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: contact Denise Keen for joining details.

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 roomcontact Denise Keen for joining details.

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 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 Deanery in-person only Wrockwardine Wood-D Loughran Staff prayer meeting on Teams - Clare Beavon
13:00 Prayer for Creation and the Environment - Steve Hollinghurst Stafford Deanery in-person only St Bertelin's-E Evans
13:30 Prayers for Renewal - Paul Howard  
14:00 Eccleshall Deanery - Doug Heming  
15:00 Stone Deanery - Ian Cardinal  
16:00 Wem and Whitchurch Deanery - Debs Walton  
17:00 Wolverhampton Deanery Choral Evensong  - David Wright  17:30 Evening Prayer - Lichfield Cathedral Facebook page
18:00 West Bromwich Deanery - Jane Dicker   
18:30 Cheadle Deanery - Michael Follin Telford Deanery in-person only Oakengates - D Loughran
19:00 Newcastle Deanery - Josephine Locke Rugeley Deanery in-person only during Synod - S Davis
20:00 Shrewsbury and Wrekin Deanery - Andy Ackroyd   
21:00 Edgmond & Shifnal Deanery - Matthew Lefroy   
21:30 Penkridge Deanery - Rachel Livesey   
22:30 Leek Deanery - Nigel Irons  
23:00 Tamworth Deanery - Pippa Steedman  
00:00 Qu'Appelle Diocese & Lichfield Working Group - Nicky Busby  
01:00 Richard Barrett and Friends  
04:00 Tutbury, Hodnet, Trysull, Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Alstonfield Deaneries - Denise Keen
06:00 Lichfield Deanery - Lynn McKeon   
06:30 Community of St Chad Morning Prayer - Chris Precious   
07:00 Pioneer Ministers - Sarah Smith & Gill Shilkoff  
08:00 Chaplains - Simon Foster Morning Prayer-Lichfield Cathedral Facebook page    
08:30 Vocations and Training - Jeanette Hartwell  
09:00 Wulfrun  Deanery in-person only - Ian Poole  
10:00 Wednesbury Deanery - Martin Ennis  
10:30 Ellesmere Deanery in-person only Baschurch - Linda Cox 
11:30 Transforming Communities Together - Jon Miles  
12:00 Midday Prayer - Bishop Michael   
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