One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Prayer Diary for May 2018

1 Philip & James, Apostles

Our Churchwardens as they begin a new term of office.

Lavender Grove, Leslie Avenue, Leyton Crescent.

2 Athanasius, Bp of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 373

Kaye Ford, our Parish Treasurer, as she begins another year in office.

Lilac Crescent, Lilac Grove, Lily Grove.

3 World Press Freedom Day

The new Standing Committee as it meets this evening.

Linden Grove, Lockwood Close, Longlands Road.

4 English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation era

Chris Warren, Director of Music, Phil Sherratt, Organist and members of the choir.

Louis Avenue, Lower Court, Lower Road.

5 Kathryn Weller, our Parish Administrator and PCC Secretary

Lower Regent Street, Ludlow Close, Magnolia Court.

6 THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Rogation Sunday.

Workplace Sunday

For all who work in Beeston

Mallard Court, Maple Avenue, Markham Road.

7 Rogation Day

For the work of USPG, especially in Africa

Marlborough Road, Marvin Road, Meadow Road.

8 Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Writer, c1417 Rogation Day

For the children and staff of Mampong Babies Home in Ghana and the volunteers who support them.

Melrose Avenue, Middle Street, Middleton Street.

9 Rogation Day

For the work of Tariro in Zimbabwe, supporting teenagers with their education

Mill Yard, Mona Street, Montague Street.

10 ASCENSION DAY

Pray for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, the Bishop’s 10 day initiative of prayer for the witness and evangelism of the church, which begins today.

Moorgate, Murden Way, Muriel Road.

11 Pray for prison, hospital, university and workplace chaplains

Myrtle Grove, Nelson Road, Nether Street.

12 Gregory Dix, Priest, Monk, Scholar, 1927

For the uniformed organisations attached to our church.

Newcastle Avenue, Newton Street, Nicholas Road.

13 THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – Sunday after Ascension Day

Christian Aid Week begins

Rt. Rev. Paul Williams, Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, and his family

North Drive, North Street, Nuart Road.

14 Matthias the Apostle                                      

Rt. Rev. Tony Porter, Bishop of Sherwood, and his family.

Old Drive, Padge Road, Park Street.

15 The Ven. Sarah Clark, Archdeacon of Nottingham, and her family.

Pelham Crescent, Peveril Road, Portland Street.

16 Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877

Nigel Spraggins, Diocesan Chief Executive, and the staff at Jubilee House, Southwell, our Diocesan headquarters.

Potters Close, Princess Avenue, Queen’s Drive.

17 The new PCC as it meets this evening.

Queen’s Road, Queen’s Road East, Queen’s Road West.

18 Pray for the witness and evangelism of Christians in civic life.

Read Avenue, Rose Grove, Roy Avenue.

19 Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury. Restorer of Monastic Life, 988

Pray for Southwell Minster, our cathedral church and all who visit and worship there.

Rylands Close, Rydal Drive, Salisbury Street.

20 PENTECOST – Whit Sunday

Very Rev. Nicola Sullivan and the Cathedral Chapter who are the Patrons of our parish.

Salthouse Court, Salthouse Lane, Sandgate.

21 Helena, Protector of Holy Places, 330

Pray for Water Aid which works to provide access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, particularly in Africa.

Saxton Close, Scott Avenue, Sidney Road.

22 For Framework as it strives to help the homeless and vulnerable in our county.

Silverwood Road, Simons Court, South Road.

23 Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th century

For the Children’s Society as it supports vulnerable children in our society.

Station Road, Stoney Street, Styring Street.

24 John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788

For the residents and staff of the Abel Collin Homes who have their monthly Communion Service today.

Suffolk Avenue, Sycamore Court, Tattershall Drive.

25 The Venerable Bede, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735

Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherbourne,709

For Women’s Aid supporting women and children who have had to escape from domestic abuse.

Technology Drive, Templar Road, The City.

26 Augustine, First Archbishop Of Canterbury, 605; John Calvin, Reformer, 1564; Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595

For all who make garments for the neo-natal units of our local hospitals, Women’s Aid and the Police Aid Convoy

The Poplars, The Square, Thorndyke Close.

27 TRINITY SUNDAY

For faith to acknowledge God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Thyra Grove, Tracey Close, Trafalgar Road.

28 Lanfrac, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Scholar, 1089

For the Hope Centre supporting families and individuals in many ways.

Trevor Road, Turnpike Lane, Union Street.

29 For Father Wayne and his family.

Venn Court, Vernon Avenue, Victory Road.

30 Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906; Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431; Apolo Kivebulaya. Priest, Evangelist in Central Africa, 1933

For Father Rob and his family

Villa Street, Waldemar Grove, Warwick Avenue

31 Day of Thanksgiving for the institution of Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)

For Rev. Kirstine and her family

The members of our congregation who live outside the parish