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Prayer Cycle for December

______________________________________________Number 72                              December 2018

This month our special focus is on St Sebastian’s Church

 Please pray for:
Vicar:                                                          Rev Canon Andrew Marsden
Hon. Assistant Curate:                    Rev Erik Fudge
Licensed Lay Ministers:                  Russell Shipton
David Hare
Family and Youth Pastor:              Amy Vogel
Children and Family Worker:      Rachel Jeremiah
Pioneer Youth Worker:                  Marvin Vogel
Church Warden:                                 Rory O’Connor
Church Warden:                                 Mike Page
PCC Secretary:                                   Rod Sturdy
Treasurer:                                             Janet Rogers
Church Administrator:                  Judith Boulton
Church Finance Admin:                Christina Gorham

In the Parish please pray for:

  • Newly licensed Lay Minister, David Hare, as he continues to serve in the Parish.
  • God’s peace in the immediate locality following the murder on Nine Mile Ride. Pray for the bereaved, for all who live near the scene of the crime, and for the police officers investigating it.
  • The delivery of our Christmas leaflet to and prayer for all homes in the parish, including the new housing developments.
  • Messy Church on 7th December – that families would have fun as they join in crafts and activities to celebrate Christmas, and for health and strength for all those involved in planning and setting up Messy Church.
  • All the services over the Christmas period, that visitors would come and share the celebrations.
  • The Alpha Course, starting in January, for church members to be willing to invite people and for wisdom to know who to invite.
  • Our new service pattern, starting in January. Pray for the detailed planning involved and for people to be supportive of the changes.

In the Deanery and beyond please pray for:

    • All our Christmas Services and celebrations; that people in the different communities will come together to celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
    • The Sonning Deanery Day on Saturday 1st December focusing on the draft Deanery Plan, and for positive outcomes.
    • St Mary the Virgin Winnersh Mini Christmas Tree Festival from Saturday 8th to Tuesday 9th December. That this new venture will be fruitful in telling the story of the birth of Jesus and a means of strengthening connections with the wider community.
    • St. Eligius Community Church very first outdoor nativity on the green on 20th December 3.30pm.  A joint event with the local secondary school who are doing the drama and the carols. That the community come along and enjoy the event.
    • The Bracknell Night Shelter as it opens again. For those who use the facilities, that it will give them hope and practical support and for the Churches and volunteers who finance it.

Hazel Berry:


Prayer Cycle for November


Number 71                                     November 2018

This month our special focus is the Parish of Finchampstead and California


Proclaiming Jesus in word and deed             



Please pray for:
Rector:                                         The Revd Canon Julie Ramsbottom
Associate Priest:                    The Revd Julian McAllen
Associate Priest:                    The Revd Canon John Edwards
Associate Priest:                    The Revd Tonia Elliott
Curate in Training:                The Revd Gemma Wilkinson

Family and Youth Worker:       Kate Meads and Sam Khan

Church Wardens Finchampstead: Ed Sampson, Jo Myall
Church Wardens California:             Marjorie Stalker, Dave Moore
Warden St Eligius:                               Larry le Var, Lucia Golding

Treasurer:                                   Colum Devine

Parish Administrators:        Karen Remmington and Kate Hembra

PCC Sec:                                       Carolyn Fox

In the Parish please pray for:

  • The further embedding of our parish vision, that it might embrace those beyond the PCC, and that our five values might connect with the 480 adults on our Electoral Roll
  • To nurture and develop faith
  • To be outward-looking and focussed on mission
  • To proclaim Jesus in all we say and do
  • To give the best possible welcome to all-comers
  • To enable the diversity of our congregations whilst all looking and pulling in the same direction
  • Revd Tonia’s ministry of outreach into the new community at Arborfield Green
  • For our outreach at North Finchampstead.- especially the redevelopment of the Gorse Ride South estate –  and for collaboration with FBC and other agencies seeking to serve our parishioners
  • The growth of our ministry with young people and families, and for the twenty young people beginning Confirmation preparation this month
  • For this month’s special events:
  •  ‘Remembering the Animals’ Labyrinth
  • Remembrance Day commemorations and the Military Wives’ Concert
  • Preparations for our Advent Carol Service

In the Deanery please pray for:

  • Revd Hannah Higginson as she begins her new role at All Saints, Wokingham
  • All services for All Souls Day
  • All services on Remembrance Day when it will be 100 years since the end of the First World War.  ‘Lest we forget’

Hazel Berry: