If you have any suggested changes, appropriate prayers, or prayer requests, please send them to the Synod Office.Send to: Diocese of Algoma
619 Wellington Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. P6A 2M6

Also see: Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Council of the North Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of Tarime parishes




2021 Cycle of Prayer


In addition to the recommendations in the Prayer Cycle below, you are encouraged to pray for Archbishop Anne on a regular basis. She can be named in petitions and biddings in any of the following ways:

Anne, Archbishop of Algoma

Anne, our Bishop

Anne, our Archbishop

Anne, our Archbishop and Metropolitan

Anne, Archbishop of Algoma and Metropolitan of Ontario

If you are also praying for the Primate and/or the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Anne should be listed first. For example,

Anne, Archbishop of Algoma and Metropolitan of Ontario;
Linda, Primate of Canada;
Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury


Archbishop’s motto for 2021

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? 

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”   Micah 6:8






Sunday, January 3rd – Epiphany Sunday:  Epiphany of the Lord

Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury

The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Green

The Rev. Rhonda Hirst (Hon.)

The Rev. Canon Dr. John Gibaut (Hon.)


Sunday, January 10th – 1st Sunday after Epiphany:  The Baptism of the Lord

Gathering Table, Thunder Bay

The Rev. Dr. George Porter

The Rev. Gail Clifton (Hon.)

Pray for the newly baptized and those preparing for baptism.


Sunday, January 17th – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

(Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Begins)

“Abide in my love…you shall bear much fruit”  John 15:1-17

Ecumenism throughout Algoma

 **if your congregation shares in a particular ministry with a church of another denomination, if there is a local ministerial, or other ecumenical group in which the congregation participates, please name them and uplift them in prayer.


Sunday, January 24th – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

(Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ends)

Trillium Anglican Parish

St. Peter’s, Callander

St. Mary’s, Powassan

The Ven. Linda White (Interim)


Sunday, January 31st – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

Parish of West Thunder Bay

St. James’, Murillo

St. Mark’s, Rosslyn

The Rev. Canon Paul Carr (Hon.)


Sunday, February 7th – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

St. Saviour’s, Blind River

Church of the Redeemer, Thessalon

The Ven. Roberta Wilson-Garrett

The Rev. Canon Bob Elkin (Hon.)


Sunday, February 14th – Last Sunday after Epiphany

Christ Church, Lively

St. John’s, Copper Cliff

The Ven. Glen Miller

The Rt. Rev. Thomas Corston (Hon.)


Wednesday, February 17th – Ash Wednesday

Observance of a Holy Lent

Through self-examination, penance, prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the Word of God.                   BAS 282


Sunday, February 21st – 1st Sunday in Lent

St. George’s, Espanola

St. Thomas’, French River

The Rev. Beverly Van der Jagt, Deacon Incumbent


Sunday, February 28th – 2nd Sunday in Lent

Parish of St. Joseph and St. George

Holy Trinity, Jocelyn

St. George’s, Echo Bay

The Chapel of the Intercession, Llewellyn Beach

The Rev. Susan Montague Koyle – Deacon Incumbent & Administrator

The Rev. Canon Rosalie Goos (Hon.)


Friday, March 5th – World Day of Prayer


Sunday, March 7th – 3rd Sunday in Lent

Manitoulin Island Parishes

All Saints, Gore Bay

St. John the Evangelist, Kagawong

St. Paul’s, Manitowaning

St. Francis of Assisi, Mindemoya

Holy Trinity, Little Current

The Rev. Doug Prebble


Sunday, March 14th – 4th Sunday in Lent

St. Thomas’, Bracebridge

St. Stephen’s, Vankoughnet

The Rev. Judie Cooper (Interim)

The Rev. Barbara Graham (Priest Assoc. Emeritus)

The Rev. Barbara Nangle (Hon. Emeritus)


Lake of Bays Parish

St. Ambrose’s, Baysville

St. James’, Port Cunnington

The Rev. Judie Cooper (Interim)

The Rev. Canon John Thompson (Hon. Emeritus)

The Rev. Margaret Morrison (Deacon Assoc.)


Sunday,March 21st – 5th Sunday in Lent

St. Brice’s, North Bay

The Rev. Dr. Peter Armstrong

The Ven. Marie Loewen (Hon.)


Sunday, March 28th – The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday

St. Thomas’, Thunder Bay

The Rev. Jonathan Blanchard


Thursday, April 1st – Maundy Thursday

Eucharistic Assistants: Pray for all Eucharistic Assistants throughout the Diocese whose ministry is to share in the distribution of the most precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday

Refer to the BAS commencing at page 310


Saturday, April 3rd – Holy Saturday

Pray for all those initiated into Christ’s Body, The Church, on this holiest of nights.


Sunday, April 4th – The Sunday of the Resurrection:  1st Sunday of Easter

Parish of Muskoka Lakes

St. Mark’s, Milford Bay

St. John’s, Beaumaris

Christ Church, Gregory

St. James’, Port Carling

St. George’s, Port Sandfield

The Rev. Dr. Gail Marie Henderson (Interim)


Sunday, April 11th – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Emmaus, Sault Ste. Marie

The Rev. Raymond Knight (Interim)

The Rev. Susan Montague Koyle (Deacon Assoc.)

The Rev. Bruce McLeish (Hon.)



Sunday, April 18th – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Parish of St. Stephen

Church of the Redeemer, Rosseau

St. Thomas’, Orrville

St. Thomas’, Ullswater/Bent River

The Rev. Peter Simmons

The Rev. Dr. Cal MacFarlane (Hon.)

The Rt. Rev. George Elliot (Hon.)


Sunday, April 25th – 4th Sunday of Easter – Good Shepherd Sunday

Parish of the Good Shepherd/Almaguin

Good Shepherd, Emsdale

Grace Church, South River

St. John’s, Eagle Lake

St. George the Martyr, Magnetawan

The Rev. Catherine Murkin

The Rev. Canon Edna Murdy (Hon.-Emsdale)

The Rev. Lynda Mee (Deacon Associate)


Pray for all those in ordained and lay ministries in our parishes, deaneries, and diocese.


Sunday, May 2nd – 5th Sunday of Easter

Christ Church, Windermere

The Rev. Robert Clubbe


Sunday, May 9th – 6th Sunday of Easter

Hospital/Institutional Chaplains

The Rev. Anne Carr

The Rev. Gail Clifton

The Rev. Canon Barbara Graham

The Rev. Rhonda Hirst

The Rev. Beth Hewson


Thursday, May 13th – Ascension Day

Church of the Ascension, Sudbury

The Rev. Canon Dr. John Gibaut (Interim)

The Rev. Jeffery Hooper (Hon.)

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews (Hon. Assoc.)


**if your parish is not gathering on Ascension Day, prayers for Church of the Ascension, Sudbury, may be combined with your Sunday worship on May 16th.


Sunday, May 16th – 7th Sunday of Easter

Northern Lights Parish

St. Paul and St. John, Haileybury

St. James’, Cobalt

The Rev. Valerie Paterson (Deacon Incumbent)

The Rev. Kate Scott (Deacon Assistant)


**if your parish did not gather on Ascension Day, prayers for Church of the Ascension, Sudbury, may be combined with your Sunday worship today.


Sunday, May 23rd – The Day of Pentecost

ACW Executive and the Anglican Church Women of the Diocese as they participate in the ACW Annual virtually on May 26th.


Sunday, May 30th – 1st Sunday after Pentecost:  Trinity Sunday

Trinity-All Saints’, Bala

The Rev. Heather Manuel

Holy TrinitySault Ste. Marie

The Rev. Claire Miller

Trinity Church, Parry Sound

The Rev. Dr. David Hardie

The Rev. Carol Hardie

The Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thompson (Hon.)


Sunday, June 6th– 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Retired Clergy

Pray for the retired clergy in your deanery, many of whom continue to assist in parishes. We thank God for their dedicated service to Christ and the Church.


Sunday, June 13th– 3rd Sunday after Pentecost:  ACW Sunday



Almighty God, we pray for your blessing and grace on our work and witness as Anglican Church Women in Canada. We give you thanks and praise for giving us wisdom, knowledge and understanding so that we may serve you in spirit and truth. Called to be your church, may our study, learning, worship and service be always to your glory and the building of your kingdom in our communities and throughout the world. In our ministry may we always respond to the needs of others with your love. We pray in the name of the One who redeemed and loves us, your Son, Jesus our Saviour. Amen



Sunday, June 20th – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day (June 21st)

Pray for our National Indigenous Archbishop, The Most Rev. Mark MacDonald, and all Indigenous People in the Diocese and for continued reconciliation with our siblings in Christ as we walk on a road of love, understanding, and humility in our journey together.

St. John’s, Garden River

Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel

The Rev. Lana Grawbarger – Deacon Incumbent

Prayer from June 21st may be used.

 Pray for OPCOTE’s (Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education) Vocations Conference being held on June 24-26, 2021.


Monday, June 21st

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Pray for All Indigenous People in the Diocese

Creator God,
from you every family in heaven and earth takes its name.
You have rooted and grounded us
in your covenant love,
and empowered us by your Spirit
to speak the truth in love,
and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness.
Mercifully grant that your people,
journeying together in partnership,
may be strengthened and guided
to help one another to grow into the full stature of Christ,
who is our light and our life. Amen


Sunday June 27th – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Pray for our youth in the diocese.  That they may experience great joy and growth in the sharing of their journeys of faith with one another and in their parish context.

Pray for all those who provide ministry in support of our youth.

Pray for St. John’s, Biscotasing and St. Christopher’s, McGregor Bay, and the ministry of our summer students and supervisors.

Pray for Camp Manitou, Camp Temiskaming, and Camp Gitchigomee and their boards of directors.


Sunday, July 4th – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Peter the Apostle, Elliot Lake

Gowan Gillmor Memorial Chapel, Sagamok, Spanish River

The Rev. Henk Willems

The Rev. Beth Topps Willems (Hon.)

Mr. Harvey Owl (Lay Reader)


Sunday, July 11th – 7th Sunday after Pentecost: (Sea Sunday)

St. Stephen the Martyr, Thunder Bay

The Rev. Canon Ed Swayze

The Ven. Eric Paterson (Hon.)

The Rev. Barbara Fugelsang (Deacon Assoc.)


Mission to Seafarers

Almighty God, we give thanks for all those who work at sea. We acknowledge our need for the food and raw materials they transport.   We recognize that they are often in danger and we are sorry that their long absences often involve sacrifices in their daily family life. Give us grace to show our gratitude not only in our words, but also in our actions. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Sunday, July 18th – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Mary Magdalene, Sturgeon Falls

The Ven. Marie Loewen


Sunday, July 25th – 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Pray for our Territorial Archdeacons, Regional Deans, and Lay Deanery Officials in support of their ongoing responsibilities within the deaneries and to the Executive Committee of the Diocese.

Pray for all members of our Executive Committee as they contemplate and deliberate over matters for the well-being of the entire diocese.


Sunday, August 1st – 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Christ Church, Ilfracombe

The Rev. James Decker

Christ Church, Port Sydney

The Rev. Lynda Mee


Sunday, August 8th – 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Retreat Houses

Maison Dieu, Bracebridge; Villa Loyola, Sudbury; Anishinabe Spiritual Centre, Espanola


Sunday, August 15th – 12th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Mary’s, Nipigon

The Rev. Dr. Patti Brace (Interim Incumbent)

St. John’s, Schreiber


Sunday, August 22nd – 13th Sunday after Pentecost

St. John the Divine, North Bay

The Rev. Grahame Stap

The Rev. Grant Churcher (Hon.)


Sunday, August 29th – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Simon’s, Temagami

Holy Trinity, Temiscaming

The Rev. Dr. Derek Neal


Sunday, September 5th – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Christian Education Leaders, Teachers, and Students in the Theological Colleges:  Thorneloe University and St. Mark’s Chapel

The Rev. Canon Dr. John Gibaut,

President and Provost (Thorneloe)/Chaplain of St. Mark’s


Sunday, September 12th – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Pray for all delegates preparing to participate in the Diocesan Synod on September 17-18, 2021.  That they will embrace the Archbishop’s motto for 2021:

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? 

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”   Micah 6:8


Sunday, September 19th – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Paul’s, Thunder Bay

The Ven. Dr. Deborah Kraft

The Rev. Gordon Holroyd (Hon.)

The Rev. Anne Carr (Deacon Assoc.)


Lay Readers of the Diocese – Pray for the Lay Readers of the Diocese as they participate in their conference (September 24th – 25th) hosted by the Deanery of Sudbury-Manitoulin, and for the ministries of all Lay Readers in the parishes, deaneries and diocese.


Sunday, September 26th – 18th Sunday after Pentecost:  St. Michael and All Angels (Sept. 29th)

St. Michael and All Angels, Thunder Bay

The Rev. Enid Pow


Sunday, October 4th – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Alban the Martyr, Capreol

Parish of Wawa/White River

St. Paul’s, Wawa

All Saints’, White River

Please pray for the lay leadership at St. Alban’s, St. Paul’s and All Saints’ as they provide crucial ministry and guidance in their communities.


Sunday, October 10th – 20th Sunday after Pentecost:  Thanksgiving Sunday

Pray for parishes/congregations in transition that they will embrace God’s vision for their future and that He will grace them with the ability to focus on their ministry and mission in the world as a people of hope and faith.


Sunday, October 17th – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie

The Very Rev. James McShane

The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins (Hon.)

The Ven. Hugh Hamilton (Hon.)

The Very Rev. Nelson Small (Dean Emeritus)

Ms. Katherine Walker (Assistant Curate)


Sunday, October 24th – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

St. George’s, Thunder Bay

Capt. Deb Everest (Lay Incumbent)


Sunday, October 31st – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

All Diocesan Committees and Social Service Projects

Pray for all those who work for peace and justice


Monday, November 1st – All Saints’ Day

All Saints, Huntsville

The Ven. Kelly Baetz

All Saints, Coniston

The Rev. Canon Genny Rollins


**if your parish is not gathering on All Saints’ Day, prayers for All Saints’ Huntsville and Coniston may be combined with your Sunday worship on November 7th.



Tuesday, November 2nd – All Souls’ Day

Pray for those who have died – loved ones, friends, and also those we do not know – through the mercy of God, that they will rest in peace.


Sunday, November 7th – 24th Sunday after Pentecost (All Saints’ Day may be commemorated)

**if your parish did not gather on All Saints’ Day, prayers for All Saints’, Huntsville and All Saints’, Coniston, may be combined with your Sunday worship today.


Thursday, November 11th – Remembrance Day

Prayers related to Remembrance Day

Ever-living God,

we remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Sunday, November 14th – 25th Sunday after Pentecost

We pray for those whose increasing years bring them isolation, distress, or weakness. May they be provided homes of dignity and peace, understanding helpers, and the willingness to accept assistance. When bodily strength decreases, may their faith increase and the assurance of God’s abiding love be deepened.


Add prayers related to Remembrance Day if you are commemorating that day.


Sunday, November 21st – Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Reign of Christ

Christ Church, North Bay

The Ven. Joan Locke

The Ven. Linda White (Hon.)

Christ Church, Sault Ste. Marie

The Rev. Raymond Knight (Interim)



Sunday, November 28th – 1st Sunday of Advent

Pray for all Lay Workers within our parishes who play an integral role in the administration of our churches.    


Tuesday, November 30th – St. Andrew’s Day

ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil the holy commandments; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Sunday, December 5th – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Synod Office Staff

Archbishop of Algoma, The Most Rev. Anne Germond

Archbishop’s Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Liz Hamel

Diocesan Archdeacon, The Ven. Dr. Jay Koyle

Diocesan Treasurer, Mrs. Jane Mesich

Assistant Treasurer, Ms. Jennifer Baron

Property Coordinator, Mr. Ken Lawson


Sunday, December 12th – 3rd Sunday of Advent

St. James’, Goulais River

The Ven. Dr. Jay Koyle

The Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman (Hon.)


Sunday, December 19th – 4th Sunday of Advent

St. James’, Gravenhurst

The Rev. Heather Manuel

The Rev. Canon Tom James (Hon.)

The Rev. Jim Schell (Deacon)


Friday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

Church of the Holy Manger, Barkway

The Rev. Heather Manuel


Saturday, December 25th – The Birth of the Lord:

Christmas Day

Pray for Christian vocations and for candidates for ordained ministry.

Pastoral Chaplains

The Rev. Canon Bob Elkin, Algoma

The Rev. Heather Manuel, Muskoka

The Rt. Rev. Tom Corston, Sudbury/Manitoulin

The Ven. Linda White, Temiskaming



Note:  If parishes have only one service over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the petitions for both the 24th and 25th may be used.


Sunday, December 26th – 1st Sunday after Christmas

We pray for the children and families of our diocese, that they may pattern their lives on the earthly home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth.

As the child Jesus grew in body and spirit, blessed by both God and people, so may our homes be places of peace and safety where we nurture each other to grow together in God’s love.