Cycle of Prayer: 10-16 June

Reading this week's prayers is Matthew Haynes. Matthew is being ordained in Salisbury Cathedral on 30 June. He has very much enjoyed studying part time at Sarum College for the last three years. He lives in Ramsbury with his wife and has a son and two daughters. He is going to be serving his curacy part time in the Vale of Pewsey Benefice as a self-supporting minister. Matthew also volunteers as a chaplain at Salisbury District Hospital.

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10 June 

Lord Jesus, 

Thank you for the communities of Marlborough Deanery and its Rural Dean: Roger Powell and Lay Chair: Sarah Musgrave. 

We pray for the people of Upper Kennet and parishes as they enter a period of vacancy. We pray the right person feels called to this place. 


11 June 

Lord, Today as we reflect on Barnabas the Apostle 

We pray for the communities of Ridgeway, Marlborough Deanery and its Clergy: Roger Powell, Viv Brooks, Michael Johnson and Freda Beveridge. 

We pray for all the churches in the benefice as they undertake building projects, and that  the work with the Ogbourne St George & St Andrew CE VC Primary School may continue to flourish. 


12 June 

Our God, 

We pray for the communities of Upper Kennet, as a new incumbent is being sought to join us. 

We lift to you the pupils, staff and families of: Broad Hinton CE VC Primary School 

And Kennet Valley CE VA Primary School 

In our prayers for Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: We pray for the The Rt Revd Saman Farajalla Mahdi, Bishop of Wad Medani in Sudan. 


13 June 

Creator God, 

We pray for Marlborough its Clergy: Chris Smith, Pete Sainsbury and for Licensed Lay Minister: Sarah Musgrave. 

We praise God for numbers returning to above Covid levels and for the new children’s ministry and a new evening service. We pray that our age profile would continue to move towards balance and that we would face the Anglican church’s challenges with grace and faithfulness. 

We pray for the staff, students, and parents of: 

Marlborough St Mary's CE Primary School 

Preshute CE VC Primary School 


14 June 

Holy God, 

We raise to you the community of Whitton and its Clergy: Beth Hutton, Deb Larkeyand  Sue Rodd. 

We pray for ordinand Matthew Haynes, to be ordained deacon this July. 

We also pray for the schools and governing bodies and for new Foundation Governors to come forward for multiple schools in small rural communities. We pray for a renewed vision for our pastoral ministry amongst people of all ages. 

We pray for the pupils, staff and families of 

Aldbourne St Michael's CE VA Primary School 

Baydon St Nicholas CE VA Primary School 

Chilton Foliat CE VA Primary School 


15 June 

Lord God, 

We pray for Pewsey Deanery and its Rural Dean: Gerald Osborne and Lay Chair: Philip Smith. 

We pray for Michael and Jo McHugh as they prepare to leave, giving thanks for their ministry and for the Savernake Team as they navigate this new stage in their common life, discerning and praying together for a new team rector. We give thanks as well and pray for Hazel Davies as she begins her ministry of Community Outreach in the Vale of Pewsey Team. 


16 June – Third Sunday after Trinity 

Loving God, 

We pray today for the community of Savernake and its Clergy: Michael McHugh, Colin Heber-Percy and Jo Reid. 

We pray your blessing upon for all in the benefice. 

We raise to you the staff, students, parents and guardians of: 

Collingbourne CE VC Primary School 

Great Bedwyn CE VC Primary School 

Savernake St Katharine's CE VC Primary School 

And Shalbourne CE VC Primary School 

In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for Iglesia Anglicana de Chile 


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