Cycle of Prayer: 2- 8 October

Reading this week's prayers on Social Media is Dave Coates. Dave used to be a lecturer at Loughborough University before retiring and moving to Hamworthy six years ago. Dave and his wife Sal were warmly welcomed by St Michael's Church in Hamworthy where they continue to worship and serve. Dave is on the PCC and is also church treasurer and Sal continues to contribute to the work amongst children. You can hear all our prayers on our social media @DioceseofSalisbury To see previous copies and our month of prayer click here.

2 October

God of love, 

Today we pray for Avon River Team, Stonehenge Clergy: Philip Bromiley, Gale Hunt, Simon Pope. Licensed Lay Minister: Chrysogon Bamber. We give thanks for the many opportunities to reach out and share God’s love within our communities. We pray for all who will be going on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land later this month, led by Team Rector Philip.

We pray for safety in travel and that they would all meet with the living God in a new way. 

We pray for the students and staff from: Netheravon All Saints CE Primary School Larkhill St Michael's CE Primary School Durrington CE VC Junior School Durrington All Saints CE Infant School Bulford St Leonard's CE Primary School 


3 October

Eternal Father, 

Today we raise to you the Salisbury plain and pray for Stonehenge Clergy: Eleanor Rance. As we come to the end of celebrations of Harvest, we pray for all those in the community. We give thanks for the huge benefits brought by the Community Pantry, cared for in partnership with Shrewton CE Primary school, local charities and businesses. 

We thank you and pray for Tilshead St Thomas a Becket CE VA Primary School Shrewton CE VC Primary School 


4 October

Ever present God, 

Thank you today for Ludgershall and Tidworth and for Stonehenge Clergy: Tim Landon, Peter Howson, Wenda Rioch, Errol Williams. 

We pray for the links with local non-church schools and for the Leading Your Church Into Growth local course, led by PCC’s, we pray that this would be fruitful over the coming months and years. 

In our prayers today for Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: we pray for the Rt Revd Abraham Ngor Mangong, Bishop of Gogrial in South Sudan. 


5 October

Heavenly Father, 

We pray for Chalke Deanery and for Rural Dean: Mark Hayter. Assistant Rural Dean: Elaine Brightwell and Lay Chair: Jill Hockham. 

We pray for all the clergy and lay leaders of Chalke Deanery as they endeavour to make real the vision of Making Jesus Known.

We thank you for the ministry of Lay Pastoral Assistants in supporting people across our rural parishes and we pray for the discernment of a new Team Vicar in the Chalke Valley. 


6 October

Lord God, We raise to you Wilton with Netherhampton and Fugglestone, Chalke Deanery Clergy: Mark Wood, Deborah MacKay, Karen Hutchinson, Andrew Poppe, Janet Mugridge, Richard Chartres. 

We pray for Wilton Community Land Trust, supporting the parish in establishing a sustainable future for St. Peter’s Church; for St Catherine’s Church as they seek to welcome new neighbours; and for all at the Parish Church as we celebrate our Dedication Festival this month.

We thank you for the staff and students at Wilton CE Primary School (Academy (VC) School) 


7 October


We thank you for Chalke Valley Clergy: Jenny Taylor, Ruth Howlett-Shipley. We give thanks for the wonderful Valley and for all who live and work within it.

We ask God’s blessing on the Revd Ruth Howlett-Shipley as she transfers from being Team Vicar to Team Rector.

We pray for the appointment process for the new Team Vicar.

Lord we pray you will bless Coombe Bissett CE VA Primary School Broad Chalke CE VA Primary School Longford CE VC Primary School 


8 October

On today, the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity We pray your blessing on Nadder Valley on Clergy: Graham Southgate, Juliette Hulme, Elaine Brightwell, Jo Naish. Licensed Lay Minsiters: Judy Anderson, Julie Dunstan. We pray for each of the fourteen parishes and the links with the four schools.

We also pray for a strengthening of vision and energy, that it brings new life to all communities. 

Thank you Lord for: Tisbury St John's CE VC Primary School Hindon CE VA Primary School Dinton CE VC Primary School Chilmark & Fonthill Bishop CE VA Primary School In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer:

We pray for The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East. 


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