This diary has been compiled to help us pray together for one another and our common concerns.
It is available on the diocesan website below, via PrayerMate and on the diocesan social media accounts @DioceseinEurope.
Each chaplaincy, with the communities it serves, is remembered in prayer once a quarter, following this weekly pattern:
• Eastern Archdeaconry: Monday, Saturday
• Archdeaconry of France: Tuesday, Saturday
• Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Wednesday, Saturday
• Italy & Malta Archdeaconry: Friday
• Archdeaconry of North West Europe: Thursday
• Swiss Archdeaconry: Friday
• Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe
• Nordic and Baltic Deanery: Monday
• Germany: Saturday
On Sundays, we pray for subjects which affect us all (e.g. reconciliation on Remembrance Sunday), or which have local applications for most of us (e.g. the local cathedral(s)). This will include Diocesan Staff, Churches in Communion and Ecumenical Partners. Sunday Intercessions should, by tradition, include prayer for Bishop Robert and the local Head of State by name. In addition, prayers may also include Bishop David (the Suffragan Bishop) and, among the heads of other states, His Majesty King Charles III and the leaders of other countries represented in the congregation.
Menton: Chaplain: Christopher Parkman. Please pray for our church as we near the end of summer season and head into the start of autumn activities. Give thanks for the growing life of the church and the visitors who have come through our doors over the summer. Pray that our autumn season might bear fruit in terms of new members, and new volunteers for the various activities we have planned.
Nice: (serves Vence) We ask for prayers for our process of seeking a new permanent chaplain.
Lanzarote: (Includes: Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen) Pray for encouragement for our small number of members and for our witness in Playa Blanca as well as St Laurence as a whole.
Arnhem-Nijmegen: Assistant Curate: Dorienke de Vries. As we will be recruiting our new chaplain, please pray that the right person will come forward, and that we will make the right choice.
Eindhoven: Chaplain: Harrison Chinnakumar Ephraim, Reader: Jan Waterschoot. Please pray for Jan, our Reader, that he may be restored back from his cancer treatment. Pray for his physical healing, strength, and comfort during this difficult time. Please pray also for the current Alpha programme and for the ten participants involved. Pray that all participants may come to know Jesus personally and grow in their relationship with Him. We plan to launch the XEE programme in September, which focuses on training people for personal evangelism. Pray for a significant number of registrations. Remember the church in your prayers that we may be an effective witness for Christ in Eindhoven city.
Archdeaconry of Switzerland: Archdeacon: Peter Hooper. Pray for Peter with his responsibilities for Switzerland alongside those he holds in France.
Basel: Chaplain: Caroline Throup, Assistants: Anne Lowen, Russell Hilliard, Reader: Nigel Spencer. We pray for our chaplain Caroline as she begins her ministry in Basel.
Berne: (Also serves Thun and Neuchâtel) Chaplain: Helen Marshall, Reader: Archana Jacob. Pray for our teenagers and adults who will be baptised and confirmed in September. And for their growth in faith, pray for our Council Day Away and wisdom in implementing our plans andour work with families and children, building on an Activity Day with St Andrew's Zurich in Augus and our outreach to students building on our current links with the university and our a student lunch in September.
Las Palmas (Gran Canaria): (Also serves Playa del Ingles) Pray for strength and guidance as we enter the period of searching for a new Chaplain. It has now been nearly three years without a permanent chaplain and we are in need of prayers of support and for patience
Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the German Protestant Churches (Evangelische Kirche Deutschland) (Meissen Declaration).
Diocesan Office in London: Locum Ministry Administrator: Emma Biaggi and for the Communications Team: Ruth Blanco and Amber Jackson
Warsaw: (also serves Kracow, Gdansk) Chaplain: David Brown. We are glad to see the signs of a potentially fruitful new stage in the life of the chaplaincy as more younger people appear at the in-person services and others from different parts of the country are able to join in the services and other activities that are held via zoom. Please pray for much-needed wisdom in our response to this new growth and for the Church Council in its discussions and decision-making. Prayers are also asked for those whose lives are taking a new direction, including those in the process of discerning a call to ministry.
Paris St George: Chaplain: Mark Osborne, Assistant Chaplain Jeffrey John. Assistant: Nicolas Razafindratsima. Pray for our French language Eucharist on Saturdays at 18h00 – for its outreach and growth in the lighter evenings, for the Afternoon Congregation (Malagasy) leadership as they seek to lead and inspire the congregation towards more regular worship and financial growth and for the Young Adults Group – for its leadership team and its growth across all 3 congregations
Paris St Michael: Assistant Chaplain: Ben Evans; Readers: Andrew Wallace-Burnett, Debbie Orleach. Many people move to Paris in September, making it an important time for Saint Michael’s. Pray that people would find us, be offered a warm welcome and settle in quickly.
Madrid: Assistant Curate Solomon Uche Ike, Reader: Celia Paterson. Pray for guidance to keep our church moving forward and also prayers for identifying the new priest who will take us on the next stage of our journey
Haarlem: Chaplain: Bruce Elliot Rienstra, Pray for our Chaplaincy Council. Pray for those who we have welcomed in the last six months and for all of us as we continue to look for new ways to reach out to others.
The Hague: Chaplain: Michael Roden, Curate: Jonathan Halliwell, Assistant Chris Nicholls. Readers: Katherine Fortier, Jan Huber. We give thanks for our expanding Junior Church and
young people's Confirmation group, and pray to be able to extend
children's ministry to a Creche group.
Geneva: Chaplain: Daphne Green, Assistant: Glen Ruffle. We pray for our new Curate, Glen Ruffle who will also be serving as the Anglican Communion Office’s contact with the UN in Geneva and for his wife, Angela, that they will settle in and be happy here. We give thanks for our young people, their groups in church and involvement in church and pray that we may develop more leaders and helpers in this area of ministry. This autumn, we are focusing particularly on the environment and issues of sustainability and we ask your prayers for this. We pray for our Confirmation candidates and all our church groups, including our Choir, Junior Choir and Community choir that they may help us to reach out in ecumenical fellowship and to develop links with the wider community.
La Côte: (Includes Divonne-les-Bains (France)) Chaplain: Carolyn Cooke, Assistant Chaplain: Julia Chambeyron, Reader: Betty Talbot. We pray for Betty Talbot training for ordination. We give thanks for renewed direction and hope for our community as we emerge from Covid and live with Brexit and war in Europe. We ask for a listening spirit to discern how our founding story “Who is my neighbour?” can be embodied in our worship and service. Please pray for our children and youth, and how best we can support them in faith. Pray too for our involvement with supporting the local refugee community.
Leipzig: Chaplain: Jonathan Haines. Pray that those joining LEC would feel at home and make strong friendships. Pray that we would grow in dependence and prayer. Pray for those exploring ministry and their gifts.
Stuttgart: Chaplain: (from 24th Sept) Antonio Ablon
British Army Garrison Churches and their Chaplains.
Pray for the Serbian Orthodox Church, for Robin Fox as Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Patriarch of Serbia. Pray for the autocephalous Orthodox churches of Eastern Europe and the Baltic.
Pray for Ray Andrews (Spirituality Advisor) and our team of Spiritual Directors.
Bucharest: Chaplain: Nevsky Everett. Pray for our projects in Bucharest supporting Ukrainian refugees (a programme financing food, accommodation and medical needs, and a programme supporting a daycare centre so that parents can find work, for grace to live the joy of the Resurrection, and for our ecumenical and charitable partnerships.
Sofia: Reader: Bob Hall. Pray for very small, faithful community, for our Reader Bob and our occasional visiting priests.
Belgrade: (Also serves Skopje) Chaplain: Robin Fox.
Kyiv: Pray for the people of Ukraine, for wisdom for political and military leaders, for people under shellings and for refugees, for the defenders of Ukraine, and for families waiting for them at home, for the just end to this war.
Pau: Reader: John Errey. Pray for wisdom and encouragement for the Chaplaincy Council as they look to make decisions around the potential new Chaplain’s post and tackle the reconstruction of the damaged floor of their historic building.
Malaga: (Includes: Velez-Málaga, Salinas) Chaplain: Louis Darrant, Assistant: William Small. PTO: Doreen Cage, Sheila Mitchell, Philip Williamson, Hilary Oakley & Mark Pudge. Pray for Louis in his role as Area Dean. Pray for the work of the Healthy Churches process that it would help bring clarity and inspiration to our mission, for the training of the new pastoral care team in our desire to care for every person in need of support and for efforts to build a stronger relationship with the English Cemetery of Malaga Foundation.
Menorca: Chaplain: Paul Strudwick. Pray for Santa Margarita, serving the island of Menorca, and for the chaplain in his additional role as Area Dean; for a resumption of worship at the west end of the island and for a renewal of family and youth ministry.
We pray for Alison White who is being commissioned today as Honorary Assistant Bishop
Rotterdam: Chaplain: Jenni Pridmore, Asst Chaplain: Markus Hafkenscheid,
Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward.
Lausanne: Reader: Angela Fall. As we are now in our second year of interregnum we ask for prayers for the appeal to raise the extra CHF 60,000 needed to finance a chaplain
Lugano: We pray for wisdom as we seek a new Chaplain to guide our community in the future and give thanks for all that has been achieved in the past, giving thanks for all who care for the young in our community and for the Confirmation on June 11th. We use the words used to bless the tree that the Ambassador planted here as part of the ‘Queen’s Canopy’
initiative. “Heavenly Father, thank you for all the trees in our life, for creating the Earth and all living things and for the oxygen we breathe and the protection trees provide. We pray that we may protect the trees and all living things, all plants and animals, and commit to you to this tree planted to give back to the beautiful earth that you gave us. We commit ourselves to love the earth and to be thankful for all that nature provides us. Amen.”
Vernet-les-Bains: Pray for the Churchwardens as they work hard to maintain a programme of local worship, and for wisdom to discern the path forwards for the Chaplaincy.
Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Reader: Sophie Manson. Pray for Dale, our chaplain, who has retired and returned to the UK. Pray for the right timing of the advertisement and appointment process. Pray for Wardens Geoff and Alan and Reader Sophie that ministry and mission may thrive.
Pray for the Russian Orthodox Church, Pray for the new head of the Orthodox Department for external church relations, Metropolitan Anthony and for The Archbishop of Canterbury's Apokrisiarios to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia.
Pray for the Persecuted Church worldwide and the role of Open Doors in providing information about this.
Moscow: Pray for St Andrews chaplaincy as they go into a vacancy. Pray for those who will serve as locums, and for the appointment of a new chaplain. Pray that the chaplaincy will hold together, and continue to draw people to Christ and offer hope to many. Pray for Malcolm and Alison as they return to the UK for family reasons and look to find an appointment.
St Petersburg: We thank God for good relations with the Lutherans, who are our hosts. Please pray for Maria, our church warden and for Annes who helps out with services. We pray for growth in depth and numbers, and for faithful witness to the truth of Christ.
Poitou-Charentes: (Includes Champagne Mouton, Chef Boutonne, Cognac, St Jean d'Angély) Readers: Catherine Chambers, Geoffrey Cornwall, Richard Beech, Martin Sewell, John Matthews, Elisabeth Barnett, Carolyn Carter, Joan Mason. Pray for the work of our Chaplaincy Council and Warden.
Mallorca: (includes Palma-de-Mallorca, Puerto Pollensa, Cala d'Or, Palma Nova) Chaplain: Ishanesu Gusha (Palma) and Bill Boyce (Puerto Pollensa), Readers: Adrian Peter Welsh, David Pattinson, Vicky Pacey, Kenneth Prudhoe, Linda Cade. Please pray for our chaplains and their wives as well as our readers. Pray for the improvement in our financial situation, service attendance, as well our mission work in the Island. Please also pray for the new church council members as they envision the future of the church in Mallorca
Twente: (Weldam, Goor) Chaplain: Jacqueline Williams, Reader: Simone Yallop. We pray for eyes to see, ears to hear and a spirit of innovation, as we continue to seek new ways of expressing ourselves, as People of the Way, in this ever growing secular society. We pray for an empowering awareness of how our personal and local context is also a global context.
Missions to Seafarers Vlissingen: Chaplain: Pascal Handschin (from the Dutch Reformed Church).Voorschoten: Chaplain: Matt Thijs. We pray for Matt, licensed last week as Chaplain, and request prayers for blessings on his continuing ministry. Please pray for our Mission Support Team as they update the mission policy to include both mission partners/partnerships around the world, church based outreach and everyday mission in the home, workplace and community.
Montreux: (Also serves Villars-sur-Ollon) Chaplain: Paul Ormrod. We pray for our congregation, particularly those affected by the pandemic. We give thanks for our church music and the flourishing community in Villars.
Vevey: (Also serves Château D'Oex,) Chaplain: Mark Fletcher. All Saints is a church with many long term members, but also many who are living in Switzerland for a season, and September is a time for new arrivals (and some departures). Pray for us that we might be as welcoming as we should be, and that people might find a home and a new church family here, to get stuck in and find ways to serve and be grow, and also that we can do our job of being a sending church - commissioning people to serve God wherever they go next.
Torrevieja: (Includes Lago Jardín, La Siesta, Los Balcones) Chaplain: Richard Seabrook. Giving thanks to God for the continuing dedicated ministry of Father Richard and for the growth in numbers to our services
Pray for the Church of Sweden. Pray for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Turkey), for Patriarch Bartholomew and the autocephalous Orthodox Churches and their leaders.
Gothenburg: Chaplain: Alida Tollefsen-van der Lans. We thank God for the return of people to church post Covid. Bless us with a continuing growth and support from the people involved in order to work for your kingdom of justice and peace on earth and continue to inspire us with your love as we so often experience your presence with us.
Stockholm: Chaplain: Nicholas Howe, Reader: Pamela Henderson. Pray for Nicholas in his role as Area Dean.
Ankara: Chaplain: Arun John. Please pray for the new Ambassador of British Embassy Ankara Her Excellency Mrs Jill Morris. Particularly at this crucial time when Embassy Staff remain quite engaged in the crisis response to the earthquake in Turkey.
Saint Pargoire (Hérault): Chaplain: Roger Smith, Reader: Julie Johnson. Please pray for the on-going process aimed at recruiting a chaplain for the three chaplaincies of All Saints, Hérault (based at St Pargoire), St George's, Vernet-les-Bains and St Michael's in the Gard. Our main challenges are funding the project and the distances between the chaplaincies.
St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson. Please pray for those who joined our congregation over the summer season and for their safe return after the summer holidays.
Tenerife South: (Includes Playa de Las Americas, Los Gigantes, San Blas) Chaplain: John Poole, Readers: David Horton, Paul Ganney, Christine Elliott, Maryrissa Carter.
Tenerife North: (includes Puerto de la Cruz, La Palma) Chaplain: Fiona Jack, Assistant Rachel Ganney. We pray that in the care of God’s creation actions will speak louder than words, so that we will all make a difference and be the change that is needed locally and across our island.
Amersfoort: Chaplain: Grant Crowe. Pray for our Alpha Course this month; for leading who to invite; for the group leaders and helpers; for many seekers and non-believers to attend; for lives to be changed. Please also pray for our upcoming Marriage Course (7 sessions); for couples to attend; for preparations (this is our first one); for God’s ministry within those who will attend – for healing, strength, enrichment.
Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle) Chaplain: Ruan Crew Assistant Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer. Please pray for our three congregations as we start up again after the summer break, that in all our busyness we will also learn the 'unforced rhythms of grace', providing a space for everyone to experience the peace of God in their lives.
Zurich: (Also serves Turgi, Zug, St Gallen) Assistant Chaplain: Jacqueline Sellin. Pray for the reinvigoration of our work with children, youth and families, after the detrimental impact of Covid. Pray for the increasing ministry of our choir and music director, now able to sing more. Pray for our worshipping community in seeking God's guidance during interregnum.
Swiss seasonal chaplaincies: Interlaken, Kandersteg, Mürren, St Moritz, Wengen, Zermatt. Pray for our seasonal chaplains
Istanbul Christ Church: Chaplain: Ian Sherwood.
Izmir: (Also serves Bornova, Didim, Mission to Seafarers Izmir) Chaplain: James Buxton. We give thanks for and pray for the Church, for the three year restoration programme now mostly completed, for our regular Tuesday evening service, and for our ministry to visitors and passers-by. We pray for the Church of St Mary, Didim, for the year-round congregation, and for the many holiday-makers. Pray for the Church Wardens and Congregation of the Church of St John the Evangelist, Izmir, and for the Revd Michael Selman and Jo who give locum cover during September. We ask God’s blessing on the plans we make during the autumn for All Saints’, Remembrance, Advent and Christmas, that we may be able to show the love of God as we welcome newcomers and visitors to our church.