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.
Midi Pyrénées and Aude: (Includes Brens, Cahors, Carcassonne, Caylus, Toulouse, Vayrac): Clergy: June Hutchinson, Anthony Jewiss, Jacqueline Rodwell. Readers: Peter Gibbs, Malcolm Rigley. Pray for the congregation of the Chaplaincy of Midi-Pyrénées and Aude as they establish the new structure and direction for the Chaplaincy, and for all those involved in the teams who are involved in the detailed work to develop this.
Ibiza and Formentera: Chaplain: Adrian Green. Pray for those attending the courses we are running: Discipleship and Alpha (both adult and youth). Pray for our Lent support for Caritas and 24-7 Ibiza as they serve individuals, families and the homeless in our communities also prayers for our Easter outreach
Amsterdam: (Includes Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam South) Chaplain: David Macha, Asst Chaplain: Kerry Buttram. Pray for our music, youth and children’s ministry teams and a new men’s group forming. Pray also for our Clergy Associate Erik Florentinus.
Amsterdam Community OZ100: Priest: Rik Florentinus. Pray for the for the chaplaincy, the people and those who serve it. Grant them a sense of hope where there are challenges give a sense of vision and courage, bind them together in love and let them know laughter and moments of joy.
Heiloo: Chaplain: Johannes van der Bijl. Pray for all our outreach provision – both with children and with all ages
Schiphol Airport: Mark Hafkenscheid and the chaplains’ ministry team.
Please pray for wisdom and the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the conversations with passengers who have to deal with grief and bad news.
Venice: (Also serves Aviano, Trieste) Chaplain: Lucinda Laird. Pray for the Churchwardens, David Newbold and Geraldine Ludbrook who cared for the chaplaincy during the inter-regnum, the Revd Castro Adieabah, an Anglican priest from Ghana, undertaking a three year course on Anglican/ Roman Catholic relations at the Franciscan Ecumenical Institute in Venice and the economic recovery of Venice severely hit by the lack of tourists during the pandemic.
The Touraine: (Includes Savigny-en-Veron, Tours) Chaplain: John Neal, Asst Chaplain: Philip Edell. We give thanks for our strong ecumenical and interfaith relationships. We pray for our young people preparing for their First Communion and for those waiting for Confirmation.
The Vendée: (Also serves Puy de Serre, La Chapelle Palluau) Chaplain: Hazel Door, Reader: John Matthews. Lord Jesus, child of an earthly home, we pray for our chaplaincy our children and all who care for them. May they know you as their holy Lord, calling out fresh forms of service; and may they know you as a precious Saviour, sheltering in safety all who come to you.
Pray for the Church of Norway and we give thanks for our local cooperation in ministry as part of the Poovoo Communion. Give thanks and pray for our fellowship with the French Lutheran and Reformed Churches (Reuilly Common Statement). Pray for our partnership with CMS.
Norway: (includes Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsö, Trondheim) Chaplain: Joanna Udal, Asst Chaplain: Kirk Weisz, Martin Chirume, Readers: Iris Evans-Bjørnø, Susan Boyd. Emeritus Reader: Priscilla Beck. Please pray for: our new Assistant Chaplain Martin Chirume and his wife for happiness as they settle in Stavanger and for the Stavanger Congregation and its outreach in the city and region, for the Trondheim Congregation going forward following the retirement of Assistant Chaplain Sheila Rosenthal, for our ministry with South Sudanese resettled to Norway from refugee camps in Ethiopia; for those newly baptised and confirmed. Also prayers for our Children's ministry around the Chaplaincy; to enlarge the team of helpers for Children's Church at St Edmund's and international students to find a spiritual home in our congregations.
Menton: Chaplain: Christopher Parkman. Please pray for our community during Lent, as we run a course on how to live well in God's creation at this time of ecological crisis. Please also pray for the many visitors that will visit St John's during the spring, that we and they might encounter the Spirit in our worship together
Nice: (serves Vence) Chaplain: Jeremy Auld. We give thanks for the arrival of our new 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 during a difficult vacancy period.
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. We request your prayers for the ongoing XEE program and the six dedicated participants involved. May they receive comprehensive training for personal evangelism and be successful in reaching out to the people in the vicinity of Eindhoven. In addition, we seek your intercession for our youth ministry, as well as our dedicated youth ministry leaders, with a special mention of Pamela. May our youth cultivate a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus through their involvement. Lastly, please remember our church in your prayers, that we may continue to be a powerful and effective witness for Christ within the city of Eindhoven
Bishop David: Prayers for Bishop David as he retires today and with grateful thanks for his work with the Diocese of Europe and for Frances Hiller, one of the Bishops’s chaplains who also retires today.
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. We give thanks for a recent session we held in church on Mental Health and the Christian Faith. Please pray for all who suffer from depression, dementia and other issues. We are hoping to start up new house groups soon. Please pray for the leaders and members of the groups. We give thanks for James Morgan who is training for the ministry and will be ordained in June to serve at St Ursula's. Please pray for him and his wife Lilian.
Las Palmas (Gran Canaria): (Also serves Playa del Ingles) Chaplain: David Brown. Thank you for the many signs of new life We give thanks that Holy Trinity Church is so very well used by schools and music groups and we pray that these may always be seen as a centre for the worship of God and for the Church family here in Gran Canaria Also, we give thanks for the members of the Chaplaincy who serve it so faithfully and lovingly
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: Kasta Dip We are thankful for the arrival of our new chaplain, Revd. Kasta Dip. Pray for continued energy and wisdom as he settles into life in Poland and for a fruitful ministry.
Paris St George: Chaplain: Mark Osborne, Assistant Chaplain Jeffrey John. Assistant: Nicolas Razafindratsima. We are celebrating our Bicentenary this year pray for our many events. Please give thanks for the saints who have built this place and who continue to celebrate the Sacraments of the New Covenant. Please pray for our Young Adults and post-Confirmation groups. Pray for our leaders (Ed who is discerning a vocation and Lingzhe and Lichen who are planning their wedding) that they might have space and energy to lead well. Pray for consistency and a heart for discipleship. Please give thanks for the green shoots of renewed Children’s Work. Pray for our leaders, and our families, especially those children who live in two households.
Paris St Michael: Chaplain Jay Colwill Assistant Chaplain: Ben Evans; Readers: Andrew Wallace-Burnett, Debbie Orleach. Please pray for St. Michael’s Paris as it enters a new season of life after the installation of Rev’d Jay Colwill as the new Chaplain. We give thanks for the supportive team of staff and volunteers who resource the different services and ministries of the church. In 2024, the Olympic Games are being held in Paris that will bring many anglophone speakers to Ile-de-France. We pray for creative ways to engage with those living and working in Paris for whom St. Michaels may become home. After the vacancy and the impact of COVID, we pray for the relaunch of ministries such as the au pair cafe and the growth of our 6 O’clock service. We pray that children, young people and young adults may discover and grow in the Christian faith.
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 Curate: Glen Ruffle. We give thanks for our growing links with some of the major organisations in Geneva including the UN through Glen Ruffle’ ministry with the Anglican Communion Office. We also are profoundly grateful for our recently renovated church and ask for prayers and guidance as we plan the next phase to renovate our hall and expand capacity. Please pray our choir and in particular, the ecumenical links they are helping to build with other churches in Geneva and for our ministry to young people, praying that more leaders will come forward. As we approach Passiontide and Easter, please pray that that we may all grow in faith and reach out, through our worship and witness to share the good news of Christ to all who visit us and those with whom we have contact.
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. Please pray that those joining LEC would feel at home and make strong friendships. Pray that as a church family we would grow in dependence on the Lord and prayer. Pray the church family would be equipped and enabled to serve one another, knowing that even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many. Please also pray for those exploring ministry and their gifts.
Stuttgart: Chaplain: Antonio Ablon Lord Jesus, child of an earthly home, we pray for our chaplaincy our children and all who care for them. May they know you as their holy Lord, calling out fresh forms of service; and may they know you as a precious Saviour, sheltering in safety all who come to you.
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. Speaking God, you have told us that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. We thank you for those in our own chaplaincies who have shown this fruit in their lives, and we pray for our chaplaincy, asking that all those marked in baptism may show forth the same fruit in their generation.
Kyiv: Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for wisdom for political and military leaders; for people under shelling and for refugees; for the defenders of Ukraine, and for families waiting for them at home; pray for a just end to this war.
Pas de Calais: (Includes Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Hesdin) Reader: Mary Wood. Pray for the future of the chaplaincy which is currently considering the option of attracting a House for Duty Chaplain.
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, 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. We add our prayers for Louis in his role as Area Dean.
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.
Rotterdam: Chaplain: Jenni Pridmore, Asst Chaplain: Markus Hafkenscheid, We pray for all war torn areas in our world; The needy, the homeless and the destitute and for Refugees, risking their lives, on a dangerous journey across the Seas to Europe. Help us to improve our relationship with the Mission to Seafarers, in the Ports of Rotterdam. Pray for your infinite wisdom, to lead and guide us, as we embark on a major Fundraising to finance our planned Restoration and Refurbishing work on the Church Building. Help us to reach and encourage the younger generation, and the new incoming Expatriates to fill your Church, to promote and increase our Discipleship and proclaim the Gospel to the inhabitants of Rotterdam and the surrounding Areas.
Missions to Seafarers Rotterdam and Schiedam: Chaplain: Dennis Woodward. Pray for all those who work at sea and protect them.
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: Chaplain: Pawel (Paul) Hrynczyszyn, Reader: Angela Mirani. We pray for our new Chaplain and him guiding 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. We 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.
Vernet-les-Bains: Please pray for the recruitment process to appoint 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.
Versailles: (Also serves Gif sur Yvette (Chevry)) Chaplain: Benjamin Johnson-Frow, Reader: Sophie Manson. Pray for Dale, our chaplain, who has retired and returned to the UK. Pray for our new chaplain. Pray for Wardens Geoff and Alan and Reader Sophie that ministry and mission may thrive.
Pray for the Russian Orthodox Church, Pray for the head of the Orthodox Department for external church relations, Metropolitan Anthony.
Pray for the Persecuted Church worldwide and the role of Open Doors in providing information about this.
Moscow: We ask for prayers for guidance and wisdom both is in finding the right (new) chaplain who will lead us at this time of need and for the success of our application for a city grant to begin facade restoration in summer 2024.
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) Chaplain: Ishanesu Gusha (Palma) and Bill Boyce (Puerto Pollensa), Readers: Adrian Peter Welsh, David Pattinson, Vicky Pacey, Kenneth Prudhoe, Linda Cade. Please pray for the improvement in our financial situation, service attendance, as well our mission work in the Island. We also pray for the ministry of Mother´s Union in Palma
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). Pray for the for the chaplaincy, the people and those who serve it. Grant them a sense of hope where there are challenges give a sense of vision and courage, bind them together in love and let them know laughter and moments of joy.
Voorschoten: Chaplain: Matt Thijs. Please pray for our Easter services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday: sunrise service on the dunes and an all age Holy Communion.
Montreux: (Also serves Villars-sur-Ollon) Chaplain: Paul Ormrod. Give thanks that we are raising the profile of the chaplaincy in the community in various ways. Pray for Seth Barker in training for ordination. Pray for guidance as the church restoration project continues. Give thanks that we are building up the social life of the chaplaincy.
Vevey: (Also serves Château D'Oex,) Chaplain: Mark Fletcher. We will be starting our Alpha Course this month. Pray for God to be at work, leading the right people to join us, for wisdom and joy for the leaders and for all the preparations and practicalities that go along with running an Alpha course. Pray that the evenings might be warm and welcoming, may people make new friendships and be open to the relationship with God which is the goal of all of this. We seek God's guidance in preparing for the AGM,at Château D'Oex and for the Easter services. We pray our chaplain may have a fulfilling break with his family. We ask that all final preparations for the restoration of the church exterior may be achieved in good time.
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. We thank God for the new members who visit us every Sunday. We pray for those who don’t come regularly but always keep in touch with the parish through our mobile network.
Saint Pargoire (Hérault): Chaplain: Roger Smith, Reader: Julie Johnson. Please pray for the continuing recruitment process to appoint 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. May the right person be found to nurture and support us.
St Raphaël: Chaplain: Tom Wilson. We ask prayers for our continued growth and outreach to a wide variety of people in our area on the Cote d'Azur. We ask for prayers for a resolution to the visa 90/180 regulations that has limited so many of our congregation's attendance since Brexit. We ask that our video service ministry to our "swallows" who cannot be
with us, or are house-bound in France continues to flourish and provide continued stewardship of our congregation's ministry.
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. Wepray 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, Assistant Chaplain: David Phillips. Pray for God's direction as we develop our children and teenage work which takes place during the week; for the provision of volunteers to run and teach. We have moved into our new church home - a permanent church building. Prayer as we settle as a community into our new home. Help for us to connect with our local community. We thank God for his provision of this new place. And prayers for Ascension Church, Hilversum, a new church plant. For people to discover it and for growth in numbers and depth.
Utrecht: (Also serves Groningen, Zwolle) Chaplain: Ruan Crew Assistant Chaplain (Groningen): Sam Van Leer. As we walk through the final days of Holy Week, pray that many will enter our doors and hear the life-changing message of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
Zurich: (Also serves Turgi, Zug, St Gallen) 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. 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. Pray for Canon Ian Sherwood, the congregation, Church Council and Church Wardens. Pray for the Chaplaincy ministry to refugees and to the British Consulate.
Izmir: (Also serves Bornova, Didim, Mission to Seafarers Izmir) Chaplain: James Buxton. Pray for Fr James Buxton, Chaplain and Area Dean of Turkey, for the Church Wardens Alan and Jonell, for the Church Council and the congregation. We pray for our ministry to visitors who love the peace and simplicity of our church and often leave with a copy of the gospels. We ask God’s blessing as we re-start a weekly weekday service at St Mary Magdalene, Bornova, Izmir after a period of restoration works. We pray for the congregation of St Mary’s, Didim, 100 miles south of Izmir on the Aegean coast.
Pray for Bishop Robert as he leads the diocese.
Pray for the Bishop's Office in Brussels, Alan Strange (Bishop's Chaplain), Gail Wilmet (Bishop’s PA), Barbara Omoro (Appointments Secretary) and Caroline Gaumy (Administrative Assistant).