Diocese of York Prayer Diary

Diocese of York Prayer Diary - June 2015
Monday 1st June
Visit of the Blessed
Virgin Mary to
Bishopthorpe Palace
The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Chief of Staff: The Revd
Malcolm Macnaughton, Chaplain Researcher: The Revd Dr Daphne Green, Domestic Chaplain: The Revd
Richard Carew, and all the Staff at the Office of the Archbishop of York.
Please pray for the Archbishop and for all the staff working in support of the Archbishop’s ministry
in the Diocese, Province and Nation.
Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania (III, The Episcopal Church). Bishop Sean Rowe
Tuesday 2nd June
Deanery of Northern Ryedale
Rural Dean: The Revd Tim Robinson
Give thanks for the blessing of living in the midst God’s beautiful creation. Give thanks for those
engaged in working with young people in the Deanery. Give thanks for the commitment and
enthusiasm of lay and ordained leaders and congregations in our rural Deanery.
Diocese of Norwich (Canterbury, England). Bishop Graham James
Wednesday 3rd
St Chad Great Habton, St Laurence Kirby Misperton, St Andrew Normanby, Holy Epiphany
Butterwick Chapel, St John of Beverley Salton, St Andrew Middleton, St John Newton,
Marton Mission Room, All Saints Sinnington
Clergy: The Revd Stephen Gamble, Retired clergy: The Revd Ailsa Beech, The Revd Anne Wright,
The Revd Jackie Cray, The Rt Revd Graham Cray, Readers: Joyce Harrison, Margaret Brough, Billy
Garret, Peter Laverick.
Please pray for the House for Duty Post to be filled by the right person, for continued fruitful
cooperation with the Methodist Church, for work on St Chads Habton, for plans to fix the roof and
connect a water supply at St Andrews Middleton, for further growth amongst children and young
families, giving thanks for Little Explorers.
Diocese of Nsukka (Enugu, Nigeria). Bishop Aloysius Agbo
Martyrs of Uganda,
1885-7, 1977
Thursday 4th
Day of Thanksgiving
for the Institution of
Holy Communion
(Corpus Christi)
Friday 5th June
Boniface (Wynfrith),
bishop, martyr, 754
Saturday 6th June
Ini Kopuria, founder
of the Melanesian
Brotherhood, 1945
Sunday 7th June
1st Sunday after
St John the Baptist, Levisham, St Giles, Lockton, St Peter & St Paul, Pickering, Church of St
Francis, Marishes
Clergy: The Revd Antony Pritchett, The Revd Christopher Johnson
We give thanks to God for continued signs of growth within the benefice; and for new initiatives and
new ventures.
Diocese of Nyahururu (Kenya). Bishop Stephen Kabora
St John Allerston, St Mary Ebberston, St Hilda Ellerburn, All Saints Thornton le Dale, St
George Wilton
Clergy :The Revd Dr Jo White, Retired Clergy : The Revd Peter Jaram, The Revd Peter Lear, The Revd
Canon Alan Payne and The Revd Dr Geoffrey Walker, RPA’s: Sally Gough, Jan Hargreaves
Churchwardens : Sandra Lear, Vivienne Hughes, Sheila Clayton , Liz Cowley, John Dunning.
We are very thankful for the return to duties of our Rector following successful ophthalmic surgery.
Also for the continued commitment of the retired clergy, especially during her absence. Please pray
and give thanks for Dave and Liz Alger who have recently retired from post as Churchwarden and
treasurer, respectively, at Thornton Dale.
Diocese of Offa (Kwara, Nigeria). Bishop Akintunde Popoola
All Saints, Brompton by Sawdon, St Matthew, Hutton Buscel, St Stephen, Snainton, St
Peter, Langdale End, All Saints, Wykeham
Clergy: The Revd Stuart Hill, Retired Clergy: The Very Revd John Allen, Reader: Pat Wood,
Churchwardens: David Knowelden, Beverley Waldie, Robert Sword, Anthony Tubbs, Mark Evans,
Don Jones, Bob Williams, St.John Harris
Give thanks for the ministry in our local primary schools at Snainton, Brompton and Wykeham. Pray
for James Pynn, Head Teacher of Wykeham School as he prepares to leave us, and for the staff and
governors in the transition. We pray also for those being confirmed in our Benefice this month.
Diocese of Ogbia (Niger Delta, Nigeria). Bishop James Oruwori
Christ Church Appleton, St Gregory Cropton, St Chad Hutton Le Hole, St Mary Lastingham,
St Lawrence Rosedale
Clergy: Vacancy, Retired Clergy: The Revd Canon David Purdy, The Revd Peter Jaram
Please pray for all our Parishes as we try to concentrate on training to keep our eyes on Christ. We
pray for all of our Churchwardens in their vital role and for all taking on responsibilities in the
vacancy. We pray for all involved in shaping the future of ministry in these parishes.
Diocese of Ogbomoso (Ibadan, Nigeria). Bishop Matthew Osunade
Monday 8th June
Thomas Ken, bishop,
nonjuror, hymn
writer, 1711
Tuesday 9th June
Columba, abbot,
missionary, 597
Ephrem, deacon,
hymn writer, teacher
of the faith, 373
Wednesday 10th
Thursday 11th June
Barnabas the
Friday 12th
Saturday 13th
Sunday 14th June
2nd Sunday after
Monday 15th June
Evelyn Underhill,
spiritual writer,
St Hilda Ampleforth, Holy Cross Gilling East, St Oswald Oswaldkirk, Holy Trinity Stonegrave
Clergy: The Revd Sue Bond, Retired Clergy: The Revd David Lee, The Revd Norman Taylor, Readers:
David Goodman, Ian Henley, Susan House, RPAs: Ros Field, Helen Goodman, Judith Gubbins, Jeff
Piercey, Freda Shaw, Hilary Slights. Churchwardens: Jane Dexter-Smith, Ros Field, Judith Gubbins,
Jeff Piercey, Margaret Timbrell, John Wilkinson.
Pray for restoration work starting this spring at St Oswald’s, with thankfulness for the generosity of
those who have donated generously towards the project. For continuing strong links with St Hilda’s
CE School as the new head teacher takes up his role in the autumn term.
Diocese of Ogori-Magongo (Lokoja, Nigeria). Bishop Festus Davies
All Saints, Helmsley, St Mary Magdalene, Eastmoors, St Mary, Rievaulx, St Chad, Sproxton
Clergy: The Revd Tim Robinson, The Revd Lynn Grove, Churchwardens: Alan Rabjohn, Valma Child.
Reader: Lucy Willshaw. RPA: Anne Rutter.
Please pray for those who lead and for the whole people of God in Helmsley Parish. We give thanks
for God’s immense grace and generosity.
Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema (Owerri, Nigeria). Bishop Chidi Oparaojiaku
St John Bilsdale Midcable, St Michael Cold Kirby, All Saints Hawnby, All Saints Old Byland,
St Mary Scawton,
Clergy: The Revd Tim Robinson, The Revd Lynn Grove
Please pray for this intensely rural parish with 5 parish churches and around 450 inhabitants
covering an area of 100 sq. miles of the N. Yorks Moors. We give thanks for the work of our
churchwardens and for our loyal congregation which travels from church to church.
Diocese of Ohio (VI, The Episcopal Church) Bishop Mark Hollingsworth
St Michael Edstone, St Nicholas Bransdale, St Mary Farndale, St Aidan Gillamoor, All Saints
Clergy: The Revd Mark Brosnan, Retired Clergy: The Revd Canon Francis Hewitt, The Revd Michael
Stephens, Churchwardens: Anne Warriner, Les Clarke, Eleanor Dowsland, Phil Collier, Ann Milburn,
Audrey and Warick Bell , Simon Cooper.
Pray for our continued growth together, the work of the Learning Communities Group and those
leading Messy Church; for our Methodist friends and colleagues as they face an uncertain future.
Diocese of Oji River (Enugu, Nigeria). Archbishop Amos Madu
St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale and St Hilda's Beadlam with All Saints & St James
Nunnington, St Saviour Harome, & St John the Baptist Pockley
Clergy: The Revd Andrew De Smet, LEP Methodist Minister The Revd Jacky Hale, Readers Margaret
Timbrell, Susan Binks, Bill Smith. Retired Clergy: The Revd Bill Page, Churchwardens: Gordon
Mellor, David Trill, Alastair Stewart, Jane Clive, Susan Binks, John Ashworth, Deputy Churchwardens
at Beadlam: Beatrice Bartlett , Julia Bretman.
Pray for the worship in and witness of churches, and for Susan Binks to be ordained Deacon in July.
Diocese of Okene (Lokoja, Nigeria). Bishop Emmanuel Ajulo
Archbishop's Adviser and Coordinator of Pastoral Care: The Revd Andrew De Smet
Please pray for Andrew in his counselling, spiritual direction and mediation work and for the
training events planned.
Diocese of Oke-Ogun (Ibadan, Nigeria). Bishop Solomon Amusan
Wydale Hall
Oversight Group: The Rt Revd Graham Cray (Chair), Ros Brewer, The Revd Jackie Cray, Catherine
Evans, Maureen Loffilll, The Revd Malcolm Macnaughton, Joan Sargeant, The Revd Dr Gavin
Wakefield. General Manager: Mark Rance.
Pray for appointment of an Assistant Manager; for more mid-week bookings. Pray for energy for the
staff team as we seek to be A Prayerful Community Renewing the Church’s Mission–not just a venue.
Diocese of Okigwe (Owerri, Nigeria). Bishop Edward Osuegbu
Southern Ryedale Deanery
Rural Dean: The Revd Rachel Hirst
Please pray for our deanery as we consider becoming a Mission Partnership - encouraging, sharing
and working together in different ways. Pray for hardworking clergy, church officers and parishes in
providing regular worship, care of buildings and finances, and a village focus. Give thanks for
initiatives such as the cafes at Rillington and Sherburn and for our town churches in Malton and
Norton. We welcome Revd Anne Freestone as Chaplain to Castle Howard and pray for the right
person to be found for the vacant post at West Buckrose.
Diocese of Okigwe North (Owerri, Nigeria). Bishop Godson Ikanwa
Tuesday 16th June
Richard, bishop,
Joseph Butler,
philosopher, 1752
Wednesday 17th
Samuel and
Henrietta Barnett,
social reformers,
1913 and 1936
Thursday 18th June
Bernard Mizeki,
martyr, 1896
Friday 19th June
Sundar Singh,
Sadhu (holy man),
evangelist, teacher
of the faith, 1929
St Andrew, Rillington, St Martin’s, Scampston, St Hilda, Sherburn, All Saints, Thorpe Bassett,
All Saints, West Heslerton, St John the Baptist, Yedingham, St Peter’s Church, Wintringham,
St Edmund, Knapton, St Andrew, East Heslerton
Clergy: The Revd Joe Kinsella
Pray for all our churches and communities. Pray especially for our community cafes, all those who are
part of the ministry teams and for the future of the benefice as we explore new ways of being a
Christian presence in our villages.
Diocese of Okigwe South (Owerri, Nigeria). Bishop David Onuoha
New Malton and Old Malton
Clergy: The Revd Peter Robinson, Reader: Michael Stallybrass, Churchwardens: Patricia Atkinson,
Rosemary Willis, Susan Galley, Helen Morgan, Retired clergy: The Revd Canon Terence Grigg, The
Revd Canon John Manchester, The Revd Canon Robert Rogers, The Revd Canon Simon Wright.
Please pray for newly elected church officers and PCC members as they take on new responsibilities:
also for Glyn Diggins joining us in the benefice next month as stipendiary curate. Please pray that we
may increasingly become two churches with a heart to make Christ visible in our parish communities.
Diocese of Okinawa (Japan). Bishop David Uehara
Clergy: The Revd Rachel Hirst, Retired Clergy: The Revd David Woollard, The Revd Pip Sharpe, Reader
in training: Alison Hutchinson, Ordinand: Eve Ridgeway, Churchwardens: Ron Wilson, Andrew
Please pray as we focus on vision and becoming more outward looking this year. This includes
possible reordering of our buildings. Give thanks for growing lay ministry, and our children, youth
and families work. Pray for outreach activities planned including ‘Start’ (June/July),a fun day in
August and our summer holiday club, that they may be fruitful.
Diocese of Oklahoma (VIII, The Episcopal Church). Bishop Edward Konieczny
St Botolph Bossall, St John the Evangelist Buttercrambe, St John Howsham, St Michael
Crambe, St Lawrence Flaxton, All Saints Foston, St Mary Gate Helmsley, St Mary Sand
Hutton, St Peter Upper Helmsley, St John the Evangelist Whitwell
Clergy: The Revd Chris Wingfield, The Revd Rachel Benson, The Revd Jeremy Valentine,
Churchwardens: Jane Herbert, Delyth Harren, Anne Podmore, Graham Baker, Ian Lyle, Mary
Dennison, Dorothy Martin, Ida Terry, Wendy Holman, Karen Armitstead, Pam Ashworth, Janie Bell,
Anne Archer Asst CW for Buttercrambe, Judy Stephenson and Gill Littlejohn Asst CWs for Howsham.
Please pray for our clergy; Reader: Tony Hewitt; Lay Pastoral Assistants: Sister Margaret Ann and
Rachel Baker. Pray for our schools in Sand Hutton and Foston and that we may all become more like
the Kingdom People Jesus desires us to be – and that we may serve those whom we meet in His name.
Diocese of Okrika (Niger Delta, Nigeria). Bishop Tubokosemie Atere
Saturday 20th June
St Martin Bulmer, St Peter Dalby, St Margaret Huttons Ambo, All Saints Terrington, St John
the Evangelist Welburn
Clergy: The Revd Taff Morgan, Reader: Charles Ward, Churchwardens: Robert Churton, Robert Hall,
Helen Ashdown, Jeremy Bleasdale, Simon Jackson
Please pray for our dedication service at All Saints Terrington on 17 th May of our new children’s area.
This is all due to the fundraising efforts of the children in the Village School. Pray for St John the
Evangelist Church Welburn who are about to undergo a complete replacement of their lighting and
that the improved ambiance and enhancement of worship will be as hoped for. Pray for the whole
benefice as we continue our journey with the rest of the Deanery in our new Mission Partnership.
Diocese of Oleh (Bendel, Nigeria). Bishop John Aruakpor
Sunday 21st June
St Helen Amotherby, All Saints Appleton-le-Street, St Michael Barton-le-Street, Coneysthorpe
Chapel, All Saints Hovingham, St George the Martyr Scackleton, All Saints Slingsby
Clergy: The Revd Martin Allwood, Retired Clergy: The Revd John Warden, Emeritus Reader: Tim
Rowe. Churchwardens: Sir William Worsley, Jane Richardson, Roland Firby, Robin Lacy, Ann Wilson,
Keith Dixon, Lillian Armitage, Barbara Borrett, Rose Smith, Sue Suetermeister with Judith Sladden as
Coneysthorpe Church Representative
Prayers for our Church School at Hovingham as their current Headmistress Maureen Skinner retires
and they form a federated body with Ampleforth School. Prayers for our home groups after
restructuring and change of leadership, that they may continue to grow with members being
encouraged to discover and use their gifts not just in their small groups but in the wider community
and especially for myself (Rector) as I guide this process.
Diocese of Olympia (IX, The Episcopal Church). Bishop Gregory Rickel
3rd Sunday after
Should you have any queries regarding the Prayer Calendar please do not hesitate to contact the Reverend
Richard Carew via email: [email protected] or phone: 01904 707021
Monday 22nd
Alban, first
Martyr of
Britain, c250
Tuesday 23rd
abbess, c.678
24th June
Birth of John
the Baptist
Thursday 25th
Friday 26th
Ember Day
Saturday 27th
Cyril, bishop,
teacher of the
faith, 444
Ember Day
Sunday 28th
4th Sunday
after Trinity
Monday 29th
Peter and Paul
Tuesday 30th
St Peter Helperthorpe, St Andrew Kirby Grindalythe, St Mary West Lutton, St Andrew
Weaverthorpe, St Mary Wharram le Street
Clergy: The Revd Andy Bowden, Churchwardens : Gill Trowsdale, Jono Trowsdale, Pauline Bannister,
Tony Crawford, Christine Leeson, Roy Foster, Richard Hazelrigg, Sue Teal, RPA: George Trowsdale, Jono
Please pray the five churches in this benefice as we seek to make new connections with our
communities: the monthly luncheon club that has just started, the Messy Church we are hoping to
begin in our local school and a monthly meeting of Mums and Grandmothers. Please pray for the work
of all of our church wardens, specially our newest Church warden who is 21.
Diocese of Omu-Aran (Kwara, Nigeria). Bishop Philip Adeyemo
St John the Baptist, Acklam, St Mary, Birdsall, All Saints, Burythorpe, St Andrew, Langton, St
Nicholas, North Grimston, All Saints, Settrington, St Mary, Westow.
Clergy: Vacancy, Retired clergy: The Revd Bill Ankers, The Revd Norman Lewis, Reader in Training:
Margaret Hall.
Please pray for the Parish, our Churchwardens and all who are taking on extra responsibilities during
the current vacancy.
Diocese of On the Lake (Owerri, Nigeria). Bishop Chijioke Oti
Castle Howard Chaplaincy
Chaplain: The Revd Anne Freestone
Please pray that the Spirit of the risen Lord cloaks those who live and work at Castle Howard and all
those who visit the house and grounds. May we find his presence in all we do, giving life, love and hope
to those around us.
Diocese of On the Niger (Niger, Nigeria). Bishop Owen Nwokolo
Diocesan Office
Please remember all those based at Diocesan House who use their professional skills and gifts to
support and enable the ministry of the schools and parishes of this diocese. As they are faced with ever
growing demands on them in many areas of activity, pray that they might be encouraged and
strengthened in God’s service.
Diocese of Ondo (Ondo, Nigeria). Bishop George Lasebikan
Freewill offerings
During the period May 1 until July 31 members of our PCCs will be meeting to decide the amount to
pledge for their 2016 Freewill Offer. As they pray and think about this, please pray that the Holy Spirit
will guide them clearly and that decisions will be made with faith and unity.
Diocese of Ontario (Ontario, Canada). Bishop George Bruce
Diocesan Office
Please remember those people who have been struggling with ill health in recent months and all those
who have provided support in so many ways. We are very grateful to be part of the Diocesan family.
As we approach the holiday period, please pray that it may be a time of rest and refreshment for all
those who support our parishes in so many, often unseen, ways.
Diocese of Orlu (Owerri, Nigeria). Archbishop Bennett Okoro
Diocese of Sheffield
The Rt Revd Steven Croft
We would appreciate prayers for the mission of the northern Bishops to the Diocese of Sheffield from
10-13 September and for the making of disciples.
Diocese of Osaka (Japan). Bishop Samuel Osamu Onishi
Sheffield Cathedral
The Very Reverend Peter Bradley
Pray for the renewal of our worship, the ways we are developing our sense of community, our work as
a place of culture and hospitality and the challenge of connecting our heritage with our lively faith.
Diocese of Osun (Ibadan, Nigeria). Bishop James Popoola
Bradford Cathedral
The Very Revd Jerry Lepine
Context - very high deprivation, multi-faith, city centre regeneration after decades of neglect, one of
three cathedrals in the new Diocese. Thanksgiving - for a faithful congregation looking to grow; strong
music department, £2million spend on building repairs; new staff bringing energy and a new vision
and strategy for the next ten years. Prayer - for people to come and live in this city centre; for new
growth; for the three Cathedrals mission together; for the politics of Bradford.
Diocese of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). Bishop John Chapman