Benefice of Derwent Ings

Prayers for

October  2021

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Deanery prayer during coronavirus
Faithful God,
In this time of anxiety and uncertainty,
may your love be known more widely than any illness;
and may we remember that
your compassion is deeper than our distress,
your hope is brighter than the darkness that is upon us,
and may our loved ones, our neighbours,
and all those who worship in churches across our deanery
be bound together with your bonds of love and faithfulness,
that, together, we may rejoice in your gifts and graces.
In Jesus Christ we pray.

Prayers about the outbreak
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

For those who are ill
Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For hospital staff and medical researchers
Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From one who is ill or isolated
O God,
help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me
from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

For stillness
Compassionate God, as our physical freedom is diminished, our activities decreased and our movements restricted, help us to find stillness in our souls and bodies. Help us not to be overwhelmed by fear of what might be, but still our souls, as you stilled the storm on the sea of Galilee to calm the fears of your disciples. Give us courage to shelter in the ark of your love, until you bring us all, once again, to the security of the dry shore.

A prayer for those forgotten

Gentle God, as the world is distracted by our current situation help us not to forget the plight if those in need. Hear our prayers for those who live in war zones those dispossessed, for those who continue to suffer for lack of food or clean water. For those whose tears are not seen, and whose cries are not heard, Lord have mercy. 


The Jesus prayer

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, shine your mercy upon us; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Diocesan Prayer Diary

Saturday 16th October.
Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, bishops, martyrs, 1555
Readers’ Admission Service
Warden of Readers: The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor.
We pray for all those people being admitted as Readers today and for the parishes in which they will
minister. We give thanks for the people who have encouraged, trained and supported them on their
continuing vocational journeys, and for their faithful response to God’s calling.
Diocese of Gogrial. The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.
Sunday 17th October.
20th Sunday after Trinity
Deanery of South Holderness
Area Dean: The Revd Alisdair Laird; Lay Dean: Andrew Pate.
As a rural area with a dispersed population and areas of deprivation, containing 23 church buildings (mostly
Grade 1 Listed), and one of the three benefices now in vacancy, there are significant issues of resourcing.
Notwithstanding the pandemic impact there is will and energy for collaboration and development, even so we
are facing hard decisions and need wisdom and faith to do this well.
The Church in the Province of the West Indies.
Monday 18th October.
Luke the Evangelist
All Saints, Burstwick; St Peter, Burton Pidsea; St Lawrence, Elstronwick; St Peter, Humbleton; St
Mary, Thorngumbald; All Saints, Halsham
Clergy: Vacant, The Revd Philip West; The Revd Duncan Harris; Churchwardens: Brenda Frear, Digby Harris,
Mary Jane Barker, Ken and Muriel Wilson, Judy Harrison, Pamela Barker, Tracey and Richard Netherton.
We give thanks and pray for the small number of church members who provide worship and ministry in the
interregnum, and for the support of the Deanery. We pray for vision and growth in all our churches and for
wisdom where substantial repair costs leave churches with an uncertain future.
Diocese of Goma. Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo.
Tuesday 19th October.
Henry Martyn, translator, missionary, 1812
St Augustine, Hedon; St Andrew and St Mary, Paull; All Saints, Preston; St Swithin, Sproatley;
Sproatley CE Primary
Clergy: The Revd Dr Susan Pulko.
Pray that the four churches of the Benefice may move into the future together, each with its own mission to use
all its resources in showing God’s love to its community, while collaborating and supporting each other in this
Diocese of Gombe. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Wednesday 20th October.
St Nicholas, Keyingham; St Wilfrid, Ottringham; St Patrick, Patrington; St Mary, Welwick; St Germain,
Winestead; All Saints, Easington with Skeffling; Easington and Patrington CE Primary Schools
Clergy: The Revd Alisdair Laird, The Revd Janice Sharp; Retired Clergy: The Revd Duncan Harris;
Churchwardens: Lois Rutter, Ian Rutter, Andrew Pate, Jean Wilkin, Chris Unwin, David Snaith, Nick Hildyard,
Sarah Camm, Audrey Clark, Sue Dughan, John Rees; Ordinand: Simon Clark.
Please give thanks and pray for the growing togetherness of the six churches—for the support they offer to
each other, and towards the Deanery of South Holderness; for willingness and energy to enable changes that
encourage those in the community who are searching for hope and meaning; and for re-engagement with local
primary schools after the pandemic disruption.
Diocese of Grafton. The Anglican Church of Australia.
Thursday 21st October.
St Nicholas, Holmpton; St Matthew, Owthorne; St Michael, Garton in Holderness; St Margaret, Hilston;
All Saints, Roos; All Saints, Tunstall; St Nicholas, Hollym; Roos CE Primary School
Clergy: The Revd Martin Faulkner.
Please pray for energy and faith as we worship together and witness in the local communities. We give thanks
for all who minister, volunteer and show love and compassion. Give thanks and pray for our place in the
Deanery of South Holderness.
Diocese of Grahamstown. The Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
Friday 22nd October.
New Ainsty Deanery
Area Dean: The Revd Geoff Mumford; Lay Dean: Peter Teale; Deanery Finance Officer: Nick Jupe.
Please pray for the Deanery Leadership Team and Chapter as we discern future reorganisation having had
some changes in clergy. Please pray for those parishes facing an uncertain future and for the Benefice of
Tadcaster as they await the arrival of their new vicar, The Revd Paulie Watkin and family. Pray for the
appointment of a new Area Dean as The Revd Geoff Mumford steps down from the role this Autumn.
Diocese of Guadalcanal. The Anglican Church of Melanesia.
Saturday 23rd October.
Holy Trinity, Acaster Malbis; St John, Acaster Selby; All Saints, Appleton Roebuck
Clergy: Vacant; Churchwarden: Peter Bolton.
Please pray for the Focal Minister, Michael Sargent and for the Churchwarden, Peter Bolton as together they ensure
a weekly cycle of worship; for the growth in the congregation; for the mutual support of all who worship there; and
for the support of the Area Dean and the retired clergy who give of their time to ensure that Eucharistic Worship is
Diocese of Guatemala. Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America.
Sunday 24th October.
Last Sunday after Trinity
St Nicholas, Askham Bryan; All Saints, Bolton Percy; St Paul, Colton; St Giles, Copmanthorpe
Clergy: The Revd Geoff Mumford, The Revd Glenda Webb, The Revd Jan Dash, The Revd Canon Clive Everett-Allen,
The Revd Phil Moore; Administrator: Petra Wilkinson; Churchwardens: Emma Peers, Alan Johnston, Marion Khan.
As we look to develop our mission and ministry across the ABC Parishes following a Vision Day in September, we
ask for prayer that we would be able to discern God’s will to use all the gifts available to us to build His Kingdom in
our corner of the world. We pray for all our parishioners as we get acclimatised to a post-pandemic world and
especially those seriously impacted by COVID. We pray for peace in uncertain times.
The Extra-Provincial ChurchesMonday 25th October.
Crispin and Crispinian, martyrs, c.287
St Mary the Virgin, Boston Spa; All Saints, Thorp Arch; St Peter, Walton; All Saints, Bramham; St
Mary’s CE Primary; Lady Elizabeth Hastings CE Primary
Clergy: The Revd Nick Morgan, The Reverend Trish Anslow; Parish Administrator: Emma Hunter; Connections
Minister (Multiply Project lay leader): Joanna Davies; Leader of The Ark (parent and toddler worship, led by
the Mothers’ Union): Janet McBride; Churchwardens: Andrew Smith, Chips Browning, Jillian Lawson, David
Spurr, Kathleen Sanderson, Doreen Lister.
Please pray for our Multiply lay leader, Jo Davies as she begins her ministry and grows her core team; for
recruitment of a Children’s Minister; and for renewal of our fellowship, especially involving those who have
joined us over lockdown. Pray too that we renew our strength and grasp God’s vision afresh for our villages.
Diocese of Guildford. The Church of England.
Tuesday 26th October.
Alfred, king, scholar, 899. Cedd, abbot, bishop, 664
St Luke, Clifford; Cawood and Wistow Primary Schools.
Clergy: Fr Ken Gabbadon, Fr Clive Everett-Allen; Churchwarden and Treasurer: Mrs Barbara Courtman.
We at St Luke’s are forever grateful for the prayers of the faithful, especially in these troubling days.
Proclaiming Jesus as the Living Bread and living out the Christian Gospel in these worrying times remains a
challenge, yet we seek to joyfully and prayerfully serve the Lord as we live out the life of Christ in our
communities. Coronavirus has impacted society, filling people with fear and uncertainty and so it is in this
climate that we seek to be Christ’s light and hope in the world. We remember in our prayers Bramham Park
Country Estate and Nick Lane Fox (Patron) and we pray for spiritual, numerical and financial growth.
Diocese of Guinea. The Church of the Province of West Africa.
Wednesday 27th October.
St Mary, Askham Richard; St James, Bilbrough; All Saints, Long Marston; All Saints, Rufforth; The
Epiphany, Tockwith; Long Marston CE Primary; St Mary’s CE Primary; Tockwith CE Primary; Rufforth
Clergy: The Revd Martin Otter.
Through the work of our school governors, OTB teams and our reader Ann Watson we look forward to reconnecting with the four primary schools in our Parish, we pray that through our worship and the Experience
Church events we are to hold later in the year we will be able to re-start the wonderful conversations we have
with our children and youth. We also give thanks for all those who have enabled our five churches to remain
operational when legally able to over the past year and a half and those who are now ensuring that all of the
churches are open each day for private prayer or for just a quiet rest. We ask God’s blessings on all those who
have come forward for marriage, baptism and confirmation in the past months, may their life be enriched by a
closer connection with our Lord.
Diocese of Gujarat. The (United) Church of North India.
Thursday 28th October.
Simon and Jude, Apostles
St John the Baptist, Hessay; All Saints, Moor Monkton; St John the Baptist, Healaugh; All Saints,
Wighill; St Helen, Bilton-in-Ainsty with Bickerton
Clergy: The Revd Richard Battersby.
We pray for the Parish of Rural Ainsty, for Reverend Richard, Leader of Bishop’s Mission Order and Reverend
Nick, Assistant Curate. For Churchwardens, PCC members and Church family as they continue on their mission
of helping people know of God’s love.
Diocese of Central Gulf Coast. The Episcopal Church.
Friday 29th October.
James Hannington, bishop, martyr, 1885
St Everilda, Nether Poppleton; All Saints, Upper Poppleton; Manor CE School
Clergy: The Revd Simon Biddlestone; Churchwardens: Lynda Salmon, Mark Boast, Mike Hetmanski; Retired
Clergy: The Revd Michael Fossett, The Revd Canon Alastair Dunn.
For the parish, we give thanks for our developing links with Holy Redeemer and our return to worshipping in
our church buildings. We also give thanks for all of the baptisms that we have had in recent months. Please
pray for those who are discerning Reader Ministry and other lay ministry roles. For Manor School, please pray
for the start of the new academic year, especially for those who will be new to the school and who have not had
the normal transition opportunities.
Diocese of Gusau. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Saturday 30th October.
St Andrew, Newton Kyme; St Mary, Tadcaster; St John the Baptist, Kirkby Wharfe; St Mary, Church
Fenton; Kirk Fenton CE Primary
Clergy: Vacant, The Revd Lucy Brencher.
Please pray prayers of thanksgiving for our new Incumbent to the Benefice – Reverend Paulie Watkin. Bless the
family as they prepare to move into the Benefice very soon. Pray for those preparing for confirmation in
October. We continue to pray for all in our many Primary and Secondary schools across the Benefice.
Diocese of Guyana. The Church in the Province of the West Indies.
Sunday 31st October.
4th Sunday before Advent
Chaplaincy of HMP/YOI Askham Grange
Clergy: Vacant.
We pray for the Governor Julie Spence and Deputy Governor Trevor Brown and for the successful appointment
of a new part time Anglican Chaplain, following recent advertising. We pray for all the staff and prisoners, that
they would experience peace and hope.
The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria.