Prayer Diary

Prayer Diary November 2019

Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.
Luke 18:1

Pray to the Father through the Son in the power of the Spirit for:

Friday 1   Our link Diocese of Vaxjo,Sweden: For the Training Programme for Youth Leaders, which is just beginning, and for preparations for next year's commemoration of the 850th anniversary of the foundation of the diocese.
Saturday 2   Cumnor: Jonathan Widdess, Catherine Schneider, Helen Azer, Eve Lockett, Neil Grady, Joy Clough. For the families who are beginning to explore faith together at our Big Story Sunday service. For the ongoing fundraising efforts for our project to rebuild St Andrew's, Dean Court. Cumnor Primary School.
Monday 4   Wycombe Deanery: Dave Bull, Hugh Ellis, Graeme Slocombe, Mark Moorcraft, Nigel Peach. For courage, faith and unity as we try new things in the coming year. For new incumbents and curates as they respond to the call of Jesus.
Tuesday 5   Eynsham and Cassington: Duncan Fraser, Andrew Atherstone, John Underwood, Roger Aston, Olly Shaw, Stephen Dobson, Carmen Fraser. For both parishes as they spend time in November finalising strategic goals for mission and ministry in the benefice. For the mission amongst children in the parishes through interaction with schools, primary and secondary, and babies and toddler groups. St Peter's Primary School.
Wednesday 6   Hughenden: Keith Johnson, Helen Peters, David Tester, Tracey Jones. For our links with four local schools in the parish, that God's blessing and favour would be there in abundance. For our Alpha Course, which is taking place on Wednesday evenings. Great Kingshill Combined School.
Thursday 7   High Wycombe: Hugh Ellis, Heather Graham, Jo Gallant, Simon Dust, Christopher Owen, Wendy Bull, Jonny Dade, Robyn Connelly, Natalie Worsfold, Elaine Carr, Jackie Lock, Derek Lancaster, Laurence Smy, Allsion Smale, Maureen Lampard, Janice Allerston, Barbara Prior, Heather Searle, Liz Webber, Megan Josh, Erica Holt, Thistle Martin. For continuing?development of unity in diversity in the team. For the new Team Vicars, Jo Gallant and Heather Graham, as they establish their ministry. For Revd Jonny Dade as he establishes the mission-focussed partnership with St Mary and St George, Sands; especially for harmonious growth and the enriching of the different spiritualities represented in that partnership. High Wycombe Primary School.
Friday 8   Loudwater: Derek Butler, Patrick Finlay, Ruth Parry-Jenning, David Clarke, Rowena Harrison. For Danny Rodgers, arriving as our new vicar on 13 November - for him, Alison and their family as they settle in. For the family of St Peter's as we look to move forward together after the vacancy. That we will all identify our 'frontlines' and together will engage in the new purpose our Lord has laid before us.
Saturday 9   West Wycombe with Bledlow Ridge, Bradenham and Radnage: Allan Barton, Linda Richardson, Jenny Ellis, Veronica Beaumont. For guidance and support for the benefice?leadership team during the Rector's prolonged sick leave. For Revd Allan's steady and sustained recovery, and for his family. Radnage Primary School.
Monday 11   Flackwell Heath: Christopher Bull, Isaac Knight, Sue Simpson, Martin Courtney,?Debbie Fox, Philip Lancelotte. For our engagement with the Parish Planning Tool and Personal Discipleship Plans. For Debbie Fox as she is licensed as a Lay Minister this month.
Tuesday 12   Hazlemere: Mark Meardon, Claire Gerard, Dominic Meering, Gary Rogers, Alison Tuddenham, Trevor Edwards Tucker, Hayley Lewis. Hazlemere Combined School.
Wednesday 13   Wooburn: Martin Wallington. For the vacancy coming up in 2020, as Martin will retire next year. For more 'workers for the harvest' as our hardworking minority are getting ever more challenged with tasks and the expectations of the majority. St Paul's Combined School.
Thursday 14   Hedsor with Bourne End: Janet Binns.
Friday 15   Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham: Dave Bull, Graham Watts, Sami Watts, Sarah Fitzgerald, Roland Slade, James Grimwood, Matt Clark, Becca Schmeer. For our witness to friends and neighbours in the run up to Christmas. For God's blessing on the work we are doing to improve our communications. Bisham Academy, Holy Trinity School, Little Marlow School, Marlow Infant School. Bishop Henry Scriven confirming at Downe House School, Newbury.
Saturday 16   South Chilterns Group Ministry: Mark Ackford, Heather Ford, Judy Taylor, Sue Morton. For the appointment of a Team Vicar to the ministry team. For pupils and staff of our church schools at Ibstone and Cadmore End.
Monday 18   Wantage: Philip Wells. For the launch of our new Messy Church. For developing the relationship with our church school. Wantage Primary School.
Tuesday 19   Woodstock Deanery: David Tyler, Stephen Jones, Elizabeth Whittle, Mike Sinfield. For the new Area Dean, Jeremy Auld, as he settles in at the beginning of January; for our ministry to the new housing. Bishop Colin confirming in the Vale of White Horse Deanery.
Wednesday 20   Hambledon Valley: Stephen Southgate, Sue Morton, John Kimberley, Carol Kimberley, Jenny Roughan. For the Ministry Team, visiting priests and lay volunteers taking services and ministering to the parishes at this busy time. For the people of the Valley at this challenging time. Frieth Combined School.
Thursday 21   Abingdon Deanery: Helen Kendrick, Henry Scriven, Shirley Northover, Karen Landon, Martin Steel. For the parishes in interregnum at this time, giving thanks for the retired clergy and self-supporting minsters who are supporting them. For the Personal Discipleship Plan mentor training on 23 November run by David Heywood.
Friday 22   Yarnton with Begbroke and Shipton-on-Cherwell: Oliver Petty. For our all-age breakfast service and Cafe Create. For our growing together as a benefice.
Saturday 23   Woodstock and Bladon: Shaun Henson, Stephen Pix, Gail Ward, Ben Knighton. For Woodstock and?Bladon PCC as we enter our second year of waiting for a new Rector; that we have someone in post soon. Give thanks for the help of Bishop Colin, Archdeacon Judy and all the clergy who have taken services in the benefice during the current vacancy. Bladon Primary School, Woodstock Primary School, The Marlborough School.
Monday 25   Steeple Aston with North Aston and Tackley: Marcus Green, Richard Bailey, Robin Gibbons. For the speedy advancement of?the Steeple Aston church building project, so that we can become a seven-day-a-week church serving our whole?community. For everyone in each of our congregations to share faith in Jesus with kindness and confidence, loving others as God loves us. Dr Radcliffe's Primary School, Tackley Primary School.
Tuesday 26   Wootton with Glympton and Kiddington: Stephen Jones, Jenny Wagstaff. For the re-ordering of Wootton Church, to provide better accessibility for worship and for our community. Wootton-by-Woodstock Primary School.
Wednesday 27   Stonesfield with Combe Longa: Roy Turner, Charlotte Oakeshott. For the continued growing work of 'Treasure Box' and our third Sunday of the month children's special time in our Saint James Centre, then their involvement in the Family Communion Service as they join the rest of the congregation in St James Church. For our new venture providing free refreshments in our Reading Room?in Combe for mums, dads and carers as they drop their children off at Combe Church of England Junior school. Combe Primary School.
Thursday 28   Westcote Barton with Steeple Barton, Duns Tew, Sandford St Martin and Over with Nether Worton: Jane Wright, Stephanie Lacey, Susan Small. For those who have recently begun training for pastoral visiting in our parishes. Give thanks for all who plan, host and attend our family services.
Friday 29   Hanborough and Freeland: David Tyler, Emma Hopegood-Jones, Sue Spankie, Clive Berry. For our work in schools and Freeland House; for our Christmas services as we reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ. Freeland Primary School, Hanborough Manor School.
Saturday 30   Damascus: Helen Kendrick, Karen Hyde, Meg Heywood, Philip Sutton, Rosie Bruce, Tim Budd, Jack Jarvis, Alex Landsbert. For our ministry and outreach to the new housing in all our villages, but particularly in Milton Heights at this time, and for all those taking part in Alpha and other prayer and discipleship courses. For the River building project at All Saints', Sutton Courtenay - we are hoping for completion by Easter 2020 - for the ongoing fundraising and grant applications in process. Saint Blaise Primary School, St Michael's Primary School, Sutton Courtenay Primary School.

Our Bishops on Sundays

Sunday 10   Bishop Alan confirming at Christ the Servant King, Booker.
Sunday 17   Bishop Henry Scriven confirming at St George's School, Ascot; Bishop Colin confirming at Radley College; Bishop Alan confirming at Milton Keynes.
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