Prayer Topics for the week commencing 3rd January 2021

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.
Pray for those known who suffer in body, mind, spirit or estate.

The Collect for this week
Creator of the heavens,
who led the Magi by a star
to worship the Christ–child:
guide and sustain us,
that we may find our journey’s end
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 3rd
Second Sunday of Christmas

– Cranmer Hall: Principal, St John’s College, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Deputy Warden: Revd Emma Parker, Staff and students in training for ministry
– The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria

Monday 4th
– Bishop’s Leadership Team
– Deanery Secretary: Mrs Jeanette Simpson, Treasurer: Mrs Karen Jones
– Vocations Strategy Development Adviser: Revd Dr Alastair Prince
– The Diocese of Abakaliki – The Church of Nigeria

Tuesday 5th
– Blackhall St Andrew, Castle Eden and Monkhesleden. PiC: Revd Kyle McNeil, PM: Mrs Mary Williams
– The Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney – The Scottish Episcopal Church
– Poverty, those in work whose income is too small to maintain life

Wednesday 6th
The Epiphany
– Dalton le Dale St Andrew with New Seaham Christ Church. Vicar: Revd Paul Harrison, Readers: Mrs Carol Maddison, Mrs Elizabeth Armes
– Diocesan Chancellor: Adrian Iles, Registrar: Phillip Wills
– The Diocese of Abuja – The Church of Nigeria
– All who seek to relieve poverty. Foodbanks & volunteers who run them

Thursday 7th
– The Durham Lesotho Link: The Revs Rob and Margaret Bianchi EO in Lesotho: Joseph Morenammele and team
– Director of Initial Ministerial Education Phase 2 Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper
– The Diocese of Abyei – The Province of the Church of South Sudan
– The Emergency Services, Police, Fire and Ambulance for safety

Friday 8th
– Easington St Mary and Easington Colliery The Ascension: Interim Minister: The Revd Lucy Moss
– Easington St Mary’s Primary School, HT: Mr J Appleby
– The Diocese of Accra – The Church of the Province of West Africa
– Those working to reduce the effects of climate change

Saturday 9th
– St. Antony’s Priory – Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton, Ruth Grant, Revd Canon Paul Tyler, Laurence Pinkney, Scholastica Jacob, Sheila Shearer, Gavin Harper
– The Diocese of Adelaide – The Anglican Church of Australia
– Victims of clerical sexual abuse

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Shields Road
Lilac Gardens

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Pray for our Government

Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

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M: 9.15am-11.15am
Tu: 9.15am-11.15am
W: 9.15am-11.15am
Th: 9.15am-11.15am
F: Closed

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1-3 Sunderland Road