Intercessions @ St Marys Church

19th February 2017 2nd Sunday Before Lent

This week we pray

Our Diocese:
Barnet, Ridge. Karen Turner. Thanksgiving: For the successful working of our newly formed 'cockpit team' in their management of day to day church activities. Prayers: For greater links developing in the village.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Please pray for Mahajanga (Indian Ocean) The Rt Revd Jean Claude Andrianjafimanana.

In our Deanery:.
Pray to develop our relationship with St Mary's, including our Lent course.

Churches Together In Hemel Hempstead Prayer Calendar
Carey Baptist Church - Marlowes

Our community:

Those who receive Communion at home
Jean Bailey-Cox, Mavis, Peggy Beckham, 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
Karen Coker, Baby Georgia, Peggy Beckham, Mary Delaney, Viv Hunt, Matthew Teather 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, Win Jordan, Brian Laidlaw, Nancy Parry, Frank Pitkin, Jeane Pitkin, Olivia Rose, David Shaw, Clem Thurgood, Pauline White, Vera Willmore.

All who have died recently:
Gloria Baulch, John Elsdon

Gloria Baulch died suddenly last week. She had made a good recovery from the accident she had in the summer, so it has been a shock to everyone. We pray for Derek and all the family and the congregation of The Church of the Resurrection. Details of the funeral will follow.

The funeral for John Elsdon will be held at St Paul’s church on Tuesday 21 February at 12.00 noon followed by a committal at Woodwells Cemetery. Refreshments will be served in St Paul’s church hall afterwards. All 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 Jenny 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