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

8th April, Biggleswade Great Barford Graham Buckle, (R) Maureen Munro

Thanksgiving: For the midweek communion and Healing Eucharist attendance.
Prayers: A stronger commitment to reach out to a growing village.

9th April, Biggleswade Moggerhanger

Festival: Maundy Thursday
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

10th April, Biggleswade Northill Frank Coleman, (R) Bernie Parsons

Festival: Good Friday
Thanksgiving: The progress made with the liturgical review.
Prayers: For the growth of the Sunday School.

11th April, Biggleswade Old Warden Frank Coleman, (R) Bernie Parsons

Festival: Holy Saturday/Easter Eve
Thanksgiving: The growth of the Congregation.
Prayers: Progress in raising nearly £1 Million pounds for urgent restoration.

12th April, Biggleswade Potton Vacant, (Rs) Simon Gutteridge, David Kirkpatrick

Festival: Easter Day
Thanksgiving: We all give thanks for all the clergy who have helped and led services during this interregnum.
Prayers: That the Lord will send us the best person to lead this Benefice into the future.

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

Festival: Easter Monday
Thanksgiving: For the growing Messy Church and our links with the school.
Prayers: The changes that will be brought about by the work on the Black Cat roundabout.

14th April, Biggleswade Sandy

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

15th April, Biggleswade Sutton Vacant, (Rs) Simon Gutteridge, David Kirkpatrick

Thanksgiving: We all give thanks for all the clergy who have helped and led services during this interregnum.
Prayers: That the Lord will send us the best person to lead this Benefice into the future.

16th April, Biggleswade Tempsford with Little Barford Graham Buckle, (R) Maureen Munro

Thanksgiving: The commitment of the village to St Peter’s and the fundraising for installing new heating.
Prayers: A growing link with the Methodist Chapel.

17th April, Biggleswade Willington

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

18th April, Biggleswade Wrestlingworth In Vacancy

Thanksgiving: For the recent generosity of our parishioners in helping raise the necessary funds to replace our stolen lead roof.
Prayers: That we will soon have a new Parish Priest to guide us in our worship.

19th April, Bishop's Stortford Albury Steve Bate

Thanksgiving: The connections being formed with families  through our children’s activity at the monthly Village Hall afternoon Teas.
Prayers: The growth of our small worshipping community.

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

Thanksgiving: Substantial progress in repairing the damage from last year’s traumatic break-in.
Prayers: A fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us.

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

Thanksgiving: New faces and God's work on the edges of our Church.
Prayers: Next steps for discipleship in all our Children & Families Ministries.

22nd April, Bishop's Stortford Braughing Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: Our new family service on the second Sunday of the month which has been well received.
Prayers: Successful reordering of the back of the church to make it more community friendly.

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

Thanksgiving: The PCC and all they are contributing running the church and efforts to replace the roof.
Prayers: For the congregation to go deeper into God.

24th April, Bishop's Stortford Gilston with Eastwick Vacant, (Rs) Roger Burridge, Joy Galliers-Burridge, Judith Denton, (LLW) Jan Bellingham

Thanksgiving: For the villages participation in our community events and special services.
Prayers: For God’s guidance in the development plans for our 2 churches.

25th April, Bishop's Stortford High Wych, St James Vacant, (Rs) Roger Burridge, Joy Galliers-Burridge, Judith Denton, (LLW) Jan Bellingham

Thanksgiving: For the numbers attending Messy Church.
Prayers: For growth in our relationship with God, in numbers worshipping, and ways to serve our community.

26th April, Bishop's Stortford Hockerill, All Saints

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

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

Thanksgiving: A small congregation willing to try new things.
Prayers: The development of a regular parent/carer and pre-school event in church before pick-up time at the nearby school.

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

Thanksgiving: Our new youth group that grew out of the 2019 confirmation group.
Prayers: The preparations for our 800th anniversary celebrations and reaching out to the wider village through them.

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

Thanksgiving: For strong links with the school.
Prayers: For outreach into the village.

30th April, Bishop's Stortford Sacombe John Chitham, (R) Caroline Franks

Thanksgiving: For the development of the midweek service.
Prayers: For the reordering of the rear of the church.

1st May, Board for Mission and Ministry

Thanksgiving: For all the work in parishes that the Mission & Ministry Department Officers are involved with, supporting youth and children’s work, flourishing churches and new worshipping communities.
Prayers: That we will effectively support our leaders across the diocese.

2nd May, Reaching New People Alison Jackson, Helen Neville, Luke Larner, Mark Dunwoody, Linda Watson, Susan Hughes, Tricia Humber

Thanksgiving: The work of all those parishes with whom we are engaged.
Prayers: For our upcoming Vision Day on the 16th May, in Chorleywood.

3rd May, Chaplains within Educational Establishments

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

Thanksgiving: For our faithful and caring congregation who have supported and encouraged us during the interregnum.
Prayers: The ministry of our long awaited new parish priest, Father Simon, as we walk together Living God’s Love.

5th May, Bishop's Stortford Standon John Chitham, (R) Caroline Franks

Thanksgiving: For the development of the Centre Community Church.
Prayers: For witness at the Standon Calling music festival in July.

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

Thanksgiving: Faithful committed Church wardens and treasurer who do a wonderful job looking after the church and whose hospitality is second to none.
Prayers: More folk in Stocking Pelham to make St Mary's their home.

7th May, Bishop's Stortford Thorley

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

8th May, Buntingford Anstey James Sawyer, (PTO) Paddy Cable, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Thanksgiving: The support of the community, our benefice and the ongoing restoration of our church.
Prayers: For our mission plans of welcome and outreach to the whole community.

9th May, Buntingford Ardeley

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

10th May, Buntingford Ashwell

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

11th May, Buntingford Aspenden

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

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

Thanksgiving: For a Church which puts Faith into action.
Prayers: For continued commitment to the supporting the Church financially.

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

Thanksgiving: For the generosity of all who responded to the appeal for our tower repairs.
Prayers: For our Benefice Pilgrimage.

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

Thanksgiving: For all who serve on our PCC.  
Prayers: For our plans to improve the facilities within our church.

15th May, Buntingford Benington (LEP)

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

16th May, Buntingford Brent Pelham James Sawyer, (PTO) Paddy Cable, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Thanksgiving: The bellringers' reestablished call to prayer and the ministry at our benefice midweek communion.
Prayers: For our mission plans of welcome and outreach to the whole community.

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

Thanksgiving: For enthusiasm for mission.
Prayers: For a new home group in Bygrave.

18th May, Buntingford Clothall Fiona Wheatley, (PTO) Nick Lyness

Thanksgiving: A loving and supportive church family.
Prayers: Growing that family.

19th May, Buntingford Cottered

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

20th May, Buntingford Hinxworth

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

21st May, Buntingford Hormead with Wyddial James Sawyer, (PTO) Paddy Cable, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Festival: Ascension Day
Thanksgiving: The generosity of our predecessors in the benefice, links with our church school and the new life we can bring to our communities.
Prayers: For our mission plans of welcome and outreach to the whole community.

22nd May, Buntingford Kelshall Vacancy, (R) Richard Genochio

Thanksgiving: For the continuity of prayer and worship during the vacancy, and for support of visiting clergy.
Prayers: For faithful teaching of the Gospel of Christ, and that people in the village may be receptive to it.

23rd May, Buntingford Layston with Buntingford

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

24th May, Buntingford Meesden James Sawyer, (PTO) Paddy Cable, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Thanksgiving: The powerful tangible presence of our creator God in the countryside and this benefice.
Prayers: For our mission plans of welcome and outreach to the whole community.

25th May, Buntingford Newnham

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

26th May, Buntingford Reed and Buckland Ruth Pyke, (PTOs) Richard Pyke, Sonia Falaschi -Ray

Thanksgiving: For our community choir singing at Cathedral Evensong.
Prayers: For all who work so hard in fund raising.

27th May, Buntingford Royston

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

28th May, Buntingford Rushden Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: The village community supporting us so generously in a new covenant initiative.
Prayers: For new friends to the church community.

29th May, Buntingford Sandon

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

30th May, Buntingford Therfield Vacancy, (R) Richard Genochio

Thanksgiving: For the continuity of prayer and worship during the vacancy, and for support of visiting clergy.
Prayers: For faithful teaching of the Gospel of Christ, and that people in the village may be receptive to it.

31st May, Buntingford Throcking

Festival: The Visitation
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

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