St. Alban the Martyr

Sunday 12th July - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary and Fifth after Trinity

Let us pray ...

For the leaders of the Church, that the word of truth they teach may not wither away but grow to a rich harvest.

For Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Pope Francis; Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch; and the leaders of all Christian churches.

With the Diocese of Birmingham at this difficult time for the staff of schools, as they continue to work hard to provide an education for children both in school and at home, and for children preparing to move to a new school without the usual preparation for this important transition.

In our Deanery for the parish of St James, Handsworth.

For Fr. Gerry and his family, our parish and congregation.

For the staff, students and governors at St Alban’s Academy and for Stanhope Wellbeing Hub.

For Highgate Baptist Church, St Anne's Roman Catholic Church, the Shia Mosque in Clifton Road, Birmingham Central Mosque, the Bahu Trust and Birmingham Central Synagogue.

For God's presence in the stony places of the world, where the life of the flesh prevails over the life of the spirit, that it may bring His peace to hearts which yearn for love.

For creation, our beautiful world which is enslaved to futility, that we may respect it as God's gift and redeem it by our holy lives.

For the vulnerable, the fearful and for the gravely ill and dying during the pandemic, that they may know God's comfort and peace.

For all who are struggling with anxiety, illness, poverty, unemployment or other troubles of life, that they may be comforted through our loving concern.

For those for whom our prayers have been asked.
(Members of our congregation who are visiting this page because the church is closed due to the COVID-19 epidemic: please note that we never publish the names of the vulnerable individuals for whom we pray on the website. You may receive a full copy of the intercessions including these names by e-mail.)

For all the faithful departed that their eyes may be blessed with the sight of God.

For all who have died recently, especially those who have died as a result of Covid-19 and those who have died suddenly, alone or unprepared.

By name amongst those whose anniversaries occur at this time, for Prue Chapman, Beatrice Holt, Adrian Aldhous, Thomas Middlemore, Beryl Roebuck, Frank Owen, Gwen Drakeley and Audrey Taylor. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Let us join our prayers with those of all the saints and especially with Mary, mother of Our Lord and Queen of Peace. Hail, Mary, full of grace

Let us now pray for a while in silence, bringing our cares and concerns to the throne of grace.