Cycle of Prayer

May 2017
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1 Nasik North India Bp Pradip Kamble [A] Elizabeth: Lyn McRostie, Jo Smith (David), David Amol (Monica), July Ayuen (Athok Mary) [W] Bishop John Stead (Jan), vocations to the ordained ministry (stipended and local), Dean of the Cathedral Church of SS Peter and Paul, the Very Rev’d Dr Mary Lewis (Owen), Cathedral Chapter [TM] Bishop John Ford (Bridget) [N] The Primate: Philip Freier (Joy); General Synod: Anne Hywood (Peter) 

2 Natal Southern Africa Bp Dino Gabriel, Bp Tsietse Edward Seleoane (North West Episcopal Area), Bp Hummingfield Ndwandwe (South Episcopal Area) [A] Elizabeth Downs: Piers Davey (Helen) [W] Assistant Bishop Chris McLeod (Susan); Chancellor of the Diocese of Willochra, Nicholas Iles (Jenny); Vicar General, Michael Hillier (June); Archdeacon of Flinders, vacant; Archdeacon of Eyre, Peter Linn (Rose) [TM] The Diocesan Council [N] Adelaide: Geoffrey Smith (Lynn)

3 Nassau & The Bahamas West Indies Bp Laish Boyd [A] Fullarton: Tracey Gracey [W] Church Office staff: Gavin Tyndale (Lily), Michael Ford (Anne), Rachel May, Susanna Drury, Debbie Smart, Sunny Chao [TM] The Chancellor: Dr Robert Tong [N] Armidale: Rick Lewers (Janine) 

4 Namibia Southern Africa Bp Natanael Nakwatumba, Bp Petrus Hilukiluah (Suffragan) [A] Gawler: Simon Bailey (Jane) [W] Ministry Development Officer: Gael Johannsen (George); Ministry Development program; Ministry Teams; Certificate in Ministry program; all Licensed Lay Ministers [TM] Kingston - Robe: David Patterson [N] Ballarat: Garry Weatherill 

5 National Indigenous Bishop Canada Bp Mark Lawrence MacDonald [A] Glenelg: Andrew Mintern (Jo), Julia Denny-Dimitriou (Nic), Brett Williams (Johanna), Michele Yuen [W] Burra: Michael Hillier (June), the Ministry in Spirituality [TM] Mannum -Mt Pleasant: John Hewitson (Anne) [N] Bathurst: Ian Palmer (Liz) 

6 Navajoland Area Mission TEC VIII Bp David Bailey [A] Glen Osmond: David McDougall (Andrea) [W] Ceduna (Penong, Ceduna, Smoky Bay): vacant, Ministry in the Gawler Ranges, Joan Reed (John) [TM] Millicent & Penola: John Thompson (Sigrid) [N] Bendigo: Andrew Curnow (Jan) 

7 Ndokwa Nigeria Bp David Obiosa [A] Golden Grove: Mark Hawkes (Fiona), Steve Davis (Lyn) [W] Coober Pedy: Geoff Piggot (Tracey) [TM] Mt Barker: Thomas Karamakuzhiyil [N] Brisbane: Philip Aspinall (Christa) 

8 Nebbi Uganda Bp Alphonse Watho-kudi [A] Goodwood: Scott Moncrieff [W] The Community of SS Barnabas and Cecilia in its Ministry of Encouragement: (Community House, Gladstone) the Rev’d Sister Sandra, (Dispersed Community Members) the Rev’d Brother John, Brother Martyn, the Rev’d Sister Sal, Sisters Sue, Riccarda, Jeanne, Bev, Pauline, Cheryl, Katherine, (Chaplain) Simon Bailey (Jane), the Friends of the Community [TM] Mt Gambier: Bishop David McCall (Marion) [N] Bunbury: Allan Ewing (Tricia) 

9 Nebraska TEC VI Bp Scott Barker, Nevada TEC VIII Bp Dan Edwards [A] Hawthorn: Warren Huffa (Thea), Bonnie-Fay Henry-Edwards (Rhodri) [W] Eastern Eyre Peninsula (Cleve, Cowell, Kimba) [TM] The Murray Mallee: Adrian Stephens (Jeannie) [N] Canberra and Goulburn: Stuart Robinson (Jane) 

10 Nelson Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia Bp Victor Richard Ellena [A] Henley and Grange: John Miller (Belinda), Dean Rowney (Pam) [W] Ministry District of Eyre (Colton, Cummins, Elliston, Minnipa, Sheringa, Tumby Bay, Wudinna): Barry Luke (Avril) Ruth Buxton, Brian Bascombe [TM] Murraylands: David Price (Lesley), Daniel Irvine (Jasamine), Ian Jansse (Eva) [N] Bishop to the Armed Forces: Ian Lambert (Jill) 

11 New Busa Nigeria Bp Israel Amoo [A] Ingle Farm & Para Hills: Yvonne Riley (Peter) [W] The Copper Coast (Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo): Trevor Briggs (Anne) [TM] Naracoorte: Wayne Corker [N] Gippsland: Kay Goldsworthy (Benjamin) 

12 The New Guinea Islands Papua New Guinea Bp Allan Migi [A] Kangaroo Island: Brad Henley (Joh) [W] Leigh Creek (Blinman, Hawker, Leigh Creek, the North East): vacant [TM] Onkaparinga Valley: Robert McEwin (Phyllis) [N] Grafton: Sarah McNeil (Ian) 

13 New Hampshire TEC I Bp Robert Hirschfeld [A] Kapunda: vacant [W] Central Yorke Peninsula (Ardrossan, Maitland, Port Victoria, Point Pearce): Jane Lee-Barker [TM] Pt Elliot & Goolwa: Lyndon Sulzberger (Rachele), Michael 

Varnish (Kath) [N] Ministry with Aboriginal People around Australia: Brian Kirk (Sharon); National Aboriginal Bishop: Chris McLeod (Susan) 

14 New Jersey TEC II Bp William Stokes [A] Kensington: David Bassett (Susan), Sam Bleby (Hannah), Darren Russ (Jude) [W] Ministry District of Lower Yorke Peninsula (Minlaton, Mt Rat, Stansbury, Curramulka, Port Vincent): locum tenens Henry Ivey (Jenny), Anne Ford (Michael) [TM] The Riverland: Paul Devenport (Helen) [N] Ministry with Torres Strait Island People of Australia: Saibo Mabo (Sanya) 

15 New Westminster Canada Bp Melissa Skelton, Niagara Canada Bp Michael Allan Bird [A] Kensington Gardens: Joseph Chung (Virginia) [W] Ministry District of Lower Yorke Peninsula (Edithburgh, Yorketown, Corny Point, Warooka): locum tenens Henry Ivey (Jenny) [TM] Peter Carlsson, Vicar General and Archdeacon of The Murray [N] Melbourne: Philip Freier (Joy) 

16 New York TEC II Bp Andrew Dietsche, Bp Allen Shin (Suffragan); Western New York TEC II Bp William Franklin [A] Kidman Park and Mile End: Zinkoo Han (Monica) [W] Mission to Seafarers: Port Pirie Lay Chaplain Ian Pole (Lynette), Port Lincoln Chaplain Peter Linn (Rose), Seafarers’ Centre Wallaroo Chaplain vacant, Pt Giles Lay Chaplain June Harrison (Geoff), Thevenard Lay Chaplain Daine Burden (Pam) [TM] The Southern Suburbs: Peter Simmons (Sally), Roger Hilton (Robyn), Andrew Forder (Debra), Paul Monash, Richard Burr (Rhiannon), Ross Morony (Kath) [N] Newcastle: Greg Thompson (Kerry) 

17 Newala Tanzania Bp Oscar Mnung'a [A] Largs Bay: Simon Hill (Tania) [W] Port Augusta - Quorn: locum tenens Arthur Tanner (Jane) [TM] Southern Vales: Peter Thomson (Roslyn) [N] North Queensland: Bill Ray (Robin) 

18 Newark TEC II Bp Mark Beckwith [A] Lockleys: Sue Burgess (Greg) [W] Port Lincoln (Coulta, Lake Wangary, Poonindie, Port Lincoln): Peter Linn (Rose), Ruth Buxton, Brian Bascombe; Missionaries on Active Service: Frances Cook (Chile) [TM] Strathalbyn: vacant, Deacon Margaret Holt [N] North-West Australia: Gary Nelson (Christine) 

19 Newcastle England Bp Christine Hardman, Bp Mark Tanner (Berwick) [A] Magill: Paul Hunt (Lee-Ann), Mike Russell (Alison) [W] The Parish of Flinders Plain (Port Broughton, Crystal Brook and the Cathedral Parish of SS Peter and Paul Port Pirie): Very Rev’d Dr Mary Lewis (Owen) [TM] Tatiara: Brenton Dick (Lyn) [N] Perth: Kate Wilmot 

20 Newcastle Australia Bp Greg Thompson, Bp Peter Stuart (Assistant Bishop) [A] Mallala and Two Wells: locum tenens Bart O’Donovan (Prue) [W] Roxby Downs (Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Woomera): Bob McKay (Jan) [TM] Victor Harbor: Ian Young (Jan), Bruce Hicks (Melita) [N] Riverina: Rob Gillion 

21 Ngbo Nigeria Bp Christian Ebisike [A] Mitcham: David Covington-Groth (Carolyn) [W] Ministry District of Southern Flinders (Melrose, Orroroo, Peterborough, Terowie, Wilmington, Wirrabara): John Fowler, Heather Sizer (Ron) [TM] Yankalilla and Delamere: Max Bowers (Roslyn) [N] Rockhampton: David Robinson (Jan) 

22 Niassa Southern Africa Bp Vicente Msossa, Bp Manuel Ernesto (Suffragan) [A] Modbury: Joan Riley (Andrew) [W] Ministry District of Southern Flinders (Georgetown, Gladstone, Jamestown, Laura, Spalding, the North East Mission): John Fowler, Wendy Cooper (Tim), Sr Sandra [TM] Increase in vocations to ordained and licensed ministry [N] Sydney: Glenn Davies (Dianne) 

23 Niger Delta North Nigeria Abp Ignatius Kattey [A] Norton Summit: vacant, John Venus [W] Streaky Bay (Haslam/Chilpanunda, Mt Cooper, Poochera, Streaky Bay, Wirrulla): locum tenens Gavin Scantlebury (Heather) [TM] For the continuing formation, education and training for ordained ministry: Daniel Irvine, Bruce Hicks, Ian Jansse, Des Ackland, Richard Burr, Margaret Holt [N] Tasmania: Richard Condie (Helen) 

24 Niger Delta West Nigeria Bp Emmanuel Oko-Jaja [A] Norwood: David Bassett (Susan), Simon Jackson (Adele) [W] Ministry District of Wakefield (Auburn, Balaklava, Belvidere, Bungaree, Riverton, Saddleworth, Snowtown, Watervale, Yacka): David Thompson (Jenni), Gerald Moore (Vicky) [TM] Investigator College: principal Don Grimmett [N] The Murray: John Ford (Bridget) 

25 A hymn of glory let us sing, New songs throughout the world shall ring, Christ, by a road before untrod, Ascendeth to the throne of God. Alleluia [A] Parkside: Martyn Woodsford (Tracy), Caroline Pearce (Bill) [W] Ministry District of Wakefield (Goyder, Hamley Bridge, Mintaro, Penwortham): David Thompson (Jenni), Jenni Thompson (David) [TM] Woodcroft College: head of college Mark Porter [N] The Northern Territory: Greg Anderson (Annette) 

26 The Niger Delta Nigeria Bp Ralph Ebirien [A] Payneham: Janet Phillips (Paul) [W] Anglicare-Willochra, the Committee; Mission Agencies of our Church inc. ABM, BCA, CMS [TM] [N] Wangaratta: John Parkes (Margaret) 

27 Niger West Nigeria Bp Johnson Ekwe [A] Plympton: locum tenens Gary Priest (Robyn), Sonya Paterson (Rob) [W] Whyalla (Iron Knob, Whyalla): Ali Wurm, deacon Ruth Wilkinson, Anglicare Outreach Centre in Whyalla, TACL (Training Aboriginal Christian Leaders) working with Indigenous People at Port Augusta, Ceduna and the Pitjantjatjara Lands [TM] Mothers’ Union: Diocesan President Eileen Smith [N] Willochra: John Stead (Jan) 

28 Pray for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome; Nike Nigeria Bp Evans Jonathan Ibeagha [A] Port Adelaide: Gwilym Henry-Edwards (Sue) [W] Retired clergy and clergy widows/widowers [TM] Registrar: Donna Jones, Office Staff: Jasamine Irvine [N] Anglicare Australia: Kasy Chambers 

29 Nnewi Nigeria Bp Godwin Izundu Nmezinwa Okpala [A] Prospect: Paul Mitchell [W] Willochra Home for the Aged at Crystal Brook: Director of Care Jo Vincent (Gary), the Board of Management, Staff and Residents; Camp Willochra, Melrose: Management Committee [TM] Retired clergy and widows [N] Theological Colleges and Religious Communities 

30 Nord Kivu Congo Bp Muhindo Isesomo, Bp Enoch Kayeeye (Assistant Bishop) [A] Salisbury and Parafield Gardens: Stephen Bloor, Ben Cosford (Heather) [W] MU in the Diocese: President Lynette Pole, Secretary Blanche Russ, Treasurer Murray Tiver, Chaplain Wendy Cooper, members of the committee [TM] Parish ‘Mission Action Planning’ [N] Anglican Board of Mission Australia: John Deane 

31 North Ankole Uganda Bp Stephen Namanya [A] Seacliff: Kym Smith (Elaine) [W] All our clergy [TM] The Diocese as it reflects on the future shape and direction of life in the service of the Good News [N] National Council of Churches: Phillip Huggins (Elizabeth) 

Legend: The first entry for each day is from the world-wide Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer (more detail for this is available at; followed by [A] Adelaide; [W] Willochra; [TM] The Murray; [N] the Australian National Anglican Cycle of Prayer. (TEC is The Episcopal Church in the United States of America), numerals in italic bold represent SUNDAYS and RED-LETTER DAYS. 

Please pray every Friday for Bp Ruben Akurdit Ngong (Rachel Nyaluak) and the people and clergy of our companion diocese of Bor in The Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan. 


Observances in May


Old Noarlunga (SS Philip and James) 

Broadview (St Philip); Somerton Park (St Philip); Port Broughton (St Philip); Belvidere (St Philip) 

2nd Athanasius 

8th Julian of Norwich 

19th Dunstan 

24th John and Charles Wesley 


Aldgate (Church of the Ascension) 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (until Eve of Pentecost) 

Bede of Jarrow 

St Bede, Semaphore 

26th Augustine of Canterbury 

Para Hills; Unley; Stansbury 

27th (to June 3rd) Week of Prayer for Reconciliation 

31st The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth