Diocesan Day of Prayer

Date: 23rd October 2020

Time: 7:00am

"As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God already at work in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities. We pray for a church that partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope."

(Diocesan Vision Statement)

This is our shared Diocesan Vision – will you join us in praying for the fulfilment of this vision for our diocese? Please pray for this within your own context of parish, chaplaincy, schools, fresh expressions and also within your deanery context as we take forward ‘Shaping for Mission’.

A Diocesan Day of Prayer is to be held starting on Friday 23rd October at 7.00am and finishing 24 hours later, to provide an opportunity for individuals and groups within the diocese to pray for our shared mission in fulfilment of our Diocesan Vision.  Poster

We are inviting specific groups such as deaneries, diocesan departments, chaplaincies, schools, fresh expressions and the cathedral to opt in for their chosen time slots.

Here's a welcome and introduction from Bishop Michael:

Lichfield Diocese · Lichfield Diocese Day of Prayer 2020 - intro from Bishop Michael
Table of those who have committed to praying during the Diocesan Day of Prayer
07:00 Bishop Michael (including Morning Prayer)  
08:00 Nordkirche, Cork and Matlosane Lichfield & Tamworth Deaneries

Philip Swan: Community of St Chad / Revd Preb Paul Brown: St Benedict Biscop's, Wombourne

Penkridge & Rugeley Deaneries

Pippa Steedman: St Leonard's, Wigginton / William Porter: Beacon House of Prayer

Wolverhampton & Walsall Deaneries
11:00 Lindsey Hall & the Discipleship Vocation and Evangelism Team Newcastle, Wulfrun & West Brom Deaneries
12:00 The Dean of Lichfield & the Cathedral Team Trysull & Wednesbury Deaneries
13:00 Clare Beavon: Diocesan Prayers led by Andy Mason Stoke & Stafford Deaneries
14:00 Evelyn & Jess Harper: Quiet Time at St Chad's Boningale Tutbury & Uttoxeter Deaneries
15:00 David Primrose: Transforming Communities Together Team Stone & Eccleshall Deaneries
16:00 Alex Wolvers: Christian Distinctiveness Advisors & Church Schools Cheadle & Alstonfield Deaneries

Mothers' Union (office@mothersunionlichfield.org.uk)

Telford, Shifnal & Edgmond Deaneries
18:00 Cerys Hughes: Messy Church Teams Oswestry, Whitchurch & Wem Deaneries
19:00 Simon Foster: Chaplaincies & Chaplains Shrewsbury & Wrockwardine Deaneries
20:00 Matt Beer: Telford Minster & Pioneer Ministry Leek, Ellesmere & Hodnet Deaneries
21:00 Linda Clifford-Hayes & the Safeguarding Team  
22:00 Sara Humphries: Curate's Indulgences  
23:00 Ben Whitmore & St Bart's, Penn  
00:00 Zoe Heming and other night owls: Enabling Church  
01:00 Alex Wolvers  
02:00 Alex Wolvers  
03:00 Qu'Appelle Diocese, Canada  
04:00 Province of South East Asia  
05:00 Richard Barrett: praying by name for each church, church school, chaplaincy & Fresh Expression  
06:00 Linda Clifford-Hayes: Children & young people of our diocese & nation  
07:00 Closing Prayers  

We would also love to hear from individuals and local groups and churches, pledging to pray alone, in small physical or larger online groups.

We would encourage any regular prayer meetings to be transferred to the Friday if possible.

The weekly Diocesan Prayer Diary includes additional prayers which can be used.

We have also invited our global partners and friends from Qu’Appelle, Canada; Nordkirche, Germany and Malaysia and to take part – particularly during the night hours! 

There will be opportunity to share news of how the day is progressing on our Diocesan Facebook group, including photographs and short videos. One person from each participating group would need to join the Diocese Facebook Group to upload these.

This initiative is being co-ordinated by Philip Swan and Alex Wolvers. Please contact Denise Keen denise.keen@lichfield.anglican.org to sign up or for more information.


Category: Anyone

See Also: Thy Kingdom Come


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