25-26 October 2023 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 25/26 October.
The day will start on Wednesday 25th October at 12 noon with midday prayer led by Bishop Matthew and finish 24 hours later with midday prayer led by Bishop Jonathan - please join us if you are able.
Unless stated otherwise, all sessions over the 24 hours will be via the Diocesan Zoom room:
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Meeting ID: 815 9911 1124 Passcode: 756645
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, we are inviting them to be central to our praying together; asking each deanery to take 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 are also inviting other groups and diocesan departments to contribute, as well as our brothers and sisters from 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 19th October.
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 led by Bishop Matthew|
|12:30||Staff Prayer Meeting - Jimm Rennie|
|13:00||Prison Chaplaincy - Simon Foster|
|13:30||Hodnet Deanery - Catherine McBride|
|14:00||Wulfrun Deanery - Tom Fish|
|14:30||Prayers for peace - Archdeacon Sue Weller|
|15:00||Vocations & Training - Romita Shrisunder|
|15:30||Stone Deanery - Paul Graetz|
|16:00||Education - The LDBE Team|
|16:30||Strengthening Communities Together - Carrie Blount|
|17:00||Mease Valley Churches - Nicky Busby|
|17:30||Lichfield Cathedral - Bishop Jan via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LichfieldCathedralDailyWorship/|
|18:00||Health & Care Chaplaincy - Denise Keen|
|18:30||Working group for the link with the Diocese of Qu'Appelle - Nicky Busby / Sara Humphries|
|19:00||Leek Deanery - Nigel Irons|
|19:30||Telford Deanery - Jo Farnworth|
|20:00||Oswestry Deanery - Suzan Williams|
|20:30||Newcastle Deanery - Josephine Locke|
|21:00||Shrewsbury and Wrekin Deanery - Andy Ackroyd|
|21:30||Eccleshall Deanery - Alison Hudson via their own Zoom link (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link)|
|22:00||Working group for the link with the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross - Julia Cody|
|22:30||Working group for the link with the Diocese of West Malaysia - Wendy Ford|
|23:00||Penkridge Deanery - Greg Yerbury|
|23:30||Walsall Deanery - Richard Barrett|
|00:30||Praying for each Chaplaincy, Church, Church School and Fresh Expression - Richard Barrett|
|02:30||Praying for Cheadle, Rugeley, Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth, Tutbury, Uttoxeter, Wednesbury, Wem & Whitchurch, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton Deaneries - Denise Keen|
|04:30||Pray for the City of Stoke-on-Trent - video from Saltbox|
|05:30||Mothers' Union - Deb Tudor|
|06:00||Healing, Renewal & Spirituality - Chris Precious|
|06:30||Lichfield Deanery - Lynn McKeon|
|07:00||Edgmond & Shifnal Deanery - Matthew Lefroy / Ellesmere Deanery - Linda Cox (in person only at Ellesmere)|
|07:30||Alstonfield Deanery - Jane Held (offline only) / Ellesmere Deanery - Linda Cox (in person only at Ellesmere)|
|08:00||Lichfield Cathedral - Bishop Jan via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LichfieldCathedralDailyWorship/|
|08:30||Trysull Deanery - Richard Fisher|
|09:00||Police and Fire & Rescue Chaplaincy - Simon Foster|
|09:30||Community of St Chad - Chris Precious / Ellesmere Deanery - Linda Cox (in person only at Ellesmere)|
|10:00||Pioneering & Fresh Expressions - Chris Lane / Ellesmere Deanery - Linda Cox (in person only at Ellesmere)|
|11:00||Mothers' Union - Deb Tudor|
|11:30||Ellesmere Deanery - Linda Cox (in person only at Baschurch)|
|12:00||Midday Prayer led by Bishop Jonathan|
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.