Diocesan Day of Prayer May 2024

1-2 May 2024 12 noon - 12 noon

Churches, schools, chaplaincies, fresh expressions, the cathedral and everyone across the diocese are invited to join a 24 hour Day of Prayer on 1/2 May.

The day will start on Wednesday 1st May at 12 noon with midday prayer led by the Archdeacon of Walsall and finish 24 hours later on Thursday 2nd May with midday prayer led by the Archdeacon of Lichfield - please join us if you are able.

Unless stated otherwise, all sessions over the 24 hours will take place in the diocesan prayer room via Zoom: Meeting ID: 886 7846 6955, Passcode: 896539

Throughout the ‘Shaping for Mission’ initiative, deaneries are playing a central role in rethinking and reshaping our mission as a diocese. As these plans continue to embed into the life of deaneries, and feed into the Diocesan strategic framework, we are inviting deaneries, once again, to be central to our praying together across the Diocese.

As before, we hope most sessions will take place via the diocese’s Zoom room; though we recognise that for some, face-to-face meetings work better.

We would be grateful if every deanery could commit to a 30-minute or 1 hour’s slot. We hope this will give as many as possible across the diocese opportunity to discover more about our very varied deaneries and to join in praying for our shared mission in these different contexts.

We have also invited other groups and departments to contribute, as well as our brothers and sisters in our companion and link dioceses.

If you haven't yet booked your deanery's slot, please contact: Denise Keen.

Week by week, the Diocesan Prayer Diary gives ideas to encourage our praying with a focus on a different deanery each week, along with a regular weekly focus on the world church and various roles and ministries around the Diocese. There will be a special edition available from 28th April.

May each one of us, individually or in groups, via Zoom or in person, be guided by the Holy Spirit as we pray...

Diocesan Day of Prayer - table showing Deaneries and other supporters taking part:

12:00 Midday Prayer
12:30 Staff Prayer Meeting - Clare Beavon
13:00 Stone Deanery - Paul Kingman
13:30 Link with the Nordkirche, Germany - Terry Bloor
14:00 The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Chaplaincy Team - Joe Fielder
14:30  
15:00 Tamworth Deanery - Nicki Busby
15:30 Link with Qu'Appelle Diocese, Canada - Nicki Busby/Sara Humphries
16:00 Vocations and Training Team - Jeanette Hartwell
16:30 Wulfrun Deanery - Ian Poole
17:00 Shallowford House Christian Retreat and Conference Centre - Steve Vince
17:30 Lichfield Cathedral - Bishop Jan - face-to-face in the Cathedral only
18:00 Wolverhampton Deanery - Richard Merrick
19:00 Leek Deanery - Nigel Irons
19:30 Trysull Deanery - Julia Cody
20:00  
20:30 Community of St Chad - Ros Wilshaw
21:00 Shrewsbury and Wrekin Deanery - Andy Ackroyd
21:30 Edgmond and Shifnal Deanery - Matthew Lefroy
22:00  
22:30  
23:00  
23:30  
00:00 Prayer for those affected by addiction - Deb Aitken
00:30  
01:00  
01:30  
02:00  
02:30  
03:00  
03:30  
04:00  
04:30  
05:00 LDBE -Education - Mark Davis / Alex Wolvers
05:30  
06:00 The Community of St Chad - Chris Precious
06:30  
07:00 Ellesmere Deanery - Pat Hawkins
07:30 Link with Hyderabad Diocese, Pakistan - AD Megan Smith
08:00 Lichfield Cathedral - Bishop Jan (via Facebook)
08:30  
09:00  
09:30  
10:00 Strengthening Communities Together - Carrie Blount
10:30  Asking God for His right people in His right places - Julie Jones
11:00 Healing Ministry - David Sims
11:30 Healing Ministry - Suzan Williams
12:00 Midday Prayer

You are most welcome to join any of the sessions and to support other deaneries and groups in prayer.

Where groups are using Facebook or their own Zoom rooms, the link, or an email address requesting the link, is shown on the table.

There will be opportunity to share news of how the day is progressing on our Diocesan Facebook group, including photographs and short videos - please do get in touch.

One person from each participating group will need to be a member of the diocese Facebook Group to upload these.


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