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Prayer Calendar - Resources - The Diocese of Southwark

Prayer Calendar

January 2014

The prayer calendar includes the ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER. The full Calendar, including maps, is available from Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3NZ.

Hearts On Fire logo

Stay with us Lord,
open our eyes and set our hearts on fire,
as you open your word,
as you break your bread,
as we live your life.
Enrich us with your grace,
empower us by your Spirit,
enfold us in your love,
as we walk the journey of faith with you.


Southwark WWI names

Throughout the next four years the Day Chaplains at the Cathedral will be reading out names of those who died during the First World War and who are linked to parishes in the Diocese of Southwark. The names will be read out on the half-hour, hourly during the course of the day.

The names are also being sent to parishes to include with their daily prayers from the Diocesan Prayer Calendar and can be found here.

1 Jan 2014


Our Deanery, consists of seven parishes stretching from Peckham Rye in the north to (almost) Crystal Palace in the south, from Peckham Rye Park in the east to Herne Hill in the west. Some parishes are evangelical, some catholic, some have very traditional worship, whilst others explore more innovative ways of prayer and praise to the God who made us, and includes us all in His will. Yet in each of our parishes you will find the same commitment, warmth and inclusivity which we believe Christ came to share with us. Each parish is also caught up in the contrasting celebrations and challenges which each of us face in this vibrant urban environment.

Naming & Circumcision of Jesus: Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man

Pray for Dulwich Deanery:
Charles Richardson (AD)
Anne Coates (LC)

Pray for the schools in the deanery, for Dulwich Community Hospital, the work of Dulwich Helpline & Southwark Churches Care and for Churches Together in South Southwark.

The Most Revd Ugochukwu Ezuoke Bishop of Aba (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Priests & people

2 Jan 2014

St Barnabas, Dulwich

Vacant (V)
Catriona Laing (AsstC)
Anthony Buckley (HonC)
Segum Osuntokun (SPA)

Dulwich Village Infants School
Dulwich College; Stephen Padfield (Chaplain)
James Allen's Girls' School
James Allen's Preparatory School
Alleyn's School; Anthony Buckley (Chaplain)
Alleyn's Junior School; Anthony Buckley (Chaplain)

The Rt Revd Nathan Kanu Bishop of Aba Ngwa North (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Priests & people

3 Jan 2014

St Clement w St Peter, Dulwich

Maria Coulter (V)
Charlotte Townsend (Reader) (PTO)

The Rt Revd Benson Onyeibor Bishop of Abakaliiki (Enugu, Nigeria) Priests & people

4 Jan 2014

St John, East Dulwich

Charles Richardson (V) (AD)
Patrick Eggleston (AsstC)
Anne Clarke (HonC)
Alistair McCulloch (PTO)
Eurica Shaw (SPA)

St John’s & St Clement’s School

The Rt Revd Robert Gillies Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney (Scotland) Priests & people

5 Jan 2014

Herne Hill, St Paul & Ruskin Park, St Saviour

Christmas 3

Cameron Barker (V)
Ben Hughes (HonC)
Gill Tayleur (HonC)
Adjoa Cunnell (Reader)
Simon Brindley (Reader)
Adrian Parkhouse (Reader)
Trevor Tayleur (Reader)

St Saviour’s Junior Mixed & Infant School, Herne Hill

Pray for; The Most Revd William Brown Turel Bishop of Phiopa o Aotearoa, and Primate and Archbishop of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia, Priests & people

6 Jan 2014


O God, who by the shining of a star dist guide the wise men to behold thy Son, our Lord: Show us thy heavenly light, and give us grace to follow until we find him, and, finding him, rejoice. And grant, as thy presented gold, frankincense and myrrh, we now may bring him the offering of a loving heart, an adoring spirit and an obedient will; for his honour, and for thy glory, O God most high. Amen  

Prayers for the Christian year

St Faith, North Dulwich:
Susan Height (PIC)
Tim Clapton (PTO)
Cyril Showers (HonC)

7 Jan 2014

St Saviour, Peckham (Copleston Centre Church LEP)

Paul Collier (PIC)
Ian Maclaren (URC Assoc. Minister)
Rosemary Shaw (HonC)

The Rt Revd Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto Bishop of Accra, (Ghana) (West Africa) Priests & people

8 Jan 2014

St Stephen, South Dulwich

Bernhard Schunemann (V)
Paul Holley (Hon Asst C) (PT)
Hazel Kimber (PTO)
Peter Westwood (PTO)
Trot Lavelle (Reader)

The Most Revd Jeffrey William Driver Bishop of Adelaide (South Australia) Priests & people

9 Jan 2014

Pray for PTOs, for retired and retiring clergy, and for those priests who have died during the past year

The Rt Revd Paul Uduogu Bishop of Afikpo (Enugu, NIgeria) Priests & people

10 Jan 2014

Pray for Woolwich Area Mission Team

+Michael Woolwich; Jane Steen (Archdeacon of Southwark); Alastair Cutting (Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich); Margaret Elkin, PA to the Bishop and Jenni Hewitt, PA to the Archdeacons.

Kings Healthcare NHS Trust; Ben Rhodes (Lead Chaplain); Stanley Njoka (Chaplain)

The Rt Revd Samuel Cutting Bishop of Agra (North India) Priests & people

11 Jan 2014

Anglican pilgrimage centres and shrines around the world

GIVE THANKS for Anglican pilgrimage centres and shrines around the world, and the clergy, religious and lay-persons who staff them.

PRAY for the Chapels Royal, Religious Peculiars, and Westminster Abbey in the United Kingdom.

The Rt Revd Clement Ekpeye Bishop of Ahoada and The Most Revd Christian Efobi Bishop of Aguata (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Priests & people

12 Jan 2014

Pray for Funeral Directors Undertakers, Cemeteries and Crematoria Superintendents & Staff

1st Sunday of Epiphany – Baptism of Christ

Pray for local bereavement groups and for all who minister to the bereaved

Pray for The Anglican Church of Australia The Most Revd Dr Phillip John Aspinall Archbishop of Brisbane & Primate of Australia Priests & people

13 Jan 2014


East Lewisham is a large Deanery with a vibrant multi-ethnic population of 120,000. It contains a wide socio-economic mix of poverty and wealth, institutions in the deanery include Lewisham Council offices and Town Hall, Lewisham Hospital, Register Office, Lewisham Police and Lewisham Crematorium, as well as Trinity the only CofE Secondary School in the Borough.

Pray for East Lewisham Deanery
Jane Kustner (AD)
Bill Bishop (LC)

Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust: Malcom Hancock (Chaplain Team Leader); Rufin Emmanuel (Chaplain)

The Rt Revd Dr Nathan Ingen Bishop of Aipo Rongo and The Rt Revd Denys Ririka Suffragan Bishop of Aipo Rongo (Papua New Guinea) Priests & people

14 Jan 2014

St Dunstan, Bellingham

Timon Singh (PiC)
David Riley (HonC)

The Rt Revd OLugbenga Oduntan Bishop of Ajayi Crowther (Ibadan, Nigeria) Priests & people

15 Jan 2014

All Saints, Blackheath

Nicholas Cranfield (V)

All Saints Junior Mix & Infants School

The Rt Revd Gabriel Akinbiyl Bishop of Akoko (Ondo, Nigeria) Priests & people

16 Jan 2014

St Andrew, Catford

Lindsay McKenna (V)
Nicole Burgum (Reader)
Elizabeth Rhys-Jones (Reader)
Angela Jackson (SPA)

The Rt Revd Jolly Oyekpen Bishop of Akoko Edo (Bendel, Nigeria) Priests & people

17 Jan 2014

St Laurence, Catford

Charles Pickstone (V)
Iain Farquhar (HonC)
Grace Blyth (Reader)
Peter Charles (Reader)
Ijeoma Nwajiobi (SPA)

The Rt Revd Isaac Dhieu Ater Bishop of Akot (Sudan) Priests & people

18 Jan 2014


Pray for the unity of the Christian Churches, and for our shared ecumenical journey, that we may be one in Christ

The Rt Revd Michael Ipinmoye Bishop of Akure (Ondo, Nigeria) Priests & people

19 Jan 2014

Catford (Southend) and Downham Team Ministry

2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Michael Hart (TR)
Patrick Jordan (TV)
Samuel Dennis (AsstC)
Stuart Leck (AsstC)

St John the Baptist, Catford
Jo Bensted (SPA)

St John the Baptist (Southend)Junior Mix & Infants School

St Luke Downham
St Mark, North Downham

Pray for; The Church of Bangladesh The Most Revd Paul Sarker Moderator, Church of Bangladesh and Bishop of Dhaka Priests & people

20 Jan 2014

Catford (Southend) and Downham Team Ministry

St Barnabas, Downham
Olga Greene (SPA)

The Rt Revd John Sloan Bishop of Alabama (llV, The Episcopal Church) Priests & people

21 Jan 2014

St Augustine, Lee

Gavin Berriman (V)
Richard Norton (Reader)

The Rt Revd Mark Lattime Bishop of Alaska (Vll, The Episcopal Church) and The Rt Revd William Love Bishop of Albany (ll The Episcopal Church) Priests & people

22 Jan 2014

St Margaret of Antioch, Lee

Alan Race (R)
Joan Burkitt-Gray (HonC)
Pauline Leslie (Reader)
Jenny Standage (Reader)
Alfred Wood (Reader) (PTO)
Guy Buckland (SPA)
Anne Smith (SPA)

St Margaret’s Primary School

The Rt Revd Stephen Andrews Bishop of Algoma (Ontario, Canada) Priests & people

23 Jan 2014

St Mildred, Lee

Tom Lake (V)
Marion Barber (Hon C)
Stella Mitchell (Reader)
David Nicholls (Reader)
Kathryn Nicholls (Reader)
Jean Hems (SPA)
Louise Wayman (SPA)
Lizzie Peto (Youth and Children’s Worker)

The Rt Revd Dr Eliud Wabukala Primate and Archbishop of all Kenya, The Rt Revd David Mutisya Bishop of All Saints Cathedral Diocese - Garissa Missionary Area, The Rt Revd Robert Martin Bishop of All Saints Cathedral Diocese -Marsabit Missionary Area and The Rt Revd Colonel Peter Simiyu Bishop of Episcopate of the Armed Forces (Kenya) Priests & people

24 Jan 2014

The Good Shepherd w St Peter, Lee

Richard Bainbridge (V)
Ann Clarke (AssocV) (P/T)
Barbara Kingston (HonC)
David Britton (Reader)
Laurie Stuart (SPA)

Trinity Church of England Secondary School: Richard Peers (Headmaster); Mike Todd (Chaplain)
Trinity Primary School: Matt Lillie (Headteacher)

The Rt Revd Saulo Mauricio de Barras Bishop of Amazon (Brazil) Priests & people

25 Jan 2014

Conversion of St Paul

Almighty God, who caused the light of the gospel to shine throughout the world through the preaching of your servant Saint Paul: grant that we who celebrate his wonderful conversion may follow him in bearing witness to your truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham
Steve Hall (V)
David Ashton Evans (AsstC)
Richard Peers (Hon AsstC)
Marion Watson (Reader)
Paul Wynter (Reader)
Wendy Dean (SPA)
Elizabeth Evans (SPA)
Omega Jackson (SPA)
Monica Smith (SPA)

St Mary’s Primary School St Mary’s Youth Centre
Pray for the ordering of our life together, that in all things we may show the glory of God.

The Rt Revd Ephraim Ikeakor Bishop of Amichi (Niger, Nigeria) Priests & people

26 Jan 2014

St Stephen w St Mark, Lewisham

3rd Sunday of Epiphany

Philip Corbett (PiC)
Francis Gardom (HonC)
Peter Hudson (HonC)

St Stephen’s Primary School

Pray for Igreja Episcopal Angelicana do Brazil The Most Revd Mauricio Jose Araujo De Andrade Primate of Brazil and Bishop of Brasilia Priests & people

27 Jan 2014

St Swithun, Lewisham (Hither Green)

Jane Kustner (PIC) (AD)

Spur House, DSS Rehabilitation Centre

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Rt Revd Pradeep Samantaroy Bishop of Amritsar (North India) Priests & people

28 Jan 2014

Pray for the Archdeaconry Advisers for Evangelism

The Rt Revd Christopher Paul Bishop of Andaman & Car Nicobar Islands (North India) Priests & people

29 Jan 2014


Pray for all Churchwardens in the Diocese, and for the support they give to both clergy and lay people.

The Rt Revd Barbara Jean Andrews Bishop of Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (Formerly Cariboo) (British Columbia & The Yukon, Canada) Priests & people

30 Jan 2014

Clergy with Permission to Officiate

Pray for all PTOs in the Diocese, and for the support they have given and continue to give to both clergy and lay people.

The Rt Revd Andre Soares Bishop of Angola (Missionary Diocese) (Southern Africa) Priests & people

31 Jan 2014

Parents and Carers

Pray for parents and carers and the difficulties of bringing up children and dealing with family problems in modern times

The Rt Revd Sheldon Mwesigwa Bishop of Ankole and The Rt Revd John Muhanguzi Bishop of North Ankole (Uganda) Priests & people

General Notes

General comments and enquiries about entries should be addressed to:

John Barrow
93 Westway
Raynes Park
London SW20 9LT

Tel: 020 8540 1733)
E-mail the Editor

Queries about distribution of the Prayer Calendar only should be addressed to:

Communications & Resources
Trinity House
4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street
London SE1 1HW

Tel: 020 7939 9400
Fax: 020 7939 9468


+ Bishop
++ Archbishop
AD Area Dean
C Curate
CA Church Army
CiC Curate-in-Charge
IPM Inter-parochial Minister
LC Lay Chair
LEP Local Ecumenical Partnership
LW Lay Worker
MiC Minister-in-Charge
MSE Minister in Secular Employment
NSM Non-Stipendiary Minister
PD Parish Deacon
PiC Priest-in-Charge
PTO Permission to Officiate
PW Parish Worker
R Licensed Reader
SPA Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary
TR Team Rector
TV Team Vicar
V Vicar