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CYCLE

OF

PRAYER

2016

INTRODUCTION

In this calendar of prayer, you will find the names of parishes and clergy
(in bold print) following the date and Sunday of the year.
On the second line (in italics) we pray for a particular aspect of the life
and witness of the Dioceses and the wider family of the Church.
On the third line (in lower case) you will find the names of the Porvoo
Churches, and on the last line (in BLOCK CAPITALS) you will find the
Anglican Cycle of Prayer.

In view of the successful outcome of the Church of Ireland and Methodist
Church in Ireland Covenant and other ecumenical endeavours, we should
also pray for our brothers and sisters in the wider family of the Church.
As prayer is so essential and central in our hopes, plans and endeavours,
it is encouraging to know that the yearly Cycle of Prayer is used
extensively throughout our Dioceses.
Please continue to use this prayer cycle as we grow in our relationship
with God, with one another and in the life our faith community.
It is recommended that one copy of this booklet be left on the Prayer
Desk of every church throughout the Dioceses of Meath and Kildare.

For Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity visit: www.oiloumene.org
For further details on Prayers for Church Unity, visit:
www.ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer

For details of World Day of Prayer visit: www.worlddayofprayer
For details of the Porvoo Cycle of Prayer visit:
www.porvoochurches.org/diary/index.htm

For details of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer visit:
www.anglicancommunion.org/acp

Cycle of Prayer 2016 - 2017

Meath & Kildare Diocesan Cycle
Porvoo Communion Cycle
THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION CYCLE
2016
JANUARY:
3rd January – (2nd Sunday of Christmas)
Mountmellick Group
Vacant
Stewardship: give thanks for the generosity of those who give of their time, talent
and money for the work of the Kingdom of God
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland
Diocese: Mikkeli
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND & POLYNESIA
10th January – (1st Sunday after the Epiphany)
Mullingar Union
Baptismal Candidates and Godparents

Church of Norway
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA

Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes
Diocese: Nidaros & Trondheim

17th January – (2nd Sunday after the Epiphany)
Naas Union
Philip Heak
Church Unity and the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th-25th January)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland:
Diocese: Oulu
Church of Norway
Diocese Soer Halogaland (Bodoe)
THE CHURCH OF BANGLADESH
24th January – (3rd Sunday after the Epiphany)
Navan Union
Organists, Musicians and Choirs
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF BRAZIL
31st January – (4th Sunday after the Epiphany)
Portarlington Union
Priorities Fund
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF BURUNDI
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John Clarke
Eileen Armstrong
Diocese: Tampere
Leslie Stevenson
Diocese: Elsinore

FEBRUARY:
7th February – (The Sunday before Lent)
Trim and Athboy Unions
St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim
Diocesan & Parish Links
Church in Wales:
Bishop Andrew John
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
14th February - (1st Sunday in Lent)
Tullamore Union

Paul Bogle
Diocese: Bangor

Isaac Delamere

Ordinands and Staff at The Theological Institute
Church of Norway:
Diocese: Hamar
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF CENTRAL AFRICA
21st February – (2nd Sunday in Lent)
Athlone Union

Graham Doyle

Youth & Children’s Ministry

Emma Rothwell

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark

Diocese: Roskilde

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE REGION OF CENTRAL AMERICA
28th February – (3rd Sunday in Lent)
Castlepollard and Oldcastle Union

Damien O’Cathain

World Day of Prayer (Friday 4th March)
The Church of Ireland,

Dioceses of Meath and Kildare

Bishop Pat Storey

THE PROVINCE OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE CONGO

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MARCH:
6th March – (4th Sunday in Lent – Mothering Sunday)
Clane Union
Mothers’ Union
The Church of England Diocese of Canterbury


Gregg Ryan
Archbishop Justin Welby

13th March – (5th Sunday in Lent – Passiontide begins)
Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions
Colin McConaghie
Those Preparing for Confirmation

The Church of Sweden
HONG KONG SHENG KUNG HUI

Janice Aiton
Alan Stewart
Diocese: Karlstad

20th March – (6th Sunday in Lent – Palm Sunday)
Edenderry Union

Lynda Peilow

Youth Organisations
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latvia
The Church in Wales
Diocese: St. David’s
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM JERUSALEM & THE MIDDLE EAST
27th March – (Easter Day – 1st Sunday of Easter)
Geashill Union

David Hutton Bury

Universities, Colleges, Institutes of Education (3rd Level)
The Church of Sweden:

Diocese: Lund

THANKSGIVING FOR THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

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APRIL:
3rd April - (2nd Sunday of Easter)
Julianstown Union

Vacant

Those preparing for examinations
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark:

Diocese: Funen

THE CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN
10th April - (3rd Sunday of Easter)
Kells Union

William Seale

Good for the Sole Project
The Church of Sweden:
The Church in Wales:

Diocese: Uppsala
Diocese: Llandaff

THE CHURCH OF IRELAND DIOCESE: ARMAGH ARCHBISHOP RICHARD CLARKE
17th April - (4th Sunday of Easter)
Kildare and Newbridge Unions
St.Brigid’s Cathedral

Vacant

St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark:

Diocese: Aalborg

THE NIPPON SEI KO KAI (The Anglican Communion in Japan)
24th April - (5th Sunday of Easter)
Kingscourt Union

William Steacy

Mission to Seafarers
The Lutheran Church in Great Britain
The Scottish Episcopal Church:

Diocese: Brechin

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN JERUSALEM AND THE MIDDLE EAST
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MAY:
1st May - (6th Sunday of Easter – Rogation Sunday)
Mountmellick Group
Bishop’s Council
The Church of Sweden:
The Scottish Episcopal Church:

Diocese: Gothenburg
Diocese: Glasgow & Galloway

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF KENYA
8th May - (7th Sunday of Easter – Sunday after Ascension Day)
Mullingar Union
The General Synod

Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes
Hazel Scully

The Church of Norway:

Diocese: Bjorgvin

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF KOREA
15th May - (The Day of Pentecost – Whit Sunday)
Naas Union
Child Care Societies
The Church of Sweden

Philip Heak
Diocese of Vasteras

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF MELANESIA
22nd May – (Trinity Sunday)
Navan Union
Those preparing for Marriage and Newly Weds
The Evangelical Church in Denmark

John Clarke
Eileen Armstrong
Diocese: Viborg

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF MEXICO
29th May – (1st Sunday after Trinity)
Portarlington Union
Safeguarding Trust

Leslie Stevenson

The Church of Norway

Diocese: Nord-Halogaland

THE ANGLICAN CENTRE IN ROME

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JUNE:
5th June - (2nd Sunday after Trinity)
Trim and Athboy Unions
St.Patrick’s Cathedral

Paul Bogle

PACT

The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad
The Lusitanian Church (Portugal)
THE CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF MYANMAR (Burma)
12th June – (3rd Sunday after Trinity)
Tullamore Union

Isaac Delamere

Children’s and Youth Ministry

Emma Rothwell

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland
The Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church
THE CHURCH OF NIGERIA
19th June - (4th Sunday after Trinity)
Athlone Union

Graham Doyle

Diocesan Priest and Social Officer

David Frazer

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark:
Scottish Episcopal Church:

Diocese: Lolland-Falster
Diocese: Argyll and the Isles

THE CHURCH OF NORTH INDIA (United)
26th June - (5th Sunday after Trinity)
Castlepollard and Oldcastle Union

Damien O’Cathain

Those serving the Church overseas
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark:
The Church of Sweden
CHURCH OF PAKISTAN (United)

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Diocese: Copenhagen
Visby

JULY:
3rd July - (6th Sunday after Trinity)
Clane Union
The Church Mission Society

Gregg Ryan

The Church of Sweden:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland:

Diocese: Harnosand
Diocese: Lappo

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
10th July - (7th Sunday after Trinity)
Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions

Janice Aiton
Colin McConaghie
Alan Stewart

The Church’s Ministry among Jewish People
The Church of Sweden:

Diocese: Linköping

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE PHILIPPINES
17th July - (8th Sunday after Trinity)
Edenderry Union
Rural Deaneries & Rural Deans

Lynda Peilow

The Church of Norway:

Diocese: Moere (Molde)

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF RWANDA
24th July - (9th Sunday after Trinity)
Geashill Union

David Hutton Bury

Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Hospice Care
The Church of Sweden:

Diocese: Skara

THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH
31st July - (10th Sunday after Trinity)
Julianstown Union
Link Diocese of Bangor, Wales
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania

CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA
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AUGUST:
7th August - (11th Sunday after Trinity)
Kells Union

William Seale

Councils for the Church Overseas and Mission in Ireland
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland:

Diocese: Helsinki

THE CHURCH OF SOUTH INDIA (United)
14th August - (12th Sunday after Trinity)
Kildare and Newbridge Unions
St Brigid’s Cathedral
Church Pastoral Aid Society
The Church of Sweden:

Diocese: Stockholm

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
21st August – (13th Sunday after Trinity)
Kingscourt Union

William Steacy

The Church’s Ministry of Healing
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark:

Diocese: Aarhus

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SOUTH AMERICA
28th August – (14th Sunday after Trinity)
Mountmellick Group
Church Army
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland:
Scottish Episcopal Church

Diocese: Espoo
Diocese: Edinburgh

THE PROVINCE OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SOUTH SUDAN & SUDAN

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SEPTEMBER:
4th September - (15th Sunday after Trinity)
Mullingar Union
Communications &
Press Officer

Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes
Earl Storey

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland:

Diocese: Turku

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF TANZANIA
11th September - (16th Sunday after Trinity)
Naas Union

Philip Heak

Diocesan Architect

Robert Kenny

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark:
The Church in Wales

Diocese: Ribe
Diocese: Assaph

THE CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF UGANDA
18th September - (17th Sunday after Trinity)
Navan Union

John Clarke
Eileen Armstrong

Diocesan Synod
The Church of England

Diocese: Bath and Wells

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
25th September - (18th Sunday after Trinity)
Portarlington Union
Retired Clergy and their Spouses
The Church of Greenland
THE CHURCH IN WALES
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Leslie Stevenson

OCTOBER:
2th October – (19th Sunday after Trinity)
Trim and Athboy Unions
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Primary Schools, Teachers and Boards of Management
The Church in Wales:

Paul Bogle

Dioceses: Swansea & Brecon

THE CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF WEST AFRICA
9th October – (20th Sunday after Trinity)
Tullamore Union
Select Vestry and Parish Officers

Isaac Delamere

The Church in Wales
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark:

Diocese: Monmouth
Diocese: Haderslev

THE CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF THE WEST INDIES
16th October – (21st Sunday after Trinity)
Athlone Union
Bishops’ Appeal & Diocesan Projects
The Church of Sweden:
The Church of Norway:

Graham Doyle
Diocese: Strängnäs
Diocese: Tönsberg

THE CHURCH OF CEYLON

23rd October - (5th Sunday before Advent)
Castlepollard and Oldcastle Union
Wilson’s Hospital School
All Secondary Schools and their Chaplains
The Church of Sweden:

Damien O’Cathain
Emma Rothwell
Diocese: Vaxjo

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF CUBA
30th October - (4th Sunday before Advent)
Clane Union
Lay Readers
The Church of Norway:
BERMUDA
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Gregg Ryan
Diocese: Stavanger

NOVEMBER:
6th November - (3rd Sunday before Advent)
Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions

Janice Aiton
Colin McConaghie
Alan Stewart

Crosslinks
The Church of Norway:

Diocese: Agder and Telemark

THE LUSITANIAN CHURCH (Portugal)
13th November - (2nd Sunday before Advent)
Edenderry Union

Lynda Peilow
Simon Scott

Diocesan Centre and Office

Karen Seaman

The Church of Sweden:

Diocese: Luleå

THE REFORMED EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SPAIN
20th November – (The Sunday before Advent – The Kingship of Christ)
Geashill Union
David Hutton Bury
Diocesan Council and all who serve on
Diocesan and Parochial Committees
The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
27th November - (1st Sunday of Advent)
Julianstown Union
Sunday School & Sunday Clubs
The Episcopal Church of Scotland:

Diocese: Aberdeen and Orkney

KANSAS, PROVINCE VIII OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, USA
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DECEMBER:
4th December - (2nd Sunday of Advent)
Kells Union

William Seale

The Representative Church Body,
Church House, Library, Archives, and Staff
The Scottish Episcopal Church:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland:

St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane
Diocese: Porvoo

KARNATAKA NORTH (South India)
11th December - (3rd Sunday of Advent)
Kildare and Newbridge Unions
St.Brigid’s Cathedral
Leprosy Mission
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland:

Diocese: Kuopio

KERICHO (Kenya)
18th December - (4th Sunday of Advent)
Kingscourt Union

William Steacy

Vocations and the Diocesan Director of Ordinands
The Church of Norway:

Alastair Graham
Diocese: Borg

THE CHURCH OF IRELAND DIOCESE: KILMORE, ELPHIN & ARDAGH
25th December – (Christmas Day)
Mountmellick Group

Those involved in the production of Church Publications,
the Gazette, Diocesan and Parish Magazines
The Scottish Episcopal Church:
The Church of Norway:
KITALE (Kenya)

Diocese: Moray, Ross & Caithness
Diocese: Oslo
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2017

JANUARY:
1st January – (1st Sunday of Christmas)
Mullingar Union

Alastair Graham
Trevor Holmes

Stewardship: give thanks for the generosity of those who give of their time,
talent and money for the work of the Kingdom of God
KOLHAPUR (North India)
8th January – (1st Sunday after the Epiphany)
Naas Union
Baptismal Candidates and Godparents

Philip Heak

SOUTH EAST ASIA

15th January – (2nd Sunday after the Epiphany)
Navan Union

John Clarke
Eileen Armstrong

Church Unity and the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th-25th January)
KYOTO (Japan)
KYUSHU (Japan)
22nd January – (3rd Sunday after the Epiphany)
Portarlington Union

Leslie Stevenson

Protestant Aid
LAKE RUKWA (Tanzania)
29th January – (4th Sunday after the Epiphany)
Trim and Athboy Unions
St.Patrick’s Cathedral
Priorities Fund
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND DIOCESE OF CANTERBURY
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Paul Bogle

Largely for the purposes of information and private prayer,
the following is a list of the spouses of the clergy.
The Spouses of Auxiliary Clergy, Curates and Deacons are in italics.
Earl Storey
Jane Bogle
Sandra Clarke
Michelle Delamere
Clive Gardiner (L.Peilow)
Olive Graham
Cristobel Heak
Anne Holmes
Inez Hutton Bury
Gill O’Cathain
Gillian Ryan
Ray Scully
Elizabeth Seale
Roberta Steacy
Ruth Stevenson
Liz Stewart

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