April 2018


1st  Easter Day
 God of glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your church with faith
 and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
2nd  DEANERY OF NORTH MEOLS
3rd
 Ainsdale St John
4th
North Meols Team Ministry 
  - Banks St Stephen in the Banks and Banks St Stephen's CE Primary School
  - Banks St Stephen Church at the Centre
  - Crossens St John and St John's CE Primary School
  - North Meols St Cuthbert
5th  Birkdale St James
6th  Birkdale St John
7th  Birkdale St Peter
 8th  The Second Sunday of Easter
 Kew St Francis of Assisi
9th  The Annunciation of our Lord to the blessed Virgin Mary
 Southport All Saints
10th  Southport Christ Church
 Southport Emmanuel
11th
 Southport Holy Trinity and Methodist Partners and Holy Trinity CE Primary School  
12th  Southport St Luke
13th  Southport St Philip & St Paul with Wesley and St Philip's CE Primary School
14th  Southport SS Simon and Jude with All Souls and David Shepherd CE Primary School
15th  DEANERY OF ORMSKIRK
16th  Aughton St Michael and Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity
17th
 Aughton Christ Church and Aughton Christ Church CE Primary School
18th
 Burscough Bridge St John and St John's CE Primary School & Lordsgate Township CE School
19th  Dalton St Michael and Dalton St Michael's CE Primary School
20th  Halsall, Lydiate and Downholland
  - Halsall St Cuthbert and Halsall St Cuthbert's CE Primary School
  - Lydiate and Downholland St Thomas and Downholland Haskayne CE Primary School and St Thomas' CE Primary School
21st
 Bishop Richard's retirement service at the cathedral - 3pm
 Newburgh Christ Church and Westhead St James
  - Newburgh Christ Church and Newburgh CE Primary School
  - Westhead St James and Westhead Lathom St James' CE Primary School
22nd  The Fourth Sunday of Easter
 Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul and Ormskirk CE Primary School
23rd  Lathom Park Chapel St John and Lathom Park CE Primary School
24th  Rainford All Saints and Rainford Primary School
25th
 Mark the Evangelist 
 Scarisbrick St Mark and St Mark's CE Primary School
26th  Skelmersdale St Paul and Trinity CE/Methodist Primary School & Sunflower Nursery
27th  Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre - Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Partners
28th  Up Holland Team Ministry
  - Up Holland St Thomas the Martyr and St Thomas the Martyr Primary School & Roby Mill CE Primary School
  - Digmoor Christ the Servant and Bishop Martin CE Primary School
29th  The Fifth Sunday of Easter
 Oaks
30th  Bishop of Liverpool and the team at Bishop's Lodge
 Assistant Bishops
 Our Archdeacons and their support team
 Dean of Women's Ministry
 Event: Parish C1 & C2 Safeguarding Training

Cycle of Prayer Calendar

Diocesan Prayer

As we pursue our vision of a bigger church making a bigger difference more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world we have introduced a diocesan prayer. Please pray it and share it in churches across our diocese as we offer our sustained prayer to Jesus.


Loving Father,
by your grace we long to see
more people knowing Jesus,
and more justice in your world.
Help us to live as your disciples in the power of the Spirit and to work to your praise and glory.
Amen.


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Deanery Prayers for the Month

North Meols Deanery
Lord, we thank you for the parishes and churches in the North Meols Deanery.
We pray that guided by your spirit we may be united to grow in Christ and to serve our communities with love and grace.
Keep us fixed on you and your purposes, today and forever.
Amen.

Ormskirk Deanery
Heavenly father, we thank you for all those who serve and worship in the deanery of Ormskirk. We ask that they continue to be guided by your spirit as they work to bring your love to their local communities. Strengthen them all in their work and embolden them as servants of Christ to your further glory.
Amen.


Prayer for Bishop's in Mission

Tell Serve Give

God of our salvation, hope of all the ends of the earth, we pray that the world may know Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace.
 
We pray that we may be bold to speak the word of God while you stretch out your hand to save.
 
We pray that the Church may be generous in giving, faithful in serving and bold in proclaiming.

We pray that the day may come when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Amen.

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