Exeter Diocesan Prayer Diary
3. In our link with the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf we pray for the network of congregations that make up the diocese and for their work and witness, especially at this challenging time.
5. Today is St Boniface Day. We thank God for the saint from Crediton who became a bishop and spread the gospel to Germany – persevering despite suffering setbacks. We also remember your creation and the part we can all play to protect it, on this, the United Nations’ environment day.
6. In our link with Melanesia we give thanks for the life and vision of Ini Kopuria, founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood. We also pray for the Diocese of Ysabel, Bishop Ellison Quity, his wife Jessie and all the staff at the Diocesan Headquarters at Jejevo, Buala.
7. In our link with Thika diocese in Kenya please pray for Ven Patrick Mukuna and the clergy and people of Mang’u Archdeaconry. Our linked parishes of Gakoe, Mang’u, Gakui and Kairir. For development and microfinance projects in this area.
8. Today is World Oceans’ Day. We thank you for our glorious Devon coastline and the marine environment on our doorstep. Please help us to be good stewards of your seas and do our bit to reduce marine pollution. Pray for the Modbury Mission Community, their clergy Matt Rowland, and for all who live and worship in Ringmore, Modbury, Kingston, Bigbury, Aveton Gifford.
9. For the Netherexe Parishes Mission Community, their clergy Katie Cross, Sue Sheppard, Julia Dallen, Julia Hocking, reader Laura Ford, and for all who live and worship in Upton Pyne, Thorverton, Stoke Canon, Rewe with Nether Exe, Poltimore with Huxham, Newton St Cyres, Cadbury, Brampford Speke.
10. Pray for the work of all our school, college and university chaplains and all those whom offer pastoral support to schools. We pray that they will have the energy they need to inspire and support young people and staff at this unprecedented time for education.
14. For the North Taw Mission Community, their clergy Michael Newbon, Steve Painting Caroline Raby and for all who live and worship in West Down, Marwood, Heanton Punchardon,Georgeham.
15. For the Northmoor Mission Community, their clergy Stephen Cook, Leigh Winsbury, Adrian Brook, Richard Bache, readers Carol Bache, Kerry Friend, Alison Duckers, Michael Winter OBE, Beverley Johnson, and for all who live and worship in Sourton, Okehampton, Northlew, Meeth, Lydford, Jacobstowe, Inwardleigh, Hatherleigh, Germansweek, Exbourne, Bridestowe, Bratton Clovelly, Belstone.
16. Please pray for all our hospital chaplains as they continue to minister to patients and staff at this very challenging time, providing a listening ear and a reassuring voice when people cannot see their families. We pray for lead chaplain Simon Harrison as he co-ordinates chaplaincy work for the Nightingale hospitals across England.
18. For the Our Lady and All the Saints North Torquay Mission Community, their clergy Gorran Chapman, Paul Jones, reader Pamela Macey, and for all who live and worship in Torquay Saint Martin Barton, Saint Marychurch, Babbacombe.
19. In our link with the Diocese of Bayeux-Lisieux in France, we pray for the Centre of Theological Studies in Caen and its development of theological learning among clergy and lay people. For parishes, their clergy and people in the area of Caen.
20. Lady of Glastonbury Mission Community and the Plymouth Partners in Mission Church Plants at St. Chad's Whitleigh and St. Aidan Ernesettle.
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25. Today is Armed Forces Day. We thank you for dedication and bravery of the men and women who make up our armed forces here in Devon. We pray for your protection on them. For the Plympton Mission Community, their clergy Robert Harris, Richard Wakerell, Sarah Sharland, reader Robert Harrison, and for all who live and worship in Plympton St Maurice, Plympton St Mary.
26. For the Plymstock Mission Community, their clergy Dave Appleby, Jennie Appleby, Carl Budden, reader Graham Dee, and for all who live and worship in Plymstock and Hooe.
27. For the Raleigh Mission Community, their clergy Martin Jacques, Karen Young, and for all who live and worship in Otterton, East Budleigh with Bicton, Budleigh Salterton.
28. For the Saint Andrew & Saint Paul Mission Community, their clergy Joe Dent, Leon Sim, Tim Partridge, reader David Huntley, and for all who live and worship in Saint Paul Stonehouse and Saint Andrew Plymouth.
29. Peter and Paul, Apostles. For the Saint Bartholomew and Saint Mark Ford Mission Community, their clergy Richard Silk, and for all who live and worship in Devonport Saint Bartholomew and Saint Mark Ford.
30. For the Saint Boniface, Saint Budeaux and Saint Philip Mission Community, their clergy Stephen Beach, Michael Doyle, readers Martin Clements, Joanna Bound, Elizabeth Dickens, and for all who live and worship in Saint Philip, Weston Mill, Saint Budeaux, and Saint Boniface, Devonport