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The Prayer Cycle

The January Prayer Cycle.

1st               THE NAMING OF JESUS

Cwmafan:                                                            (St. Michael)

Elaine Jenkyns, (PinC)                       Stephen Jenkyns, (C)

Susan Powell (Reader)


Kolhapur - (North India)                          The Rt Revd Bathuel Tiwade


2nd              Glyncorrwg & the Upper Afan Valley

Caerau, St. Cynfelyn

(St. John the Baptist, Glyncorrwg);

St. David, Ely;  St. Timothy, Caerau)

Beverley Reaney (PinC)


Kondoa - (Tanzania)                                    The Rt Revd Given Gaula


3rd                Morris Williams (1874), Priest & Poet

Kenfig Hill:                                                           (St. Theodore)

Jonathan Durley (PinC)                 Grace Wylde (Reader)


Kongor - (Upper Nile, Sudan)       The Rt Revd Gabriel Thuch Agoth


4th               University & Further Education Chaplains:

Paul Fitzpatrick,                    Cardiff Metropolitan University.

David Sheen                                               Cardiff University.


Kontagora - (Lokoja, Nigeria)                 The Rt Revd Jonah Ibrahim


5th               Benefice of Margam: (St. David, St. Mary)



Kootenay - (British Columbia & the Yukon, Canada)

The Most Revd John Elswood Privett


6th               THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

O God, who revealed your only Son to the Gentiles by the leading of a star, mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may after this life enjoy the splendour of your gracious Godhead,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Newton Nottage, Porthcawl:

(St. David, Nottage;  St. John Baptist. Newton;  

St. Mary, Trecco Bay.)

Canon Philip Masson (R)                      Craig Vaughan (C)



7th               Port Talbot, St. Theodore:    

(St. Peter, Goytre,  St. Theodore,  Holy Cross)                  

Mark Williams (V)


Kubwa - ( Abuja, Nigeria)                    The Rt Revd Duke Akamisoko





Anglican Communion Sunday

Pyle and Kenfig:                              

St. James, Pyle;  St. Mary Magdelene, Kenfig.

Dr. Duncan Walker (V)


Kuching - (South East Asia)                           The Rt Revd Bolly Lapok

Assistant Bishop of Kuching - (South East Asia)

The Rt Revd Solomon Cheong Sung Voon


9th         Rectorial Benefice of Aberavon

Canon Nigel Cahill (R)  

Jane Slennett (C)                                  Rhun Ap Robert (C)

Simon Burton (Reader)


Kumi - (Uganda)                                         The Rt Revd Thomas Irigei


10th       William Laud (1645), Bishop


Area Dean: Canon Stephen Ryan

Neath Centre of Mission:

Captain Andy Settle, CA,

Pioneer Evangelist:   Hannah Seal


Kushtia - (Bangladesh)               The Rt Revd Samuel Sunil Mankhin


11th             Rhys Pritchard (1644), Priest & Poet.

William Williams (1791), Deacon & Poet.

Isaac Williams (1865), Priest & Poet.

The Staff at 39, Cathedral Road:

John Shirley the Provincial Secretary.


Kutigi - (Lokoja, Nigeria)                           The Rt Revd Jeremiah Kolo


12th             Cadoxton-juxta-Neath & Tonna:

(St. Catwg, Cadoxton;  St. Anne, Tonna)

Andrew Meredith (PinC)


Kwara - (Kwara, Nigeria)                 The Rt Revd Olusegun Adeyemi


13th               Hilary (368), Bishop

Cilybebyll:             (St. John the Baptist,  St. John the Evangelist)                                            

(To be appointed)


Kwoi - ( Abuja, Nigeria)                                The Rt Revd Paul Zamani


14th              Kentigern (c603), Bishop

Dulais Valey:                          (St. David; St. Margaret; St. Mary)      

Dr. Liz Rees  Curate in Charge (half time)


Lafia - ( Abuja, Nigeria)                                The Rt Revd Miller Maza



Dyffryn:                                         Stephen Bodycombe (V)


Kyoto - (Japan)                          The Rt Revd Stephen Takashi Kochi

Kyushu - (Japan)                             The Rt Revd Luke Ken-ichi Muto


16th               Llansawel, Briton Ferry:                           (To be appointed)


Lafia - ( Abuja, Nigeria)                                 The Rt Revd Miller Maza

Lagos - (Lagos, Nigeria)             The Most Revd Ephraim Ademowo


17th              Anthony (c356), Abbot

Rectorial Benefice of Neath:

Canon Stephen Ryan (R)                   Lynda Newman (TV)

Rev’d Sister Wendy Taylor (C)

Ken Reynold (Reader)                     Sue Andrews (Reader)


Lagos Mainland - (Lagos, Nigeria)     The Rt Revd Adebayo Akinde

Week of Prayers for Christian Unity (18th to 25th)


18th             The Confession of Peter, Apostle.

The Staff at the Diocesan Office:  

Rowena Small the Diocesan Secretary.


Lagos West - (Lagos, Nigeria)               The Rt Revd James Odedeji


19th                  Skewen:                                        Christopher Coles (PinC)

Megan Hadfield (Reader)                Susan Page (Reader)


Lahore - (Pakistan)                                          The Rt Revd Irfan Jamil

Peshawar - (Pakistan)                           The Rt Revd Humphrey Peters


20th               Vale of Neath:                                      

Comprising, Glynneath Church Hall;  St. Cadoc, Aberpergwm;

St. David, Resolven; St. Mary, Blaengwrach

Andrew Davies (V)                       Moira Randall (Reader)


Lainya - (Loryko, Sudan)                  The Rt Revd Eliaba Lako Obed


21st                  Agnes (304), Virgin & Martyr


Area Dean:  Canon Martyn Davies

Reader:  Penny Snowden


Lake Malawi - (Central Africa)          The Rt Revd Francis Kaulanda



Colwinston, Llandow & Llysworney:

(Holy Trinity, St. Michael & All Angels, St. Tydfil)

Alan Kettle (PinC)


Lake Rukwa - (Tanzania)                The Rt Revd Mathayo Kasagara


23rd             Francis de Sales (1633), Bishop

Pray for the East Vale of Group of Parishes incorporating:

Pendoylan w Welsh St. Donats:  

(St. Cadoc {Pendoylan},  St. Donat)

(To be appointed)                               Geoff Lunn (Reader)

Peterston-super-Ely w St. Brides-super-Ely:

(St. Peter, {Peterston}, St. Bride {St. Brides})

St. Nicholas w Bonvilston & St. George-super-Ely:  

(St. Nicholas,  St. Mary {Bonvilston}, St. George)

Canon Martyn Davies, (Priest),                

Geoff Lunn (Parish Reader)

Pendoylan (CW) Primary School:

Lyn Murray the Head teacher the staff and pupils.

Peterston (CW) Primary School:

Tara Lloyd the Head teacher the staff and pupils.

St, Nicholas (CW) Primary School:

Robert Williams the Head teacher the staff and pupils.


Lango - (Uganda)                     The Rt Revd John Charles Odurkami


24th              Cadoc (6th Century), Abbot

Pontyclun & Talygarn w Llanharry:  

(St. Anne, Talygarn; St. Paul, Pontyclun; St. Illtyd, Llanharry.)

Sue Rees (PinC)


Langtang - (Jos, Nigeria)                            The Rt Revd Stanley Fube


25th            Conversion of Paul, Apostle

The Diocesan Registrar:                                Harriet Morgan


Lebombo - (Southern Africa)   The Rt Revd Carlos Simao Matsinhe

Lesotho - (Southern Africa)          The Rt Revd Adam Mallane Taaso


26th              Timothy & Titus, companions of Paul.

Rectorial Benefice of Cowbridge including

Llangan & St. Mary Hill

Stephen Adams (R)              Edward Dowland-Owen (TV)

David Boult (C)                                Suzanne Brumwell (C)


Leicester - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Martyn James Snow

Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Leicester - (Canterbury)

The Rt Revd Christopher John Boyle


27th                Holocaust Memorial Day

John Chrysostom (407), Bishop & Doctor

Rectorial Benefice of Llantwit Major:

Canon Edward Counsell (R)                 Anthony Beer (TV)

Craig Vaughan (TV)                            Rachel Simpson (C)

Readers:  Jude Peters,         Keith Brown,             Sue Moll,


Lexington - (IV, The Episcopal Church)   The Rt Revd Douglas Hahn


28th                Thomas Aquinas (1274), Doctor


Archdeacon: Ven. Christopher Smith


Liberia - (West Africa, West Africa)

The Most Revd Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart



World Leprosy Day & Homeless Sunday


Area Dean:  Michael Jones


Lichfield - (Canterbury)                        The Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave

Lichfield - Shrewsbury - (Canterbury)

The Rt Revd Mark James Rylands

Lichfield - Stafford - (Canterbury)

The Rt Revd Geoffrey Peter Annas

Lichfield - Wolverhampton - (Canterbury)

The Rt Revd Clive Gregory


30th                  Aberaman & Abercwmboi w Cwmaman:  

(St. Joseph, Cwmaman, St. Margaret, Aberaman)

Matthew Gibbon  (PinC)                  Brian James (Reader)


Limerick & Killaloe - (Dublin, Ireland)   The Rt Revd Kenneth Kearon

We pray for Bishop Barry as he begins a new chapter in his life, may his well-earned retirement be long, healthy and productive.

We give thanks to God for his service and witness throughout his life.


31st                 Abercynon:    (St. Donat, Carnetown;  St. Gwynno, Abercynon)

Dr. Sarah Rogers (PinC)             Graham Howells (Reader)


Lincoln - (Canterbury)                     The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson

Lincoln - Grantham - (Canterbury)

The Rt Revd Nicholas Alan Chamberlain

Lincoln - Grimsby - (Canterbury)          The Rt Revd David Eric Court