Cycle of Prayer 22-28 April

Reading this week's prayers is Revd Lorna Johnson. Lorna supports children and young people and those that work with them in the Mission and Ministry Team within Diocese Board of Finance, with a new focus on Climate action. She is inspired by the Growing Faith Foundation approach of supporting Young people’s faith and voice at the crossroads of Church, School, Family, and community. She loves walking in nature, and city art galleries, listening to audio books, cooking and spending time with her friends and family, she is pictured here with her sister-in-Law Sarah.

22 April

Our Lord and our God, 

Thank you for the people of Wylye and Till Valley,and their Clergy: Jonathan Plows, Roger Leake, Maggie Metcalfe, Mary Garrard, Louisa Halliday. We prayer for Licensed Lay Minister: Yvonne Allen and Lay Worship Leaders: Beth Andrews, Laurence Griffiths Gill Leake, Tim Purchase. 

We pray for the nine villages of the Benefice; for the five Lay Pastoral Assistants; for the deepening Christian ethos of Great Wishford CE VA Primary School; for the continued growth of the Andy Pandy's nursery in South Newton, for the work to improve the fabric of our church buildings and we ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we seek to discern the way forward in very challenging times. 


23 April

Today, St George’s day: 

We thank you for the Avon River Team, Stonehenge Deanery and its Clergy: Philip Bromiley, Gale Hunt, Simon Pope, and Susan Drewett. We prayer for the ministry of  Lay Minister: Chrysogon Bamber. 

Lord we ask that we will be re-filled with that same renewed life and hope. We pray for Gale Hunt as she prepares for retirement and for the Team as they seek to reimagine her post to meet the needs of our ever evolving, diverse community. We pray a blessing for the nine schools in the Team and the growing communities around new housing, especially those based near Larkhill and Bulford Garrisons. 

We ask for your blessing on the staff and students and families of: 

Netheravon All Saints CE Primary School (VA) 

Larkhill St Michael's CE VC Primary School 

Durrington CE VC Junior School 

Durrington All Saints CE VC Infant School

Bulford St Leonard's CE VA Primary School 


24 April

Lord God, 

Thank you for Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge Deanery and its Clergy: Eleanor Rance. In this season of Eastertide, we give thanks for the signs of abundant life around us, praying for the flourishing of our schools in Shrewton, Elston and Tilshead; and for the continued nurture of those in our community who need our additional care. 

In our prayers for Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: we pray for the Rt Revd John Deng, Assistant Bishop of Malakal in South Sudan. 


25 April

As we reflect today on the ministry of St Mark the Evangelist,

We thank you for the communities and people of Ludgershall and Tidworth, and their Clergy: Tim Laundon, Wenda Rioch, and Peter Howson.


26 April

Lord God, 

Thank you for Chalke Deanery Rural Dean: Mark Hayter. For Assistant Rural Dean: Elaine Brightwell and Lay Chair: Jill Hockham. 

We pray for the parishes of the Nadder Valley as they reorganise following the recent departure of their team Rector. 

We pray for Revd Elaine Brightwell and Revd Juliette Hulme and all the PCCs as they debate the implications and new ways of working in the future Please pray for the forthcoming new appointment in the Chalke Valley Benefice. We thank you for all those who give their time to serve in the Deanery. 


27 April

Lord Jesus, 

We pray your blessing upon the communities of Wilton with Netherhampton and Fugglestone  and their Clergy: Mark Wood, Deborah MacKay, Karen Hutchinson, Andrew Poppe, Janet Mugridge and Richard Chartres. 

We pray for the Mission Partners - Mary’s Meals UK;  Alabare and Spurgeons UK. For the efforts to support them and raise awareness their work done in Christ’s name, and that all may be encouraged and inspired by them as we try to engage more fully with our own communities. Thank you for Wilton CE Primary School Sarum Academy 


28 April

On today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter We thank you for the communities of the Chalke Valley and their Clergy: Ruth Howlett-Shipley, Jenny Taylor and Kate Woolven. We pray that we may be the salt and light in the villages by serving all our neighbours and listening to their voices. 

We pray for the Revd Alison Waterhouse as she prepares to start her ministry in our Benefice. 

We pray your blessing upon the staff, families and students of: 

Coombe Bissett CE VA Primary School 

Broad Chalke CE VA Primary School 

 Longford CE VC Primary School 

In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for The Church of Bangladesh


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