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

19th June, Dunstable Egginton Noel McGeeney, (R) Linda Morris

Thanksgiving: A committed Friend's group and their fundraising activities.
Prayers: For speedy repairs to the damage caused by the heatwave last summer.
ACP: Nicaragua (Central America): Sturdie Downs (Dio); Argentina (S America): Gregory James Venables (Pri); Argyll & The Isles (Scotland): Kevin Pearson (Dio)

20th June, Dunstable Heath and Reach Noel McGeeney

Thanksgiving: Local businesses who support our Seasonal Lunches for people living alone.
Prayers: For those being Confirmed this year that they truly experience a life giving Spirit.
ACP: Niger Delta N (Nigeria): Ignatius Kattey (Dio); Niger Delta W: Emmanuel Oko-Jaja (Dio); The Niger Delta: Ralph Ebirien (Dio); Niger W: Johnson Ekwe (Dio)

21st June, Dunstable Hockliffe Noel McGeeney, (Rs) Geoff Marchant, Tricia Humber

Thanksgiving: Closer relations with English Heritage and the local historical society.
Prayers: For a team to co-ordinate a friends of St Nicholas.
ACP: Nike (Nigeria): Evans Ibeagha (Dio); Arizona (ECUSA): Kirk Smith (Dio); Jebba (Nigeria): Timothy Adewole (Dio)

22nd June, Dunstable Houghton Regis Diego Galanzino, (PTOs) Peter Stannard, Janet Yabsley

Festival: Alban
Thanksgiving: Involvement of our volunteers in the life of the parish.
Prayers: Revision of our MAP and vocations to the priesthood.
ACP: Nimule Area (S Sudan): Gabriel Angok Arok; Arkansas (ECUSA): Larry Benfield (Dio); Jerusalem (Jerusalem & Middle East): Suheil Dawani (Pri)

23rd June, Dunstable Kensworth Nicola Lenthall, (R) Dorothy Blackburn

Thanksgiving: New and younger PCC members.
Prayers: For continued growth of new youth work.
ACP: Pray for the United Church of N India; Prem Chand Singh - Moderator of CNI & Bishop of Jabalpur

24th June, Dunstable Leighton Buzzard Vacant, (PTOs) Don Brewin, Malcolm Grant, John Payne-Cook, (Rs) Laurelin Burge, Linda Morris, Geoffrey Huskisson, Geoff Marchant, Molly Bowerman, Roger Collor

Thanksgiving: All those who have helped during our Vacancy.
Prayers: For ongoing growth in mission with a new Incumbent.
ACP: Nnewi (Nigeria): Godwin Okpala (Dio); Armagh (Ireland): Richard Lionel Clarke (Pri); Johannesburg (Southern Africa): Stephen Moreo (Dio)

25th June, Dunstable Linslade Bernard Minton, (PTO) Wyn Jones, (Rs) Charles Amis, Michael Finney, Russell Stannard, Ian Woodward

Thanksgiving: Our Summer Fair, especially all our helpers and organisers.
Prayers: Plans to improve the vestries and loos, and for a renewed vision for the future of our Team.
ACP: Nord Kivu (Congo): Muhindo Isesomo (Dio); Armidale (Australia): Richard Lewers (Dio)

26th June, Dunstable Sandhills, Church of the Good Shepherd (Conventional District) Steve Marsh

Thanksgiving: Growing sense of vision for the Sandhills estate.
Prayers: Discerning and resources for our Youth Bus Project.
ACP: N Ankole (Uganda): Stephen Namanya (Dio); Arochukwu/Ohafia (Nigeria): Johnson Onuoha (Dio); Aru (Congo): Georges Titre Ande (Dio); Aru (Congo): Ngarahu Katene (Dio)

27th June, Dunstable Stanbridge

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: N Carolina (ECUSA): Samuel Rodman (Dio), Anne Hodges-Copple, F. Clayton Matthews; Asaba (Nigeria): Justus Mogekwu (Dio)

28th June, Dunstable Studham Nicola Lenthall, (R) Dorothy Blackburn

Thanksgiving: A new Treasurer.
Prayers: The on-going development of Messy Holy Communion.
ACP: N Central Philippines (Philippines): Joel Atiwag Pachao (Pri); N Central Philippines (Philippines): Nestor D Poltic (Dio); Asante-Mampong (W Africa): Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith (Dio); Jos (Nigeria) Benjamin Kwashi (Dio)

29th June, Dunstable Tilsworth

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: N Dakota (ECUSA): Michael Smith (Dio); Athabasca (Canada): Fraser Lawton (Dio); Juba (S Sudan): Vacant (Dio); Juba (S Sudan): Fraser Elias (Asst)

30th June, Dunstable Toddington

Prayers: The people of the church and the community they serve
ACP: Pray for the United Church of Pakistan; Humphrey Peters - Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan

1st July, Workplace Ministry Chaplains

Thanksgiving: For our partners in Ministry that have sustained us over the year, financially and in prayers.
Prayers: Volunteer Chaplains as they seek to demonstrate God’s love in words and action to the thousands of people we come into contact with each year. And prayers for our canals and waterways addressing issues of poverty, mental health, and relationship breakdown.
ACP: North East India (North India): Michael Herenz; Atlanta (ECUSA): Robert Wright; Kabba (Nigeria): Steven Akobe

2nd July, Dunstable Totternhoe

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba (West Indies): L. Errol Brooks; Attooch (South Sudan): Moses Anur Ayom

3rd July, Dunstable Whipsnade Nicola Lenthall, (R) Dorothy Blackburn

Festival: Thomas the Apostle
Thanksgiving: For new congregational members.
Prayers: For progress with the roadway access to the church.
ACP: North Karamoja (Uganda): James Nasak; Auckland (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Ross Bay; Auckland (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): James White; Ayaci (South Sudan): Ogeno Charles Opoka

4th July, Hemel Hempstead Apsley End Richard Howlett

Thanksgiving: For all who give their time to care for the church building and grounds, and to support  our outreach and mission, on Saturdays and Sundays and during the week.
Prayers: For our plans to take forward results of discussions in the Lent Course "Everybody Welcome', as part of our MAP and Growth Strategy.
ACP: North Kigezi (Uganda): Benon Magezi; Aweil (South Sudan): Abraham Yel Nhial; Aweil (South Sudan): Peter Akuei Garang; Aweil (South Sudan): Joseph Mamer Manot

5th July, Hemel Hempstead Bennetts End Richard Howlett, (PTO) Carole Camp, (R) Dr Bob Day

Thanksgiving: For our new Art Club which opened in May on Mental Health Awareness Day, all who work hard to be church, and warm relationships with local schools.
Prayers: For our continuing efforts to grow the church, reach out to the community, and address our financial deficit.
ACP: North Mbale (Uganda): Samuel Gidudu; Awerial (South Sudan): David Akau Kuol Mayom; Kadugli & Nuba Mountains (Sudan): Andudu Adam Elnail; Kadugli & Nuba Mountains (Sudan): Hassan Osman

6th July, Hemel Hempstead Boxmoor Michael Macey, Ruth Goatly, (Rs) Carole Lewis, Sheena Wilson

Thanksgiving: For the growth in work with Children and Young people.
Prayers: To discern our new priorities and how to fully resource them.
ACP: North Queensland (Australia): Keith Joseph; Awgu / Aninri (Nigeria): Emmaunuel Ugwu; Kaduna (Nigeria): Timothy Yahaya

7th July, Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead, Grovehill and Woodhall Farm (LEP) Austin Janes, Hilary Kemp, (R) Jenny Baker

Thanksgiving: For the growth of people of all abilities using their gifts in worship.
Prayers: For the launching of a youth group for 10 -13 year olds.
ACP: Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea; Allan Migi - Archbishop of Papua New Guinea

8th July, Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead, St Barnabas, Adeyfield Richard Graham, (PTO) Francis Graham-Brown, (R) Ken Sherman, (LLW) David Capon

Thanksgiving: For our new prayer groups.
Prayers: For mission ideas.
ACP: North West Australia (Australia): Gary Nelson; Awka (Nigeria): Alexander Ibezim; Kafanchan (Nigeria): Marcus Dogo

9th July, Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead, St Mary and St Paul John Williams, Caroline Wainman, Luke Geoghegan, (PTOs) Diana Spink, Richard Leslie

Thanksgiving: New growth through First 'sausage' Sunday.
Prayers: Introduction of the Parish Giving Scheme.
ACP: Northern Argentina (South America): Nicholas James Quested Drayson; Northern Argentina (South America): Mateo Alto; Northern Argentina (South America): Crisanto Rojas; Awori (Nigeria): J Akin Atere

10th July, Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead, Warners End and Gadebridge Pete Stevenson

Thanksgiving: Messy Church gathering momentum, and new initiative “Brain Fit” going well.
Prayers: Further groups to hire hall space following slight re-ordering of back of church.
ACP: Northern California (ECUSA): Barry Beisner; Badagry (Nigeria): Joseph Adeyemi; Ballarat (Australia): Garry Weatherill

11th July, Hemel Hempstead Kings Langley

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Northern Indiana (ECUSA): Douglas Sparks; Bangor (Wales): Andrew John

12th July, Hemel Hempstead Leverstock Green

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Northern Luzon (Philippines): Hilary Ayban Pasikan; Banks & Torres (Melanesia): Alfred Patterson Worek; Kagera (Tanzania): Darlington Bendankeha

13th July, Hertford and Ware Aston (Conventional District) Jenny Gray, Angela Lynas, (R) Ann Edwards

Thanksgiving: For faithful congregation and PCC.
Prayers: To reach new people with our new prayer tent at fetes/festivals and our new MAP.
ACP: Kajiado (Kenya): Gadiel Katanga Lenini; Kajo-Keji (South Sudan): Emmanuel Murye Modi; Kamango (Congo): Sabiti Tibafa Daniel

14th July, Hertford and Ware Bayford

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: The Episcopal Church in the Philippines; The Revd Joel Atiwag Pachao - Prime Bishop of the Philippines

15th July, Hertford and Ware Bengeo Holy Trinity and St Leonard with Christ Church

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Northern Malawi (Central Africa): Fanuel Emmanuel Magangani; Barbados (West Indies): Michael Maxwell; Kampala (Uganda): The Revd Stanley Ntagali (Primate): Kampala (Uganda): Hannington Mutebi

16th July, Hertford and Ware Bramfield Jenny Gray, Angela Lynas, (R) Ann Edwards

Thanksgiving: For faithful congregation and PCC.
Prayers: To reach new people with our new prayer tent at fetes/festivals and our new MAP.
ACP: Northern Mexico (Mexico): Francisco Moreno (Primate): Bari (Nigeria): Idris Zubairu

17th July, Hertford and Ware Essendon

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Northern Michigan (ECUSA): Rayford Ray; Barisal (Bangladesh): Shourabh Pholia; Barrackpore (India): Paritosh Canning

18th July, Hertford and Ware Great Amwell with St Margaret’s Anne Donaldson

Thanksgiving: Gt Amwell: Bequest that enabled us to re-order the vestry with a kitchen; St Margaret's: Families and children
Prayers: Gt Amwell and St Margarets: that more people feel the need to know God.
ACP: Northern Philippines (Philippines): Brent Alawas; Northern Philippines (Philippines): Miguel Yamoyam; Bath & Wells: Peter Hancock; Bath & Wells (Suff): Ruth Worsley

19th July, Hertford and Ware Hertford All Saints Jo Loveridge, (R) Janet Bird

Thanksgiving: Weekly Dementia Club and their care, enthusiasm and support; all the children and families who pile into the weekly Hot Choc stop known by the children as Biscuit Church .
Prayers: For the challenge of maintaining a financially sustainable huge church building.
ACP: Northern Territory, The (Australia): Greg Anderson; Bathurst (Australia): Ian Palmer; Kano (Nigeria): Zakka Nyam

20th July, Hertford and Ware Hertford, St Andrew with St Nicholas Alan Stewart, Wendy Sellars, (PTO) Bill Church

Thanksgiving: The addition of a new home group.
Prayers: For the setting up of a Lay Healing Team.
ACP: Northern Uganda (Uganda): Johnson Gakumba; Bauchi (Nigeria): Musa Tula; Kansas (ECUSA): Vacant

21st July, Hertford and Ware Hertingfordbury Alan Stewart, Wendy Sellars, (PTO) Bill Church

Thanksgiving: The priesting of our Curate, Wendy.
Prayers: Our vision to work with and minister to the local Park Run.
ACP: The Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda; Laurent Mbanda - Archbishop of L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda and Bishop of Shyira

22nd July, Hertford and Ware High Cross, St John the Evangelist Amanda Duncan, (LLW) Elizabeth Finn, Arabelle Jones, Sara McCrea

Thanksgiving: For new Vicar now in post.
Prayers: For finding new ways to reach new people in the parish.
ACP: Northern Zambia (Central Africa): The Revd Albert Chama (Primate); Belize (West Indies): Philip Wright; Kanyakumari (South India): Vacant

23rd July, Hertford and Ware Hunsdon Mark Dunstan, (PTO) Barbara Ebeling, (R) David Scott

Thanksgiving: For the long-awaited building project finally starting.
Prayers: For the team considering discipleship within the church.
ACP: Northwest Ankole (Uganda): Amos Magezi; Bendigo (Australia): Matt Brain

24th July, Hertford and Ware Little Amwell, Holy Trinity

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Northwest Texas (ECUSA): Scott Mayer; Benin (Nigeria): Peter Imasuen; Bermuda (Bermuda): Nicholas Dill

25th July, Hertford and Ware Little Berkhamsted

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Northwestern Pennsylvania (ECUSA): Sean Rowe; Bethlehem (ECUSA): Kevin Nichols; Bethlehem (ECUSA): Paul Marshall

26th July, Hertford and Ware Ponsbourne, St Mary

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Norwich (England): Vacant; Norwich (England): Jonathan Meyrick; Norwich (England): Alan Peter Winton; Bhopal (North India): Manoj Charan; Kapoeta (South Sudan): Isaac Deu Chol

27th July, Hertford and Ware Stanstead Abbots Anne Donaldson, (ALM) Elizabeth Goldsmith, (Rs) Lynne Griffiths, Rachel Melrose

Thanksgiving: The church is so involved in so many village groups and events.
Prayers: That more people respond to all those links and seek Jesus.
ACP: Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island (Canada): Ronald Wayne Cutler; Bida (Nigeria): Jonah Kolo; Karachi (Pakistan): Sadiq Daniel

28th July, Hertford and Ware Stapleford Jenny Gray, Angela Lynas, (R) Ann Edwards

Thanksgiving: For faithful congregation and PCC.
Prayers: To reach new people with our new prayer tent at fetes/festivals and our new MAP.
ACP: The Scottish Episcopal Church; Mark Strange - Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness

29th July, Hertford and Ware Thundridge Amanda Duncan, (LLW) Marion Andrews

Thanksgiving: For new Vicar now in post.
Prayers: For finding new ways to reach new people in the parish.
ACP: Nsukka (Nigeria): Aloysius Agbo; Biharamulo (Tanzania): Yusuph Vithalis; Karamoja (Uganda): Joseph Abura

30th July, Hertford and Ware Ware Ysmena Pentelow, David Sheppard, (PTO) Ann Voss, (LLW) Katy Little

Thanksgiving: Signs of growth particularly in schools work and nursing homes.
Prayers: Our children and young people, and the volunteers who work with them.
ACP: Nyahururu (Kenya): Stephen Kabora; Birmingham (England): David Urquhart; Birmingham (Suff): Anne Hollinghurst

31st July, Hertford and Ware Ware, Christ Church

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Nzara (South Sudan): Samuel Peni Enosa; Blackburn): Julian Henderson; Blackburn (Suff): Jill Duff; Blackburn (Suff): Philip North; Bo (Sierra Leone): (West Africa): Emmanuel Tucker

1st August, HMP The Mount and HMP Bedford Prison Chaplains Phil Abrey at HMP The Mount; Nacer Amroui at HMP Bedford and their teams

Thanksgiving: A more settled and safer regime at The Mount. Chaplains and volunteers working in a very challenging environment at HMP Bedford.
Prayers: For the new governing Governor as they settle into the post at The Mount. For safety and protection for staff and prisoners.
ACP: Missionary District of Oeste-Brasil (Brazil): Vacant; Boga (Congo): Mugenyi Bahemuka; Port Elizabeth (Southern Africa): Edward Daniels

2nd August, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) Yasmin Hamid, Christine Dowling, Samuel Chirwa, Terry Seasman, Richard Allen

Thanksgiving: The diversity of our team, drawn from a variety of cultures and faiths.
Prayers: The vision to see a shared humanity in all with whom we engage.
ACP: Offa (Nigeria): Akintunde A Popoola; Bolivia (South America): Raphael Samuel; Karimnagar (South India): Reuben Mark

3rd August, Hertford and Ware Wareside, Holy Trinity Mark Dunstan, (PTO) Barbara Ebeling, (R) David Scott

Thanksgiving: For a positive year at our church school with a new Head Teacher and staff.
Prayers: For the PCC considering Reaching New People in New Ways.
ACP: Karnataka Central (South India): Prasana Kumar Samuel; Karnataka North: Ravikumar J. Niranjan; Karnataka South; Mohan Manoraj

4th August, Hertford and Ware Waterford, St Michael and All Angels Jenny Gray, Angela Lynas, (R) Ann Edwards

Thanksgiving: For faithful congregation and PCC.
Prayers: To reach new people with our new prayer tent at fetes/festivals and our new MAP.
ACP: The Church of the Province of South East Asia; Ng Moon Hing - Archbishop of South East Asia and Bishop of West Malaysia

5th August, Hertford and Ware Watton-at-Stone Jenny Gray, Angela Lynas, (R) Ann Edwards

Thanksgiving: For faithful congregation and PCC.
Prayers: To reach new people with our new prayer tent at fetes/festivals and our new MAP.
ACP: Ogbaru (Nigeria): Samuel Ezeofor; Bondo (Kenya): David Kodia; Kasai - Mbujimayi (Congo): Marcel Kapinga

6th August, Hertford and Ware Widford Mark Dunstan, (PTO) Barbara Ebeling, (R) David Scott

Festival: The Transfiguration
Thanksgiving: For our creative Friends organisation and their fundraising efforts.
Prayers: For wisdom for the PCC as it considers a project to rebuild the vestry.
ACP: Ogbia (Nigeria): James Oruwori; Bor (South Sudan): The Revd Ruben Akurdid Ngong; Umzimvubu (Southern Africa): Sitembele Mzamane

7th August, Hitchin Great Wymondley

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Ogbomoso (Nigeria): Matthew Osunade; Botswana (Central Africa): Metlhayotlhe Rawlings Beleme; Brandon (Canada): William Cliff

8th August, Hitchin Hitchin Jane Mainwaring, Ian Todd, Melanie Crowley, Fizz Gibbs, Hilary Oakley, (Rs) Andrew Parr, John Richardson, Belinda Copson, Martin Allen, Jean Boothby

Thanksgiving: For increased working across the Team.
Prayers: For the on-going Vacancy.
ACP: Ogoni (Nigeria): Solomon Gberegbara; Brasilia (Brazil): Maurício Jose Araujo De Andrade; Brazzaville (Congo): Molanga Jean Botola

9th August, Hitchin Holwell Mary Fane de Salis, (PTO) Margaret Holford, (Rs) Gena Edwards, Margaret Johnson

Thanksgiving: Increase in monthly Messy Church attendance; small groups flourishing in the Benefice.
Prayers: To welcome those moving into new housing developments in the villages. 
ACP: Ogori-Magongo (Nigeria): Festus Davies; Brechin (Scotland): Andrew Swift; Katakwa (Kenya): John Okude Omuse

10th August, Hitchin Ickleford Mary Fane de Salis, (PTO) Margaret Holford, (Rs) Gena Edwards, Margaret Johnson

Thanksgiving: Increase in monthly Messy Church attendance; small groups flourishing in the Benefice.
Prayers: To welcome those moving into new housing developments in the villages. 
ACP: Ohaji / Egbema (Nigeria): Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku; Brisbane (Australia): Phillip Aspinall; Brisbane (Suffs): Jeremy Greaves, Ian Keese Lambert, John Roundhill, Cameron Venables

11th August, Hitchin Kings Walden Terrance Bell, (R) Sara Smith, (LLWs) Sue Pearce, Geoffrey Mercer, Lorraine Burt

Thanksgiving: For the continued work of our Benefice Mission Group and the initiatives they are planning.
Prayers: For our new MAP goals and for more people to come to Christ in our community.
ACP: The United Church of South India; Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen - Moderator of CSI and Bishop of Madhya Kerala

12th August, Hitchin Letchworth

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Ohio (ECUSA): Mark Hollingsworth; Bristol (England): Vivienne Faull; Bristol (Suff): Lee Rayfield; Katanga (Congo): Bertin Subi; Katanga: Lawrence Tendwa

13th August, Hitchin Letchworth, St Paul Jeni McQuaid, Amanda Ferris, (Rs) David Sellick, Jill Thompson, Tony Glenn, Martin Hannon

Thanksgiving: Growth in our attendance.
Prayers: For our new evening Service.
ACP: Oji River (Nigeria): Amos Madu; British Columbia (Canada): Logan McMenamie

14th August, Hitchin Lilley Terrance Bell, (R) Sara Smith, (LLWs) Sue Pearce, Geoffrey Mercer, Lorraine Burt

Thanksgiving: For the continued work of our Benefice Mission Group and the initiatives they are planning.
Prayers: For our new MAP goals and for more people to come to Christ in our community.
ACP: Okene (Nigeria): Emmanuel Onsachi; Buhiga (Burundi): Evariste Nijimbere; Bujumbura (Burundi): Eraste Bigirimana

15th August, Hitchin Little Wymondley

Festival: Mary
Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Oke-Ogun (Nigeria): Cornelius Adagbada; Bukavu (Congo): Sylvestre Bahati

16th August, Hitchin Norton Trevor Sharp, Claire Harald; (R) Karen Williams

Thanksgiving: Growing links with local schools.
Prayers: For the bishop mission initiative in September, for all the team and those who be involved.
ACP: Oke-Osun (Nigeria): Abraham Akinlalu; Bukedi (Uganda): Samuel Egesa; Katsina (Nigeria): Jonathan Bamaiyi

17th August, Hitchin Offley Terrance Bell, (R) Sara Smith, (LLWs) Sue Pearce, Geoffrey Mercer, Lorraine Burt

Thanksgiving: For the continued work of our Benefice Mission Group and the initiatives they are planning.
Prayers: For our new MAP goals and for more people to come to Christ in our community.
ACP: Okigwe (Nigeria): Edward Osuegbu; Okigwe North: Godson Ukanwa; Okigwe South (Nigeria): David Onuoha; Kebbi (Nigeria): Edmund Akanya

18th August, Hitchin Pirton Mary Fane de Salis, (PTO) Margaret Holford, (Rs) Gena Edwards, Margaret Johnson

Thanksgiving: Increase in monthly Messy Church attendance; small groups flourishing in the Benefice.
Prayers: To welcome those moving into new housing developments in the villages. 
ACP: The Anglican Church of Southern Africa; Thabo Makgoba - Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa

19th August, Hitchin Radwell Bill Britt, Graham Clark

Thanksgiving: For our first Curate and a young person being Confirmed.
Prayers: Strength for our volunteers.
ACP: Okinawa (Japan): David Eisho Uehara; Bukuru (Nigeria): Jwan Zhumbes; Keewatin (Canada): David Norman Ashdown

20th August, Hitchin St Ippolyts

Thanksgiving: Please pray for the Ministers and people of the church and community they serve.
ACP: Oklahoma (ECUSA): Vacant; Bunbury (Australia): Ian Coutts

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

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