Category Archives: Prayer Cycle

October Prayer Cycle

Number 58                               October 2017

This month our special focus is on St Georges Church, Owlsmoor

Please pray for:
Vicar:                      Rev Catherine Vaughan
LLM:                       Penny Crane
Church Warden:   Brian Francis
Church Warden:  
Chris Auckland
PCC Secretary:     Bridget Crossley
Treasurer:              Ed Gilowski

Please pray for us as

  • we seek to grow deeper in our understanding of prayer and reliance on prayer as a foundation for all we do

  • we discern whether we should join the next cohort for Partnership in Missional Church

  • we seek a new treasurer (Our current treasurer is unwell and needs to step down from this role)

  • we reach out to local families through our toddler group (Messy Mondays) and our local schools

  • two of us join the Sandhurst School trip to Rwanda in February

  • we seek more volunteers to help with our Youth Group

  • we give thanks for all that God is doing among us

In the Deanery please pray for:

  • all food banks in the Deanery and the people who rely upon them week by week
  • the service of dedication for the new organ at St Eligius on 8th October
  • the many new housing developments around the Deanery, especially at Arborfield Green and the TRL site Crowthorne; the people as they move in and all that is being done by the churches to welcome them
  • all events focussing upon the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation including ‘A Monks Tale’, at the Whitty Theatre Luckley House School on 18th October



Deanery Prayer Cycle

Number 57                       September 2017
This month our special focus is on St Sebastians Church
Please pray for:

Vicar: The Rev’d Canon Andrew Marsden
Associate Minister: Rev’d Ian Seymour
LLM: Russell Shipton
LLM in training: David Hare
Employed Family and Youth Pastor: Vacancy from Sept 2017
Employed Children and Family Worker: Rachel Jeremiah (on maternity leave)
Church Warden: David Boulton
Church Warden: Mike Page
PCC Sec: Rod Sturdy
Treasurer: Janet Rogers
Administrator: Judith Boulton

  • For the recruitment process for a new full-time Family and Youth Pastor, with the advertisement out in late August and a closing date for applications of 22 September.
  • For us to find cover for our part-time Children and Family Worker, currently on maternity leave.
  • For our Youth and Children’s volunteers, having to take on extra responsibilities until the above posts are filled.
  • For many who want to explore the Christian faith to join our Alpha Course, beginning on 19 September.
  • For Martin Gater, who will be taking up the post of Head Teacher of St Sebastian’s School in September.  Pray for the good relationship between the church and school to continue and to develop as God wants.

In the Deanery Please pray for:

  • All children and young people as they prepare to go back to school and college
  • Those starting School for the first time and those moving up to secondary school
  • Those going to college and university for the first time and those returning to university
  • Those starting apprenticeships or other forms of tertiary education
  • Those starting new jobs or taking on new roles or responsibility
  • Those getting married
  • For God’s blessing on Julian McAllen settling in to Finchampstead and getting married in September, Kate Toogood moving to Sonning and at Blue Coat School, Hugh Barne and Steve Turville at Wargrave with Knowl Hill, newly ordained
  • Anna Harwood and Ben Thorndike as they prepare to move to new jobs
  • Jacquie Vanstone,becoming Acting Head of Finchampstead C of E Primary School
  • The Heritage Open Weekend, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September,St Michael’s Sandhurst programme ‘Exploring the Seventeenth Century’ and for all Churches in the Deanery opening their Churches for the weekend, for all who take part in the events who are not normally part of our congregations and for those running the tours and activities.

Give thanks for:

  • The way the Church, including our Deanery rallied in prayer for the many who were ill at St Paul’s Church in June and the encouragement which surrounded and upheld them.

Hazel Berry: