Praying in June 2018

Please pray for David and Julie Hinks as they leave the Parish of the Resurrection and move into their new home in Southampton.  David begins his new ministry at Winchester Prison on 1st July – pray for him as he makes this transition and pray for those who will work with him in the chaplaincy team. We give thanks for David and Julie’s ministry here in Alton.

We support The Women’s Refuge and its associated National 

Organisation as part of our Parish mission.  Pray for those women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.  Pray for ways in which you may give your support to this very worthwhile cause.  See www.refuge.org.uk

Music is such an important part of our worship and Parish life.  Pray for Gloria Wills as she co-ordinates music at St Peter’s; Andrew Hinde as he leads the music at The Church of the Holy Rood; Ken Jackson and Yoko Hitches as the y play at All Saints; for Tony Willman and Will Nisbet and also the West Gallery Band as they work together leading the music at St Lawrence Church.  We are also fortunate to have those contribute to the choirs around the parish – give thanks for the way in which they all help us in our worship.

For Alton Infant School and its pupils and staff, especially for the Headteacher Mrs Jayne Broach.  As our local schools look to the end of the summer term we pray for good rest during the holidays and for the safety of children.

Pray for the completion of The Living Space Project at the Church of the Holy Rood.  We give thanks for the contractors and others who have been diligently working.  We pray for the Holybourne congregation now as they prepare the church for use and as plans come together for greater community engagement using the reordered building.

We pray for the appointment of a new Parish Administrator.  We have several applications and seek God’s guidance as to who to appoint to this important parish role.  

As we draw up a job description and other papers to appoint a new Associate Vicar, please pray that we can appoint the right person to this role.  Please pray for Andrew and the Churchwardens as they write, talk and begin to look at prospective candidates over the next weeks and months.  We seek God’s guidance together.