Tai Tokerau (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Te Kitohi Wiremu Pikaahu

8th February, Ampthill and Shefford Westoning Nigel Washington, Linda Washington, (Rs) John Denman, Stephen Farmer, (LLW) Eileen Scott

Thanksgiving: For Family Mission Outreach Worker.
Prayers: For development of Family Mission work and improved Church facilities. 
ACP: Machakos (Kenya): Joseph Mutungi; Te Pihopatanga o Tairawhiti (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Don Tamihere (Primate);

9th February, Ampthill and Shefford Woburn Steve Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis

Thanksgiving: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
Prayers: Changes to the patterns of Sunday Worship.
ACP: Pray for the Anglican Church of Canada; Linda Nicholls - Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

10th February, Ampthill and Shefford Woburn Sands Diana Young, (PTO) Nick Parkinson, (R) Ruby Powell

Thanksgiving: Our Toddler Service which is taking root and growing nicely.
Prayers: For our plans to update our church building - adding kitchen and accessible toilet.
ACP: Madhya Kerala (South India): Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen (Primate); Te Pihopatanga o Upoko o Te Ika (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Waitohiariki Quayle; Gusau (Nigeria): John Garba Danbinta

11th February, Barnet Chipping Barnet

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Madi & West Nile (Uganda): Charles Collins Andaku; Te Pihopatanga o Upoko o Te Waipounamu (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Richard Wallace; Guyana (West Indies): Charles Davidson

12th February, Barnet East Barnet (LEP) Alec Corio, Jenny King, (Methodist) Shaun Sanders

Thanksgiving: Schools, including St Mary's VA Chuch of England Primary, and the flourishing of educational work in our community.
Prayers: The challenges of building development work, and our church hall building project. 
ACP: Madras (South India): George Stephen Jeyaraj; Temotu (Melanesia): Leonard Dawea (Primate)

13th February, Barnet Elstree and Borehamwood

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Madurai-Ramnad (South India): Marialouis Joseph; Temuco (Chile): Abelino Manuel Apeleo; Tennessee (ECUSA): John Bauerschmidt

14th February, Barnet Little Heath, Christ Church

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Mahajanga (Indian Ocean): Spencer Hall Speers; Terekeka (South Sudan): Paul Modi Farjala

15th February, Barnet Lyonsdown, Holy Trinity Charles Dobbie

Thanksgiving: For the great attendances we are getting (120 last Wednesday) at Vineyard, our weekly mid-week Bible fellowship.
Prayers: That the guests and visitors we are attracting on Sundays would stay.
ACP: Maiduguri (Nigeria): Emmanuel Morris; Territory of the People (Canada): Barbara Jean Andrews; Gwagwalada (Nigeria): Moses Tabwaye

16th February, Barnet New Barnet, St James Laura Hewitt

Prayers: Pray for us to be blessed financially; for our new venture, JIM’s Cafe (Jesus In Me), working with different agencies to offer an advice centre for the community. For finance for a part time worker for this.
ACP: Pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa; Albert Chama - Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia

17th February, Barnet Potters Bar

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Maine (ECUSA): Stephen Lane; Texas (ECUSA): Andrew Doyle

18th February, Barnet Potters Bar, King Charles the Martyr Atalie Gaines, (R) David Thomson

Thanksgiving: For our Children and Families worker Nikki and the work that we are doing within our community with our children and young people.
Prayers: Our outreach to children and young people, especially our Pancake Party today.
ACP: Maiwut (South Sudan): Peter Gatbel Kunen Lual; The Arctic (Canada): David Parsons; Haiti (ECUSA): Jean Zache Duracin

19th February, Barnet Ridge Vacancy

Thanksgiving: Thanks for all those involved in leading and arranging our services during the vacancy.
Prayers: That a new priest may be found for our benefice.
ACP: Makamba (Burundi): Martin Blaise Nyaboho (Primate); ECUSA in South Carolina (ECUSA): Gladstone Adams

20th February, Barnet South Mymms Vacancy

Thanksgiving: Thanks for all those involved in leading and arranging our services during the vacancy.
Prayers: That a new priest may be found for our benefice and the work on the Chantry Chapel.
ACP: Makueni (Kenya): Francis Mboya Matui; The Murray (Australia): Keith Dalby; The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Spain): Carlos López-Lozano

21st February, Barnet Totteridge Tim Seago, (R) Margaret Peart

Thanksgiving: For the ongoing success of the Heart of Totteridge Appeal.
Prayers: For vision and courage in the development of our new Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Makurdi (Nigeria): Nathan Nyitar Inyom; Thika (Kenya): Julius Njuguna Wanyoike

22nd February, Bedford Bedford, All Saints

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Malabar (South India): Royce Manoj Victor; Thoothukudi - Nazareth (South India): Samuel Devasahayam Ebenezer Clement

23rd February, Bedford Bedford, Christ Church Richard Hibbert, John Bell, (PTO) Edward Tufnell, (Rs) Michael Bishop, Margaret Tufnell

Thanksgiving: Full funding for the new halls has been received.
Prayers: Growing contacts with the community through the halls leading towards growing faith in the community.
ACP: Pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America; Julio Murray Thompson - Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Panama

24th February, Bedford Bedford, St Andrew James Reveley, Duncan Goldthorpe, (PTOs) Belinda Searle-Barnes, David Powell, Ian McIntosh, (R) Diana Stretton

Thanksgiving: For the Fairtrade movement and those who run the Fairtrade Shop at St Andrew’s.
Prayers: That the children of the scout and guide movement groups will attend this Sunday’s Parade Service and draw closer to God.
ACP: Malaita (Melanesia): Samuel Sahu; Tirunelveli (South India): Jayaraj Christdoss; Harare (Central Africa): Chad Nicholas Gandiya

25th February, Bedford Bedford, St John and St Leonard Vicki Bryson, (L) Phil Bryson, (R) David Lambert

Thanksgiving: A successful holiday lunch club which has blessed many families.
Prayers: That we would go deeper into God through our Lent Bible Study Course.
ACP: Malakal (South Sudan): Hilary Garang Deng; Toamasina (Indian Ocean): Jean Paul Solo

26th February, Bedford Bedford, St Mark

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Malek (South Sudan): Peter Joh Abraham Mayom; Tohoku (Japan): John Masato Yoshida

27th February, Bedford Bedford, St Martin In Vacancy

Thanksgiving: For the work of repair and redecoration to the church.
Prayers: For the faithful clergy and lay people maintaining the life of the parish in the vacancy.
ACP: Malek Rup (South Sudan): Peter Marial Agok; Tokyo (Japan): Francis Xavier Hiroyuki Takahashi; Toliara (Indian Ocean): Todd McGregor

28th February, Bedford Bedford, St Michael and All Angels Stephen Smith, (PTOs) Peter Littleford, Nigel Morrell, (LLW) Helen Harbron- Applegarth

Thanksgiving: Our faithful and caring congregation and those who have arrived new to the church.
Prayers: For the plans to make St. Michael's a bigger community resource and for the future changes that are needed.
ACP: Malindi (Kenya): Lawrence Dena; Tonj (South Sudan): Peter Yuol Gur

29th February, Our Diocese of St Alban’s St Alban as inspiration and witness to our life of faith

Thanksgiving: For our vocation and calling to be children of God.
Prayers: That we may be faithful servants of God.
ACP: Manchester (England): David Walker; Torit (South Sudan): Bernard Oringa Balmoi

1st March, Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Office

Festival: Ash Wednesday
Thanksgiving: With gratitude for the commitment and skills which staff bring to support the parishes of the diocese.
Prayers: For inspiration and energy as we focus on ‘Growing Younger’.
ACP: Pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile; Héctor (Tito): Zavala Muñoz - Bishop of Santiago & Primate

2nd March, Diocesan Board of Finance

Thanksgiving: With thanks for those who give of their time and expertise as members of the Board.
Prayers: For wisdom in exercising stewardship of diocesan resources.
ACP: Mandalay (Myanmar): David Nyi Nyi Naing; Toronto (Canada): Colin Johnson

3rd March, Bedford Bedford, St Paul

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Manicaland (Central Africa): Erick Ruwona; Toungoo (Myanmar): Saw John Wilme; Hawaii (ECUSA): Robert Fitzpatrick

4th March, Bedford Bedford, St Peter de Merton with St Cuthbert Kelvin Woolmer, Rachel Simons, (PTO) Don Stevenson, (R) Paul Fricker

Thanksgiving: Thankfulness for the congregation embracing the Diocese plan to Reach New People. Thursday lunchtime outreach, engaging with local business office staff providing a place in church for people to have their lunch and meet with church members to talk.
Prayers: Prayers for Focus.
ACP: Maper (South Sudan): William Madding Machar; Trichy-Tanjore (South India): Gnanamuthu Paul Vasanthakumar

5th March, Bedford Biddenham

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Mara (Tanzania): George Okoth; Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies): Claude Berkley; Truro: Philip Mounstephen

6th March, Bedford Cardington Stephen Smith, (PTOs) Peter Littleford, Nigel Morrell, (LLW) Helen Harbron- Applegarth

Thanksgiving: For our caring congregation, enthusiastic Sunday School and its leaders.
Prayers: For the success of the lent groups and initiatives which will involve change.
ACP: Maralal (Kenya): Jacob Lesuuda; Tuam, Killala & Achonry (Ireland): Patrick William Rooke

7th March, Bedford Cranfield Vacant, (R) Trevor Dimmock

Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving for the priests and other helpers taking services during our vacancy. We also give thanks for the work of the Churchwardens, Andrew Pearson and Jo Stannage
Prayers: We pray that God will raise up a new Rector in the later part of 2020.
ACP: Marathwada (North India): Madhukar Kasab; Twic East (South Sudan): Ezekiel Diing Ajang Malangdit; Hereford (England): Richard Frith

8th March, Bedford Elstow

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Pray for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo; Zacharie Masimango Katanda - Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu

9th March, Bedford Goldington Simon Dommett, (PTO) Jennie Cappleman, (Rs) Michael Furlong, Catherine Sanderson, (LLW) Susan Lane, Sue Lennon

Thanksgiving: For the monthly messy church.
Prayers: To nuture a culture of invitation.
ACP: Maridi (South Sudan): Moses Zungo; Udi (Nigeria): Chjioke Augustine Aneke; Highveld (Southern Africa): Charles Mthetheleli May

10th March, Bedford Houghton Conquest

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Ughelli (Nigeria): Cyril Odutemu; Ho (West Africa): Matthias Mededues-Badohu

11th March, Bedford Hulcote with Salford Vacant, (R) Trevor Dimmock

Thanksgiving: For the fact that we have been able to continue to hold services in both of our churches.
Prayers: That our new Rector will have the will and the strength to continue ministering in all parts of the benefice.
ACP: Marsabit (Kenya): Daniel Qampicha; Ukhahlamba (Southern Africa): Moses Madywabe

12th March, Bedford Kempston

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Maryland (ECUSA): Eugene Sutton; Ukwa (Nigeria): Samuel Kelechi Eze; Umuahia (Nigeria): Ikechi Nwachukwu Nwosu

13th March, Bedford Kempston, The Church of the Transfiguration

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Masasi (Tanzania): James Almasi; Upper Shire (Central Africa): Brighton Vitta Malasa

14th March, Bedford Marston Moreteyne with Lidlington Quentin Chandler, Kate McFarlane, Gill Webb

Thanksgiving: Growth in our family worship.
Prayers: Giving campaign.
ACP: Maseno East (Kenya): Joshua Owiti; Upper South Carolina (ECUSA): Andrew Waldo; Hokkaido (Japan): Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu (Primate):

15th March, Bedford Renhold Ian Smith

Thanksgiving: Thanks for Ian, newly installed as our priest after a 4 year Vacancy.
Prayers: We pray for friendship and fellowship as we steadily grow our church family.
ACP: Pray for the Church of England; Justin Welby - Archbishop of Canterbury

16th March, Bedford Wilshamstead

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Maseno North (Kenya): Charles Kaskan Asilutwa; Utah (ECUSA): Scott Hayashi; Honduras (ECUSA): Lloyd Allen

17th March, Bedford Wootton

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve
ACP: Maseno South (Kenya): Charles Ong'injo; Uyo (Nigeria): Prince Asukwo Antai; Hong Kong Island: Paul Kwong (Primate)

18th March, Berkhamsted Bourne End Rebecca Fardell, (PTO) Dick Clarkson, John Kirkby, Janet Ridgeway; (Readers) Pam Davis, Stephen Fletcher

Thanksgiving: Growing relationships with our wider community
Prayers: To deepen our relationship with God, with one another and with our wider community
ACP: Maseno West (Kenya): Joseph Wasonga; Valparaiso (Chile): Samuel Morrison

19th March, Berkhamsted Great Berkhamsted Vacant, Simon Vivian, (PTOs) Anthony Lathe, Chris Rogers, David Lawson, (Rs) Richard Hackworth

Prayers: Pray for all involved in the Vacancy & that a suitable priest may come forward to fill the post.
ACP: Masindi-Kitara (Uganda): George Kasangaki; Vanuatu (Melanesia): James Tama; Vermont (ECUSA): Thomas Ely

20th March, Berkhamsted Great Gaddesden John Russell, (Rs) Anthony Archer, Heather Tisbury and Gill Moore

Prayers: Pray for the success of Café Church in Great Gaddesden and for the continued building works in Great Gaddesden church to enable them to meet the needs of church and parish for the future.
ACP: Massachusetts (ECUSA): Alan McIntosh Gates; Victoria Nyanza (Tanzania): Vacant

21st March, Berkhamsted Little Gaddesden John Russell, (Rs) Anthony Archer, Heather Tisbury and Gill Moore

Prayers: Pray for the good appointment of a new Head Teacher to Little Gaddesden School and for the continued building works in Little Gaddesden church to enable them to meet the needs of church and parish for the future.
ACP: Masvingo (Central Africa): Godfrey Tawonezwi; Virgin Islands (ECUSA): Ambrose Gumbs; Hpa-an (Myanmar): Saw Mark Maung Doe

22nd March, Berkhamsted Nettleden John Russell, (Rs) Anthony Archer, Heather Tisbury and Gill Moore

Festival: Mothering Sunday
Prayers: Pray for the work of the chaplaincy in Ashridge College and for its’ continued work which supports Nettleden and for the continued building works in Nettleden church to enable them to meet the needs of church and parish for the future.
ACP: Pray for the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui’ Paul Kwong - Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui & Bishop of Hong Kong Island

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

Thanksgiving: Opening of the church in the week for prayer and outreach .
Prayers: The development of the ministry team and the arrival of a potential SSM Curate. 
ACP: Matabeleland (Central Africa): Cleophas Lunga; Virginia (ECUSA): Shannon Johnston; Huron (Canada): Vacant

24th March, Berkhamsted Potten End, Holy Trinity Joe Roberts

Thanksgiving: For our growing work and partnership with our local primary school.
Prayers: For reflection, discernment and vision in writing our new Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Matana (Burundi): Seth Ndayirukiye; Wad Medani (Sudan): Saman Farajalla Mahdi; Hyderabad (Pakistan): Kaleem John

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

Thanksgiving: The growing sense of who God is calling us to be and what he is calling us to do
Prayers: To deepen our relationship with God, with one another and with our wider community
ACP: Matlosane (formerly Klerksdorp): (Southern Africa): Stephen Diseko; Waiapu (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Andrew Hedge

26th March, Berkhamsted Tring Team Parish Huw Bellis, Jane Banister, Michelle Grace, Sarah Marshall, (ALM) Mike Watkin, (Rs) Jon Reynolds, Malcolm Nobbs, Grahame Senior

Thanksgiving: For our ministry within the church schools.
Prayers: That we can widen our pastoral care.
ACP: Mauritius (Indian Ocean): Vacant; Waikato & Taranaki (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Philip Richardson (Primate); Wangaratta (Australia): John Parkes

27th March, Berkhamsted Wigginton Jonathan Gordon, Michael Eggleton, (Rs) David White, Doreen Knapp, Peggy Sear

Thanksgiving: The progress of Messy Church that meets once a month. 
Prayers: Outreach to young families and the school. 
ACP: Mbaise (Nigeria): Chamberlain Chinedu Ogunedo; Warri (Nigeria): Christian Esezi Ide

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

Thanksgiving: For ‘Worship in the Community’, our initiative to reach new people in the new part of our expanding town.
Prayers: As we approach Passiontide and Holy week may we find time and space to journey with Jesus, to pray with Jesus, and reach Easter with great joy.
ACP: Mbale (Uganda): Patrick Gidudu; Washington (ECUSA): Mariann Edgar Budde; Ibadan (Nigeria): Joseph Akinfenwa; Ibadan North (Nigeria): Segun Okubadejo; Ibadan South (Nigeria): Akintunde Popoola

29th March, Biggleswade Blunham Graham Buckle, (R Maureen Munroe

Festival: Passion Sunday
Thanksgiving: For the installation of the new window, and the ongoing church re-ordering.
Prayers: As we better our facilities, that we may be guided in their use.
ACP: Season of Prayer and Repentance; Today, the fifth Sunday in Lent, is the focus of the Primates’ Task Group’s call for a period of prayer and repentance in the Anglican Communion. The Bishop of West Malaysia, Moon Hing, is a member of the Task Group and has written this prayer: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Sovereign Lord of the universe, Creator of humankind, we, your unfaithful children, are truly sorry for our sins and the lives that we have lived. We sincerely believe and confess in our hearts that only through the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary, can we obtain Your forgiveness. We repent that: in thought, word or deed, we have committed serious offences against You and our neighbours; in laziness, despair and lust for power, we have provoked hatred, division and hurt within our communities; in greed, deceit and indifference, we have caused serious damage, unnecessary conflict and aggravated destruction to our refugee and migrant brothers and sisters; in selfishness, insensitivity and bias, we have encouraged and emboldened those who inflict hurt, pain and sorrow on our loved ones and families; in the name of religion, doctrine and even of Christ himself, we have wounded believers and pursuers of holiness and faith; in stubbornness, pride and arrogance, we have caused division and strife within Your church and among Your children; mercifully send Your Holy Spirit – the Spirit of order and comfort – and cleanse us from all unrighteousness; restore in us true faith in Christ which brings truth, peace and harmony; and help us to walk together with our brothers and sisters in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ to the glory of Your name. Amen.

30th March, Biggleswade Caldecote, All Saints Frank Coleman, (PTO) John Parsons, (R) Emma-Dawn Farr, Bernie Parsons

Thanksgiving: Our continued growth within the community.
Prayers: That we may become more financially secure.
ACP: Mbamili (Nigeria): Henry Okeke; Wau (South Sudan): Moses Deng Bol; Ibba (South Sudan): Wilson Elias Kamani

31st March, Fresh Expressions (FX Development Officers) Alison Jackson, Annie McTighe, Mark Dunwoody

Thanksgiving: For all those who attend church through a fresh expression, who wouldn’t have otherwise.
Prayers: For all pioneers, lay and ordained, starting new Christian communities.
ACP: Mbeere (Kenya): Moses Masamba Nthukah; Wellington (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Justin Duckworth; Idah (Nigeria): Joseph Musa

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