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Daily Prayers

Regular prayer diary

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

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

19th February, Barnet Ridge Vacancy

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

20th February, Barnet South Mymms Vacancy

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

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

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

22nd February, Bedford Bedford, All Saints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26th February, Bedford Bedford, St Mark

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

27th February, Bedford Bedford, St Martin In Vacancy

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

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

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

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

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

1st March, Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Office

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

1st March, Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Office

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

2nd March, Diocesan Board of Finance

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

2nd March, Diocesan Board of Finance

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

3rd March, Bedford Bedford, St Paul

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

3rd March, Bedford Bedford, St Paul Kevin Goss, (PTOs) Hazel Smith, Michael Bradley;  (Rs) James Beauchamp, Cliff Harris, (ALM) Margaret Blake

Thanksgiving: Our flourishing liturgical life and outreach to the civic community.
Prayers: For help with imbedding LYCIG in our church life and growing the numbers of families.
ACP: Manicaland (Central Africa): Erick Ruwona; Toungoo (Myanmar): Saw John Wilme; Hawaii (ECUSA): Robert Fitzpatrick

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

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

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

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

5th March, Bedford Biddenham

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

5th March, Bedford Biddenham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8th March, Bedford Elstow

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

8th March, Bedford Elstow Paul Messam, Kate Scott, (R) John Hinson

Thanksgiving: For those participating in the ‘Wind in the Willows’ Lent course.
Prayers: For the continued fundraising towards rebuilding Hillersden Hall. 
ACP: Pray for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo; Zacharie Masimango Katanda - Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu

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

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

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

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

10th March, Bedford Houghton Conquest

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

10th March, Bedford Houghton Conquest Stephen Toze, (R) Robert Heley

Thanksgiving: We remain in good heart through our problems.
Prayers: Our focus is the need for a roof as we are under a temporary roof at the moment.
ACP: Ughelli (Nigeria): Cyril Odutemu; Ho (West Africa): Matthias Mededues-Badohu

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

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

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

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

12th March, Bedford Kempston

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

12th March, Bedford Kempston

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving: For commitment to growth and transformation in the congregation, in the parish, and in our mission to the community.
Prayers: For results to flow out of that commitment.
ACP: Masasi (Tanzania): James Almasi; Upper Shire (Central Africa): Brighton Vitta Malasa

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

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

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

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

15th March, Bedford Renhold Ian Smith

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

15th March, Bedford Renhold Ian Smith

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

16th March, Bedford Wilshamstead

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

16th March, Bedford Wilshamstead Stephen Toze, (R) Robert Heley

Thanksgiving: For our faithful church members as we prepare for changes.
Prayers: Our focus is on our preparations for the future, our hopes to grow our core congregation.
ACP: Maseno North (Kenya): Charles Kaskan Asilutwa; Utah (ECUSA): Scott Hayashi; Honduras (ECUSA): Lloyd Allen

17th March, Bedford Wootton

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

17th March, Bedford Wootton Peter Ackroyd, Phillip Young, Shaun Atkins, (Rs) Jim Hignett, Charles Ashbrook

Thanksgiving: For new church members and their families.
Prayers: For bold discernment over plans for growth, and for the development of leaders. 
ACP: Maseno South (Kenya): Charles Ong'injo; Uyo (Nigeria): Prince Asukwo Antai; Hong Kong Island: Paul Kwong (Primate)

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

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

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

Thanksgiving: For growing relationships with our wider community.
Prayers: That we would deepen our relationship with God, with one another and with our wider community.
ACP: Maseno West (Kenya): Joseph Wasonga; Valparaiso (Chile): Samuel Morrison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st April, Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee Executive Committee

2nd April, Diocesan Board of Education David Morton, Director of Education and Team

Thanksgiving: Give thanks for the work of the Diocese of St Albans Multi-Academy Trust, its 350-plus staff, over 1700 pupils, and its Members, Directors and Governors.
Prayers: Pray for headteachers, governors and staff in Central Bedfordshire affected by the Schools for the Future reorganisation proposals as they are brought forward.

3rd April, Biggleswade Cockayne Hatley 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.

4th April, Biggleswade Cople

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

5th April, Biggleswade Dunton

Festival: Palm Sunday
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers of the Parish and community they serve

6th April, Biggleswade Eaton Socon Timothy Robb

Thanksgiving: For the launch of and positive reception of the 'Grace Course', another discipleship resource.
Prayers: For more leaders for our young people’s work.

7th April, Biggleswade Eyeworth Vacant

Thanksgiving: For the families who worship with us.
Prayers: For the new vicar yet to be appointed.

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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