Cycle of Prayer:13-19 November

Reading this week's prayers is Susie Richardson. Susie is Prison Governor at the Channel Island Prison in Jersey, since moving there with her family at Easter, 2021. Susie has served 19 years in prisons in England and Wales, which has included a number of years at HMP Guys Marsh and HMP Erlestoke, also in our diocese. Since moving to the island, the family has been part of a church plant and she is actively working with churches and faith communities across the island in the prison’s mission of ‘Realising Better Neighbours’.

To hear Susie read the prayers follow @DioceseofSalisbury.

To see this November-December's cycle of prayer.

13 November

Father God, 

We pray today for Oldbury, Calne Deanery and its Clergy: Matt Earwicker. Licensed Lay Minister Pam Evans. We pray for Oldbury as they adjust to the retirement of Linda and to the arrival of a new Rector in the neighbouring town.  We pray we all find creative ways to work together across the benefice and in partnership with local churches. 

Thank you for the pupils and staff in schools: Cherhill CE VA Primary Heddington CE VA Primary


14 November

Lord Jesus, 

Thank you for Royal Wootton Bassett, Calne Deanery and its Clergy: Jane Curtis, Katey Minshall, Alan Taylor, Michael Jones and Peter Giles. For Licensed Lay Minister: Michael Page and with Licensed Lay Minister Emeritus: Neil Harding. We pray for those being confirmed at St Bartholomew’s this evening as they take this next step in their faith journey. We pray too for all those who will be gathering to support them – and for those who may be prompted to explore their own faith. 

We pray for for the staff and pupils at Royal Wootton Bassett St Bartholomew's Primary Academy 


15 November

God of all, 

We raise to you Marden Vale, Calne Deanery and its Clergy: Caspar Bush, Teresa Michaux, Jeremy Cresswell, Annie Church. We pray for Licensed Lay Ministers: Enid Powell, Steven Colby. And Church Army officer:  Jenny Colby. We pray for new team rector Caspar and for the parishes as they work together! We Also pray over  the process of recruiting a part-time team vicar for mission. We pray for wisdom for all in this new season, allowing God’s guidance to take hold. 

We thank you for the joy and witness of staff and pupils at Derry Hill CE VA Primary School Marden Vale CofE Primary Academy Calne Holy Trinity CE Academy In our prayers for the Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: we pray for the Rt Revd Joseph Nicanor Aba, Bishop of Liwolo in South Sudan. 


16 November

Lord Jesus, 

Today in our prayers we pray and thank you for Lyneham and Woodhill, Calne Deanery and its Clergy: Rachma Abbott, and Richard Holness. For Licensed Lay Minister: Mandy Cook. We raise to you Lord  confirmation preparation; good outcomes at Broad Town School in SIAMS and OFSTED; the ministry of Jonathan Beach, Richard Holness, Mandy Cook and all the baptised. At MoD Lyneham bless all who teach and all trainees. Help us make You known in serving and loving our communities. Thank you, Lord for the staff and pupils Broad Town CE VC Primary School, may your blessing be on them.


17 November

Lord God We thank you today for our three  Bishops. The Rt Revds Stephen Lake , Karen Gorham , and Andrew Rumsey We pray for our Bishops in a time of uncertainty, for the gifts of strength and steadfastness in the Gospel. For all those who work with us and for grace to fulfil our calling to serve everyone in the diocese.


18 November

Creator God We pray you will bless Marlborough Deanery and its Rural Dean: Roger Powel and. Lay Chair: Sarah Musgrave. We pray for all clergy in this deanery as the benefice works more collaboratively. We pray too for the new link with the Diocese of Morobo in Sudan.


19 November

On Today, the Second Sunday before Advent We pray your blessing upon Ridgeway, Marlborough Deanery and its Clergy: Roger Powell, Freda Beveridge, Viv Brooks, Michael Johnson. We continue to pray that the involvement with schools will flourish. We pray the deanery can continue to engage with children and young people. Thank you for the witness of staff and students at Ogbourne St George & St Andrew CE VC Primary School In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: we pray for The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) 


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