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Chaplaincy at Canterbury Christ Church

In these troubled times, please feel free to light a candle, say a prayer or simply leave a message concerning whatever is on your heart.

Messages and Prayers

  1. David Stroud says:

    Praying for Aimee

  2. David Stroud says:

    Praying for the families of all key workers who have died in service

  3. Peter Joyce says:

    Lord we recall your servant Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more. Compassionate Lord we cry out and lament so much mourning in the world. Merciful God comfort the bereaved and wipe away their tears. Give them strength in their time of trial and peace in the knowledge of the thing to come.

  4. David Stroud says:

    Grief is the last act of love we can give to those whom we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love. Remembering all whose anniversary is this day – May 4th

  5. Niamh Bays says:

    Not a day goes by when I don’t think of you – Niall Bays 20.02.96 – 04.05.20 x❤️X

  6. Gemma van Vuuren Cassar says:

    We pray for Wim, on the 6th month of his departure from earth to meet the risen Christ. May god grant you eternal peace. Lord God, you know what is in our hearts. Give comfort, strength and hope to those he left behind, especially his family and friends. Lord, heal our broken hearts and turn our sorrows to hope.

  7. Rebecca & Matthew says:

    Thinking of you Niall ❤️

  8. Suzanne Perry says:

    Please pray for my Dear Brother-in-Law who is very ill in hospital. Keep in your thoughts, and give strength to, my Sister at this difficult time. Amen.

  9. Jeremy Law says:

    Lord, receive Nagui into your loving arms, and comfort all those who grieve his loss.

  10. Jane Richardson says:

    On All Souls day praying for those who have left me, my mother and father Pat & Ken; my sister Susan & her baby Kieran and my husband Trevor – all taken too soon. Father hear my prayer.

  11. Pat Packer says:

    Remembering my funny, wonderful, fantastic mum – Judy Keys. She is missed xx

  12. Connie Nolan says:

    ❤️ Remembering friends in the Business School who have died. Rest in Peace Kate Frorath ❤️ Wim van Vuuren ❤️ Julie Bowles❤️

  13. Connie Nolan says:

    Remembering Business School staff: Kate Frorath, Wim van Vurren and Julie Bowles. May they rest in peace. ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Kim Milroy says:

    I light this candle in memory of 3 wonderful people close to my heart that have all been taken by covid in the past 4months Joan , Gary and Win, you are all so missed and loved, hope you are all at peace xxxxKim

  15. Becky says:

    Always thinking of you Nan and Gamps 💕

  16. Alexandra Welsh says:

    In loving memory of mum. The legend, June Hanson 17/06/1930 – 08/10/2017
    Miss you so much ❤️

  17. Alexandra Welsh says:

    For Dad. The kindest, cleverest, bravest man anybody could know. Dementia took your mind but it couldn’t touch your spirit. I’m so proud to say I’m your daughter.
    Frank Hanson 16/02/1927 – 19/01/2021

  18. Christine Wright says:

    In memory of our beloved Neacey. Lost in November.
    Praying for her family and friends.

  19. IVAN KHOVACS says:

    Thinking of all students overcoming their fears and plotting their way back from Covid isolation. Lord hear us; Lord graciously hear us. Amen.

  20. Joanne Bill says:

    I pray for the people of the Ukraine that they may have peace once again in their beautiful country very soon.

  21. Kate Smith says:

    Thinking of all the people of Ukraine and Russia who are the victims of conflict at this current time. My heart and thoughts are with them. X

  22. Natalie Phillips says:

    Praying for everyone in Ukraine – praying for peace

  23. Simon Starr says:

    My thoughts, and the thoughts of all peace-loving folk, are with Ukraine. We must not be complacent in our thoughts or actions, no matter how long this lasts.

  24. Libby Boughton says:

    In memory of my loving father, Peter James.
    I’ll always be so proud and thankful for you and the life you gave us.
    On my silent days, I miss you a little louder.
    Love you always and forever Dad.

    Peter James Boughton
    11/05/1968 – 25/09/2021

  25. Mina says:

    So many sentient beings are experiencing suffering due to hardship, neglect or direct acts of cruelty.
    May we choose to act in ways that reflect deep compassion, and may peace take higher priority than conflict.

  26. Britta says:

    A candle for peace in the world.

  27. Britta says:

    Praying for my friend Hatti who is undergoing an operation to save his life today.

  28. Pete Joyce says:

    UR8GX may your friendship for ever be an example of how boundaries and cultures can always be crossed when we try

  29. Jae says:

    Holding the people of Ukraine and all who oppose war in my thoughts

  30. sue says:

    In memory of my dearest friends Heather and Louisa who both have sadly gone into gods arms my heart is in piece with you gone taken to soon xx

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