Benefice of Derwent Ings


February 2020

Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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Diocesan Prayer Diary

Friday 14th February. Cyril and Methodius, missionaries, 869 and 885; Valentine, martyr at Rome, c.269
Holy Trinity, North Ormesby Clergy: The Revd Dominic Black (Vicar) and The Revd Carol Sunley (Deacon PTO); Churchwarden and Multiply Lay Leader: Lee-Anne Southon; Children and Families worker: Rachel Stark; General Manager: Andy Colclough. Give thanks for the many new people who came to faith and were baptised last year in our diverse and growing congregation. Please pray for continued growth in numbers and discipleship for the increasing number of people in need who are turning up. Diocese of Mahajanga (Indian Ocean). Bishop Spencer Speers.

Saturday 15th February. Sigfrid, bishop, 1045; Thomas Bray, priest, founder of SPCK and SPG, 1730
St Paul, North Thornaby Clergy: The Revd Father Charles Razzall and The Revd Father Ian Graham (PTO); Churchwardens: Sandie Strachan and David Boddy. Please pray for a renewed contemplative heart: for all in the parish addicted to hard drugs and for local drug counselling sevices. Diocese of Maiduguri (Nigeria). Bishop Emmanuel Morris.

Sunday 16th February. 2nd Sunday before Lent
St Mark and St Peter Ad Vincula, South Thornaby; Thornaby on Tees CE Primary Clergy: Vacant; Churchwardens: Jean Higgin and Maureen Williams; Treasurer: Aileen Mather. Please pray for a short interregnum and the successful appointment of a new parish priest. Please pray for the staff, governors and children at Thornaby C of E School. We give thanksgiving for all the support and hard work during the vacancy by the congregation. The Church of the Province of Central Africa. Archbishop Albert Chama.

Monday 17th February. Janani Luwum, archbishop, martyr, 1977
St Martin of Tours with St Cuthbert, Middlesbrough Clergy: Vacant. Churchwarden: Chris Greenwood. During our vacancy please pray for all clergy who are helping us continue to provide a full service cover. Pray for our Churchwardens and PCC as we at St Martin’s look to ‘open an opportunity for all to know God’s love by prayer, word and deed’. Diocese of Maine. Bishop Stephen Lane.

Tuesday 18th February.
St Mary, West Acklam Clergy: The Revd Norma Rao. Give thanks for the congregation’s faithfulness in serving God and St Mary’s Church and pray for the continuing spiritual growth, discipleship and courage, and creativity to reach out. Diocese of Maiwut Area (South Sudan). Bishop Peter Gatbel Lual.

Wednesday 19th February .
St Timothy, Hemlington Clergy: Father Robert Desics. We thank God for his continued goodness to us. As we move our Sunday worship to a different building, we pray for God to sustain us and ask that we continue to focus on growing disciples and making Jesus known to those around us. Diocese of Makamba (Burundi). Archbishop Martin Nyaboho.

Thursday 20th February.
Teesside University Faith and Reflection Service. Coordinating adviser: Emma Davisworth; Christian associate advisers: The Revd Lindsey Goodhew, Ste Corner, Hazel Murray, The Revd Charity Hamilton, Lt Naomi Kelly SA and Pastor Vincent Sacco. Please pray for the staff and students of the University, and for the advisers as they offer hospitality, welcome, care, and opportunities for worship and exploring faith. Diocese of Makueni (Kenya). Bishop Francis Matui.

Friday 21st February.
Roseberry Park Hospital Please pray for all who live with mental health problems and learning disabilities and especially for those in hospital: for recovery, hope and new purpose. Pray for families and friends, for the care of hospital staff, and for acceptance and compassion in wider society. Diocese of Makurdi (Nigeria). Bishop Nathan Inyom.

Saturday 22nd February.
Health and Social Care We pray for all those involved in Heath and Social Care organisations throughout the Diocese of York. May they be blessed with love and compassion for those they are caring for and in turn, may they too be cared for as they give out so much for others. Diocese of Malabar (South India). Bishop Royce Victor.

Sunday 23rd February. Sunday next before Lent
Mission to Seafarers Please pray for all involved in providing support to seafarers from all over the world who visit Teesside. Pray for those who earn their living on the sea, often separated from friends and families for many months and facing the dangers of weather. The Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America. Bishop Julio Thompson.

Monday 24th February.
Diocese of Sodor and Man The Rt. Revd Peter Eagles; Chaplain: The Revd Ben Bradshaw. Please pray for us as we make new appointments to parishes. Pray for us also in our engagement with a range of social issues, including homelessness and poverty. And rejoice with us as we rejoice in scripture and prayer in a programme of renewed engagement with our faith. Diocese of Malaita (Melanesia). Bishop Samuel Sahu.

Tuesday 25th February.
St German’s Cathedral, Isle of Man Dean: The Very Revd Nigel Godfrey. Pray the work of St German’s Cathedral, Isle of Man, as it celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Pray for visitors and pilgrims in the ‘Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage’, giving thanks for those who welcome visitors and praying for our work amongst the marginalised through enterprises like the Big Table Cafe . Diocese of Malakal (South Sudan). Archbishop Hilary Deng.

Wednesday 26th February. Ash Wednesday
Diocesan Registry Registrar: Louise Connacher; Faculty Secretary: Hazel Bell; Registry Secretaries: Jessica Smith and Lara McArdle. Please pray for Hazel, Jess and Lara, who continue to do a sterling job. Please also pray for Louise in her new role as Diocesan Registrar. With everyone else in the Diocese we are looking towards a year of change and will be grateful for everyone’s prayers as we prepare for all that this entails from a legal perspective. Diocese of Malek (South Sudan). Bishop Peter Mayom.

Thursday 27th February. George Herbert , priest, poet, 1633
Diocese of Durham Bishop Paul Butler. Please pray for us as we hold our year of Pilgrimage in 2020, including the launch of four new routes into Durham Cathedral. Pray too please as we develop a new forward plan for 2021-5 through the year. Finally, please pray for The Revd Canon Sophie Jelley as she moves from being our Director of Mission, Discipleship & Ministry to become Bishop of Doncaster (Consecration 25 March 2020). Diocese of Malek Rup (South Sudan). Bishop Peter Agok.

Friday 28th February.
Durham Cathedral Dean: The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett. During the Lumiere light festival in Durham (14-17 November 2019), well over 12,000 people came through the Chapter House, lighting candles and leaving prayers. Please pray for the Cathedral community as we seek other opportunities to engage with visitors and share the love of God in a direct and relevant way. Diocese of Malinda (Kenya). Bishop Lawrence Dena.

Saturday 29th February.

‘Come and See’ Northern Bishops’ Mission to the Diocese of York, 12-15 March 2020 Please pray for Deaneries, Benefices and Chaplaincies as they organise Come and See events, and pray for everyone in our churches as we invite families, friends and neighbours to join in. Pray too for the visiting Bishops as they and their teams prepare to join us. Diocese of Manchester. Bishop David Walker

1st Sunday of Lent. David, bishop, patron of Wales, c.601

Sunday 1st March
Archbishop’s Leadership Team Lenten Retreat, 1st-3rd March Pray for the Archbishop’s Leadership Team as they meet over the next three days. Pray for wisdom as they discern the will of the Holy Spirit and continue to seek opportunities to share the good news of the gospel. Pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile. Archbishop Héctor Muňoz.

Monday 2nd March. Chad, bishop, missionary, 672
Derwent Deanery Area Dean: The Revd Nick Bird; Lay Dean: Paul Botting; Synod Secretary: Alison Gilmour; Financial Adviser: Vacant. The Derwent Deanery stretches from some 20 miles from Stockton on Forest in the north, down to the outskirts of Selby. Please pray for the appointment process for the vacant parishes, and also for our Deanery Leadership Team as it seeks to develop mission and partnership across the deanery, and for all who minister and witness to the gospel throughout the deanery. Diocese of Mandalay (Myanmar). Bishop David Nyi Naing.

Tuesday 3rd March.
All Saints, Aughton; All Saints, Bubwith; St Helen, Skipwith; Escrick; Stillingfleet; Naburn; Ellerton; Escrick CE Primary; Naburn CE Primary Clergy: The Revd Richard Kirkman. We give thanks for all that God is doing amongst us as we look to the future, reaching out to young and old. We pray for the schools in our villages of Bubwith and North Duffield, Escrick and Naburn, for governors, staff and pupils. We pray for a bountiful harvest from the Come and See Mission. Diocese of Manicaland (Central Africa). Bishop Erick Ruwona.

Wednesday 4th March. Ember Day
Holy Trinity, Elvington; St Mary, Cottingwith; St Michael, Sutton upon Derwent; St Helen, Thorganby; St Helen, Wheldrake; Elvington CE Primary; Sutton upon Derwent CE Primary; Wheldrake with Thorganby CE Primary Clergy: Vacancy; Retired Clergy: The Revd Peter Burgess; Readers: Catharine Grievson and Margaret Clegg; Churchwardens: Betty Garnham (Thorganby) and Michol Rawet (Wheldrake). Lord we pray for the team who are providing the services throughout the benefice during the interregnum. Thank you, Lord, for the group working on our parish profile to enable us to advertise our vacancy. We praise you, Lord, for the work going on in the three schools in our benefice at Elvington, Sutton upon Derwent and Wheldrake. Diocese of Maper (South Sudan). Bishop William Machar.

Thursday 5th March.
St Thomas, Osbaldwick; St James, Murton Clergy: Vacancy. Please pray for the parish during our vacancy, giving thanks for our lay preachers and visiting clergy, and making His love known in the community and beyond. Pray that church members will keep faith and look forward to the new things God will work among them, and pray for mutual support, kindness and patience. Diocese of Mara (Tanzania). Bishop George Okoth.

Friday 6th March. Ember Day
Women’s World Day of Prayer Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous, teach me to serve Thee as Thou deservest, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to seek reward save that of knowing that I do Thy will. Fill us, we pray Thee, with Thy light and life, that we may show forth Thy wondrous glory. (Ignatius Loyola). Diocese of Maralal (Kenya). Bishop Jacob Lesuuda.

Saturday 7th March. Perpetua, Felicity and companions, martyrs, 203. Ember Day
All Saints, Barlby; St Mary, Riccall; St Mary, Hemingborough; St Andrew, Cliffe Clergy: The Revd Graham Horner and The Revd Dotty Lambeth. Give thanks for and pray for: our family services called ‘God Zone’; our new benefice Mother’s Union branch; our ‘Drop Off & Drop In’ coffee morning; the generosity of the people of Riccall as we try to raise £80,000 to repair our church roof following three thefts of lead; our six confirmation candidates; the children and staff of our four (non-church) primary schools and one high school. Diocese of Marathwada (North India). Bishop Madhukar Kasab.

Sunday 8th March. 2nd Sunday of Lent
St Nicholas, Dunnington; Holy Trinity, Stockton on the Forest; St Mary, Warthill; Holy Trinity, Holtby; Dunnington CE Primary; Warthill CE Primary Clergy: The Revd Nick Bird and The Revd Canon Terry Joyce; Readers: Malcolm Smith and Judith Hewitt; Retired Clergy: The Rt Revd David Smith, The Revd Canon John Harrison and The Revd Peter Moorhouse; Churchwardens: Ennis Tweddle, Ann Proctor, Chris Gladstone, Carol White and Peter Helm; RPAs: Sue Stigant, Irene Watson and Arnie Tweddle. Please pray for all involved in the life of these parishes, particularly for the work of our new Children and Families’ Worker, Lisa Horton. Pray for the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo. Archbishop Zacharie Katanda

Monday 9th March.
Queen Margaret’s School Chaplain: The Revd Robert Owen. Please pray for the Headteacher of the school, all of the staff, pupils and the Chaplain as he ministers to and offers confidential support to students and staff. Diocese of Marida (South Sudan). Archbishop Moses Zungo.

Tuesday 10th March.
Archdeaconry of York Training Advisor and Diocesan Clergy CMD Advisor The Revd Canon Terry Joyce. This is traditionally a busy period for training events. Recent training for PCC members in the Archdeaconry has gone well and is going to be offered more widely; and we’re encouraged that generally attendance at all our diocesan training events has increased. Pray for creativity and wisdom as we align our future training offer with the diocesan strategic goals. Diocese of Ughelli (Nigeria). Archbishop Cyril Odutemu

Wednesday 11th March.
University of York Chaplaincy Please pray for the University of York Chaplaincy team: The Revd John Schofield (Methodist), Fr Kevin Melody (RC) and The Revd Johannes Nobel (Vicar of Heslington). Pray for the health and well-being of nearly 20,000 students and 4,000 members of staff and thank God for their academic work and scientific enquiry into the world He created. Pray for the appointment of an Anglican Chaplain to complement the team, and for the future of Bede House as a chaplaincy centre. Diocese of Marsabit (Kenya). Bishop Daniel Qampicha.

Thursday 12th March.
Come and See Mission The Venerable John Day, Adviser for Mission and Church Revitalisation. The Commissioning Service launches Come and See today, York Minster, 1.30pm. Pray for the Archbishop, the Bishops and their teams; the presence of God in power as the Diocese is commissioned for hospitality and witness; that it would be a weekend of encouragement, celebration and mighty steps of faith. Father in Heaven, mould me into Christlikeness; and stir up in me the fire of your love. Holy Spirit, fill me with your power; and help me to tell of the love and salvation in Jesus of Nazareth. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, renew my friendship in you; and help me to serve you with a quiet mind and a burning spirit. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, please keep me in the joy, simplicity, and compassion of your holy Gospel. Amen. © John Sentamu 2015 Diocese of Maryland (The Episcopal Church). Bishop Eugene Sutton.

Friday 13th March.
Come and See Mission: Bishop of Hull Please pray for all those working hard to put arrangements in place for the Mission weekend. Please pray for all of us that we will extend warm invitations to friends and neighbours to ‘come and see’. Diocese of Masasi (Tanzania). Bishop James Almasi.

Saturday 14th March.
Come and See Mission: Bishop of Whitby Father, we pray that through Come and See more people may truly see Jesus. Bless our encounters, in schools, in prayer stations, in shopping centres, through hospitality, around sport and games. May people of all ages delight in themed treasure trails and in musicals telling the Easter story. Diocese of Maseno East (Kenya). Bishop Joshua Owiti.

Sunday 15th March. 3rd Sunday of Lent
Come and See Mission: Bishop of Selby Parishes in the Archdeaconry of York have a wide range of events prepared for the Come and See weekend. Please pray for the bishops and their teams for good encounters, conversations and open doors for the Gospel. Pray for confidence to invite others to come and see, and to share our faith with grace and joy. Pray for the Church of England. Archbishop Justin Welby.

Monday 16th March.
Director of Training for Missional Ministry The Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield. Give thanks for a vibrant and committed team of colleagues and for the privilege of seeing so many people across the diocese grow in faith. Please pray for wisdom as we join with others in thinking through the future shape of ministries in our diocese, and especially our part in helping to equip people for those ministries. Diocese of Maseno North (Kenya). Bishop Charles Kaskan Asilutwa.

Tuesday 17th March. Patrick, bishop, missionary, patron of Ireland, c.460
Scarborough Deanery Area Dean: The Revd Mike Leigh; Lay Dean: Ros Brewer; Deanery Secretary: Angela Courtney; Deanery Financial Advisor: Peter Ingham. Please pray for the Deanery, for the people who serve our communities across Scarborough, Filey and Hunmanby, for those who share the Good News of Jesus through word, love and kindness. Pray for the Deanery Leadership Team and all those preparing for the Come and See Mission. Diocese of Maseno South (Kenya). Bishop Charles Ong’injo.

Wednesday 18th March. Cyril, bishop, teacher of the faith, 386
St Mark, Newby; St Mary, Cloughton (North Scarborough Group Ministry) Clergy: The Revd Mike Leigh (Incumbent); Assistant Curate: The Revd Shena Moray; Retired Clergy: The Revd Don Maciver; Readers: Margaret Arnall, Ros O’Toole and Hazel Maciver; Reader-in Training: Pauline Giddings; Family and Youth Worker: Celia Hare; Churchwardens: Judi Baker, Brenda Proctor and Christine Johnson; RPAs: Libby Adamson, Graham Adamson and Anna King. Please pray for our Group Ministry and particularly the appointment of a House for Duty Priest in Charge to Cloughton and Ravenscar. At St Mark’s, we give thanks for the funding to continue employing Celia Hare and to enter the next phase of the church building project. We pray for vision as we seek to use the church building more in serving our community. For St Mary’s, we give thanks for the faithful congregation who serve the church well and we pray for vision, wisdom and courage following the PCC decision to reorder the church to enable it to be a community resource. Diocese of Maseno West (Kenya). Bishop Joseph Wasonga.

Thursday 19th March. Joseph of Nazareth
St John the Evangelist; St Oswald; and St Thomas Gristhorpe, Filey; Filey Infant School Clergy: The Revd Nigel Chapman; Readers: Sue Nielson and Janice Midwood; Retired Clergy: The Revd Wilma Horton, The Revd Paul Burkitt and The Revd Robert Hall. March is our Month of Mission, encouraging us to think about “Deepening faith, Growing Church and Serving the Community”, culminating in a Guest Service on 29th March, with The Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield. Pray for our congregations to be invitational, warm and welcoming and that we may see new growth. Diocese of Masindi-Kitara (Uganda). Bishop George Kasangaki.

Friday 20th March. Cuthbert, bishop, missionary, 687
St John, Folkton; St Nicholas, Ganton; St Peter, Willerby; All Saints, Hunmanby; All Saints, Muston; Hertford Vale CE Primary Clergy: The Revd Tim Parker; Readers: Maureen Andrew and Julie Hay; Churchwardens: Sue Corrigan, Venetia Wrigley, Karen Hollinghurst, Peter Loftus, Godfrey Allanson, Chris Winter, David Birdsall and Janet McNay; Schools: Hertford Vale CE Primary, Hunmanby Primary. Please pray for Folkton parish which has lost their churchwarden in a tragic accident on 6th January. We give thanks for the appointment of a co-manager for our Spring Cafe in Hunmanby. Diocese of Massachusetts (The Episcopal Church). Bishop Alan Gates.

Saturday 21st March. Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop, Reformation martyr, 1556
St James with Holy Trinity, and St Columba, Scarborough Clergy: The Revd Jane Bell; Readers: Helen Buckingham and Julia Jones; Retired Clergy: The Revd Ted Drayton, The Revd Mary Hollis, The Revd Duncan McMann and The Revd Canon John Toy; Churchwarden: Mary Walker and team. Please pray for the parishes as they become a united benefice, for the continuing development of good relationships, for the work of the PCC, new Ministry Teams and the Vision and Prayer session. We give thanks for the sharing of our faith through the ministry of our retired clergy; the Mothers’ Union; our Cake & Company afternoon; Messy Church; Fun@Fish Church; and Thank God it’s Monday prayer/ study group; as well as for our Come and See preparations. Please pray also for Springhead (Special Needs) and Thomas Hinderwell schools and our work with Faith in Scarborough Schools (FISS). Diocese of Masvingo (Centra Africa). Bishop Godfrey Tawonezwi.

Sunday 22nd March. 4th Sunday of Lent
St Martin-on-the-Hill, Scarborough; St Michael and All Angels, Wheatcroft; St Saviour with All Saints, Scarborough; St Martin’s CE Primary Clergy: The Revd David Dixon; Churchwardens: Mike Baines, Sheila Silvester, Lesley Peacey and Barry Mark; Retired Clergy: Fr Jon Booth, Fr Allan Campbell-Wilson, The Revd Richard Glover, Fr Richard Smith and The Revd Mary Hollis; Retired Lay Worker: Audrey Aveyard. Pray that the ministry with our church school continues to grow; that our church building projects advance and for increased use of the buildings by the community. Pray that the St Saviour with All Saints’ Crafty Kids’ Group might grow; for the Holy Spirit to guide us with the improvements planned for our buildings and that benefices grow in numbers and in spiritual depth. Pray for the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. Archbishop Paul Kwong.

Monday 23rd March. St Mary with Holy Apostles, Scarborough Clergy: The Revd Richard Walker, The Revd Hannah Madin, The Revd Jake Madin, The Revd Pam Jennings, The Revd Arleen Ingham and The Revd John Wells; Readers: Mr Tim Bates and Mr Alan Courtney; Retired Clergy: The Revd Ros Walser and The Revd Canon Donald Werner. Please give thanks and pray for The Revds Jake and Hannah Madin, our Multiply Ministers, in their period of discernment and as we adapt to this ministry. Pray for our four worshipping communities to grow in depth and follow the leading of the Spirit. Pray also that our new Fun Church, and church at the Rainbow Centre will take root for people to experience a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Diocese of Matabeleland (Central Africa). Bishop Cleophas Lunga

Tuesday 24th March. Walter Hilton, mystic, 1396. Paul Couturier, priest, ecumenist, 1953. Oscar Romero, archbishop, martyr, 1980
Holy Nativity, Eastfield; Westway Open Arms, Eastfield Clergy: The Revd Samantha Taylor; Curate: Joanne Parker; Retired Clergy: The Revd Liz Kitching. Please pray for the Open the Book team from Holy Nativity Church who are reaching out to local primaries: Overdale, and Braeburn Schools; for the secondary school, George Pindar, and the opportunity for the Christian youth bus to go there each week. Pray also for Westway Open Arms social action and mission centre and for the recruitment of a centre manager. Diocese of Matana (Burundi). Bishop Seth Ndayirukiye.

Wednesday 25th March. Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Martin, Seamer; St. John the Baptist, East Ayton; St. John the Baptist, Cayton Clergy: The Revd Andrew Moreland and The Revd Richard Firth; Deacon: The Revd Judith Dean; Reader: Elizabeth Moreland; Churchwardens: Jean Donovan, Marlene Parnell, Geoff Derrington, Gordon Young and Alan Green. Give thanks as plans for building work come to fruition, especially the installation of a long-awaited toilet and servery in Cayton. As a team from Seamer set up a new worshipping community in Crossgates, pray that local residents will come and find a welcoming family and a powerful Saviour. Diocese of Matlosane (formerly Klerksdorp) (Southern Africa). Bishop Stephen Diseko.

Thursday 26th March. Harriet Mansell, founder of the Community of St John the Baptist, 1883
St Laurence, Scalby; St Luke, Scarborough; St Peter, Hackness, with St Margaret, Harwood Dale; The LEP of St John, Staintondale; and St Hilda, Ravenscar (North Scarborough Group Ministry); Hackness CE Primary Clergy: Vacant; Assistant Clergy: The Revd David Pynn, The Revd Marion Wright, The Rt Revd David Wilbourne, The Revd Graham Waring and The Revd Alan Brown; Readers: Philip Newall, Ian Popely and Alan Makie; RPAs: Valerie Bolton, Marie Freeman and Gordon Hayes; Churchwardens: Christine Garside, Sally McIntyre, Kathleen Hugill, Judith Edmonson and Wendy Normington; Children, Family and Youth worker: Tracy Squires. We give thanks for the appointment of Tracy Squires at St Laurence’s as our new Family and Youth worker and pray for her as she begins her new ministry among us. We pray for the appointment of a new incumbent to St Laurence’s, Scalby and St Peter’s, Hackness and the appointment of a House for Duty Priest in Charge to Cloughton and Ravenscar; and we pray too for all the churches as we re-structure the benefices within the Group Ministry. Diocese of Mauritius (Indian Ocean). Vacant.

Friday 27th March.
St Catherine’s Hospice Please pray for the patients’ comfort and pain control. Give thanks for their dedicated care by the staff and volunteers, and for the high value placed on personal dignity and respect. Please pray for the hospice as it seeks to best provide spiritual care for patients and their families. Diocese of Mbaise (Nigeria). Bishop Chamberlain Ogunedo.

Saturday 28th March.
Scarborough Hospital (York NHS Foundation Trust) O God, we thank you for our healthcare systems and those who work in them. We pray for healthcare workers known to us that through their love and compassion, those who are vulnerable and needy might come to know healing and peace in their lives. We pray for those who have to make difficult decisions about resources or treatments that they will do so with care and integrity. Lord, continue your ministry of healing in the lives of those who are broken, vulnerable and in need. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen. Diocese of Mbale (Uganda). Bishop Patrick Gidudu.

Sunday 29th March. 5th Sunday of Lent. Passiontide begins
Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough Please pray for the patients as they seek recovery, hope and then acceptance as they return to their communities. Pray for the staff as they attempt to treat patients with dignity, respect and the best quality care. Please also pray for the chaplaincy team as they minister to people of all faiths and none. Primates’ Task Group of the Anglican Communion.

Monday 30th March.
Wydale Hall We give thanksgiving for the growth of our community, for the Henderson Family living with us, for Catherine currently volunteering three days per week, for our regular volunteers, and for some wonderful weekends with young people from Northern churches. Please pray for our community strategy, for stamina for all and for great relationships with the thousands of 2020 Wydale guests. Diocese of Mbamili (Nigeria). Bishop Henry Okeke.

Tuesday 31st March. John Donne, priest, poet 1631
Archbishop of York’s Prayer for the UK Parliament God of eternal love and power, save our Parliamentary Democracy; protect our High Court of Parliament and all its members from partiality and prejudice; that they may walk the path of kindness, justice and mercy. Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good. The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength, therefore we pray earnestly, Father, send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength. Lord, graciously hear us. Amen. Diocese of Mbeere (Kenya). Bishop Moses Nthukah.