Category Archives: Prayers – Worcester Daily Intercessions

​Worcestershire County Council

Please pray for the 57 councillors who are part of Worcestershire County Council, including Council leader, Simon Geraghty and for the staff who support them. Pray that the decisions they make will benefit those most in need across Worcestershire. 

Diocese of South Kerala (South India): Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalam

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​Economy and Daily Life

Ahead of St Matthew’s day tomorrow, pray for all who work in the tax system and
for wisdom in the way taxes are used by government for local and national services,
including welfare and health services.
Diocese of South Ankole (Uganda): Bishop Nathan Ahimbisibwe 

Diocese of West Ankole: Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni

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​Norton Juxta Kempsey

We pray for our work with children & families, our new Xcite service, Messy Church &
after school clubs and for Norton Juxta Kempsey First School. For ALMs Clare Morgan
& Catherine Worton & Outreach Worker Josh Kennedy. Clergy: Mark Badger, Philippa
Sargent, David Hassell, Owain Bell, Ann Hadley; Readers: Sheila Cook, Peter Fitzjohn,
Libby James, Paul Kemp, Ron Rust 

Diocese of Soroti (Uganda): Bishop George Erwau

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​A special anniversary

Today marks a very special day for Canon
Ruth Wintle from Martley & Worcester West
Deanery – it is the fiftieth anniversary of the
start of her full-time ministry. She has had
a very varied half century, progressing from
parish worker, through theological college
lecturer and Deacon, to Priest, as well as
many other roles along the way, including
nine years as a Selection Secretary with the
Advisory Council for the Church’s Ministry,
during a time of considerable change in
women’s ministry in the 1970s.

Throughout her time in ministry, Ruth has
seen attitudes and rules change. When she
arrived in Worcester in 1983 women could
not even be deacons. She was the first
ordained woman to be installed as a Canon in the Church of England, having already
served as Diocesan Director of Ordinands for several years. Ruth has known “fifty years
of change, opportunity, delight and blessing. What an amazing privilege!” 

Ruth has always enjoyed leading worship and preaching, and has had amazing support
from colleagues who gave her full scope to exercise her ministry even at a time when
women were expected to work only with women and children. But most of all, it is
“seeing God opening doors and giving grace to fulfil all that he has asked that ultimately
means the most”. 

Please pray for Ruth as she reaches this anniversary and for all women in ministry. 

Pershore Deanery – Rural Dean: Susan Renshaw; Lay Chair: Sue Perry 

Diocese of Sodor & Man: The Ven Peter Eagles 

Diocese of Tuam, Killala & Achonry (Ireland): Bishop Patrick Rooke 

Diocese of Bath & Wells: Bishop Peter Hancock with Bishop Ruth Worsley (Taunton)

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​A special anniversary

Today marks a very special day for Canon
Ruth Wintle from Martley & Worcester West
Deanery – it is the fiftieth anniversary of the
start of her full-time ministry. She has had
a very varied half century, progressing from
parish worker, through theological college
lecturer and Deacon, to Priest, as well as
many other roles along the way, including
nine years as a Selection Secretary with the
Advisory Council for the Church’s Ministry,
during a time of considerable change in
women’s ministry in the 1970s.

Throughout her time in ministry, Ruth has
seen attitudes and rules change. When she
arrived in Worcester in 1983 women could
not even be deacons. She was the first
ordained woman to be installed as a Canon in the Church of England, having already
served as Diocesan Director of Ordinands for several years. Ruth has known “fifty years
of change, opportunity, delight and blessing. What an amazing privilege!” 

Ruth has always enjoyed leading worship and preaching, and has had amazing support
from colleagues who gave her full scope to exercise her ministry even at a time when
women were expected to work only with women and children. But most of all, it is
“seeing God opening doors and giving grace to fulfil all that he has asked that ultimately
means the most”. 

Please pray for Ruth as she reaches this anniversary and for all women in ministry. 

Pershore Deanery – Rural Dean: Susan Renshaw; Lay Chair: Sue Perry 

Diocese of Sodor & Man: The Ven Peter Eagles 

Diocese of Tuam, Killala & Achonry (Ireland): Bishop Patrick Rooke 

Diocese of Bath & Wells: Bishop Peter Hancock with Bishop Ruth Worsley (Taunton)

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​Benefice of Bowland

Pray for the worshipping communities of: St Leonard. Broughton Hackett. St Nicholas,
Peopleton, St Kenelm, Upton Snodsbury, St John the Baptist, White Ladies Aston, with
St Michael, Churchill & All Saints, Spetchley. Clergy: Gary Noyes, Nancy Murray-Peters 

Diocese of Sialkot (Pakistan): Bishop Alwin Samuel

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