St Francis of Assisi, Petts Wood

For it is in giving that we receive.


We pray for God’s guidance and strength during the
COVID 19 Pandemic.
We are asked by members of our congregation
for our prayers for the following:

 24th May 2020

For those in mourning, and those we remember

For our Italian friend Tadeo, whose Father died of the virus in Italy

For the memory of Nina Doye

For Inger and her family mourning the death of Gary, beloved husband and


For John Thomson, who died after a long illness.

For Christopher Bellis, who would have been 50 this year

For Yvonne Goodwin, Michelle and Lucy who have lost their battles with

cancer, and for their families in mourning.

For Steve Jones, who would have been 66 this month.

For Freda who passed away peacefully, and for her family and Gabriella in



For those in suffering, or recovering

For Clare Jeffrey and Maurice, both recovering from the virus

For Bishop James, also recovering from the virus

For Emily, undergoing further cancer tests 

For Helen and her family


For those in need

For Zoe and James both self-employed, with newly born Lyra, and no

money coming in.

For Alex, and others who have been put on reduced pay or furloughed

For children who are hungry because of no school meals

For children who are in an environment where there is domestic abuse


For others, for whom prayers have been requested

Anna and her schoolchildren in Mozambique, closed because of the pandemic.

For members of the NHS who cannot work because of illness in their own families

For those who work in the gig economy

For the memory of the victims of slavery

For our Sophie and all working with the NHS at this time

For Jane, patrolling the parks and byways of Newham

For Lucy, working in a local primary school with Key Workers’ children

For Katie and Nick, and their future child

For all children who live in flats without a garden or open space to play in


For those in need or who are sick
In our own parish we remember the sick, and by name

Carol Clements, Elaine Day, Daniel, Brian Rowley, John Crampton, Philip Percival, Len Thomas, David Davies, Audrey Forbes, Chris Knight, Wally Nunn, Geoff Aplin, John Hughes, Peter, Sarah Cooper, Chris and Irene Gudgeon, Sharon, Angela and Orla, Alex Stevens, Gulgan, Maryanne, Freda Weeks, Samuel, Linda Balmer, Bishop James. 

For those who have recently departed
We pray for our Family and Friends who we mourn, and those who have recently died within our parish. 

Bernard Davies, Brian Thompson, Gary, Yvonne Goodwin, ‘Nipper’ Read, George Hilton, John Thomson, Dave Miller, John Milbank, Michelle, Sue Routledge, Peter Hughes, Lucy.

Also from our Chantry book

Beryl Wright, Doris Mannell, Frances Craker.      

  whose anniversaries fall in the coming week.

We also ask you to spare a thought and a special prayer for those who have no-one to pray for them

Recently Passed

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, 
and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May they rest in peace, and rise again in glory.