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Deanery prayer during coronavirus
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
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
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
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.
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 24th July.
All Saints, Cawood; All Saints Ryther; All Saints, Wistow; Cawood, and Wistow CE Primary Schools
Clergy: Vacant; Churchwardens; Susan Culkin, Nicki Williams, John Dennis, Jean Huby (also RPA).
Come in, join our family here in God’s tranquil tabernacle. Underneath his everlasting care, rest, reassurance
and peace are found. Christ’s love surrounds us and Heaven is near.
Diocese of Saint David’s. The Church of Wales.
Sunday 25th July.
James the Apostle
Holy Rood House
Chaplain/Executive Director: The Revd Elizabeth Baxter.
Please join our thanksgiving as we celebrate 28 years of healing ministry with the purchase of the house and
gardens. Pray for our therapeutic work, residential respite from long Covid, caring for carers, support of clergy,
spiritual accompaniment into a new normal, and for all who work to make this possible.
The Scottish Episcopal Church.
Monday 26th July.
Anne and Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Archdeacon of Cleveland
The Venerable Amanda Bloor.
The Archdeaconry of Cleveland is made up of the deaneries of Middlesbrough, Guisborough, Stokesley, Whitby,
Mowbray and Northern Ryedale. It includes parishes in coastal communities, the university town of
Middlesbrough, market towns, rural villages and across the North York Moors. We are learning how to be
people living Christ’s Story as we emerge from lockdown and are prayerfully engaging with the diocesan
consultations. I’m thankful for good colleagues and faithful fellow disciples of Christ as we listen together to
Diocese of Delaware. The Episcopal Church.
Tuesday 27th July.
Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop, teacher of the faith, 1901
Retired Clergy in the Diocese
Give thanks for the significant contribution so many retired clergy make to the life and worship of their
communities and for all those who are no longer in active ministry, including their spouses. Pray for all clergy
widows and widowers and particularly for those who have felt isolated during the Covid-19 crisis. Pray for the
work of the Clergy Retirement Officers: The Revd Ruth Newton (East Riding), The Revd Dianne Cox (York) and
The Revd Canon Peter Bristow (Cleveland).
Diocese of Delhi. The (united) Church of North India.
Wednesday 28th July.
The Cadet Forces (Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Cadets)
The cadet forces inspire around 84,000 young people around the UK to take on new challenges and learn new
skills – helping to build stronger, more resilient, life-ready young people. (Information extracted from
www.raf.mod.uk website’s Cadets Leaflet.) Pray for those children and young people and for those working
Diocese of Derby. The Church of England.
Thursday 29th July.
Mary, Martha and Lazarus, companions of Our Lord
Queen Mary’s School, Baldersby
School Chaplain: The Revd Pauline Percy.
An independent school for girls up to 16 years old. Praying for staff and girls as they take a much needed break
after an extremely challenging year. Giving thanks for technology that enabled continued teaching and contact
during lockdown. May the eight girls confirmed in June continue to seek and find Christ beside them in their
Diocese of Derry & Raphoe. The Church of Ireland.
Friday 30th July.
William Wilberforce, social reformer, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson, anti-slavery campaigners, 1833, 1797 and 1846
Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
The Right Reverend Paul Williams.
We give thanks for those whom God is calling to serve and lead in our diocese; for The Revd Victoria Ramsey,
welcomed as Archdeacon of Newark in June; for the 15 deacons and priests ordained at Petertide; and for
God’s wisdom and discernment as many parishes restart in-person ministry and reshape mission in this
season of opportunity.
Diocese of Dhaka. The (united) Church of Bangladesh.
Saturday 31st July.
Ignatius of Loyola , founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556
Dean: The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan.
We pray for our ministry of welcome to visitors over the summer weeks; may each one be blessed in their
encounter with Southwell Minster as a ‘living well of spiritual refreshment’. We give thanks for the planned
completion of the three-year Chapter House Leaves project in September, a place where ‘Medieval Stones meet
Diocese of San Diego. The Episcopal Church
Sunday 1st August.
9th Sunday after Trinity
Area Deans: The Revd John Cowan (Central & North Hull), The Revd Chris van Straaten (East Hull), The
Revd Matthew Brailsford (West Hull); Lay Dean: Dr Tim Scott.
Please pray for us as we try to regain momentum after the pandemic and try to re-establish outreach
activities. Please pray also for how the diocesan consultation will affect us.
Church of the Province of South East Asia
Monday 2nd August.
St Mary the Virgin, Cottingham
Clergy: The Revd Nicola Bown; Churchwardens: Helen Bristow, Margaret Wright; Retired clergy: The Revd
Please pray for us as we seek more engagement with families and children through our new Family Service
and our work with schools.
Diocese of Dogura. The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea.
Tuesday 3rd August. St Cuthbert, Hull
Clergy: The Revd John Cowan, The Revd Mel Meesam.
We ask for prayers for our worship, pastoral care and outreach as we seek to connect with the local
community. May God’s Holy Spirit guide us and fill us with hope and joy.
Diocese of Doko. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Wednesday 4th August.
Jean-Baptiste Vianney, cure d’Ars, spiritual guide, 1859
St John, Newland; Newland St John CE Primary
Clergy: The Revd Richard White.
Please pray for Richard White, who has just started as Priest-in-Charge, and for the church as it goes
through a time of new beginnings and transitions to a new PCC in the autumn. It is also a time of change for
Newland St John CE Primary School, and we pray for Neil Kenningham, the new Head of School, and the
team working with him.
Diocese of Dominican Republic. The Episcopal Church.
Thursday 5th August.
Oswald, king, martyr, 642
St Mary, Sculcoates; St Paul, Sculcoates
Clergy: The Revd Phillip Lamb; Churchwardens: Gordon Jessop, Barry Leonard, John Young.
We give thanks that our doors were only closed for the initial six-week period of the first lockdown in
2020, and that we have been able to find ways to minister to people either face to face, through windows or
by using Zoom and text messages. We pray for the ministry of both parishes, for the work of #BlokesUnited
and #WomenUnited, for Messy Church, Meditation and the outreach we continue to endeavour to achieve
regardless – in the residential homes, schools and with secular charities, like Life For A Kid in Hull.
Diocese of Dornakal. The (united) Church of South India.
Friday 6th August.
Transfiguration of Our Lord
Clergy: The Revd Canon Dominic Black, The Revd Irene Wilson, The Revd Ian Walker; Churchwardens: Ian
Ogilvie, Robin Alden; Director of Operations: Alasdair Hutson; Children, Youth and Families: Mandy
Richardson; Director of Music: Mark Keith.
Please pray for our financial sustainability beyond the pandemic, for Phase 3 of our redevelopment, our
ministry on the Great Thornton Estate, the launch of our choral schools programme and the recruitment of
an associate vicar.
Diocese of Down & Dromore. The Church of Ireland.
Saturday 7th August.
John Mason Neale, priest, hymn writer, 1866
St Alban the Martyr, Hull
Clergy: Fr Graham Thornalley, The Revd Linda Gillard.
Please pray for us as we emerge from Covid restrictions, that our worshipping congregation may grow and
that we may find ways to reach out to our local community with the joy of the Gospel. Join with us in giving
thanks for all who serve Christ here and have maintained our community food pantry and drop-in sessions
throughout the pandemic.
Diocese of Dublin & Glendalough. The Church of Ireland
Sunday 8th August.
10th Sunday after Trinity
St Mary, Lowgate
Clergy: The Revd Ian Walker.
We thank you, Lord, for our blessings and praise you for the improving Covid situation. We pray for comfort
for the sick and for those who mourn; for courage for those who love them; and for patience with our
neighbours and ourselves.
The Church of South India (United).
Monday 9th August.
Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921
St Michael and All Angels, Orchard Park, Hull
Clergy: The Revd Canon David Walker.
We pray for our church, Lord God, as we continue to adapt our ways of worshipping you and experiencing
fellowship, and thank you for the resilience and neighbourliness of our friends, family and community.
Diocese of Duk. The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.
10th August. Laurence, deacon, martyr, 258
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Chaplain: The Revd Canon Anne Richards.
Please pray for students and staff, for a deep and restoring rest during the summer, for the ongoing process
of the merging of our Multi-Academy Trust with the Hope Learning Trust, for students who have missed
such a lot through Covid, for those who are even more vulnerable than they were pre-Covid. And please
pray that every young person in our community might flourish and experience life in all its fullness.
Diocese of Dunedin. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Wednesday 11th August.
Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares, 1253. John Henry Newman, priest, 1890
St Michael, Sutton; St Margaret’s Welcome Centre, Longhill
Clergy: The Revd Wendy Bradley, The Revd Trisha Wick; Churchwardens: Margaret Boyd, Paul Sorfleet;
RPAs: Charles Hunter, Paul Sorfleet, Chris Huggins-Manners, Sue Hopcroft, David Evans.
We give thanks for all the things that happened in and around St Margaret’s Welcome Centre during the
pandemic and pray that the new initiatives continue as the Centre opens up more. We pray for the
financial situation for both St Margaret’s Welcome Centre and St Michael and All Angels.
Diocese of Dunkwa-on-Offin. The Church of the Province of West Africa.
Thursday 12th August. St Columba, Drypool; St John, Drypool; Drypool Victoria Dock
Clergy: The Revd Dave Griffith-Jones, The Revd Martyn Westby; Readers: Margaret Liversedge; Families
Worker: Lois Thomas; Churchwardens: Lynne Scott, Carole Harvey.
Pray for St Columba’s to be completely humble and gentle with each other, as online and in-person
congregations reunite. Pray also for St John’s to make the most of new contacts as they rebuild after
Covid, and for Victoria Dock Church to find ways of drawing online contacts into church.
Diocese of Durgapur. The (united) Church of North India.
Friday 13th August.
Jeremy Taylor, bishop, 1667. Florence Nightingale, nurse, social reformer, 1910. Octavia Hill, social reformer, 1912
St Aidan, Southcoates; Alderman Cogan’s CE Primary
Clergy: The Revd Rich Phillips.
We pray for our wider community coping with the pandemic – for pathways to maintaining and also
restoring healthy relationships which have been under severe strain; and for our worship and fellowship,
that we may be sustained by the love of God.
Diocese of Durham. The Church of England.
Saturday 14th August.
Maximilian Kolbe, friar, martyr, 1941
St Giles, Marfleet; St Hilda, Marfleet; St Philip, Bilton Grange
Clergy: The Revd Aian MacPherson.
We give thanks for our church community and wider community across all ages and stages. We pray for
hope and stability where there is real strife and worry.
Diocese of Dutse. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Sunday 15th August.
The Blessed Virgin Mary
St James, Sutton; St James’ CE Primary
Clergy: The Revd Gloria Naylor.
We give thanks to God for sustaining us through the pandemic, and for the continued faithfulness of our
congregation. As we move towards the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions, we pray that many of the groups
who previously met on our premises will return. We give thanks for the ministry of retired clergy, for the
Venerable Peter Harrison, who continues to serve and lead worship, and for Frank and Kathy who continue
to support our community. Pray for our Reader, Robin Catchpole. Please give thanks for all that God is doing
in our midst.
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Monday 16th August.
St John the Evangelist, Bransholme
Clergy: The Revd Andrew Silley; Churchwardens: Laura Carlisle, Phil Sainty.
Give thanks for the new start and the first six months of ministry here at St John’s. Give thanks for the
ministry of the food bank especially over the last year. Please pray that we would abide in Christ and
bear fruit here in Bransholme as we seek to reach out to the estate with the gospel.
Diocese of Easton. The Episcopal Church.
Tuesday 17th August.
St Andrew, Sutton Park; St Andrew’s CE Primary
Clergy: The Revd Chris van Straaten, The Revd Fiona Robinson, The Revd Eileen Connolly
We thank God for his protection over the last year, and we ask for his blessing and guidance as our
church hirers return and as we re-establish our church outreach.
Diocese of Eau Claire. The Episcopal Church.
Wednesday 18th August.
St Peter, Wawne
Clergy: The Revd Chris van Straaten, The Revd Fiona Robinson, The Revd Eileen Connolly;
Churchwardens: Julia Smith; Reader: Margaret Duffy; RPAs: Julia Smith, Dave Evans.
We are thrilled to be getting more back to normal and thank God that He got us through the pandemic.
Please pray for Fiona Robinson – now our Associate Minister – as she looks for a parish, and also for
Eileen Connolly, our Curate, ordained in June.
Diocese of Central Ecuador. The Episcopal Church.
Thursday 19th August. St Peter, Bilton in Holderness
Clergy: The Revd Wendy Bradley; Churchwardens: Michael Wheeler, Irene Bishop; Reader: Allan
Hugman; RPA: Ian Pearson.
We would like to give thanks for the outdoor Spring Fayre a couple of weeks ago, a gentle start back,
which was enjoyed by many. Please pray for the other events that we have planned this summer and
autumn, as we start to reach out to the community again.
Diocese of Edinburgh. The Scottish Episcopal Church.
Friday 20th August.
Bernard, abbot, teacher of the faith, 1153. William & Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912, 1890
All Saints, Hessle; All Saints’ Infant and Junior CE Schools
Clergy: The Revd Gemma Turner, The Revd Carol Tetley; Retired clergy: The Revd John Walker; Reader:
Philip Rodmell; Churchwardens: Gillian Dixon, Robin Mason.
We pray and give thanks for all in our local community who have worked hard and tirelessly to maintain
community services, especially in health and and social care, voluntary organisations, including food
banks, and in our parish schools of All Saints’ CE Federation of Academies, Hessle High School, Penshust
Junior School and Hessle Mount School. Please pray for us as we respond to the challenges and
opportunities to be renewed afresh coming out of Covid-19, seeking God’s will in our welcome, worship
and witness for ministry and mission going forward, and what it means for all in our local community to
live Christ’s story.
Diocese of Edmonton. The Anglican Church of Canada.
Saturday 21st August.
Derringham Bank: St Thomas, Hull; The Ascension, Hull
Clergy: The Revd Stephen Whaley.
Give thanks for the in-person services at St Thomas’ and The Ascension and the encouragements from the
‘Toast’ meetings to read the Bible together. Pray for God to use the extensive funeral ministry opportunities
and the worship and work of the benefice’s Mothers’ Union Branch.
Diocese of Saint Edmundsbury & Ipswich. The Church of England.
Sunday 22nd August.
12th Sunday after Trinity
St Mark, Anlaby Common; St Peter, Anlaby
Clergy: The Revd Steve Wilcox; Churchwardens: Chris Finney, Don Miller, Gordon Prescott.
Give thanks for God sustaining us through this challenging time, and for the many ministries which are
continuing and developing. Pray in particular for those who lead our women’s work and children’s and
youth work as they embark on exciting visions for the future, and that God would draw many people to
himself through these ministries. Pray also for people to continue to feel comfortable to return to church
over the coming months.
The Anglican Church of South America.
Monday 23rd August.
St Martin, Hull
Clergy: The Revd Jonathan Hill, The Revd Louise White; Readers: Jane Shaw, Michael Uzoigbe Udeagbara.
Give thanks for how the Lord has worked through the congregation in the last year, serving the needs of
our community, and the new relationships and opportunities this has created. Pray for wisdom and
leading as we move into this new time and the start of our new East African Congregation.
Diocese of Egba. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
Tuesday 24th August.
Bartholomew the Apostle
St Nicholas, Hull
Clergy: The Revd Paul Copley, The Revd Jenni Foreman.
We pray for God’s rich blessing upon our community as we move clear of restrictions; for opportunities
over the summer to meet neighbours, family and friends and we also pray that young and old would be
protected and helped to flourish. May our worship touch our hearts with God’s love.
Diocese of Egba West. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Wednesday 25th August. St John the Baptist, Newington
Clergy: The Revd Tony Cotson; Reader: Canon Stella Vernon; RPA: Jill Barton; Churchwardens: Pauline
Sayers, Jan Cotson.
Give thanks for our growing community links, and for our partnership with the Henry Smith Charity,
now in its second year, as we offer practical support to needy families in our parish. Pray that we may
be faithful to God’s calling, to build the kingdom and share his love.
Diocese of Egbu. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Thursday 26th August.
St Andrew, Kirk Ella; St Luke, Willerby
Clergy: The Revd Ash Carter, The Revd John Telford; Readers: Richard Foster, Francis Davies;
Churchwardens: Janet Elwick, Peter Roberts, Maureen Binks, Ann Burt.
Please pray for genuine rest and recovery for many in the churches after a hard year, especially those
getting to see family for the first time; for those who are nervous about gathering to return to church safely
and for us as churches – to seek to support those who still cannot be amongst us. Pray also for effective
planning for a more open autumn term.
Diocese of Egypt. The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria.
Friday 27th August.
Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
All Saints, North Ferriby; North Ferriby CE Primary
Clergy: The Revd Matthew Brailsford, The Revd Adam Young; Parish Assistant: James Munro;
Churchwardens: Adrienne Palmer, Nigel Greenfield.
Give thanks for people coming back to church and those joining online. Pray for wisdom as we look to
better reach those we currently do not; for North Ferriby CE School – and its Headteacher Russ Orr –
which is welcoming a new deputy; and for Allstars and Superstars Christian groups to be able to restart.
Missionary Diocese of Eha – Amufu. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Saturday 28th August.
Augustine, bishop, teacher of the faith, 430
St Barnabas, Swanland
Clergy: The Revd Francis Scott; Retired clergy: The Revd Robin Shelley; Churchwarden: Conrad Bate.
Schools: Swanland PS; South Hunsley Secondary School & Sixth Form College; Hull Collegiate; Hymers
Thanks: God’s grace, provision and protection; fresh opportunities to reach and serve our communities
with the Gospel; faithful believers meeting online through lockdown and also in person since. Prayers:
rest and renewal; Spirit-led vision for living out Christ’s story in a post-Covid world; loving God, loving
people, loving life.
Diocese of Ekiti. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Sunday 29th August.
13th Sunday after Trinity
Fresh Expressions, Deanery of Hull
Advisor: The Revd Matthew Brailsford.
Give thanks for where there is energy in the Deanery to be connected with all sections of the wider
community. May we be evangelistically innovative. We pray for confidence in the good news and grace to
look beyond concern for our own consumer choice to those currently beyond our number.
Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.
Monday 30th August.
John Bunyan, spiritual writer, 1688
Diocese of Carlisle
Bishop of Carlisle: The Rt Revd James Newcome.
Please pray for the Diocese of Carlisle, our ecumenical county, Bishop James and the leaders of the other
denominations, giving thanks for a common mission, a shared ministry and a united strategy to grow
disciples. We pray for those coming to faith, for Network Youth Church and for Fresh Expressions.
Diocese of Ekiti Kwara. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Tuesday 31st August.
Aidan, bishop, missionary, 651
Dean: The Very Revd Mark Boyling.
Give thanks for the way our refurbished Fratry building has equipped us to engage with more people in
new ways. Pray for the successful induction of members of staff – including a new Chief Operating Officer.
Diocese of Ekiti Oke. The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).