Intercessions @ St Marys Church

This week we pray

Our Diocese:Hitchin, Letchworth: Paul Bennett, (R) Jackie Halter Thanksgiving: For the success of fundraising for the work on the roof at St. Michael’s and the new glass porch doors at St. Mary’s. Prayers: For Fr. Paul and Debbie as they begin their retirement, and the Church Wardens & Parish during the interregnum.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Church of the Province of South East Asia; Ng Moon Hing, Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia.

Prayers for Diocesan Synod
Pray for the Archbishops of Canterbury and York as they preside over Synod " Pray for those elected from this Diocese to be on General Synod " Pray for wisdom and guidance as the Synod moves the debate on regarding Human Sexuality and seeks new ways to encourage Church growth.

Prayers for Hemel Hempstead Deanery Synod
Pray for the Church's involvement with children and young people; for each parish working towards our Deanery Wildly Important Goal - that more young people may encounter the depth of God's love for them.

Churches Together In Hemel Hempstead Prayer Calendar
Our Fire and Rescue Service

Our community:

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

Those who have asked for our prayers
Esther, Karen Coker, Peter Elphick, Adrian Hinksman, Madi Marchand and all those known to us.

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

All who have died:
Luke, Thomas Carr, Colin Coles, David Dolt, Laurel Matthews, Nancy Parry

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