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

18th December, Welwyn Hatfield Panshanger Hayley Young

Thanksgiving: Praise God for the new people coming into the church, the baptisms and new membership.
Prayers: For the ongoing development of our Christian witness in the community. 
ACP: Koforidua (Ghana, West Africa): Felix Odei Annancy

19th December, Welwyn Hatfield Tewin Susannah Underwood, (R) Mr Mick Simmons

Thanksgiving: For the encounters we have through the occasional offices. 
Prayers: For our work with young families, that it may bear fruit. 
ACP: Kollam - Kottarakkara (South India): Vacant; Krishna-Godavari (South India): George Cornelious

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

Thanksgiving: Successful pantomime.
Prayers: Rector makes it back from extended study leave.
ACP: Kondoa (Tanzania): Given Gaula

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

Thanksgiving: For the Christmas Tree Festival and Schools Week.
Prayers: For all who will worship with us over Christmas.
ACP: Kongor (Upper Nile, South Sudan): Gabriel Thuch Agoth Deng

22nd December, Wheathampstead Ayot St Lawrence

Prayers: We pray for the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Kontagora (Lokoja, Nigeria): Jonah Ibrahim

23rd December, Wheathampstead Flamstead

Prayers: We pray for the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Kubwa (Abuja, Nigeria): Duke Akamisoko

24th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden Dennis Stamps, Linda Williams, Sally Goodson, James Hadley, (L) Nicholas Goulding, (Rs) Pauline Gilbert, Jenny Goulding, Jacquie Hibbert, Andrew Marsh, Brenda Marshall, Edmund Marshall, Heather Richards, Gill White, Rachel Wakefield, (LLW) Gordon Bentley, Elizabeth De Jong, Nina Featherstone, Richard Hurst, Jean McIntosh, Christy Monson, Hilary Pask, Victoria Platt, Christine Powell, Suzanne Rose

Thanksgiving: For sound and light project and 800th anniversary celebrations at St Nicholas church, completion of Golden Jubilee Baptistry window at All Saints, continued growth of St Mary's.
Prayers: For our parish mission to children, families and young people.
ACP: Kuching (South East Asia): Danald Jute; Ast Bishop of Kuching (South East Asia):

25th December, Christmas Day

Festival: Christmas Day
Thanksgiving: The birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Prayers: That the world may know the light of Jesus, Immanuel, God with us
ACP: Solomon Cheong Sung Voon

26th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden, St John

Prayers: We pray for the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Kumi (Uganda): Thomas Irigei

27th December, Wheathampstead Kimpton

Prayers: We pray for the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Kushtia (Bangladesh): Samuel Sunil Mankhin

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

Prayers: We pray for the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Kutigi (Lokoja, Nigeria): Jeremiah Kolo; Kwara (Kwara, Nigeria): Olusegun Adeyemi

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

Thanksgiving: For the vocations to various forms of ministry that have been nurtured in recent years.
Prayers: For our plans for a parish pilgrimage in 2019.
ACP: Kwoi (Abuja, Nigeria): Paul Zamani

30th December, Wheathampstead Sandridge Em Coley

Thanksgiving: The ministry of Rev Peter Crumpler and the work God has done through him in the 5 years he has been at St Leonard’s
Prayers: Ongoing development of links with our community, and new opportunities.
ACP: Kyoto (Japan): Stephen Takashi Kochi

31st December, Wheathampstead Wheathampstead

Prayers: We pray for the people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Kyushu (Japan): Luke Ken-ichi Muto

1st January, Bishop of St Albans Bishop Alan Smith, Andy Crooks (Bishop’s Chaplain), Rosamund Adlard (Bishop’s PA), Deborah Hoare(Bishop’s Secretary)

Festival: Naming of Jesus
Prayers: We ask for grace and wisdom as we prepare for all that lies ahead in the coming year.
ACP: Lagos (Nigeria): Humphery Olumakaiye ; Lagos Mainland: Adebayo Akinde; Lagos W: James Olusola Odedeji

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

Thanksgiving: The many ways in which local churches serve the poor, lonely, and those in need including food banks, credit unions, debt advice and lunch clubs.
Prayers: The Members of Parliament and those in local government with whom we partner.
ACP: Lahore (Pakistan): Irfan Jamil; S Western Brazil (Brazil): Francisco De Assis Da Silva; South E Florida (ECUSA): Peter Eaton

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

Thanksgiving: The people and parishes from our diocese attending this year’s course on Leading Your Church Into Growth. 
Prayers: For the newly elected Board of Mission and Ministry that God will lead us in our thinking and work. 
ACP: Lainya (S Sudan): Eliaba Lako Obede; SouthEern Mexico (Mexico): Benito Juarez-Martinez

4th January, Ampthill and Shefford Ampthill Michael Trodden, (Rs) Stella Brooks, Pippa Kilgour

Thanksgiving: For the many people who have given time and energy in so many events and activities in recent months, and to those who have increased their financial giving.
Prayers: We have lost so many faithful people in the last year or two and we pray that new people will join us as there are now significant gaps where they used to sit! 
ACP: Lake Malawi (Central Africa): Francis Kaulanda; Southern Brazil: Humberto Maiztegue Goncalves; Gippsland (Australia): Richard Treloar

5th January, Ampthill and Shefford Arlesey

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Lake Rukwa (Tanzania): Mathayo Kasagara; Southern Highlands (Tanzania): Julius Lugendo; Gitega (Burundi): John Nduwayo; Asst Bishop - Gitega: Aimé Joseph Kimararungu

6th January, Ampthill and Shefford Aspley Guise

Festival: The Epiphany
Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; Bishop of Taranaki and Primate: Philip Richardson; Pihopa o Aotearora and Primate: Don Tamihere; Bishop of Polynesia and Primate: Fereimi Cama

7th January, Ampthill and Shefford Astwick

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Lango (Uganda): Alfred Olwa; Southern Malawi (Central Africa): Alinafe Kalemba; Glasgow & Galloway: Gregor Duncan

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

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Langtang (Nigeria): Stanley Fube; Southern Nyanza (Kenya): James Ochiel; Asst - Southern Nyanza: John Orina Omangi

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

Thanksgiving: A good attendance at the monthly Holy Communion. Battlesden has a resident population of 50.
Prayers: Growing engagement with the wider Benefice.
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 and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Leeds (England): Nicholas Baines; Suff - Jonathan Gibbs: Suff - Helen-Ann Hartley; Suff - Toby Howarth; Suff - Anthony Robinson; Suff - Paul Slater

11th January, Ampthill and Shefford Clifton Caren Topley, (PTO) Paul Lanham, (R) Robin Welsford, (LLWs) Ryan Parker, Kathy Blackmore

Thanksgiving: The community have raised enough money to repair the church window after the break in.
Prayers: For new ways to reach the young people of this community.
ACP: Leicester: Martyn Snow; Suff - Guli Francis-Dehqani; Southern Virginia (ECUSA): Herman Hollerith; Gloucester: Rachel Treweek; Suff - Robert Springett

12th January, Ampthill and Shefford Clophill

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Lesotho (Southern Africa): Adam Mallane Taaso; Southwark: Christopher Chessun; Suff - Richard Cheetham; Suff - Johnathan Clark; Suff - Woyin Karowei Dorgu

13th January, Ampthill and Shefford Eversholt Stephen Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis, (LLW) Fay Grech-Marguerat

Festival: The Baptism of Christ
Thanksgiving: Bells re-tuned and re-hung. Village residents learning to ring.
Prayers: Pray for the new Service of the Word on the first Sunday of each month.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Australia; Archbishop of Melbourne & Primate of Australia: Philip Freier

14th January, Ampthill and Shefford Flitton

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Lexington (ECUSA): Mark van Koevering; Southwell & Nottingham: Paul Williams; Suff - Anthony Porter; Gogrial (S Sudan): Abraham Ngor Mangong

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

Thanksgiving: For Open the Book, Prayer Spaces in School and our flourishing work with children.
Prayers: For discernment about the future of St Andrew’s Hall. 
ACP: Liberia (W Africa): Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart; Southwest Florida (ECUSA): Dabney Smith

16th January, Ampthill and Shefford Harlington

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Lichfield: Michael Ipgrave; Suff - Geoffrey Annas; Suff - Clive Gregory; Southwestern Virginia (ECUSA): Mark Bourlakas

17th January, Ampthill and Shefford Haynes

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Limerick & Killaloe: 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 development of our new MAP.
ACP: Lincoln: Christopher Lowson; Suff - Nicholas Chamberlain; Suff - David Court; Springfield (ECUSA): Daniel Martins; Goma (Congo): Kadhoro Desire Makanirwa

19th January, Ampthill and Shefford Hexton

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Litoral Ecuador (ECUSA): Alfredo Morante; St Albans (England): Alan Smith; Suff - Richard Atkinson; Suff - Michael Beasley; Gombe (Nigeria): Henry Ndukuba

20th January, Ampthill and Shefford Higham Gobion

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: The United Church of Bangladesh; Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Dhaka: Paul Shishir Sarker

21st January, Ampthill and Shefford Husborne Crawley

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Liverpool: Paul Bayes; Suff - Richard Finn Blackburn; St Asaph: Gregory Cameron; Grafton (Australia): Vacant

22nd January, Ampthill and Shefford Langford Shaun Speller

Thanksgiving: For the new Open The Book team going in to the village school .
Prayers: For development of our new MAP.
ACP: Liwolo Area (S Sudan): Joseph Aba Nicanor; St Davids (Wales): Joanna Penberthy

23rd January, Ampthill and Shefford Maulden Lynda Klimas

Thanksgiving: For another sucessful Christmas Tree Festival.
Prayers: For growth in numbers of children attending Junior choir and "Messy Church".
ACP: Llandaff (Wales): June Osborne; St Edmundsbury & Ipswich: Martin Seeley; Suff - Michael Harrison; St Helena (Southern Africa): Vacant

24th January, Ampthill and Shefford Meppershall Roni Goodman, (R) Keith Callard

Thanksgiving: For the welcoming, generous and hard working community of people around the church.
Prayers: Finances to manage the major repairs still desperately needed.
ACP: Lokoja (Nigeria): Emmanuel Sokowamju Egbunu; St Mark the Evangelist (Southern Africa): Martin Breytenbach

25th January, Ampthill and Shefford Millbrook Michael Trodden, (R) Pippa Kilgour

Thanksgiving: For the interest the village takes in the care of the church.
Prayers: That different people will volunteer for essential roles so the church can continue when the Rector retires in the summer.
ACP: Lomega (S Sudan): Paul Benjamin Yugusuk; Sunyani (W Africa): Festus Yeboah-Asuamah; Grahamstown (Southern Africa): Ebenezer Ntlali

26th January, Ampthill and Shefford Milton Bryan Stephen Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis, (LLW) Kelvin White

Thanksgiving: Growing life and numbers. The ministry of LLW Kelvin White. 
Prayers: Resources for urgent fabric works to the tower.
ACP: London: Sarah Mullally; Suff - Jonathan Mark Baker; Suff - Peter Broadbent; Suff - Adrian Newman; Suff - Ric Thorpe; Suff - Graham Tomlin; Suff - Robert Wickham

27th January, Ampthill and Shefford Pulloxhill

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: The Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; Primate of Brazil & Bishop of Curitiba: Naudal Alves Gomes

28th January, Ampthill and Shefford Ridgmont

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Long Island (ECUSA): Lawrence Provenzano; Swansea & Brecon: John Davies: Guadalcanal (Melanesia): Nathan Tome

29th January, Ampthill and Shefford Shefford Roni Goodman, (R) Jenny Dann

Thanksgiving: That work that has begun on the heating and the tower.
Prayers: Especially need people able to fill important vacancies the church.
ACP: Los Angeles (ECUSA): John Taylor; Suff - John Harvey Taylor; Suff - Diane Bruce; Swaziland (Southern Africa): Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya

30th January, Ampthill and Shefford Shillington and Gravenhurst

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Louisiana (ECUSA): Morris Thompson, Jr.; Sydney: Glenn Davies; Asst Bishops: Chris Edwards, Peter Hayward, Ivan Lee, Peter Lin, Michael Stead; Tabora (Tanzania): Elias Chakupewa

31st January, Ampthill and Shefford Silsoe

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Luapula (Central Africa): Robert Mumbi; Taita-Taveta (Kenya): Liverson Mng’onda

1st February, Archdeacon of Bedford Vacant

Thanksgiving: For the dedication of our Churchwardens
Prayers: For a new Archdeacon of Bedford.
ACP: Lucknow (N India): Peter Baldev; Taita-Taveta (Kenya): Liverson Mng’onda; Guatemala (Central America): Armando Guerra Soria; Suff - Silvestre Romero

2nd February, Archdeacon of Hertford Janet MacKenzie

Festival: The Presentation of Christ
Thanksgiving: The work of the benefices, schools and chaplaincies in the Archdeaconry in seeking to make new disciples
Prayers: The ongoing work in developing our mission and outreach
ACP: Lui (S Sudan): Stephen Dokolo Ismail Mbalah; Taiwan (ECUSA): David Lai; Guildford: Andrew Watson; Suff - Jo Bailey Wells; Suff - Christopher Hill

3rd February, Archdeacon of St Albans Jonathan Smith

ACP: The Anglican Church of Burundi; Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba: Martin Blaise Nyaboho

4th February, Ampthill and Shefford Southill Caren Topley, (PTO) Paul Lanham, (R) Robin Welsford, (LLW) Ryan Parker

Thanksgiving: We have raised enough this year to have the north aisle roof repaired.
Prayers: For our plans to make new disciples.
ACP: Lusaka (C Africa): David Njovu; Tamale (W Africa): Jacob Ayeebo; Guinea (W Africa): Jacques Boston

5th February, Ampthill and Shefford Steppingley Michael Trodden, (R) Stella Brooks

Thanksgiving: For the continued enthusiastic commitment of the village to many new activities and fund raising.
Prayers: That the church will gain the necessary support to continue when the Rector retires in the summer.
ACP: Lusitanian Church (Portugal): Jorge Pina Cabral; Tanga (Tanzania): Maimbo Mndolwa

6th February, Ampthill and Shefford Stondon

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Luwero (Uganda): Eridard Kironde Nsubuga; Tarime (Tanzania): R Mwita Akiri; Tasmania: Richard Condie; Asst Bishop: Christopher Jones

7th February, Ampthill and Shefford Tingrith Nigel Washington, Linda Washington

Thanksgiving: 100+ attending Tingrith remembers presentation.
Prayers: More from the Community attending services.
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) Jon Denman, Stephen Farmer, (LLW) Eileen Scott

Thanksgiving: Growth in Team Ministry.
Prayers: Mission to the Village.
ACP: Machakos (Kenya): Joseph Mutungi; Te Pihopatanga o Tairawhiti (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Don Tamihere; Gujarat (N India): Silvans Christian

9th February, Ampthill and Shefford Woburn Stephen Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis, (LLW) Fay Grech-Marguerat

Thanksgiving: Successful celebrations of 150 years of the present Church building involving the whole community. Modest numerical growth.
Prayers: January Marriage preparation course and Alpha course. New youth leaders.
ACP: Madhya Kerala (S India): Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen: Te Pihopatanga o Upoko o Te Ika (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Vacant; Gusau (Nigeria): John Garba Danbinta

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

Thanksgiving: For a wonderful celebration of our 150th anniversary in 2018.
Prayers: For our outreach to children and families.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Canada; Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada: Frederick Hiltz

11th February, Barnet Chipping Barnet

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Madi & W Nile (Uganda): Charles Collins Andaku; Te Pihopatanga o Upoko o Te Waipounamu (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Richard Wallace; Guyana (W Indies): Charles Davidson

12th February, Barnet East Barnet (LEP)

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Madras (S India): George Stephen Jeyaraj; Temotu (Melanesia): Leonard Dawea

13th February, Barnet Elstree and Borehamwood Tim Warr, Louise Collins

Thanksgiving: For all who are going deeper and exploring new expressions of faith across the parish.
Prayers: Encouragement and support for Wardens and lay leaders as we face change and explore new directions.
ACP: Madurai-Ramnad (S India): Marialouis Joseph; Temuco (Chile): Abelino Manuel Apeleo; Tennessee (ECUSA): John Bauerschmidt

14th February, Barnet Little Heath, Christ Church Dominic Newstead, Chris Edwards, (Rs) Nick Alexander, Louis Spring

Thanksgiving: For the growing number of children and young people being reached through our midweek activities and holiday clubs.
Prayers: That those who are attending Christianity Explored following our mission weekend may come to a saving faith in Jesus.
ACP: Mahajanga (Indian Ocean): Vacant; Terekeka (S Sudan): Paul Modi Farjala

15th February, Barnet Lyonsdown, Holy Trinity Charles Dobbie

Thanksgiving: God’s blessings upon our mid-week Vineyard meetings.
Prayers: For our upcoming half-term holiday club.
ACP: Maiduguri (Nigeria): Emmanuel Morris; Territory of the People (Canada): Barbara Jean Andrews; Gwagwalada (Nigeria): Moses Tabwaye

16th February, Barnet New Barnet, St James

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Maine (ECUSA): Stephen Lane; Texas (ECUSA): Jeff Fisher; Suff’s - Dena Harrison, Andrew Doyle; Asst Bishop: Hector Monterroso

17th February, Barnet Potters Bar

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: The Church of the Province of Central Africa; Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia: Albert Chama

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

Thanksgiving: For our fellowship with Churches Together in Potters Bar.
Prayers: For our growing work with local school.
ACP: Maiwut Area (S Sudan) AssBishop: Peter Gatbel Kunen Lual; The Arctic (Canada): David Parsons; Suff - Darren McCartney; Haiti (ECUSA): Jean Zache Duracin

19th February, Barnet Ridge Vacant

Thanksgiving: For the ministry and growth recently shared in this benefice.
Prayers: For the benefice to stay strong and united during the current vacancy and to learn from the variety of ministries to be shared with us.
ACP: Makamba (Burundi): Martin Blaise Nyaboho; ECUSA in S Carolina (ECUSA): Gladstone Adams; Suff - Charles VonRosenberg

20th February, Barnet South Mymms Vacant

Thanksgiving: For the ministry and growth recently shared in this benefice
Prayers: For the benefice to stay strong and united during the current vacancy and to learn from the variety of ministries to be shared with us.
ACP: Makueni (Kenya): Francis Mboya Matui; The Murray (Australia): John Ford; The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain: Carlos López-Lozano

21st February, Barnet Totteridge Tim Seago, (Rs) Margaret Peart, Marion Archibald

Thanksgiving: For the generous response to the 'Heart of Totteridge’ Appeal & the completion of the parish hall refurbishment and new car park.
Prayers: For the ongoing fundraising campaign for the refurbishment of the church.
ACP: Makurdi (Nigeria): Nathan Nyitar Inyom; Thika (Kenya): Julius Njuguna Wanyoike

22nd February, Bedford Bedford, All Saints Paul Davies

Thanksgiving: For our newly installed Priest.
Prayers: For a period of growth once our new Priest is established.
ACP: Malabar (S India): Royce Manoj Victor; Thoothukudi - Nazareth (S India): Samuel Devasahayam Ebenezer Clement; Hanuato'o (Melanesia): Alfred Karibongi

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

Thanksgiving: The gift of the new halls/rooms and the money raised so far.
Prayers: For using the new halls/rooms to engage and draw in the local community.
ACP: Malaita (Melanesia): Samuel Sahu; Asst: Rickson George Maomaoru; Tirunelveli (S India): Jayaraj Christdoss; Harare (Central Africa): Chad Nicholas Gandiya

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

Thanksgiving: For the completion of the payment and fundraising for the Church Centre and organ.
Prayers: For Vicki, our Youth and Children’s Worker, now six months in post, for the flourishing of her work.
ACP: The Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America; Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Panama: Julio Murray Thompson

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

Thanksgiving: Encouraging visits to our mission partners at Home of Hope in Malawi and to Sierra Leone.
Prayers: Continuing good relationships with schools in the parish through Open the Book.
ACP: Malakal (S Sudan): Hilary Garang Deng; Suff - John Gattek; Assts: John Gettek, Peter Gatbel Kunen, David Kiir Mayath; Toamasina (Indian Ocean): Jean Paul Solo

26th February, Bedford Bedford, St Mark Charlie Royden, Sam Cappleman, (R) Wendy Waters

Thanksgiving: The establishment of our new Charity Open House for people with Learning Disabilities.
Prayers: For our parish which has had two murders and ongoing drug gang warfare and stabbings involving young people.
ACP: Malek (S Sudan): Peter Joh Abraham Mayom; Tohoku (Japan): John Masato Yoshida

27th February, Bedford Bedford, St Martin Valmor Pimenta

Thanksgiving: Give thanks for the work of the Churchwardens and members of the PCC.
Prayers: May the Church family at St Martin’s grow spiritually, so that it may worship God with its whole being.
ACP: Malek Rup (S Sudan): Peter Marial Agok; Tokyo (Japan): Vacant; Toliara (Indian Ocean): Todd McGregor; Asst: Samitiana Jhonson Razafindralambo

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

Thanksgiving: For our faithful and caring congregation.
Prayers: For the success of our outreach initiatives.
ACP: Malindi (Kenya): Lawrence Dena; Tonj (S Sudan): Peter Yuol Gur

1st March, Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Office

Thanksgiving: For the many gifts which staff bring to the life and work of the office. 
Prayers: For all the staff in their task of serving the parishes and schools in the Diocese as they Live God’s Love.
ACP: Manchester: David Walker; Suffs: Mark Ashcroft, Mark Davies; Torit (S Sudan): Bernard Oringa Balmoi; Assts: Martin Abuni, Isaac Deu Chon

2nd March, Diocesan Board of Finance

Thanksgiving: For all those who have offered their time and skills to serve on the Board and its committees in the new triennium. 
Prayers: For wisdom and understanding as the Board seeks to meet its responsibilities in support of Living God’s Love.
ACP: Mandalay (Myanmar): David Nyi Nyi Naing; Toronto (Canada): Jennifer Andison; Suffs: Peter Fenty, Kevin Robertson, Riscylla Shaw, Colin Johnson, Andrew Asbil

3rd March, Bedford Bedford, St Paul Kevin Goss, (ALM) Margaret Blake, (Rs) James Beauchamp, Cliff Harris

Thanksgiving: For becoming a more inclusive church.
Prayers: That the Leading Your Church Into Growth (LYCIG) may become more firmly embedded into the life of our fellowship.
ACP: The Iglesia Anglicana de Chile; Bishop of Santiago & Primate: Héctor (Tito): Zavala Muñoz

4th March, Bedford Bedford, St Peter de Merton with St Cuthbert Kelvin Woolmer, Rachel Simons, (PTO) Don Stevenson, (Rs) Paul Fricker, Valerie Tarlo, (LLW) Heather Buxton

Thanksgiving: For the ministry team and congregation which has grasped the vision of Fresh Expressions & Reaching New People and leading the church into growth.
Prayers: That the congregation will continue to grow in spirit and knowledge of Christ, that they will be fired to be missioners in their own lives.
ACP: Manicaland (Central Africa): Erick Ruwona; Toungoo (Myanmar): Saw John Wilme; Hawaii (ECUSA): Robert Fitzpatrick

5th March, Bedford Biddenham

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Maper (S Sudan): William Madding Machar; Trichy-Tanjore (India): D. Chandrasekaran

6th March, Bedford Cardington Stephen Smith

Festival: Ash Wednesday
Thanksgiving: Giving thanks for our caring congregation and enthusiastic Sunday School.
Prayers: For the success of our Lent Groups.
ACP: Mara (Tanzania): George Okoth; Trinidad & Tobago (W Indies): Claude Berkley; Truro: Christopher Goldsmith

7th March, Bedford Cranfield Hugh Symes-Thompson, (R) Trevor Dimmock

Thanksgiving: For strong relationships with the schools and local community.
Prayers: For the Rector in his final months before retirement that he may be strong in the Lord, and for the PCC wisdom preparing for the future.
ACP: Maralal (Kenya): Jacob Lesuuda; Tuam, Killala & Achonry (Ireland): Patrick William Rooke

8th March, Bedford Elstow

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Marathwada (N India): Madhukar Kasab; Twik E (S Sudan): Ezekiel Diing Ajang Malangdit; Hereford: Richard Frith; Suff - Alistair Magowan

9th March, Bedford Goldington Simon Dommett, Jennie Cappleman, Michael Furlong, (R) Cathy Sanderson

Thanksgiving: The mission and witness of the Church.
Prayers: Restore our faith and vision. Renew our energies and love. Revive your people to new life and power.
ACP: Maridi (S Sudan): Justin Badi Arama: Udi (Nigeria): Chjioke Augustine Aneke; Highveld (Southern Africa): Charles Mthetheleli May

10th March, Bedford Houghton Conquest

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Pray for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo; Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu: Zacharie Masimango Katanda

11th March, Bedford Hulcote with Salford Hugh Symes-Thompson, (R) Trevor Dimmock

Thanksgiving: For progress in our co-existence with the bats who occupy Salford church.
Prayers: For vision and courage to face the challenges with limited resources.
ACP: Maridi (Uganda): Moses Zungo; Ughelli (Nigeria): Cyril Odutemu; Ho (W Africa): Matthias Mededues-Badohu

12th March, Bedford Kempston

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Marsabit (Kenya): Daniel Qampicha; Ukhahlamba (Southern Africa): Moses Madywabe

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

Thanksgiving: Continued faithful witness to Christ in Kempston.
Prayers: Reorganisation of parish committees, and formulating new mission and evangelism strategy.
ACP: Maryland (ECUSA): Eugene Sutton; Ukwa (Nigeria): Samuel Kelechi Eze; Umuahia (Nigeria): Ikechi Nwachukwu Nwosu

14th March, Bedford Marston Moreteyne with Lidlington Quentin Chandler, Kate McFarlane, Gill Webb, (R - Emeritus) Michael Cleaver, Pat Cleaver

Thanksgiving: For family craft and worship.
Prayers: For our ministry to the new housing in the parish.
ACP: Masasi (Tanzania): James Almasi; Upper Shire (C Africa): Brighton Vitta Malasa

15th March, Bedford Renhold

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Maseno E (Kenya): Joshua Owiti; Upper S Carolina (ECUSA): Andrew Waldo; Hokkaido (Japan): Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu

16th March, Bedford Wilshamstead

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Maseno N (Kenya): Charles Kaskan Asilutwa; Utah (ECUSA): Scott Hayashi; Honduras (ECUSA): Lloyd Allen

17th March, Bedford Wootton Peter Ackroyd, (R) Jim Hignett, Charles Ashbrook

Thanksgiving: For good relationships with residents of new housing developments in Wootton and Stewartby.
Prayers: For provision to launch a third congregation in 2019-20.
ACP: The Church of England; Archbishop of Canterbury: Justin Welby

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

Thanksgiving: For strengthening relationships with our wider community.
Prayers: That we would deepen our relationship with God, with one another and with our wider community.
ACP: Maseno S (Kenya): Francis Abiero; Uyo (Nigeria): Prince Asukwo Antai; Hong Kong Island: Paul Kwong

19th March, Berkhamsted Great Berkhamsted Tim Pilkington, Simon Vivian, (R) Richard Hackworth

Thanksgiving: For increase in young families & the T.S.S. service.
Prayers: For a realistic & positive response to Stewardship in the parish.
ACP: Maseno W (Kenya): Joseph Wasonga; Valparaiso (Chile): Samuel Morrison

20th March, Berkhamsted Great Gaddesden

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Masindi-Kitara (Uganda): George Kasangaki; Vanuatu (Melanesia): James Tama; Vermont (ECUSA): Thomas Ely

21st March, Berkhamsted Little Gaddesden

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Massachusetts (ECUSA): Alan McIntosh Gates; Suff - Gayle Harris; Victoria Nyanza (Tanzania): Vacant

22nd March, Berkhamsted Nettleden

Thanksgiving: For the ministers and people of the local church, and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Masvingo (Central Africa): Godfrey Tawonezwi; Virgin Islands (ECUSA): Ambrose Gumbs; Hpa-an (Myanmar): Saw Mark Maung Doe

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

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