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Diocese of Canterbury



Calendar of Prayer Praying for each other; praying with each other

February 2020

sat 1

Praying for the UK and Europe

We pray for the UK and the European Union as they continue to forge a new and different relationship, we pray for our nation and our continent, knowing that hope lies in our capacity to look to the future in a spirit of openness towards each other, committed to discovering more of what it means to be citizens together, even amid great challenges and changes. That will involve choosing to see ourselves as neighbours, as fellow citizens, as communities, each with something to contribute. May God help us to gather around our common values, a common vision and a commitment to one another. Anglican Communion: Lucknow (North India) The Right Revd Peter Baldev Guatemala (Central America) The Most Revd Armando Guerra Soria

sun 2

Deal: St Leonard with St Richard Sholden: St Nicholas with Great Mongeham: St Martin

Clergy: Vacant Self-Supporting Minister: Patrick Kavanagh Reader: Alice Bates, James Sullivan Schools: Sholden CE Primary School, Deal Parochial CE Primary School Anglican Communion: Pray for the Anglican Church of Burundi The Most Revd Martin Blaise Nyaboho - Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba

mon 3

Eastry and Woodnesborough

Clergy: David Ridley Curates: Sandra Marsh, Robert Stevenson, Lesley Hardy Reader: Hilary Baldwin Schools: Eastry CE Primary School, Northbourne CE Primary School Please pray for our Benefice of five parishes as we seek to grow together in faith and fellowship and share the Gospel within our communities. We ask your prayers for our work and new initiatives: in particular our pre-school Toddler Rock service at Eastry and ‘cafe style’ family services at Staple, Eastry, Northbourne and Woodnesborough, together with our on-going engagement with three schools in the benefice. Please pray also for our initiatives to engage with ecological and environmental concerns - focusing on the use and management of our churches and churchyards - and for our newly-formed Green Heritage Group. Anglican Communion: Lui (South Sudan) The Most Revd Stephen Dokolo Ismail Mbalah, Taiwan (The Episcopal Church) The Right Revd David Lai , Guildford (England) The Right Revd Andrew John Watson 2

tues 4

Sandwich and Worth

Clergy: Mark Roberts Curate: Robin Bendall Anglican Communion: Lusaka (Central Africa) The Right Revd David Njovu , Tamale (West Africa) The Right Revd Jacob Ayeebo, Guinea (West Africa) The Right Revd Jacques Boston

wed 5

Walmer and Cornilo

Clergy: Seth Cooper, Carolyn Wood Reader: Malcolm Sawyer Curate: Stephen O’Connor Schools: The Downs CEPS, Kingsdown & Ringwould CE Primary School Please pray for Walmer Parish Churches as we continue to implement our Mission Action Plan this year, seeking to build confidence in sharing our faith journeys with each other. Please also pray for the Cornilo churches as we develop a new Mission Action Plan and continue the work of the Local Mission Teams, focussing on how we can best be the people of God in each community. Give thanks for all those who offer so much to the mission and ministry in and beyond our churches. Anglican Communion: Lusitanian Church (Portugal) The Right Revd Jorge Pina Cabral, Tanga (Tanzania) The Most Revd Dr Maimbo Mndolwa (Primate)

thurs 6

Praying with the Jersey Deanery, its Clergy and People

Dean: Michael Keirle Vice Dean: Paul Brooks, Geoff Houghton Deanery Staff: Dawn Thomas, David Smith, Philip Bailhache, Beverley Sproats, Steve Wilderspin, Ken Wee, Jeff Wattley, Robin Dupre, Kate Hamilton, Bruce Willing Please pray for Jersey Deanery: For our transition to Salisbury Diocese in the coming year and all those whose task it will be to enable that to happen, including the legal measure in Synod. The 75th anniversary of our Liberation from Occupation on May 9th. For those training for ministry from the Islands. For those taking up new posts in the Island in this coming year. For our strategic work with children and young people across the Island. Please pray especially for Sophie Moulson, our new strategic children and family worker. Anglican Communion: Luwero (Uganda) The Right Revd Eridard Kironde Nsubuga, Tarime (Tanzania) The Right Revd R Mwita Akiri , Tasmania (Australia) The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie


fri 7

Jersey Deanery: Clergy with Permission to Officiate

Please pray with us for those with Permission to Officiate within our Deanery. We thank God for their willingness to continue serving the Church with generosity and joy. May they be upheld and strengthened in their ministry. Please pray for: Chris Buckley, Tony Hart, Anthony Keogh, Bill Matthews, Ray Speck, Derek Turner, Pauline Willcox, Christine Price, Robin Dupre Anglican Communion: Lweru (Tanzania) The Right Revd Godfrey Mbelwa Te Pihopatanga o Tai Tokerau (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Right Revd Te Kitohi Wiremu Pikaahu

sat 8

Jersey Deanery: Chaplains

Please pray with us for those who minister as Chaplains within our Deanery. Please bless them with energy, resilience and joy as they share the good news of the gospel. May they reach out with your hands of love, to the lost, the forgotten, the imprisoned and the dying. Please pray for: Judith Davy Anglican Communion: Machakos (Kenya) The Right Revd Joseph Mutungi Te Pihopatanga o Tairawhiti (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Most Revd Don Tamihere (Primate) Gujarat (North India) The Right Revd Silvans Christian

sun 9

Jersey: All Saints with St Simon

Clergy: David Grantham Anglican Communion: Pray for the Anglican Church of Canada The Most Revd Linda Nicholls - Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

mon 10

Jersey: Holy Trinity

Clergy: Geoff Houghton Licensed Lay Ministers: Fleur Benest, Angela Le Sueur Anglican Communion: Madhya Kerala (South India) The Most Revd Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen (Primate) Te Pihopatanga o Upoko o Te Ika (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Right Revd Waitohiariki Quayle Gusau (Nigeria) The Right Revd John Garba Danbinta


tues 11

Jersey: St Andrew

Clergy: Mark Barrett Licensed Lay Minister: Stephen Harzo Anglican Communion: Madi & West Nile (Uganda) The Right Revd Charles Collins Andaku Te Pihopatanga o Upoko o Te Waipounamu (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Right Revd Richard Wallace Guyana (West Indies) The Right Revd Charles Davidson

wed 12

Praying for Diocesan strategy and finance

We give thanks for the way in which God has helped us to work together to shape a strategy for the future of the diocese, to focus our resources on mission wherever we can. Pray for us this year as we move to the next stage of implementing the strategy: for the courage to follow God’s leading and for the wisdom to make difficult decisions about money and resources, particularly when 40% of our budget is given over to maintaining our buildings. Pray that we will see many come to a saving knowledge of Jesus through our mission. Anglican Communion: Madras (South India) The Right Revd George Stephen Jeyaraj Temotu (Melanesia) The Most Revd Leonard Dawea (Primate)

thurs 13

Jersey: St Brelade with St Aubin

Clergy: Mark Bond Licensed Lay Ministers: Judith Dingle, Pat Bougeard, Brian Clarke, Laurie Dicker, Denise Waller Anglican Communion: Madurai-Ramnad (South India) The Right Revd Marialouis Joseph Temuco (Chile) The Right Revd Abelino Manuel Apeleo Tennessee (The Episcopal Church) The Right Revd John Bauerschmidt

fri 14

Jersey: St Clement

Clergy: David Shaw, Martin Dryden, Tracy Le C Bromley Anglican Communion: Mahajanga (Indian Ocean) The Right Revd Spencer Hall Speers Terekeka (South Sudan) The Right Revd Paul Modi Farjala


sat 15

Jersey: St Helier

Clergy: Michael Keirle, James Porter Please pray for a new season in the life of Town Church. We are seeking God to discern a clear 2020 Vision, with a focus on mission, so that we truly become ‘the heart of God in the heart of our community’. We aim to deepen our prayer life as a church, & to become increasingly generous with our resources. Please pray for us to be obedient to God’s call, for increased unity within the church family around renewed vision, and for us to be a source of light & hope for the people of St Helier & beyond. Anglican Communion: Maiduguri (Nigeria) The Right Revd Emmanuel Morris Gwagwalada (Nigeria) The Right Revd Moses Tabwaye Territory of the People (Canada) The Right Revd Barbara Jean Andrews

sun 16

Jersey: St John

Clergy: Beverley Sproats Please pray for God to lead St. John’s Church, Jersey, to be a beacon of faith and a focal point in the community where people grow together in God’s love. Please pray for building relationships in our parish through monthly coffee & croissants morning, Knit and Natter hobby group and Little Oaks Sunday Club for primary school aged children. Please pray for the Prayer Course running during Lent and engaging with Thy Kingdom Come. Please pray for opportunities to share the good news of Jesus with others and to make disciples who make disciples.

Anglican Communion: Pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa The Most Revd Albert Chama - Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia

mon 17

Jersey: St Lawrence with St Matthew (Millbrook)

Clergy: Philip Warren Licensed Lay Ministers: David Barnett, Susan Noble, Peter Noble, Terry Noel Anglican Communion: Maine (The Episcopal Church) The Right Revd Stephen Lane Texas (The Episcopal Church) The Right Revd Andrew Doyle



Jersey: St Luke with St James

Clergy: Nicholas Barry Anglican Communion: Maiwut (South Sudan) The Right Revd Peter Gatbel Kunen Lual, The Arctic (Canada) The Right Revd David Parsons, Haiti (The Episcopal Church) The Right Revd Jean Zache Duracin

wed 19

Praying for the Diocesan Mission & Ministry Team

Please pray for the work of the Mission and Ministry Team led by Neville Emslie. For the work of discerning, training, equipping and supporting our lay and ordained sisters and brothers throughout the churches and communities in this diocese. Thank you for the gifts and commitment of the whole team as we: Organise and deliver training and events Develop the way our prayer and conversations can change lives Work with Missional Learning Communities (MLCs) Encourage the exploration of God’s calling. Find better ways to support one another in mission and ministry Anglican Communion: Makamba (Burundi) The Most Revd Martin Blaise Nyaboho (Primate) , The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (The Episcopal Church) The Right Revd Gladstone Adams

thurs 20

Jersey: St Mark

Clergy: Martyn Shea, Jane Ilton Curate: Giles Bartleman Licensed Lay Minister: Shelley Rose Please pray for fresh vision and fresh fruitfulness in 2020 Please thank the Lord for all those who come to SPLASH, our after Schools club, pray that they would experience the love of Christ. Please thank the Lord for the amazing generosity of those who gave so much during our 175th anniversary celebrations. Please pray that we might be enabled to raise the final £17k to restore our windows, and £20k to stop the water ingress into the Lady Chapel Please pray for the team, Rev Giles Bartleman, Rev Jane Ilton (after the loss of her husband) and Shelley Rose. Anglican Communion: Makueni (Kenya) The Right Revd Francis Mboya Matui, The Murray (Australia) The Right Revd Keith Dalby, The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Spain) The Right Revd Carlos López-Lozano


fri 21

Jersey: St Martin (Gouray)

Clergy: Jeffery Wattley Licensed Lay Minister: Neville Brooks Please pray with us: 2020 is an important year for our youth and children’s work, as we divide into three separate age groups for Infant, Primary and Secondary school ages. Pray also, for our two new Home Groups, one looking into Philippians and the other into Baptismal promises. We are also looking to launch a community coffee group to encourage engagement in our Village, and plans are being made for a Community Beach clean up, to strengthen our Eco credentials. Pray also for our Day Centre for the elderly and Mum’s and Tots group.

Anglican Communion: Makurdi (Nigeria) The Right Revd Nathan Nyitar Inyom Thika (Kenya) The Right Revd Julius Njuguna Wanyoike

sat 22

Jersey: St Martin de Grouville

Clergy: Vacant Licensed Lay Minister: Linda Bois, Eira Wykes Churchwardens: Linda Bois, Simon Vivian Anglican Communion: Malabar (South India) The Right Revd Royce Manoj Victor Thoothukudi - Nazareth (South India) The Right Revd Samuel Devasahayam Ebenezer Clement Hanuato’o (Melanesia) The Right Revd Alfred Karibongi

sun 23

Jersey: St Mary

Clergy: Tim Neill Anglican Communion: Pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America The Right Revd Julio Murray Thompson - Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Panama


mon 24

Jersey: St Martin Le Vieux

Clergy: Jonny Scott Please encourage us as we pray for the vision of the church and community in the coming months and years; for our new rector, church council and our prayer team as they guide this process. We rejoice in our strong community links and pray that they would ever deepen. We give thanks for our engagement with parents and children through Smarteenies and St Martin’s Infant School. As we continue to reflect the passing seasons with our rural, agricultural community, we pray that the Good News of God’s love would be heard and shared across the parish and beyond. Anglican Communion: Malaita (Melanesia) The Right Revd Samuel Sahu Tirunelveli (South India) The Right Revd Jayaraj Christdoss Harare (Central Africa) The Right Revd Chad Nicholas Gandiya

tues 25

Jersey: St Ouen with St George

Clergy: Ian Pallent Curate: Helen Gunton Licensed Lay Ministers: David Capps, Helen Hamilton, Brian Vibert Anglican Communion: Malakal (South Sudan) The Most Revd Hilary Garang Deng Toamasina (Indian Ocean) The Right Revd Jean Paul Solo

wed 26

Ash Wednesday

Please pray for each other as we begin the pilgrimage of Lent. May we sense the presence of Jesus Christ. May we embrace the call to self-examination and repentance. May we be upheld in our self-denial and strengthened in our weakness. May we rediscover the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit. And as a Diocesan community of prayer, may we share with faithfulness and generosity the gifts we have been given. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. The Lord is a great God, O that today you would listen to his voice. Harden not your hearts. Anglican Communion: Malek (South Sudan) The Right Revd Peter John Abraham Mayom Tohoku (Japan) The Right Revd John Masato Yoshida


thurs 27

Jersey: St Paul (Chapelry)

Clergy: Paul Brooks Licensed Lay Minister: Ian Le Marquand, Nicola Speck Please pray for our outreach ministry, giving thanks for our pancake giveaway on Shrove Tuesday, and our forthcoming Alpha course. Pray that those in pastorally difficult situations would know God’s help. Please pray that our forthcoming training, (which is open to other churches too), on mentoring and mental health awareness will be fruitful. We’ve recently appointed two new staff members (between them they will be leading youth, young adults and children’s ministry). Please pray that they will be equipped and led by God, and that their ministry will be richly blest.

Anglican Communion: Malek Rup (South Sudan) The Right Revd Peter Marial Agok Tokyo (Japan) The Right Revd Francis Xavier Hiroyuki Takahashi Toliara (Indian Ocean) The Right Revd Todd McGregor

Fri 28

Jersey: St Peter

Clergy: Michael Phillips Anglican Communion: Malindi (Kenya) The Right Revd Lawrence Dena Tonj (South Sudan) The Right Revd Peter Yuol Gur

sat 29

Jersey: St Saviour

Clergy: Peter Dyson Anglican Communion: Manchester (England) The Right Revd David Walker Torit (South Sudan) The Most Revd Bernard Oringa Balmoi


Intercessions Training Saturday 21 March 10am-12:30pm at St Mary of Charity School, Orchard Place, Faversham ME13 8AP An inspiring, informative, interactive training session for anyone leading Intercessions in church services (or interested in doing so). The training will be provided by Lyndall Bywater and Primrose Northrop (Changing Lives Prayer Network) and will be hosted by the Ospringe Deanery. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to book a place, please email lbywater@diocant.org

Inspiring Everyday faith – Diocesan Synod in Open Session Saturday 7 March 2020 from 9am to 12.30pm John Wallis Academy, Ashford Our open synod will encourage and equip us to be more confident in our churches and communities to bear witness to Jesus Christ. Sometimes there are small steps we can take that make a big difference. Anyone who comes to John Wallis Academy on March 7th can be sure to have some take home ideas to share with their local churches. Please go to www.canterburydiocese.org to book your place


An evening with Ruth Valerio 24 February St Paul’s Church Canterbury from 7.30pm Admission is free but please book in advance at www.canterburydiocese.org

Join us at St. Paul’s Church in Canterbury for the evening of Monday 24 February for a talk by Ruth Valerio about her Lent book ‘Saying yes to life’, which is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for this year. Each chapter contains prayers and discussion questions to be used by groups who meet for Lent, with additional study resources and interviews available via a dedicated website. Complementing this book, the Church of England have developed a #LiveLent Care for God’s Creation campaign on social media. For the first time, the Lent book and digital campaign support each other, with emails, apps, web links and booklets for both adults and children containing daily bite sized reflections and actions.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the entries for each deanery and benefice are accurate. We rely on the Diocesan Directory and apologise for any errors. Please report any inaccuracies by emailing a screen print showing the data to help@canterburydiocese.on.spiceworks.com so that the data can be updated. Thank you 12

Cover painting: Primrose Northrop, The promise of Spring acrylic on cloth 2020

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Each day we have the opportunity to pray with and for each other as we seek God’s direction. ‘Praying for each other; praying with each othe...

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