Prayer Cycle for February

No. 134 February 2024

This month our special focus is on the benefice of Ruscombe, Twyford and Hurst.

St James Ruscombe
St Nicholas Hurst

Please Pray for:

Ruscombe and Twyford

Incumbent:                            In vacancy
Associate Priests:                Rev Helen Charlton, Rev Graham Theobald
Church Wardens:                John Porter, Simon Farrar, Lucy Bowley
PCC Secretary:                     Hope Lawrence
Licenced Lay-preachers:    Richard Sabberton-Coe, Gabi Guttmann, Hans Guttmann, Lucy Bowley (1st year ordinand)
Parish Administrator:           Harriet Swinyard
Children & Families Worker: Phillippa Middleton

  • The parish profile, which is nearly ready, for the advert and for the person called to be our next incumbent.
  • Work with children and families as well as young people, now we have no youth worker.
  • For more volunteers to come forward to take on various roles within our church family: tech support, musicians, churchwardens.
  • For the pastoral re-organisation of our benefice.


Incumbent:                            In vacancy
Associate priests:                 Rev Helen Charlton, Rev Graham Theobald, Rev David West
Church wardens:                 Jenny Beasley Smith, Sue Payne
PCC secretary:                     Rebecca Vaughan
Treasurer:                              Julia Curnow
Children & Families Worker: Phillippa Middleton
Administrator:                       Harriet Swinyard

  • Prayers for the ongoing legal process associated with the separation of the benefice.

In the Deanery, please pray for:

  • Piers Bickersteth as he retires after so many years at Arborfield, Barkham, Christ Church and the Church on the Green.
  • All those dealing with illness at the moment within the leadership of our Churches, lay and ordained, for themselves and those they are close to.
  • Parishes in vacancy and preparing for a vacancy, especially for those who, while already busy, are responding to God’s call to lead.
  • All Saints, Wokingham advertising the vacant Rector position throughout February and for resolution of the ongoing snagging issues following our renovation work to make the church more of a spaceforall.
  • All our Churches as we prepare to observe Lent.

In the World, please pray for:

  • Resolution to the many conflicts continuing around the world.
  • That money raised in our Churches for relief work may reach the places of need and be used for the benefit of those suffering.

In the face of Jesus Christ,
your light and glory have blazed forth,

O God of all the nations;
with all your people,
may we make known your grace,
and walk in the ways of peace;

for your name’s sake. Amen