"After hearing what the king had to say, the Wise Men set out, there before them was the star they had seen rising, and it went ahead of them until it stopped above the place where the child lay"
Matthew 2: 9-1 0
Almighty God, who by the light of a star led the Wise Men to the infant Jesus, we thank you for the glorious history of the Oxford Mission in the ministry of the Brothers and Sisters of the Epiphany in Bengal. Bless, we pray, the ongoing work of their successors in Kolkata, Barisal and Jobarpar, and in the wider church. Draw many to Yourself through their witness of care and concern; and by your guiding light bring us all to our eternal home; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Loving Father, we ask You to bless the work of the Oxford Mission in the United Kingdom, and to prosper our efforts on its behalf. Give us grace to play our part by our prayers, our service and our giving. Fill us with joy and enthusiasm for the task, and enrich our lives in your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Mrs Krishna Rae, Father James Stevens and the Revd Sukhendu Biswas and Colonel Subir Ghosh.
Francis Arunesh Pandey and Brother John Halder
Christa Sevika Sangha
Sister Superior - Jharna
Sisters Ruth Shoba Agnes Dorothy Margaret Kalyani Shefali Shalomi and Sikha
Pray that God may bless the Brethren and Sisters, the OMTA committee and Manager at Behala, the Manager at Barisal and all their staff in their life and work.
1. KOLKATA DIOCESE
Give thanks for: - The ministry of Bishop Ashoke Biswas. The work and continued support of the Oxford Mission Trust Association.
Pray for: -The ministry of the Christian Church in Kolkata. Priests, teachers, medical workers and all those who are helping to alleviate poverty, ignorance and disease.
2. DHAKA DIOCESE AND KUSHTIA DIOCESE
Give thanks for: - Our Emmanuel Church and its congregation. Being able to celebrate Easter during troubled times. The ministry of the Rt Revd Paul S Sarker and all our clergy.
Pray for: - The work of our new deacons Mr James Baroi, Mr Cornelius and Mr Adhir Gathia. Political stability in our country, that something good may come out of the chaos. The Most Revd Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, that he may help the poor of the Christian world and beyond.
Give thanks for: - The successful operation and recovery of Sister Shalomi. Our children who work hard. The safe return home of the SCC candidates after their examination. Dianne Jennings, for her time and commitment to the CSS. The donors and supporters of St Gabriel Primary School.
Pray for: - The well-being of the Christa Sevika Sangha. Joy, Elizabeth Pandey's son, that he may be well cared for now he is parentless.
For the following people: Sister Shalomi's parents, Ela's (a St Mary's girl) father and the Oxford Mission manager's sister-in-law. Peace in our nation. The following departed souls: Mrs Elizabeth Pandey (a worker of St Mary's), Shapli (Sister Ruth's relative), Mr Parimal Mondal (former head cook of Oxford Mission boy's hostel), Mr Shubhodan Baroi (a former worker of St Mary's home), and Peter Malakar (former chief worker of CSS). Mother Susila's soul. May they rest in peace.
Give thanks for: - The strength and love shown to us by Simon Ling and Mary Marsh during their time with us. The inspiration to continue our work from the Rt Revd P S Sarker.
Pray for: - The continuing success of our children, both now and in the future. The staff of St Anne's Medical Centre, that they may continue to administer to the sick. All the staff who care for the children.
Give thanks for: - The guidance and support of our Chairman, Trustees and all members of the Oxford Mission Management Committee. The success of the boys at the Sunday School Competition Rally. The welcome visit of Mr Simon Ling and Mrs Mary Marsh. All our donors from abroad. The continuing support of the OM UK Committee.
Pray for: - The OM Board of Trustees and the OM Advisory Committee as they continue to identify means of generating local funding. The soul of Fr Ian Weathrall, that he may rest in peace. The new boys admitted to St Nicholas' Home. The success of the Guest House.
Give thanks for: - The generosity of those who raise funds for the Mission and the work of the committee. The safe return of Mr Simon Ling and Mrs Mary Marsh following their trip to India and Bangladesh. The Revd Alwyn Jones' successful cataract operation.
Pray for: - The continuing support of patrons of the Oxford Mission. All the members of the OM UK committee. Stephen Miles, CMG, Vice President of the OM UK Committee, recently departed: May his soul rest in peace.
Let us pray for those whose anniversary falls during this period:
|GWLADYS May 3, 1963
EDITH May 6, 1959
FREDERICK HULETT May 7, 1935
KALAWATI May 9, 1961
LEONARD WHITCOMBE May 9, 1975
EDWARD WILLIS May 12, 1898
MARSHAM ARGLES May 14, 1883
LEONARD FAWSSETT May 22, 1955
MOTHER WINIFRED May 26, 2010
MABEL June 11, 1940
ELSPETH June 21, 1925
PHILIP SMITH June 29, 1887
BIREN RAI CHAUDHURI July 1, 1984
GEORGE GOLDING July 7, 1993
PETERTHORMAN July 11, 1994
MAY ROSE July 14, 1975
FREDERICK DOUGLASS July 22, 1949
FRANCES July 22, 1982
RUTH July 25, 1967
|JANE July 27, 1985
JANE July 27, 1985
GEOFFREY PAVAMANI August 5,1980
JOAN August 14, 1999
PATRICK CARLETON August 18, 1984
MARTHA August 27, 1963
HELEN August 28. 1979
CYPRIAN COWGILL September 2,1969
CHARLES WALKER September 7, 1915
JOSEPHINE September 9, 1957
WALTER MADDAN September 10, 1963
DOROTHY September 12, 1967
OSWALD LLOYD September 18, 1930
FANNY September 27, 1951
LIONEL RIGBY September 21, 1979
EVELYN October 6, 1914
MARGARET October 7,1969
BEATRICE October 9, 1934
ESTHER October 19, 1981
May light perpetual shine upon them.