Kingsteignton & Teigngrace

Exeter Diocesan Prayer Diary

Bible verse for the month:

Be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1 Peter 4:7-10 



Mon 1st – Sat 6th June

prayer for this week. 

Dear Lord, we pray for children, teachers and parents as some pupils return to school this week and others continue to learn at home. Calm those who may be anxious, give wisdom to those in charge of planning and give patience to those who are finding home learning difficult. Amen 


1.     For the Littleham cum Exmouth with Lympstone Mission Community, their clergy Benedict Cambridge, Huw Ryden (and their new Team Rector Steve Jones to be Instituted later this month) , readers Elizabeth Burren, Demelza Henderson, and for all who live and worship in Lympstone and Littleham Cum Exmouth.


2.     For the Lyn Valley Mission Community, their clergy Samantha Stayte, Jean Loveday, and for all who live and worship in Trentishoe, Parracombe, Martinhoe, Lynton, Countisbury, Brendon.


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. 

4.     For the Malborough Mission Community, their clergy Daniel French, Stephen Ball, Christian Hill, and for all who live and worship in Salcombe and Malborough with South Huish.   


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.




Sun 7th – Sat 13th June

Insert prayer for this week.

During the coronavirus pandemic there has been a rise in the number of people needing to use foodbanks and a rise in reports of domestic violence. We pray for all the people who may be suffering behind closed doors at the moment and ask that you open our eyes to see the people who may need help in our areas. Amen.






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.

11.  For the Newton Abbot Mission Community, , their clergy Patrick Parkes, Nick Debney, Gareth Regan, readers Steven Sheldon, Keith Butler, Simon Le Pine-Williams, Jeremy Howel, and for all who live and worship in Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Milber.


12.  For the North Creedy (East) Mission Community, their clergy Kingsley Cross,

and for all who live and worship in Woolfardisworthy East, Washford Pyne, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Stockleigh English, Puddington, Poughill, Kennerleigh, Cheriton Fitzpaine.


13.  For the North Kenn Team Mission Community, their clergy Martin Wood,

and for all who live and worship in Whitestone with Oldridge, Tedburn St Mary, Holcombe Burnell, Cheriton Bishop. We also pray for the Queen on her official birthday, and thank God for her incredible service to our country.






Sun 14th – Sat 20th June

Prayer for the week:

We pray for our farmers and rural communities. When life is so economically uncertain at the moment help us to provide strong, practical, support networks for those who are anxious about the future, particularly the self-employed or those working in isolation. Amen

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.

17.  For the Otter Vale Mission Community, their clergy Steve Weston, Mark Ward, David Carrington, readers John White, Ann Yates, Alan Steel, Caroline Poultney, David Williamson, and for all who live and worship in West Hill, Saint Michael, Tipton St John with Venn Ottery, Payhembury, Ottery St Mary, Newton Poppleford, Harpford, Feniton, Escot, Colaton Raleigh, Alfington.


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.  For the Our Lady of Glastonbury Mission Community and the Plymouth Partners in Mission Church Plants at St. Chad's Whitleigh and St. Aidan Ernesettle.





Sun 21th – Tues 30th June

Prayer for the week:

We pray for our coastal communities, fishermen and those whose livelihood depends on tourism. Help local councils to make wise decisions about how to encourage visitors in a way which will not put vulnerable residents at risk of coronavirus. Amen


21.  For the Paignton Mission Community, their clergy Roger Carlton, Jeff Hill from the Church Army, and for all who live and worship in Paignton. 


22.  Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250.  For the Paignton Christ Church Mission Community, their clergy John Pout, and for all who live and worship in Paignton St Paul Preston, Paignton Christ Church.


23.  For Charles with Saint Matthias Plymouth “St Matt’s”, their clergy Olly Ryder and Reuben Crossley, and for all who live and worship in Charles with Saint Matthias Plymouth.


24.  For the Plymouth Emmanuel Mission Community, their clergy Karl Freeman, Tony Williams, Bev Cree, Darryl Cree, reader Timothy Lyddon, and for all who live and worship in Plymouth Emmanuel with Saint Augustine and Saint Paul


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


We would like this prayer diary to be a living resource, helping us all to grow in prayer across Devon. If you have any suggestions for prayer on particular dates, or notice any inaccuracies, please email: