Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

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OLM Deacons 20206th September 2020

Bishop David will ordain two OLM Deacons on 6 September in Willowfield Church.

Please pray for wisdom, grace and the anointing of the Holy Spirit as Colin and Jim begin this new phase of ministry:

  • Colin Birnie, ordained for St Clement’s, Templemore Avenue
  • James Fleming, ordained for Killycomaine Community Church

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Church Planting13th September 2020

The vision is to identify and plant in areas of the diocese where there is opportunity to reach de-churched and un-churched people with the gospel.

  • Please pray for our existing church plants and their leaders: Moneyreagh (Revd Rory Blake-Knox), Braniel (James Crockett), The Glen (Revd Stephen Doherty), Killough (Sarah & Colin Irwin), Titanic (Ross Munro) and Killycomaine (Revd Jim Fleming).
  • Pray for the release of funds to enable new church plants to go ahead. We ask that many people would grasp the vision and give generously.
  • Pray for leaders who are called and willing to invest in these new ministries.

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Diocesan Readers20th September 2020

Diocesan Lay Readers have a significant voluntary role in assisting the ministry of the church.

  • We thank God for each one of the diocesan readers who volunteer their time and gifts to serve the parishes of Down and Dromore.
  • Please pray for the three diocesan readers to be commissioned at a service in Holywood Parish on Monday 21 September: Lisa Currie (Drumbeg), Alan Mackie (Holywood) and Marion Wilcox (Movilla).
  • Holy Spirit enliven your Word to all our readers as they preach and lead services.
  • May this ministry be a source of blessing to them and the church.

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Diocesan Staff27th September 2020

Please pray for the staff team as they continue to serve the diocese in a continually changing landscape.

  • For Diocesan Secretary, Roy Lawther and Diocesan Finance Officer, Brian Lavery as they oversee the running and finances of the diocese.
  • For the success of the leadership and training initiatives overseen by Diocesan Development Officer, Andrew Brannigan.
  • For Tracey Taggart, Personal Assistant to the bishop.
  • God’s blessing upon our Children’s and Youth work under Julie Currie and Tim Burns.
  • For effective diocesan communications under the DCO, Annette McGrath.

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