Intercessions @ St Marys Church

This week we pray

Our Diocese:
Stevenage, Stevenage, St Hugh and St John, Chells (LEP) Chandrika Perera. Thanksgiving: For the opportunity to develop our welcome in both building and spirituality, particularly the plans for our new frontage. Prayers: For vision on how to move forward with our work with Young people - particularly, our new Youth club, Blaze and our Thursday monthly service.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Uyo (Niger Delta, Nigeria): Prince Asukwo Antai.

In our Deanery:.
St Mary’s Apsley
Your prayers are kindly invited for the following :For our Revised MAP goals- that they may be embraced and supported by the whole church;For Richard and Katherine Howlett as they continue to experience their first year of events here and at Bennett's End.

Churches Together In Hemel Hempstead Prayer Calendar
South Hill Church - Town Centre

Our community:

Those who receive Communion at home
Jean Bailey-Cox, Mavis, Mary Howells, Jeane Pitkin, Rosemary Shaw, Vera Willmore, residents of St Mary’s House, The Lodge, Alexandra Care Home and St Paul’s Care Home and for the Eucharistic ministers who go to them.

Those who have asked for our prayers
Melissa Bushill, Karen Coker, Peter Elphick, Frank Pitkin, and all those known to us.

Those with long term illness and all who care for them:
Sister Antoinette, Debbie Barnes, Lilian Dwight, Rachel Halsey, Clive Hunt, Brian Laidlaw, Nancy Parry, Jeane Pitkin, Olivia Rose, David Shaw, Vera Willmore.

All who have died:
Kathleen Gilbert, David Grigsby, Steve Roberts, Pauline White
There will be a memorial service for David Grigsby at St Mary's on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 2.30pm. It will be preceded by a private service of committal at Chilterns Crematorium.
Pauline White's funeral will take place on Thursday November 23rd 2017 at 11am in St Mary's Church. Refreshments in the Hall afterwards. All are welcome.

List of those in need of prayer: Gradually our list grows longer and longer….

The first section is for people who are in need of urgent prayer – many are now being treated for cancer or are in hospital, or having surgery. If you have asked for prayer for yourself or someone else who is included in this first category, please could you let Canon John or Jeff Wallis know you would like the name to remain. People do get better or improve and can come off.

The second category is for those who illness is stable and long term – dementia, the fragility of old age or other long term conditions.. That’s fine and we are more than happy to pray for them too but it is helpful to have a list for we focus more urgent prayer.

Please do let us know if a name can be removed…. It can always go back if things change!


The Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary and St Paul, Hemel Hempstead, Reg. Charity 1130644