Our Area Dean, David Hodgson has asked that we re-establish the Prayer Cycle, which was in operation within the Deanery some years ago. It is hoped that in praying regularly for the special needs of our Parishes we shall be drawn into closer fellowship across the Deanery.
The Prayer Cycle will have two sections; firstly we shall pray each month for our Deanery Synod or for the Clergy and people in a particular Parish or sometimes Parishes. That is, in November we shall be praying particularly for our Deanery Synod, in December for Arborfield with Barkham and the White House School and so on month by month for the different Parishes in the Deanery.
Secondly we shall include particular prayer requests from ANY Parish in the Deanery; these requests could be for new initiatives of mission or evangelism, courses taking place, particular groups etc.
I shall be in regular contact with Clergy and LLMs, Church Wardens, Parish Administrators and any person in each parish identified as having a particular prayer ministry within the parish. I should be pleased to hear of anyone in your Parish that I might include on this list?
The Prayer Cycle will be circulated to Parishes on the first day of each month and will also be on the Deanery Website (www.webjam.com/sonningdeanery).
Hazel Berry - Deanery Project Co-ordinator