Intercessions @ St Marys Church

This week we pray

Our Diocese:
Buntingford, Rushden: Fiona Wheatley, Mary Fane de Salis Thanksgiving: To everyone who helps to keep this church open and in good repair. Prayers: For a second churchwarden.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Pray for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome; Nike (Enugu, Nigeria): Evans Jonathan Ibeagha.

In our Deanery:.
St Mary & St Paul:
We give thanks for the many opportunities that are presented to us everyday in and around our church buildings. We also pray for Increased involvement with the other Team churches, Churches Together and the people of the whole town.

Churches Together In Hemel Hempstead Prayer Calendar
Crossover - Christian initiative to support young people in secondary schools.

Our community:

Those who receive Communion at home
Jean Bailey-Cox, Mavis, Peggy Beckham, Jean and Frank 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
Karen Coker, Peggy Beckham, Melissa Bushill, Viv Hunt 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:
Matthew Teather
Matt's funeral will take place on Sunday 4 June 2017 at 2pm at St Andrew's Church, Oakington, Cambridge. It will be led by Rt Revd Rowan Williams, who knew Matt from his work at the Woolf Institute and is a family friend. Refreshments will be provided after the service in the church hall.

Family flowers only please for the funeral – but we would welcome donations in Matt's memory to the Arthur Rank Hospice, who gave Matt and our whole family
magnificent care for his last few months.

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