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

24th November, Watford Bushey Guy Edwards, Andy Burgess, Tim Vickers (LLW) Christine Cocks

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Sao Paulo (Brazil) Francisco Cezar Fernandes; East Carolina (ECUSA) Robert Skirving

25th November, Watford Bushey Heath, St Peter Andrew Burton

Thanksgiving: For faithfulness in prayer and worship.
Prayers: For a new heating system for St. Peter's.
ACP: Sapele (Nigeria) Blessing Erifeta; East Kerala (South India) V S Francis

26th November, Watford Langleybury, St Paul James Webster

Festival: Christ the King
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Saskatchewan (Canada) Michael William Hawkins; East Ruwenzori (Uganda) George Turyasingura; East Tennessee (ECUSA) Brian Lee Cole

27th November, Watford Leavesden, All Saints Eddie Green, (LLW) Phillipa Maddox, (Rs) Susan Oxlade, Charles Porter, Wendy Simpson

Thanksgiving: For continued faith and community in uncertain times.
Prayers: For new opportunities for mission.
ACP: Saskatoon (Canada) Christopher Harper; Eastern Himalayas (North India) Vacant

28th November, Watford Oxhey, All Saints Pam Wise, Liz Guest, (R) Jean Martin

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Sebei (Uganda) Paul Kiptoo Masaba; Eastern Kowloon (Hong Kong) Timothy Kwok; Kyushu (Japan) Luke Ken-ichi Muto

29th November, Watford Oxhey, St Matthew Vacant

Thanksgiving: For the work of Fr David Shepherd over the past 22 years – now retired.
Prayers: For a new Vicar for our Parish and for our plans to make our church building more inclusive.
ACP: The Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Jorge Pina Cabral - Bishop of the Lusitanian Church

30th November, Watford Canons of the Cathedral

Thanksgiving: All who serve our Diocese through lay and ordained Ministry and Service
ACP: Sekondi (West Africa) Alexander Asmah; Eastern Michigan (ECUSA) Todd Ousley

1st December, Watford Watford Tony Rindl, Joshua Brocklesby

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Seoul (Korea) Peter Lee; Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada) Geoffrey Peddle

2nd December, Watford Watford, Christ Church Duncan Campbell

Thanksgiving: Our worship leaders, Wardens, Treasurers.
Prayers: For outreach into and service of our parish.
ACP: Seychelles (Indian Ocean) James Wong Yin Song (Primate); Eastern Oregon (ECUSA) Patrick Bell

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Sheffield (England) Pete Wilcox; Eastern Zambia (Central Africa) William Mchombo; Easton (ECUSA) Santosh Marray

4th December, Watford Watford, St John David Stevenson

Thanksgiving: For St John's Primary School.
Prayers: For a deepening of our faith this Christmas.
ACP: Shinyanga (Tanzania) Johnson Chinyong'ole; Eau Claire (ECUSA) William Jay Lambert

5th December, Watford Watford, St Luke Michael Norman, (Rs) Dave Clarke, Pam Norman

Thanksgiving: The amazing use of gifts by many during the present crisis, enabling live streaming, Services to re-start, life groups & pastoral care to function.
Prayers: For Godly provided strength for us to witness to Christ`s love to the estate at Christmas and beyond.
ACP: Gasabo (Rwanda) Laurent Mbanda (Primate); Edinburgh (Scotland) John Armes

6th December, Watford Watford, St Michael and All Angels (LEP) Geoffrey Calvert, Stephen Mepham, (PTO) George Ochola, (R) Bridget Russell

Festival: Advent Sunday
Thanksgiving: The Spirit-led generosity and faithfulness of the congregation.
Prayers: God’s grace and vision in ministering to  “new normal” society.
ACP: The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (EP to the Archbishop of Canterbury) ; Carlos López-Lozano - Bishop of Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

7th December, Watford Watford, St Peter Vanessa Kerswill, (R) Colin Heath

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Shyira (Rwanda) Samuel M Mugisha;Edmonton (Canada) Vacant

8th December, Welwyn Hatfield Ayot St Peter David Munchin, (Rs) John Burnapp, Colin Hull, Usha Hull

Prayers: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish during this difficult time
ACP: Shyogwe (Rwanda) Jered Kalimba; Egba (Nigeria) Emmanuel Adekunle; Lafia (Nigeria) Godwin A Robinson

9th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Etheldreda with St Luke Darren Collins, Kathryn Alford, (Ls) Fiona Souter, Paul Gismondi, (PTOs) Carl Garner, Chris Ferris, (R) John Barnard, Mary Rathbone.

Thanksgiving: The installation of live-stream cameras and a focus on providing online material is enabling us to reach new people.
Prayers: For creativity and inspiration as to how we can engage children, young people and families in new ways.
ACP: Sialkot (Pakistan) Alwin Samuel (Diocesan Bishop) ; Egba West (Nigeria) Samuel Oludele Ogundeji

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Singapore (South East Asia) Titus Chung; Egbu (Nigeria) Geoffrey Okoroafor; Egypt (Jerusalem & Middle East) Mouneer Hanna Anis (Diocesan Bishop) ; Nb: the Diocese of Egypt is expected to have become the Province of Alexandria by this time

11th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Michael and All Angels Paul Seymour

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Sittwe (Myanmar) James Min Dein; Eha - Amufu (Nigeria) Daniel Olinya

12th December, Welwyn Hatfield Codicote Philip Waller

Thanksgiving: That the congregational life has continued to flourish during COVID-19 restrictions and Philip's prolonged secondment to full-time DDO work.
Prayers: That people of all ages will engage with the real story of Christmas as the Church tries new forms of worship, online and in public spaces outside the Church building.
ACP: Ekiti (Nigeria) Christopher Tayo Omotunde; Ekiti Kwara (Nigeria) Andrew Ajayi; Ekiti Oke (Nigeria) Isaac Olubowale; Ekiti West (Nigeria) Rufus V A Adepoju

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

Thanksgiving: For the enthusiasm of churchwardens and the congregation in challenging times.
Prayers: For meaningful ways of communicating Christ's joy and peace this Christmas. 
ACP: Pray for the Falkland Islands (EP to Canterbury); Timothy Thornton - Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands

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: For the continued and increased support from across the parish both financially, for all our online services and services in our three churches.
Prayers: The launch of the Digswell Gospels recorded by members of the parish during the autumn.
ACP: Sodor & Man (England) Peter Eagles; El Camino Real (ECUSA) Mary Gray-Reeves

15th December, Welwyn Hatfield Hatfield Hyde, St Mary Magdalene Vacant, (R) Caroline Duke

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Sokoto (Nigeria) Augustine Omole; El Salvador (Central America) Juan Alvarado Melgar

16th December, Welwyn Hatfield Lemsford Paul Seymour

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: South Ankole (Uganda) Nathan Ahimbisibwe; Eldoret (Kenya) Christopher Ruto

17th December, Welwyn Hatfield North Mymms Ruth Barr, Penny Thomson

Thanksgiving: For our ongoing weekly Zoom services, connecting people in worship in new ways and a source of much joy.
Prayers: For those who have not been able to attend services in person or online, to still know that God loves them.
ACP: South Dakota (ECUSA) John Tarrant; El-Obeid (Sudan) Ismail Gabriel Abudigin

18th December, Welwyn Hatfield Panshanger In Vacancy

Festival: O Sapientia
Thanksgiving: For the support from visiting preachers that have supported us in our time of Pastoral Vacancy. The gifts they have been given and their willingness to adapt to preach via Zoom. 
Prayers: For the Elders and Church Council members as they navigate new ways of worshipping together and for God to hold close those that are feeling disconnected from their Church family at the moment.
ACP: South Kerala (South India) Dharmaraj Rasalam (Primate) ; Ely (England) Stephen Conway; Embu (Kenya) David Muriithi Ireri

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

Thanksgiving: For a supportive village and neighbourly care of those still shielding. 
Prayers: For meaningful ways of communicating Christ's joy and peace this Christmas. 
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, (Rs) John Burnapp, Colin Hull, Usha Hull

Prayers: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish during this difficult time
ACP: Pray for mission agencies and their ministry throughout the Anglican Communion, including the Mothers’ Union around the world.

21st December, Welwyn Hatfield Welwyn Garden City Jenny Fennell, Rachel Wakefield, (R) Carolyn Annand

Thanksgiving: For all who have supported the church in so many different ways through this year and in planning for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
Prayers: For all who in the community, especially those having to celebrate and worship in new ways rather than in person.
ACP: South West Tanganyika (Tanzania) Matthew Mhagama; Esan (Nigeria) Friday Imaekhai

22nd December, Wheathampstead Ayot St Lawrence Linda Williams, (R) Andrew Morton

Thanksgiving: That the church is open daily again. We also give thanks for the work of the Church Secretary.
Prayers: Development as festival church & stewardship.
ACP: Etche (Nigeria) Precious Nwala; Etsako (Nigeria) Jacob Bada

23rd December, Wheathampstead Flamstead Thomas Sander

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Evo (Nigeria) Innocent Ordu; Exeter (England) Robert Atwell

24th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden Dennis Stamps, James Brown, Sally Goodson, James Hadley, (PTOs) Nicolas Goulding, Paul Manuel; (Rs) Pauline Gilbert, Jenny Goulding, Jacquie Hibbert, Andrew Marsh, Hilary Pask, Brenda Marshall, Heather Richards, Gill White.

Thanksgiving: For the wonderful volunteers helping the parish and community in these COVID times.
Prayers: For effective ways to grow disciples in these challenging times.
ACP: Ezo (South Sudan) John Kereboro Zawo; Faisalabad (Pakistan) John Samuel; Falkland Islands (Parish of) (Falkland Islands) Timothy Thornton (Diocesan Bishop)

25th December,

Festival: Christmas Day
Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of Bethlehem

26th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden, St John Berkeley Zych, (R) Lauryn Awbrey, Anne Edwards, David Nye

Festival: St Stephen
Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Fianarantsoa (Indian Ocean) Gilbert Rateloson Rakotondravelo; Florida (ECUSA) John Howard; False Bay (Southern Africa) Margaret Vertue

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

Festival: St John
Thanksgiving: Numerical and spiritual growth.
Prayers: Our families & BLAST.
ACP: Pray 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; The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches; Bishop Ivan M Abrahams, General Secretary World Methodist Council; The Reverend Chris Ferguson, General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches

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

Festival: The Holy Innocents
Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Fond du Lac (ECUSA) Matthew Alan Gunter; Fort Worth (ECUSA) Scott Mayer

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

Thanksgiving: For the many people who have shared their skills and time in our mixed-mode offerings of worship and ministry.
Prayers: For our evolving work with children, families and teenagers.
ACP: Fredericton (Canada) David Edwards; Freetown (Sierra Leone) (West Africa) Thomas Ikunika Wilson

30th December, Wheathampstead Sandridge In Vacancy, Kate Daymond

Thanksgiving: For the huge generosity of the village community towards the life and ministry here.
Prayers: That Christ’s eternal comfort and joy shines in the uncertainty of the year ahead.
ACP: Gahini (Rwanda) Alexis Bilindabagabo; Gambia (West Africa) James Yaw Odico

31st December, Wheathampstead Wheathampstead Richard Banham, (R) Claire Banham, Carol Hopper, John Grace, Phippa Legg, Roger Payne

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Gasabo (Rwanda) Onesphore Rwaje; Gboko (Nigeria) Emmanuel Nyitsse

1st January, Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith

Festival: Naming of Jesus
Thanksgiving: For God’s protecting and our good health. Those who work at Holywell Lodge: Andy Crooks (Chaplain), Ros Adlard, Deborah Hoare, Laura Hart.
Prayers: As we work together in an office under challenging circumstances.
ACP: The Diocese of Aba, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

2nd January, Bishop of Bedford Richard Atkinson

Thanksgiving: For faithfulness, imagination, courage and service lived in response to Covid 19. For Cathy Shilton, PA to the Bishop.
Prayers: For the renewal and flourishing of our parishes, schools and chaplaincies as we go forward in hope.
ACP: The Diocese of , Aba Ngwa North, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

3rd January, Bishop of Hertford Michael Beasley

Thanksgiving: All the faithfulness and love shown by people and churches across our diocese during the last difficult year. For Tanya Willington, PA to the Bishop.
Prayers: That our hearts will be open to trust and follow all that God has in store for us in 2021.
ACP: The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria

4th January, Ampthill and Shefford Ampthill Dominic Holroyd-Thomas, (R) Stella Brooks, Pippa Kilgour

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of , Abakaliki, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

5th January, Ampthill and Shefford Arlesey Geoffrey Boult

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of , Aberdeen & Orkney, The Scottish Episcopal Church

6th January, Ampthill and Shefford Aspley Guise Graham Bradshaw, (R) Brenda Eagles

Festival: The Epiphany
Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of , Abuja, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

7th January, Ampthill and Shefford Astwick Geoffrey Boult

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Abyei, The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

8th January, Ampthill and Shefford Barton-le-Cley Andrew Johnson, (R) Sue Bussereau, Roy Pinnock

Festival: The Baptism of Christ
Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Accra, The Church of the Province of West Africa

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Adelaide, The Anglican Church of Australia

10th January, Ampthill and Shefford Campton Vacant, (R) Audrey Brand, Elisabeth Le Mesurier, Martin Randall

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

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

Thanksgiving: Ministry at Messy Church and Toddler Church has continued among young people and families during the Pandemic.
Prayers: For ways to reimagine reaching new people who move to the village.
ACP: The Diocese of Afikpo, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

12th January, Ampthill and Shefford Clophill Vacant, (R) Audrey Brand, Elisabeth Le Mesurier, Martin Randall

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of North Africa, The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of the Horn of Africa, The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria

14th January, Ampthill and Shefford Flitton Vacant, (R) Gillian Kern

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Agra, The (united) Church of North India

15th January, Ampthill and Shefford Flitwick Lucy Davis, Andrea Maffei, (R) Becky Mynett

Thanksgiving: For creative ways to worship during COVID restrictions and engagement of the local community with these.
Prayers: For our Make Lunch project, providing meals to families during the school holidays.
ACP: The Diocese of Aguata, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

16th January, Ampthill and Shefford Harlington Linda Washington, Nigel Washington, (R) Robert Johns, (LLW) Chris Brown

Thanksgiving: That we are able to meet again.
Prayers: Resolution on use of the Parish Hall and progress for building developments, including heating.
ACP: The Diocese of Ahoada, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

17th January, Ampthill and Shefford Haynes Vacant, (R) Audrey Brand, Elisabeth Le Mesurier, Martin Randall

Festival: Homeless Sunday
Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Australia

18th January, Ampthill and Shefford Henlow Shaun Speller

Thanksgiving: For closer working together across the benefice.
Prayers: For new ways of developing community for the isolated in our parish.
ACP: The Diocese of Aipo Rongo, The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea

19th January, Ampthill and Shefford Hexton Andrew Johnson, (R) Sue Bussereau, Roy Pinnock

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Ajayi Crowther, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

20th January, Ampthill and Shefford Higham Gobion Andrew Johnson, (R) Sue Bussereau, Roy Pinnock

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Akobo, The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

21st January, Ampthill and Shefford Husborne Crawley Graham Bradshaw, (R) Brenda Eagles

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Akoko, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

22nd January, Ampthill and Shefford Langford Shaun Speller

Thanksgiving: For closer working together across the benefice.
Prayers: For new ways of developing community for the isolated in our parish.
ACP: The Diocese of Akoko Edo, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

23rd January, Ampthill and Shefford Maulden Lynda Klimas, (LLW)  Marjorie Horrell

Thanksgiving: For all fundraising to enable us to continue to pay the Parish Share.
Prayers: For implementing the Deanery review and working with Clophill.
ACP: The Diocese of Akot, The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Church of Bangladesh

25th January, Ampthill and Shefford Millbrook Dominic Holroyd-Thomas, (R) Stella Brooks, Pippa Kilgour

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Akure, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Alabama, The Episcopal Church

27th January, Ampthill and Shefford Pulloxhill Vacant, (R) Gillian Kern

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Alaska, The Episcopal Church

28th January, Ampthill and Shefford Ridgmont Graham Bradshaw, (R) Brenda Eagles

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Saint Albans, The Church of England

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Albany, The Episcopal Church

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

Thanksgiving: For the people we have reached out to via our live streamed services.
Prayers: Prayers as we face an uncertain future due to Deanery re-organisation.
ACP: The Diocese of Algoma, The Anglican Church of Canada

31st January, Ampthill and Shefford Silsoe Vacant, (R) Gillian Kern

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

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

Thanksgiving: For the hard work, dedication and commitment of clergy, readers, church officers and laity across the archdeaconry during the challenges of the last year.
Prayers: Wisdom and equipping of the Holy Spirit as we continue to face the challenge of the future seeking to have growing, viable, mission focused churches in the years ahead.
ACP: The Diocese of All Saints Cathedral, The Anglican Church of Kenya

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

Festival: The Presentation of Christ
Thanksgiving: For all our Churchwardens and Church Officers and for their work and witness in a challenging time.
Prayers: For our continuing work together to encourage and enable our worship and outreach.
ACP: The Diocese of Aluakluak, The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

3rd February, Archdeacon of St Albans Jane Mainwaring, (PA) Shirley Lee

Thanksgiving: For the relationships which have been built over the last year.
Prayers: For God’s wisdom in supporting parishes and chaplaincies going forward.
ACP: The Diocese of Amazônia, Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

4th February, Ampthill and Shefford Southill Caren Topley, Carrie Steer, (Rs) Robin Welsford, Ruth Gray, (LLWs) Ryan Parker, Kathy Blackmore

Thanksgiving: We are raising funds to pay our Parish Share.
Prayers: That we find new ways to disciple our villages and meet their spiritual needs.
ACP: The Diocese of Amichi, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

5th February, Ampthill and Shefford Steppingley Dominic Holroyd-Thomas, (R) Stella Brooks, Pippa Kilgour

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Amritsar, The (united) Church of North India

6th February, Ampthill and Shefford Stondon Richard Winslade

Thanksgiving: For the people we have reached out to via our live streamed services.
Prayers: As we face an uncertain future due to Deanery re-organisation.
ACP: The Diocese of Andaman & Car Nicobar Islands, The (united) Church of North India

7th February, Ampthill and Shefford Tingrith Nigel Washington, Linda Washington, (R) Jon Denman, Steve Farmer

Thanksgiving: For the magnificent Village Choir which blesses the village and services with melody.
Prayers: For the renovation of the Bell Tower.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Burundi

8th February, Ampthill and Shefford Westoning Nigel Washington, Linda Washington, (R) Jon Denman, Steve Farmer

Thanksgiving: For continued contact with Families in the Village and the new Families Service.
Prayers: For the swift reordering of the back of church for dual use (social/worship).
ACP: The Diocese of Saint Andrews Dunkeld & Dunblane, The Scottish Episcopal Church

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

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Anglican Missionary District, Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

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

Thanksgiving: That we are still afloat financially and still church together despite Covid-19.
Prayers: For our follow up to 'Leading Your Church into Growth' weekend. 
ACP: The Diocese of Angola, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa

11th February, Barnet Chipping Barnet (St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet; St Mark, Barnet Vale; St Stephen, Bells Hill; & St Peter, Arkley) (Team Vicars) Tristan Chapman, Nick Wheeler, (R) Linda Sanders, (LLW) Laurie Little

Prayers: The Vacancy at St John the Baptist.
ACP: The Diocese of Ankole, The Church of the Province of Uganda

12th February, Barnet St Mary’s, East Barnet (LEP) Alec Corio, Jennifer King, (Methodist Minister) Shaun Sanders

Thanksgiving: The re-establishment and deepening of our ecumenical partnership.
Prayers: For the safe conclusion of our new hall building project.
ACP: The Diocese of North Ankole, The Church of the Province of Uganda

13th February, Barnet Elstree and Borehamwood Tim Warr, Louise Collins, (R) John Auton

Thanksgiving: For every expression of faith, hope, creativity and community sustaining us through uncertainty.
Prayers: Wisdom, energy & vision as we progress our recovery and development plans.
ACP: The Diocese of Northwest Ankole, The Church of the Province of Uganda

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

Thanksgiving: For the opportunities we have in schools work at present.
Prayers: For our current vacancy, and for the right appointment as vicar.
ACP: The Diocese of The Anglican Church of Canada

15th February, Barnet Lyonsdown, Holy Trinity Charles Dobbie

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of South Ankole, The Church of the Province of Uganda

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

Thanksgiving: Building the links with the community through their Jim’s Advice café and growing links with local services such as Citizens Advice. 
Prayers: For grants to employ a manager, continued financial support for all the work we do including our Youth and Family worker. Pray for a clear direction at this time of change and that we can be Kingdom builders.
ACP: The Diocese of West Ankole, The Church of the Province of Uganda

17th February, Barnet Potters Bar Stefan Chrysostomou, (R) Richard Osborn

Festival: Ash Wednesday
Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Antananarivo, The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

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

Thanksgiving: For coming together of the community that we have seen in the last year.
Prayers: For the PCC as they meet this weekend.
ACP: The Diocese of Antsiranana, The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

19th February, Barnet Ridge In Vacancy

Thanksgiving: For our small congregation who help to keep the church going.
Prayers: For a vicar to be appointed to our parish. 
ACP: The Diocese of Araucanía, Iglesia Anglicana de Chile

20th February, Barnet South Mymms In Vacancy

Thanksgiving: That the church has been blessed with donations and grants to enable it to complete restoring its historic Chantry Chapel.
Prayers: That a new Vicar may come forward to lead us in faith and worship.
ACP: The Diocese of the Arctic, The Anglican Church of Canada

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

Thanksgiving: The success of our Heart of Totteridge appeal.
Prayers: That all under our care remain free of, or survive, the Covid virus.
ACP: The Church of the Province of Central Africa

22nd February, Bedford Bedford, All Saints Paul Davies, (R) Sarah Ibrahim

Prayers: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Diocese of Argentina, The Anglican Church of South America

23rd February, Bedford Bedford, Christ Church Richard Hibbert, John Bell, (R) Michael Bishop

Thanksgiving: For ordinands in training, vocations being explored.
Prayers: Creating exciting new worshipping congregations for the next generation.
ACP: The Diocese of Northern Argentina, The Anglican Church of South America

24th February, Bedford Bedford, St Andrew In Vacancy, Duncan Goldthorpe, (R) Diana Stretton

Thanksgiving: A heartfelt thank you to all for the dedication and extremely hard work in the current situation to bring live services to so many, especially those isolated.
Prayers: We pray to our Lord for his guidance during this vacancy, that the right person may be appointed to continue God’s work at St Andrew’s.
ACP: The Diocese of Argyll & The Isles, The Scottish Episcopal Church

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

Thanksgiving: That we were able to bless families in the parish with food and craft hampers in the school holidays.
Prayers: That our Easter preparations will be filled with imagination and courage as we reach out to the Parish in new ways.
ACP: The Diocese of Arizona, The Episcopal Church

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

Thanksgiving: For many volunteers who have taken on new roles to help the ministry of the church through COVID.
Prayers: We pray for those who have not been able to rejoin us as they are still vulnerable.
ACP: The Diocese of Arkansas, The Episcopal Church

27th February, Bedford Bedford, St Martin Paul Norwood

Thanksgiving: For the ministry of all who have cared for us during the vacancy.
Prayers: For Fr Paul as he starts his ministry in this parish.
ACP: The Diocese of Armagh, The Church of Ireland

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

Thanksgiving: For the great faithfulness of our congregation in difficult times.
Prayers: That our out reach indicatives will bear fruit.
ACP: Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America

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