Cycle of Prayer: 18-24 March

Reading this week's prayers is Eleanor Rance, Eleanor is the Rector of Salisbury Plain Benefice, a single parish of 4 villages in Stonehenge Deanery.

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18 March


We raise before you Lilliput, Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery and its Clergy: Louise Ellis, Kate Eaton-Wells, Aidan Smith. Licensed Lay Minister-in-training: Caroline Wehlau. 

We pray for the growing team of Lay Pastoral Assistants, especially those approaching licensing. We pray for Lilliput Infant School and the continued growth of Nature Church. 

Thank you Lord for all those who attend Poole Lilliput CE VC Infant School


19 March

Today as we reflect on Joseph of Nazareth We pray for Creekmoor, Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery and its Clergy: Dan Washbrook. Licensed Lay Minister: Shirley Williams. 

We pray for the retiring clergy Janice and Jean Audibert as they seek new direction. We pray for Christ Church to continue to grow in serving and witnessing to Jesus as it moves into the recruitment process. 

We pray for community outreach through the Hub Café, children and youth groups.


20 March

God of all 

Thank you for Kinson & West Howe, Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery and its clergy Christine Brooks. 

We pray that we all would continue to grow as committed disciples, equipping all of God’s people to use their gifts to bring hope, love, and peace to local communities. 

We pray for wisdom and guidance as we respond to God’s call: rejoicing in the saving truth of the gospel; building community and living for God every day. 

Thank you, Lord, for the local communities and we pray they know your love and peace through all of us as disciples. We pray for the ministry of those at St Andrew’s as they enter a vacancy; that God would lead them to the new incumbent 

In our prayers for Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: we pray for the Rt Revd Gabriel Thuch Agot, Bishop of Kongor in South Sudan. 


21 March


We pray for Longfleet, Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery and its Clergy:  Andy Perry. 

We pray for the refreshing of the church's vision and strategy, and for wisdom in encouraging and shaping the flourishing youth ministry. 

Thank you for the staff, students and parents of Longfleet CE VC Primary School 


22 March

Life-giving God, 

We pray for Parkstone St Luke, Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery and its Clergy: Stuart Cocksedge. Licensed Lay Ministers: Justin Coldstream, Ruth Greig, John Pattison. Children & Families Minister: Anna Counsell. 

We pray for Holy Week and Easter services, that the good news of Jesus would be made known. We also pray for growth in the work with children, young people and families, and for new connections to be made with our local community as we seek to reach out and serve others. 


23 March

Generous God, 

We pray your blessing upon Parkstone St Peter & St Osmund with Branksea St Mary, Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery and its Clergy: Mike Trotman, Sally Bedborough, Elaine McCourt, Diana Newman, Hilary Wright. 

We give thanks for our Breakfast Worship service and the wonderful opportunities to engage with lots of young families and children, may we all be increasingly able to nurture the faith in the next generation. We continue to pray for: the long-term health and wellbeing of Parkstone’s clergy as workloads increase and that the Spirit will guide us all through our daily lives. Thank you for Poole Baden Powell and St Peter's CE VC Junior School 


24 March

On today, Palm Sunday,

We raise to you everyone having celebratory services across our diocese and we thank you for those who will come to services across the coming week. 

Thank you for: Poole St James with St Paul, Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Clergy: Lucy Holt, Anthony Oehring, Jeff Adams. Licensed Lay Minister Permission to Officiate: Carole Goddard. We pray for all lay and ordained members of the ministry team.  We give thanks for the establishment of Café Church an outreach service for families. 

We pray for there to be continued engagement with the Community, in how the Church building is used as a place of worship as well as a space for the community, for culture and heritage as we continue to Make Jesus Known. 

In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for The Church of the Province of West Africa 


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