Deanery Prayers

Thanksgivings and Prayers

Gravesend Deanery

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The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Psalm 28 v 7

Thanksgiving for the visit to the Deanery Synod of Dylan Turner, the Archdeaconry Growth Enabler; pray for his continued help in parish “Called to Grow" plans.

Prayer for wisdom and energy as we respond to the Covid19 issue; for those infected and for those who are lonely or frustrated.

Prayer especially for those parishes without a Vicar and thanksgiving for all, clergy and laity, who are rallying round.

Thanksgiving and prayer for all ministers (not least churchwardens and treasurers) and for wisdom as PCC and Deanery Synod members are elected at our APCMs.

For Nigel Bourne in his role as Area Dean


St George’s School

For Steve Carey and all the staff, in whatever capacity; for students, parents and carers; for Chair of Governors, John Harding, and the Governors; for Trudi Oliver, School Chaplain.


St Aidan, Gravesend

Loving God, we praise you and give thanks that you reach for us to guide us to you. May the rich blessings of Easter sustain, enliven and challenge us all.

Comfort the afflicted and the unwell, and strengthen those who minister to the sick and isolated.

We give thanks for the turning of the seasons, and pray for those working in agriculture.

For Michael and Amy Payne and the PCC


All Saints, Perry Street

Pray for a peaceful prayerful Easter unaffected by coronvirus and for all whose life it has touched. 

Give thanks for the help and support we are receiving from other churches 

Pray for the priest you are preparing to come to us. 

For all priests, PCC and Wardens


Huggens College, Northfleet

Pray please for the old and vulnerable Collegians in Huggens College.

For the Chaplain and on-site Staff with responsibility for Collegians safety and welfare.

For the families and friends of Collegians advised not to visit until the crisis is over.

For Ian and Madeleine Finn


Holy Family, Gravesend

Give  thanks for repairs to the vestry.

Give thanks and pray for all who have responsible roles in church.

Pray for those considering Confirmation and for the progress of a proposal of our church as a Healing Hub.

For Richard and Gill Martin, Wardens and the PCC

St Margaret, Ifield  

For Richard Martin, his ministry to housebound parishioners, and Gill in her new role as Assistant Prison Chaplain

For all Health Care Professionals, that they will be sustained in the weeks to come.

For us all, our own fellowships and Deanery Ministers

For Richard and Gill Martin, Carey, Church Warden Chris Benson and the PCC


St Botolph, Northfleet

Pray for our world, our country and our community in this crisis; for those who are frightened and depressed; for the young and the old, for carers everywhere.

Hold before God the NHS and all those working to bring aid and relief at this time; for our government and all who rule worldwide.

For God’s strength and comfort.

For Fr Cyril and Denneshia; Church Wardens Pauline and Wendy and the PCC

St Mark, Rosherville

With all the changes that are going to affect our church services over the coming weeks, we pray that we will all be able to come together in fellowship and love to praise God and give thanks for the many blessings he gives us.

We pray for Fr Cyril, Fr Joe and Marion, may they find the strength to continue with their extra workload.

For Fr Cyril and Denneshia; Church Warden Steve and the PCC




Christ Church, Milton

Pray for the people of Christ Church as we continue in our period of vacancy and for the person whom God is calling to be our new vicar.

'He is not here, he is risen'. Rejoice with us as we celebrate the risen Lord.

Give thanks for Revd Jacqueline Littlewood as she celebrates forty years in ministry during May.

Pray for those who may feel that the Lord is calling them to ordained or lay ministry.

Jacqueline Littlewood, Wardens and the PCC


St George, Gravesend

That we may all know the joy of our Risen Lord this Easter time.  We pray for all of our services of celebration at Easter.

We pray for our APCM – the sharing of a new Vision/Growth plan, and for those to be elected as Churchwardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members.

We pray for our local schools; for rest and refreshment in the Easter break

For our new ‘Places of Welcome’ being launched – prayers for our volunteer helpers and for a generation of interest in the local community.

For our Civic links and prayers for our outgoing and incoming Mayor, and for the Civic Service in May

Continued prayers for our Children’s work with Cool Tots, Noah’s Ark, JAM/Pathfinders and Who Let the Dads Out

Jim and Sarah Fletcher, the PCC, Ministry Team and newly formed Vision Team


St Mary, Chalk

Pray for our planned April events and services including ‘Coffee and the cross’(8th), Maundy Meal (9th), Good Friday children's activities (am) & reflective service (pm), Easter Day family Communion .

 For the PCC meeting, reflecting on lay ministries, our current vision and how it fits with ‘Called to Grow. The APCM, including elections, in May.

Pray for those planning Village Fete (July), and possible stewardship campaign later this year.

For Nigel & Sue Bourne and the PCC


St Mary, Wrotham Road

We pray for all the planning for the summer club; pray that the children enjoy their time with us and get a glimpse of Jesus in all we do as we ask your blessing on our thriving toddler group and on the mums and babies who enjoy their time with us.

We pray for all the work being done in the Hospice in His name, we give thanks for the nurses  Doctors and all the volunteers.

We pray for all our parishioners in this time of the Virus; keep us safe Lord.

We give thanks for Rev Trudi, and all she does in church and St George’s school.

For Trudi and Shaun Oliver and the PCC


St Mary, Greenhithe

Please pray for God’s will to be done through the advertising and interviewing process and for those carrying an extra work load during our Interregnum. Pray for the Project Team and all involved in preparing the Rectory for the new Incumbent.

We give thanks for answered prayer and the new members of the Hospitality Team.

Praise God for opportunities to witness to those who come to the Wednesday ‘Walk For Health’ Group.

For the Churchwardens, PCC, Mandy Holloway and Jennie White.


St Peter & St Paul, Milton

For our congregation and parish and all that is planned for April and May.

For Graham and Linda Herbert and the PCC.


St Peter and St Paul, Shorne

For our congregation and parish and for all that is planned for April and May

For Ted and Sylvie Hurst and the PCC


St Peter and St Paul, Swanscombe

To thank God for all the beauty around us as we move into spring time.

To give thanks for our wonderful doctors and nurses and for everyone that works within the NHS.

For Mark and Barbara Hurley, Jean Budgen and the PCC.


Gravesham Street and School Pastors

Pray for all those with whom the Street Pastors have made contact on Friday and Saturday nights; pray for the ministry which has been carried out with School Pastors working in school. As all Street, School and Prayer Pastors are forced to postpone their ministry due to the Coronavirus, please pray for them.

For Sam, Street Pastors’ Co-ordinator and Ruth, School Pastors’ Co-ordinator, and for the Management Team.


Prayers for the June and July edition of the Gravesend Deanery Pray-ers leaflet  no later than 9am, Wednesday 20th May  2020  please to:

Marion Fielder-White      01474 823381


Archdeacon Andy and Margaret Wooding-Jones have agreed to lead our 2020 Quiet Day on Saturday 20th June 2020; venue and further details when available, but book the date now, bearing in mind this may be postponed.



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