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

21st August, Hitchin St Paul’s Walden with Preston Vacant, (Rs) Dawn Jenkins, Alec Dickinson

Thanksgiving: For the ministry of everyone during the Vacancy.
Prayers: For the on-going Vacancy.
ACP: Okrika (Nigeria): Tubokosemie Atere; Bungoma (Kenya): George Mechumo

22nd August, Hitchin Stotfold Bill Britt, Graham Clark, (PTO) Jane Wheatley, (R) Andrea Charsley

Thanksgiving: For our first Curate and our new Sunday Tea Time Praise service.
Prayers: That we can set up activities to meet the spiritual and social needs of the group of young people who have just been Confirmed. 
ACP: Oleh (Nigeria): John Usiwoma Aruakpor; Bunyoro-Kitara (Uganda): Samuel Kahuma

23rd August, Hitchin Wilbury Barry E C Pate, (PTO) Wendy Heaney, (R) Peter Willcox

Thanksgiving: Mr Peter Willcox  - Development of role as Environmental Advisor in the Deanery.
Prayers: Ongoing work/strategy concerning financial situation.
ACP: Kentucky (ECUSA): Terry White; Kericho (Kenya): Ernest Kiprotich Ng'eno; Khartoum (Sudan): Ezekiel Kondo (Primate):

24th August, Hitchin Willian Jeni McQuaid, Amanda Ferris, (Rs) David Sellick, Jill Thompson, Tony Glenn, Martin Hannon

Thanksgiving: For the finances for our building project.
Prayers: For our long-awaited building project to start.
ACP: Kibondo (Tanzania): Sospeter Ndenza; Kigali (Rwanda): Louis Muvunyi; Kigeme (Rwanda): Assiel Musabyimana

25th August, Luton Biscot, Holy Trinity Thomas Singh

Thanksgiving: 150 years of Christian presence in Biscot, the church of Holy Trinity which is a landmark in itself, and its people.
Prayers: Resourceful and careful prayer for all involved in the consideration of the future for the Parish and the shape of ministry in this place.
ACP: The Anglican Church of South America; Gregory Venables - Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America and Bishop of Argentina

26th August, Luton Bushmead

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Olo (South Sudan): Tandema Obede; Busan (Korea): Onesimus Dongsin Park; Kigezi (Uganda): George Bagamuhunda

27th August, Luton Caddington Rob O’Neill, Lindsey Moss

Thanksgiving: For our weekly prayer meeting and discipleship group, and for the growth of our church family.
Prayers: For the success of our fledgling children’s ministry.
ACP: Olympia (ECUSA): Gregory Rickel; Busoga (Uganda): Paul Naimanhye

28th August, Luton Farley Hill, St John the Baptist Rob O’Neill

Thanksgiving: That nearly everyone is actively involved in the life of the church.
Prayers: For the successful transition of leadership within the Eden Team.
ACP: Omu-Aran (Nigeria): Philip Adeyemo; Butare (Rwanda): Nathan Gasatura; Butere (Kenya): Timothy Wambunya

29th August, Luton Leagrave, St Luke

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: On the Lake (Nigeria): Chijioke Oti; Buye (Burundi): Sixbert Macumi

30th August, Luton Luton Mike Jones, Andrew Gardner

Thanksgiving: That we are now back in the main building after replacing the heating system.
Prayers: For the Lord's guidance in the next season of mission and ministry.
ACP: On the Niger (Nigeria): Owen Chidozie Nwokolo; Byumba (Rwanda): Emmanuel Ngendahayo; Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh (Ireland): Ferran Glenfield

31st August, Luton Luton, All Saints with St Peter David Kesterton, Jo Burke

Thanksgiving: For strong relationships with those of other faiths in our community.
Prayers: For our developing ministry of welcome in a community where there are many who are marginalised and vulnerable and for wisdom in taking this forward in a sustainable way.
ACP: Kimberley & Kuruman (Southern Africa): Oswald Swartz; Kindu (Congo): Zacharie Masimango Katanda (Primate); Kinkiizi (Uganda): Dan Zoreka

1st September, Diocesan Board of Education David Morton, Vicki Barrière, Ruth Garman, Lizzie Jeanes, Charlotte Johnson, Belinda Copson, Bob Garrard

Thanksgiving: For the impact of the Community Life Fund; support for schools exploring creative solutions to deliver a high-quality education infused with Christian values.
Prayers: The schools prayer initiative ‘God is in this place’ (Lent 2020).
ACP: The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan; Justin Badi Arama – Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

2nd September, Cathedral Schools Team

Thanksgiving: All who welcome pupils and staff to the Cathedral.
ACP: Ondo (Nigeria): Stephen Oni; Calabar (Nigeria): Tunde Adeleye; Kinshasa (Congo): Achille Mutshindu

3rd September, Luton Luton, St Andrew Grantley Finlayson,  (PTO) Gladys Finlayson, (R) Delphine Newell, (LLW) Rose Forde

Thanksgiving: The outreach to our local schools with the Easter egg hunt and bonnet parade.
Prayers: As members visit, pray and sing with folks in our Residential & Nursing Homes.
ACP: Ontario (Canada): Michael Oulton; Calcutta (North India): Probal Kanto Dutta

4th September, Luton Luton, St Anne with St Christopher Anne Crosby, (R) Sandra Riley

Thanksgiving: The parish is growing together in learning, loving and worshipping.
Prayers: For a generosity of heart as we work on improving our financial situation.
ACP: Oqbomoso (Nigeria): Titus Babtunde Olayinka; Caledonia (Canada): David TJ Lehmann; Calgary (Canada): Gregory Kerr-Wilson; Calgary: Sidney Black

5th September, Luton Luton, St Augustine, Limbury Jairo Nyaongo, (R) Janna Bond

Prayers: Please pray for us as we seek God's guidance in working out proposed plans for new parish boundaries and ministry in the area.
ACP: Oregon (ECUSA): Michael Hanley; California (ECUSA): Marc Andrus

6th September, Luton Luton, St Francis Nick Grew, Sarah Hancock, (PTOs) Joy Daniel, Tony Sellers, (Rs) Barbara McIntosh, Rod Mason

Thanksgiving: Growing engagement with our community.
Prayers: People willing to be developed as leaders.
ACP: Orlu (Nigeria): Bennett Okoro; Cameroon (West Africa): Dibo Elango; Kirinyaga (Kenya): Joseph Kibichwa

7th September, Luton Luton, St Hugh, Lewsey Joe Pienaar, Andy Gliddon

Thanksgiving: For the growth of church attendance.
Prayers: Funding for the Building project.
ACP: Oru (Nigeria): Geoffrey Chukwunenye ; Canberra & Goulburn (Australia): Mark Short; Canberra & Goulburn (Suffs): Trevor Edwards, Stephen Pickard

8th September, Luton Luton, St Matthew, High Town Mike Jones, Nick Mwandia

Festival: Mary
Thanksgiving: For opening the building up for ministry in the community.
Prayers: For the parish as we review our future.
ACP: The Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan; Ezekiel Kumir Kondo - Archbishop of the Province of Sudan and Bishop of Khartoum

9th September, Luton Luton, St Paul Kate Lomax

Thanksgiving: For increased community engagement.
Prayers: For a renewed church vision.
ACP: Osaka (Japan): Andrew Haruhisa Iso ; Canterbury (England): Justin Welby (Primate); Canterbury (Suffs): Norman Banks, Jonathan Goodall, Roderick Thomas, Trevor Willmott

10th September, Luton Luton, St Saviour Yenda Smejkal, Digby Anderson

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Osun (Nigeria): James Popoola; Cape Coast (West Africa): Victor-Baffoe

11th September, Luton Marsh Farm

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Osun North (Nigeria): Abiodun T Olaoye; Cape Town (Southern Africa): The Revd Thabo Makgoba (Primate); Cape Town (Suff): Garth Counsell; Carlisle (England): James Newcome; Carlisle (Suff): Emma Ineson

12th September, Luton Stopsley, St Thomas David Alexander

Thanksgiving: The ministry of Ruth Barr during her time as Curate here.
Prayers: We have done the ‘Leading Your Church into Growth' (LYCiG) Local Course. Pray for a good on-going response amongst the whole church family as we prayerfully seek growth from God.
ACP: Osun North East (Nigeria): Vacant; Cashel & Ossory (Ireland): Michael Burrows

13th September, Luton Streatley

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Ottawa (Canada): John Chapman; Ottawa (Suff): Nigel Shaw; Central Buganda (Uganda): Michael Lubowa

14th September, Luton Sundon Yenda Smejkal, Digby Anderson

ACP: Otukpo (Nigeria): David Bello; Central Busoga (Uganda): Patrick Wakula; Kisangani (Congo): Lambert Botolome

15th September, Luton Woodside, St Andrew

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Tanzania; Maimbo Mndolwa - Archbishop of Tanzania and Bishop of Tanga

16th September, Rickmansworth Bovingdon Charles Burch, Simon Woodmore, (R) Gill Barrett

Thanksgiving: Our Plan For Growth as a result of our LYCiG course.
Prayers: The commitment and resources to see it through.
ACP: Owerri (Nigeria): Cyril Chukwunonyerem Okorocha; Central Ecuador (ECUSA): Victor Scantlebury; Kita Kanto (Japan): Zerubbabel Katsuichi Hirota

17th September, Rickmansworth Chipperfield Michele du Saire, (R) Phil Waine

Thanksgiving: Our Benefice Administrator, the faithfulness of the PCC and their commitment to the life of the church.
Prayers: For a Director of Music to join our community; the staff and Governors at St Paul's School.
ACP: Owo (Nigeria): Stephen Fagbemi; Central Florida (ECUSA): Gregory Brewer

18th September, Rickmansworth Chorleywood, Christ Church

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Oxford (England): Steven Croft; Oxford (Suffs): Colin Fletcher. Andrew Proud, Alan Wilson; Central Gulf Coast (ECUSA): Russell Kendrick; Central Melanesia: George Takeli (Primate):

19th September, Rickmansworth Chorleywood, St Andrew

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Oyo (Nigeria): Williams Aladekugbe; Central New York (ECUSA): DeDe -Probe

20th September, Rickmansworth Croxley Green, All Saints Miriam Mugan

Thanksgiving: The success of the Pop-Up Cafés recently developed during school holidays.
Prayers: For the planned development of Forest Church.
ACP: Pacong (South Sudan): Joseph Atot; Central Newfoundland (Canada): John Watton; Kitale (Kenya): Stephen Kewasis; Kitale (Suff): Samson Tuliapus

21st September, Rickmansworth Croxley Green, St Oswald Robert Riley-Braley, (PTO) Richard Bartlett, (R) Tony Barton, Magdalena Pletsch

Thanksgiving: For gifts and time offered in the service of the church by many members of the congregation.
Prayers: For a culture of invitation and plans for an Enquirer's Course.
ACP: Kiteto (Tanzania): Isaiah Chambala; Kitgum (Uganda): Wilson Kitara; Kitui (Kenya): Josephat Mule

22nd September, Rickmansworth Mill End and Heronsgate with West Hyde Simon Cutmore, Samuel Frampton, (Rs) Helen Ford, Maggie Owen, Anne Peat, (LLW) Paul Palmer

Thanksgiving: For 8 Baptised children newly receiving Communion and those preparing for Confirmation.
Prayers: For our ministry in the community, especially in local schools.
ACP: The Church of the Province of Uganda; Stanley Ntagali - Archbishop of Uganda and and Bishop of Kampala

23rd September, Rickmansworth Rickmansworth Deborah Snowball, (PTO) Scott Talbott, (Methodist) Richard Lowson

Thanksgiving: The recent happy celebrations for of our Patronal Festival - with the Archdeacon of St Alban's as President and Preacher.
Prayers: The children and families of our Church Primary School as the new Academic Year gets underway.
ACP: Panama (Central America): Julio Murray Thompson (Primate); Central Pennsylvania (ECUSA): Audrey Scanlan; Kivu (Rwanda): Augustin Ahimana

24th September, Rickmansworth Sarratt Michele du Saire, (R) Angela Coakley

Thanksgiving: Our Benefice Administrator, the faithfulness of the PCC and their commitment to the life of the church.
Prayers: To create meaningful opportunities to connect to children and families; our building project.
ACP: Pankshin (Nigeria): Olumuyiwa Ajayi; Central Philippines (Philippines): Dixie Copanut Taclobao

25th September, Sharnbrook Bletsoe James Isaacs, (Rs) Richard White, Lynda Simister

Thanksgiving: For the completion of a big project restoring the abandoned chancel.
Prayers: For wisdom as to how we can best use this new space for gospel welcome and outreach.
ACP: Panyana Area (South Sudan): Seme Nigo Abinda; Central Solomons (Melanesia): Ben Seka; Central Tanganyika (Tanzania): Dickson Chilongani

26th September, Sharnbrook Bolnhurst

Prayers: That you will continue to give us the strength to continue in our worship at St Dunstan's and also in reaching out to the local community.
ACP: Papua New Guinea: Allan Migi (Primate); Central Zambia (Central Africa): Derek Kamukwamba

27th September, Sharnbrook Bromham Catherine Wilson, Paula Vennells, (PTO) Di Harpham

Thanksgiving: The start of a new ministry, with the opportunities and challenges that brings.
Prayers: Pray for the growth and development of our youth group and ministry to families.
ACP: Paraguay (South America): Peter John Henry Bartlett; Central Zimbabwe (Central Africa): Ignatius Makumbe; Kobe (Japan): Augustine Naoaki Kobayashi

28th September, Sharnbrook Carlton with Chellington

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Patna (North India): Philip Marandih; Chandigarh (North India): Younas Massey

29th September, Sharnbrook Clapham Stephen Liley

Festival: Michael and All Angels
Thanksgiving: Great Summer with holiday clubs for juniors and senior citizens, and Urban Saints Youth Camp.
Prayers: Renewed strength and vision to reach out to our neighbours with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
ACP: Pray for the Episcopal Church; Michael Curry - Presiding Bishop of TEC

30th September, Sharnbrook Colmworth Timothy Wilson, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: For these three small Parishes working more closely together and with a new two year interim Priest-in-Charge.
Prayers: Pray that together we may discern a long term future viability.
ACP: Pelotas (Brazil): Renato Da Cruz Raatz; Chelmsford (England): Stephen Cottrell; Chelmsford (Suffs): Peter Hill, Roger Morris, John Perumbalath

1st October, The Chancellor and Registrars of the Diocese

Thanksgiving: Those who support ministry in our Diocese
ACP: Pennsylvania (ECUSA): Daniel Gutierrez; Chester (England): Peter Robert Forster; Suffs: Libby Lane, Keith Sinclair

2nd October, Those who offer Minstry through Bishop’s Mission Orders

Thanksgiving: The Hub, Hitchin: For their new church leader, the dedication of all who serve at The Hub. Great Denham and West Kempston: The good relationship between St James’ Church Biddenham and Great Denham.
Prayers: The Hub Hitchin: An additional staff member and development of new youth community. Soul Survivor, Watford: Strength, joy and protection of their team and for fruitfulness in serving their community and sharing the Gospel. Great Denham and West Kempston: That the new ‘Under 5’s Breakfast & Play’ will be embraced by the church community.
ACP: Perth (Australia): Kay Goldsworthy; Suffs: Jeremy James, Kate Wilmot; Chhattisgarh (North India): Robert Ali; Chicago (ECUSA): Jeffrey Lee

3rd October, Sharnbrook Dean Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: The Stodden Churches journey together.
Prayers: The development of a new Stodden Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Peru (South America): Jorge Luis Aguilar; Chichester (England): Martin Warner; Suffs: Richard Jackson; Mark Sowerby

4th October, Sharnbrook Felmersham

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Peshawar (Pakistan): Humphrey Peters (Primate); Chotanagpur (North India): B. B. Baskey; Koforidua (West Africa): Felix Odei Annancy

5th October, Sharnbrook Harrold

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Peterborough (England): Donald Allister; Suff: John Holbrook; Christ the King (Southern Africa): William Mostert

6th October, Sharnbrook Keysoe Tim Wilson, (PTO) David Miller, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Prayers: The 5 Parishes as they work together to serve and reach out to our communities.
ACP: The Church in Wales; John Davies - Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea & Brecon

7th October, Sharnbrook Knotting with Souldrop

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Phulbani (North India): Bijay Nayak; Christchurch (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Peter Carrell; Kolhapur (North India): Sandeep Suresh Vibhute

8th October, Sharnbrook Melchbourne Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: For the Stodden Churches journey together.
Prayers: For the development of a new Stodden mission action plan.
ACP: Pittsburgh (ECUSA): Dorsey W M McConnell; Chubu (Japan): Peter Ichiro Shibusawa

9th October, Sharnbrook Milton Ernest

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Polynesia (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Fereimi Cama; Suffs: Henry Bull, Gabriel Sharma, Afa Vaka; Clogher (Ireland): John McDowell; Cochin (South India): Baker Ninan Fenn

10th October, Sharnbrook Oakley (LEP) Catherine Wilson, Paula Vennells, (PTO) Di Harpham

Thanksgiving: Very positive collaborations with our Methodist friends.
Prayers: The continued growth of the good relationship with the local school.
ACP: Popondota (Papua New Guinea): Lindsley Ihove; Coimbatore (South India): Timothy Ravinder

11th October, Sharnbrook Odell

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea): Denny Bray Guka; Colombia (ECUSA): Francisco Duque; Kollam - Kottarakkara (South India): Oommen George

12th October, Sharnbrook Pavenham

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Port Sudan (Sudan): Abdu Elnur Kodi; Colombo (Ceylon): Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey; Kondoa (Tanzania): Given Gaula

13th October, Sharnbrook Pertenhall Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: The Stodden Churches journey together.
Prayers: The development of a new Stodden Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Pray for the Church of the Province of West Africa; Daniel Sarfo - Primate & Metropolitan, CPWA; Archbishop of the Internal province of Ghana and Bishop of Kumasi

14th October, Sharnbrook Podington with Farndish

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Portsmouth (England): Christopher Foster; Colorado (ECUSA): Kym Lucas; Kongor (South Sudan): Gabriel Thuch Agot

15th October, Sharnbrook Ravensden Tim Wilson, (PTO) David Miller, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: A wonderful Flower & Craft festival which drew in huge numbers over a whole weekend.
Prayers: For creative ways to use our beautiful ancient but simple Grade 1 listed building to reach and welcome in our small and scattered community. Pray for Anna Spyropoulos as she starts as new Headteacher of our VA School in September.
ACP: Pretoria (Southern Africa): Allan John Kannemeyer; Concepcion (Chile): Enrique Lago Zugadi

16th October, Sharnbrook Riseley James Isaacs, (Rs) Richard White, Lynda Simister

Thanksgiving: The appointment of a Children and Families worker.
Prayers: For the gospel to continue to go out faithfully across Riseley.
ACP: Puerto Rico (ECUSA): Rafael Morales Maldonado, Suff: Wilfrido Ramos Orench; Connecticut (ECUSA): Ian Douglas, Suff: Laura Ahrens; Connor (Ireland): Alan Francis Abernethy

17th October, Sharnbrook Sharnbrook

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Pune (North India): Sharad Yuvraj Gaikwad; Cork, Cloyne & Ross (Ireland): William Paul Colton

18th October, Sharnbrook Shelton Stephen Holroyd

Festival: Luke the Evangelist
Thanksgiving: The Stodden Churches journey together
Prayers: The development of a new Stodden mission action plan
ACP: Qu'Appelle (Canada): Robert Hardwick; Costa Rica (Central America): Orlando Gomez; Kontagora (Nigeria): Jonah Ibrahim

19th October, Sharnbrook Stagsden Catherine Wilson, Paula Vennells, (PTO) Di Harpham

Thanksgiving: The successful installation of a roof alarm.
Prayers: For greater enagagement between village people and the church.
ACP: Quebec (Canada): Bruce Myers; Coventry (England): Christopher Cocksworth, Suff: John Stroyan; Krishna-Godavari (South India): George Cornelious Tantepudi

20th October, Sharnbrook Stevington

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies

21st October, Sharnbrook Swineshead Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: The Stodden Churches journey together.
Prayers: The development of a new Stodden Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Raiwind (Pakistan): Azad Marshall; Cuba (ECUSA): Griselda Delgado Del Carpio; Kubwa (Nigeria): Duke Akamisoko

22nd October, Sharnbrook Thurleigh (LEP)

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Rajasthan (North India): Darbara Singh: Cueibet (South Sudan): Elijah Muteny Awet

23rd October, Sharnbrook Turvey

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Rayalaseema (South India): B D Prasada Rao; Cuernavaca (Mexico): Enrique Treviño Cruz; Curitiba (Brazil): Naudal Alves Gomes (Primate):

24th October, Sharnbrook Wilden Tim Wilson, (PTO) David Miller, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: The growth and vitality of our Junior Choir and great links with our VA School.
Prayers: For our long term plan to create more flexible welcome space at the back of the church.
ACP: Recife (Brazil): João Cancio Peixoto; Cuttack (North India): Surendra Kumar Nanda

25th October, Sharnbrook Wymington

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Rejaf (South Sudan): Edward Tombe; Cyangugu (Rwanda): Nathan Amooti Rusengo; Kuching (South East Asia): Danald Jute; Kuching (South East Asia): Solomon Cheong Sung Voon, Suff: Nelson Ugas Bulang

26th October, Sharnbrook Yelden Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: The Stodden Churches journey together.
Prayers: For the development of a new Stodden Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Remo (Nigeria): Michael Fape; Cyprus and the Gulf (Jerusalem & Middle East): Michael Augustine Owen Lewis; Kumasi (West Africa): Daniel Sarfo (Primate):

27th October, St Albans Aldenham Robert Fletcher

Thanksgiving: For the Team Retreat and the Confirmation Service.
Prayers: For children's work.
ACP: The Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey - Bishop of Colombo; Keerthisiri Fernando - Bishop of Kurunegala

28th October, St Albans Bricket Wood Kylie Hodgins, (PTO) David Veness, (Rs) Paul Littlefair, Richard Wilkins

Thanksgiving: A good start to our Messy Church-style event.
Prayers: For musicians to help lead our sung worship.
ACP: Renk (South Sudan): Joseph Garang Atem; Daejeon (Korea): Moses Nagjun Yoo (Primate); Kumi (Uganda): Edison Irigei

29th October, St Albans Colney Heath, St Mark

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Rhode Island (ECUSA): Nicholas Knisely; Dallas (ECUSA): George R. Sumner, Jr.

30th October, St Albans Frogmore, Holy Trinity

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Rift Valley (Tanzania): John Daudi Lupaa; Damaturu (Nigeria): Yohannah A Audu; Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania): Jackson Sosthenes

31st October, St Albans London Colney, St Peter Pat Jones, Philip Green, (R) Rosemary Rawlinson

Prayers: For creative minds to help solve the financial maintenance of our Graveyard; The many Self Support Groups that use our Parch Centre that they may be enabled and empowered to challenge addiction.; Our new initiative of a drop-in contact group for parents, babies and toddlers to encourage fellowship and local connection for young families. To re-energise our Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Eduardo Coelho Grillo; Davao (Philippines): Jonathan Labasan Casimina

1st November, St Albans Radlett Javaid Iqbal, (PTOs) Christopher Newton, Michael Carter, (Rs) Eileen Bigg, Fiona Holliday

Festival: All Saint's Day
Thanksgiving: The success of our outreach to young families including Messy Cafe and Messy Church.
Prayers: For our worship and a suitable person with gift for leading worship to join us. 
ACP: Rio Grande (ECUSA): Michael Vono; Delaware (ECUSA): Kevin S. Brown; Kurunegala (Ceylon): Keerthisiri Fernando

2nd November, Diocesan Synod

Thanksgiving: For those who give of their time and expertise in serving on the Synod.
Prayers: For wisdom and discernment as the Synod considers the way forward for Living God’s Love over the coming years.
ACP: Rochester (England): James Langstaff, Suff: Simon Burton-Jones; Rochester (ECUSA): Prince Singh; Kushtia (Bangladesh): Samuel Sunil Mankhin (Primate):

3rd November, Retired Clergy in the Diocese

Thanksgiving: For the continuing ministry of retired clergy.
Prayers: For the Clergy Retirement Officers in the diocese - David Lawson, Martin King and Christopher Strong.
ACP: The Church of Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Nicholas Dill – Bishop of Bermuda

4th November, St Albans Shenley Daniel McCarthy, (ALM) John Hayes

Thanksgiving: Flourishing traditional and new  "festival" style services where many gather and experience God. This included taking 2 shy of 50 people away to Othona for a parish weekend.
Prayers: To renew and revitalise our main Eucharist service in order for it to be accessible and attractive to new families, those new to the area and the ageing in our community. 
ACP: Rockhampton (Australia): David Robinson; Delhi (North India): Warris K. Masih; Kutigi (Nigeria): Jeremiah Kolo

5th November, St Albans St Albans Cathedral Jeffrey John, Abi Thompson, Kevin Walton, Kim Quak-Winslow, Jonathan Llloyd

Thanksgiving: Successful completion of the building project and the opportunities for welcome and learning which it brings
Prayers: Our MAP objectives for growth in congregation, visitors, learners, and sustainability.
ACP: Rokon (South Sudan): Francis Loyo Mori; Derby (England): Vacant, Suff: Janet McFarlane

6th November, St Albans St Albans, Christ Church Jeremy Follett, (PTO) Dele Agbelusi, (Rs) John Truscott, Janet Hill

Thanksgiving: The development of a new ministry team.  Jeremy back after a period of illness.  The weekend away.
Prayers: Our growth strategy.  The needs for a Stewardship Campaign.
ACP: Rorya (Tanzania): John Adiema; Derry & Raphoe (Ireland): Kenneth Good; Dhaka (Bangladesh): Paul Shishir Sarker

7th November, St Albans St Albans, St Luke Mark Slater, David Halsey, (Public Preacher) Robert Donald, (R) Kath Clough

Thanksgiving: For 10 years of WOW! (Our Messy Church.)
Prayers: Renewal of home groups and discipleship formation.
ACP: Ruaha (Tanzania): Joseph Mgomi; Diocese in Europe (England): David Hamid, Suff: Robert Innes; Europe (ECUSA): Pierre Whalon

8th November, St Albans St Albans, St Mary Marshalswick

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Rumbek (South Sudan): Alapayo Manyang Kuctiel, Suff: Elizabeth Awor Ngor; The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands (West Indies): Laish Boyd; Kwara (Nigeria): Olusegun Adeyemi

9th November, St Albans St Albans, St Michael with St Mary Childwick Green Kenneth Padley, Charles King, (PTO) John Hayton

Thanksgiving: The completed extension at St Mary's Childwick; the new people who can now access the church.
Prayers: For further flourishing and expansion of our home groups.
ACP: The Free State (formerly Bloemfontein): (Southern Africa): Dintoe Letloenyane

10th November, St Albans St Albans, St Paul

Festival: Remembrance Sunday
Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: The Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Jorge Pina Cabral - Bishop of the Lusitanian Church

11th November, St Albans St Albans, St Peter Mark Dearnley, Alex Huzzey, Em Coley, (PTOs) Gill Keir, Jan Neale, (Rs) Ruth Dearnley, Richard Butler, Margaret Tinsley

Festival: Armistice Day
Thanksgiving: Our ongoing ministry and relationship to the city centre networks and community.
Prayers: Our ministry among children and youth.
ACP: Rumonge (Burundi): Pedaculi Birakengana; On the Coast formerly (Ikale-Ilaje): (Nigeria): J Ebunoluwa Ogunele; Kwoi (Nigeria): Paul Zamani

12th November, St Albans St Albans, St Saviour

Thanksgiving: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Rupert's Land (Canada): Geoffrey J Woodcroft; Dogura (Papua New Guinea): Tennyson Bogar

13th November, St Albans St Albans, St Stephen Becky Leach, Patrick Moriarty, Kirsty Wainwright, (PTO) Martin Banister, Clare Baynes, Geoff Lackey, Allan Medforth, (R) Stephanie Willcocks

Thanksgiving: Ongoing creative ministry and mission connected with our MAP; for a growing and collaborative team of ordained and lay leaders.
Prayers: For our children and youth ministry, and among families in our community.
ACP: Rutana (Burundi): Pontien Ribakare; Doko (Nigeria): Uriah Kolo; Dominican Republic (ECUSA): Moisés Quezada Mota

14th November, Stevenage Graveley with Chivesfield (otherwise Graveley) Dave Brown

Thanksgiving: The faithfulness of the church and stronger links with the local school.
Prayers: For the Lord to strengthen the weary and to raise up more workers.
ACP: Ruwenzori (Uganda): Reuben Kisembo; Dornakal (South India): Vadapalli Prasada Rao

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

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