Cycle of Prayer: 29 April- 5 May

Reading this week’s prayers is Simon Pope. Simon is a curate in the Avon River Team, a benefice of seven churches to the north and east of Stonehenge. Simon is married with two adult children and has a passion to reach and enable all people to know the love of God. In his spare time he enjoys walking in mountains or along the coast, and enjoys all kinds of sport, even supporting his team Everton (which is a bit of a struggle right now!).

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29 April

Our Lord, 

We thank you for Nadder Valley, Chalke Deanery and its Clergy: Juliette Hulme, Elaine Brightwell, Joanna Naish. We pray for Licensed Lay Ministers: Judy Anderson and Julie Dunstan.and for the benefice as it seeks a new Team Rector. 

We raise to you the staff, families and pupils of: 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


30 April

Lord God, 

We pray your blessing upon St Bartholomew, Chalke Deanery and its Clergy: Kate McFarlane, Mary Ridgewell, June Lane. We thank you for the faithful ministry of licensed Lay Ministers: Anthony Thomas and Jo Johnson. We pray for the many members of our church families who struggle with increasing frailty and bereavement asking that we might be communities of hope, trusting in, and speaking of, God's love in all the circumstances of our lives. 

Thank you for the staff, students and parents who attend: Semley CE VA Primary School


1 May

Today on the Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles.   

We pray for Western Downland, Chalke Deanery and its Clergy: Les Player, Nigel Cumming. We pray for all God’s people in the communities of Damerham, Martin, Rockbourne and Whitsbury, that in challenging times we may seek to reflect those essential qualities of unity, hope, compassion and faith which are our Christian calling. We ask your blessing on the staff pupils and families of Western Downland CE VA Primary School - Headteacher Alice Tubbs In our prayers  the Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: We pray for the The Most Revd Stephen Dokolo, Archbishop & Diocesan Bishop of Lui in South Sudan. 


2 May

Our Lord and Our God, 

Thank you for Mothers’ Union - Sandra Gamble, Diocesan President, Jenny Harrison, Secretary, Jane Tyrer, Chaplain. 

We give thanks for the presence of Mothers’ Union across the Diocese and all the current Trustees. We pray for the projects, supporting family life, that they are running or supporting. We pray particularly at this time for the Virtual Babies project and for all that the Holiday Home provides and ask that the drive to recruit workers for these projects and leaders for our Trust Board will be fruitful. 


3 May

Today in our prayers we raise to you Heytesbury Deanery and its Rural Dean: Caroline Husband. Assistant Rural Dean: Lorraine Dobbins and Lay Chair: Robert Shuler. We pray for the deanery as they create a vision map to ensure all churches feel included and valued. We pray as Heytesbury develop greater collaboration across the teams, benefices and parishes. We pray that we all may listen well to one another and to God. We give thanks for all those He calls to active ministry whether that is with a license or as a volunteer. 


4 May

Father God, 

Thank you for Cley Hill Villages, Heytesbury Deanery and Licensed Lay Ministers Robert Shuler and Jane Hurd. We pray for the community as Cley Hill Benefice remain in vacancy, during which time Chapmanslade and Corsley have begun trialling a new service style of praise and worship once a month. 

We pray for your blessing on our Retired clergy Di Britten, Marian Curtis and Gay Maynard who have supported the benefice. 

We raise to you the staff, pupils and families of Crockerton CE VA Primary School Chapmanslade CE VA Primary School 


5 May

On today, Sixth Sunday of Easter 

We pray for the community and congregations of Mere with West Knoyle, and the advertisement for its vacancy. We pray for the final preparations and process of this. We thank God for Rev’d Simon and Rev’d Judith who have been providing service cover and support throughout the vacancy. In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil 


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