Diocesan Day of Prayer October 2022

The day will start on Wednesday 19th October at 12 noon and finish 24 hours later – both these sessions will be led by Bishop Michael in our Zoom virtual prayer room – please join us if you can: 

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 846 1486 3883 Passcode: 356202.

As on previous prayer days, and in keeping with the Shaping for Mission initiative, deaneries will be central to our day of prayer. Rural Deans and Lay Chairs have been asked to organise a session to pray for the fulfilment of the diocesan vision in their deanery's context. We hope to have a deanery somewhere in the diocese praying for the whole 24 hours!

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

Specific groups such as diocesan departments, chaplaincies, schools, fresh expressions and Transforming Communities Together will also be leading 30-minute slots. We would love to hear from all individuals, local groups and churches, pledging to pray alone, in person or in online groups.

The Lichfield Diocesan Facebook Group will be a platform where any photos or messages of encouragement can be posted during the 24-hour cycle of prayer.

Please contact Denise Keen for more details or to request particular time slots.

"We receive your gifts, believe your promises and trust you for the future.
May we cease trying to fix the church and join with you in loving your world.
May we hear your call to fullness of life and share it with others. 
May we be shaped by the Good News of Jesus, the light of the world
And may we seek your kingdom as People of Hope. Amen.   

Resources for informed prayer are available from the Diocesan Prayer Diary for w/b 16th October and elsewhere.

May each of you, individually, as groups, by Zoom or in person, be guided in your prayers by the Holy Spirit as we pray …

"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)

Unless stated otherwise on the table below, all sessions over the 24 hours will be via the diocesan Zoom virtual prayer room room: Meeting ID: 846 1486 3883 Passcode: 356202.

You are most welcome to join any of the sessions, not just for your own deanery’s slot but whenever you have opportunity throughout the day, 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.

12:00 Midday Prayer led by Bishop Michael  
12:30 Telford in-person only at Holy Trinity Wrockwardine Wood - Debbie Loughran  Staff prayer meeting on Teams - Clare Beavon
13:00 Prayer for Creation and the Environment - Steve Hollinghurst  
14:00 Eccleshall Deanery - Doug Heming  
17:00 Wolverhampton Deanery Choral Evensong live from St Peter's - David Wright 1 hour  
18:00 West Bromwich Deanery - Jane Dicker   
18:30 Telford Deanery in-person only at Holy Trinity Oakengates - Debbie Loughran   
19:00 Newcastle Deanery - Josephine Locke  
20:00 Shrewsbury and Wrekin Deanery - Andy Ackroyd   
21:00 Edgmond & Shifnal Deanery - Matthew Lefroy    
21:30 Penkridge Deanery - Rachel Livesey   
06:00 Lichfield Deanery - Lynn McKeon   
06:30 Community of St Chad Morning Prayer -  Chris Precious   
09:00 Wulfrun Deanery in-person meetings around the deanery - Ian Poole   
10:00 Wednesbury Deanery - Martin Ennis  
10:30 Ellesmere Deanery - Linda Cox   
12:00 Midday Prayer - Bishop Michael   

2020 Diocesan Day of Prayer Review

Some reflections from our 24hour of focussed prayer on 23rd/24th October 2020

2021 Diocesan Day of Prayer Review

2021 Diocesan Day of Prayer Review

Diocesan Day of Prayer April 2022

Churches, schools, chaplaincies, fresh expressions, the cathedral and everyone across the diocese are invited to join a 24 hour Diocesan Day of Prayer on 8/9 April.

Diocesan Day of Prayer October 2021

Churches, schools, chaplaincies and everyone across the diocese are invited to join a 24 hour Diocesan Day of Prayer beginning at noon on Friday 22nd until noon on Sat 23rd April.

Diocesan Day of Prayer Review October 2021

Diocesan Day of Prayer Review October 2021

Reflections from April 2022 Diocesan Day of Prayer

We again held 24-hour of focused prayer on 8th and 9th April 2022

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