St. Alban the Martyr

Sunday 19th July - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary and Sixth after Trinity

Let us pray ...

For the bishops of the Church, that they may follow God's will and seek the good of those they serve.

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

With the Diocese of Birmingham for The Queen's Foundation and for those preparing to start their theological training there in the autumn, that they may be prepared to give their lives to the development of their faith and love of God and neighbour.

In our Deanery for the parish of St Luke.

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 those throughout the world entrusted with dispensing justice, interpreting the law and all involved in the legal system; may they look to Christ as the source of wisdom.

For all children, students and teachers at the end of the academic year; may they walk with God and listen to Him this summer in whatever they do and wherever they go.

For the health and well-being of our nation during the pandemic, that all who are fearful and anxious may be at peace and free from worry.

For all who are living through a period of illness, distress and suffering for any reason; may the Holy Spirit come to their aid, obtaining for them grace and strength.

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; may they be shown mercy and find their rest in Christ.

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 Norah Fenton, Ada Ault, Hilda Blagg, Edward Fellows Senior, Denys Goodman (priest), Alan Davies, David Just, Alfred Scott (priest) and Leslie Manuel. 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 offer our prayers to God, our loving, listening Father, in a time of silence.