The  Parish  Church  of  St  John  the  Baptist, Coventry

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 Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 19th. March, 2017

WE WELCOME back Fr Norman Stevens as our celebrant and preacher today.

APCM 19th March. Please make your way to the hall after the service for our APCM today.

OFFA HOUSE . This coming Wednesday, 22 March, there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches, from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele. Refreshments will be available from 7pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are going.

FR BRIAN’S SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MASS . Father Brian invites all of St John’s congregation to his silver anniversary celebration Mass at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 28th June at the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Manor Court Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5HU. We are requested to let Fr Brian know as soon as possible the numbers attending. Please sign the sheet at the back of church by the end of the month if you will be joining him.

SOUTH SUDAN APPEAL . We have sent £200.00 to Christian Aid’s appeal for South Sudan from our Sunday coffee restricted fund.

LENT 2017

Lent Boxes . Boxes for Lenten donations to Additional Curates Society are available at the back of church. Fr Darren Smith (General Secretary of ACS) will be leading our Worship in Holy Week from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday with the exception of Maundy Thursday, when Bishop Jonathan will be presiding.

Fridays in Lent . The noon service, with a reflection on Parables Revisited, followed by a Lenten Lunch, continues:

            Friday 24th  March – Dives and Lazarus – Fr Tim Brooke

            Friday 31st March – NO SERVICE OF REFLECTION

Evening Lent Groups – the third evening Lent group, Living with Difference, taken from the USPG course Living An Authentic Life-Discipleship and the World Church will be on Monday 20th March at 7.30pm at Jo and Ann’s. Free course booklets, for those who would like to follow the course at home, are available at the back of church.

Mothering Sunday . Next Sunday is Mothering Sunday and daffodils will be distributed as usual.

Palm Sunday - 9th April .Our Mass starts at 9.45a.m. at the precinct fountain with the blessing of palms and procession to church (which will stay open for those who prefer not to process)

 

            The Cross of Christ – 3.30 p.m. please come and support the choir for this devotion for choir and congregation for the start of Holy Week.

 

 Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 12th. March, 2017

WE WELCOME back Canon John Eardley as our celebrant and preacher today.

APCM 19th March. Please make every effort to come to our APCM after Mass on Sunday 19th March. It is also:

COVENTRY HALF MARATHON – Please use Junction 7 (Spon End-IKEA) to access Corporation Street, which was open from 9.45 a.m last year. Before this, there has been an agreement to open the barrier at the back of the Odeon so we can access Spon Street beyond the Odeon car park - also off Junction 7. The ring road will be open in both directions. People living in Coundon should come down the Radford Road which is open in the City Centre direction-crossing points on Barker Butts Lane close at 9.45a.m. The Holyhead Road from Morrisons to Allesley is open out of town only-to avoid this use the Allesley Old Road.

FR BRIAN’S SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MASS . Father Brian invites all of St John’s congregation to his silver anniversary celebration Mass at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 28th June at the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Manor Court Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5HU. We are requested to let Fr Brian know as soon as possible the numbers attending. Please sign the sheet at the back of church by the end of the month if you will be joining him.

SOUTH SUDAN APPEAL . We have sent £200.00 to Christian Aid’s appeal for South Sudan from our Sunday coffee restricted fund.

LENT 17

Lent Boxes . Boxes for Lenten donations to Additional Curates Society are available at the back of church. Fr Darren Smith (General Secretary of ACS) will be leading our Worship in Holy Week from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday with the exception of Maundy Thursday, when Bishop Jonathan will be presiding.

Fridays in Lent . The noon service, with a reflection on Parables Revisited, followed by a Lenten Lunch, continues:

            Friday 17th  March – The Good Samaritan – Canon David Tilley

Friday 24th  March – Dives and Lazarus – Fr Tim Brooke

Evening Lent Groups – the second evening Lent group, How Shall We Live, taken from the USPG course Living An Authentic Life-Discipleship and the World Church will be on Monday 13th March at 7.30pm at Jo and Ann’s. Free course booklets, for those who would like to follow the course at home, are available at the back of church.

 

OFFA HOUSE . On 22 March there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches, from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele. Refreshments will be available from 7pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are going.

 

 Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 5th. March, 2017

WE WELCOME back Canon John Randall as our celebrant and preacher today.

APCM 19th March. Please make every effort to come to our APCM after Mass on Sunday 19th March. It is also:

COVENTRY HALF MARATHON – Please use Junction 7 (Spon End-IKEA) to access Corporation Street, which was open from 9.45 a.m last year. Before this, there has been an agreement to open the barrier at the back of the Odeon so we can access Spon Street beyond the Odeon car park - also off Junction 7. The ring road will be open in both directions. People living in Coundon should come down the Radford Road which is open in the City Centre direction-crossing points on Barker Butts Lane close at 9.45a.m. The Holyhead Road from Morrisons to Allesley is open out of town only-to avoid this use the Allesley Old Road.

SOUTH SUDAN APPEAL . We have sent £200.00 to Christian Aid’s appeal for South Sudan from our Sunday coffee restricted fund.

LENT 17

Lent Boxes . Boxes for Lenten donations to Additional Curates Society are available at the back of church. Fr Darren Smith (General Secretary of ACS) will be leading our Worship in Holy Week from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday with the exception of Maundy Thursday, when Bishop Jonathan will be presiding.

Fridays in Lent . The noon service, with a reflection on Parables Revisited, followed by a Lenten Lunch, continues:

            Friday 10th March – The Prodigal Son - Major Gethin Thomas (Coventry City Salvation Army Corps)            Friday 17th  March – The Good Samaritan – Canon David Tilley

Friday 24th  March – Dives and Lazarus – Fr Tim Brooke

Evening Lent Groups – the first evening Lent group, Introducing Discipleship, taken from the USPG course Living An Authentic Life-Discipleship and the World Church will be on Monday 6th March at 7.30pm at Jo and Ann’s. Free course booklets, for those who would like to follow the course at home, are available at the back of church.

DAY PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM . In addition to the four day pilgrimage in August (see notice board), St Luke’s is also organising a one day trip on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May. If you are interested in going please call Jenny on 7672 5950.

 

OFFA HOUSE . On 22 March there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches, from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele. Refreshments will be available from 7pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are going.

 

 

 Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 26th. February 2017

 

WE WELCOME back Father Norman Stevens as our celebrant and preacher today.

ELECTORAL ROLL – The annual revision of the electoral roll commenced on Sunday 12th February and will end today. If you wish to join the electoral roll or have moved during the past year, please speak with Sheila. The new roll will be published on 5th March ready for our APCM on 19th March.

GUILD OF SERVERS OF THE SANCTUARY . Members of the congregation are invited to the servers Guild Office at 3 pm on Saturday 4th March. This will be followed by tea and the GSS AGM.

LENT 17 . Ash Wednesday - Wednesday 1st March. Fr Brian Regan will be celebrating Mass with Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm. Speak to a church warden if you need a lift to this service.

Fridays in Lent . Once again there will be a noon service, with a reflection on Parables Revisited, followed by a Lenten Lunch, on the first four Fridays in Lent.

            Friday 3rd March – Approaching Parables – Rev Dr Peter Whale – this week

         Friday 10th  March – The Prodigal Son – Major Gethin Thomas
                                                                            (Coventry City Salvation Army Corps)

         Friday 17th  March – The Good Samaritan – Canon David Tilley

         Friday 24th  March – Dives and Lazarus – Fr Tim Brooke

Evening Lent Groups – you are welcome to join the evening Lent group which will follow the USPG course

Discipleship and the World Church and will be on Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Please give your name to Jo.

Holy Week – Fr Darren Smith (General Secretary of ACS) will be leading our Worship from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday with the exception of Maundy Thursday, when Bishop Jonathan will be presiding.

ST LUKE’S HOLBROOKS PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM . St Luke’s Holbrooks are planning a pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th August and have invited interested members of St John’s to join them. The cost for full board will be £182 with extra for travel. A deposit of £50 will be requested. Please see the poster on the noticeboard or contact Jenny on 76275950 if you are interested.

DAY PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – In addition to the four day pilgrimage in August (see notice board), St Luke’s is also organising a one day trip on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May. If you are interested in going please call Jenny on 7672 5950.

OFFA HOUSE - On 22 March there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches, from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele. Refreshments will be available from 7pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are going.

  

 Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 19th. February 2017

SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

We are God’s holy people, made perfect through the loving work of God in Christ.

Let us bring God our praise and thanksgiving.

 

SERVICE OF REFLECTION . The next Service of Reflection will be this coming Friday, February 24th at noon and will be followed by a jacket potato lunch.

ELECTORAL ROLL – The annual revision of the electoral roll commenced on Sunday 12th February and will end on 26th. If you wish to join the electoral roll or have moved during the past year, please speak with Sheila. The new roll will be published on 5th March ready for our APCM on 19th March.

LENT 17 . Ash Wednesday - Wednesday 1st March. Fr Brian Regan will be celebrating Mass with Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm. Speak to a church warden if you need a lift to this service.

Fridays in Lent – once again there will be a noon service, with a reflection on Parables Revisited, followed by a Lenten Lunch, on the first four Fridays in Lent.

            Friday 3rd March – Approaching Parables – Rev Dr Peter Whale

          Friday 10th  March – The Prodigal Son – Major Gethin Thomas
                                                                            (Coventry City Salvation Army Corps)

          Friday 17th  March – The Good Samaritan – Canon David Tilley

Friday 24th  March – Dives and Lazarus – Fr Tim Brooke

Evening Lent Groups – you are welcome to join the evening Lent group which will follow the USPG course

Discipleship and the World Church and will be on Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Please give your name to Jo.

Holy Week – Fr Darren Smith (General Secretary of ACS) will be leading our Worship from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday with the exception of Maundy Thursday, when Bishop Jonathan will be presiding.

MESSAGE FROM TIM OF THE FOOD BANK . "Just to let everyone at St John’s know that the total amount donated this month was 49.90kg, which is great for January donations. Once again for your continued support and especially for the variety-brilliant!"

VISITOR MINISTRY . Mike reports that despite the church only being open around 80% of the mornings in January, we were able to achieve a church record of 270 for the month - which is traditionally the worst month of the year. Many thanks to our visitor team for all their help. Mike is still keen for new volunteers; so please contact him if you have some spare weekly time.

ST LUKE’S HOLBROOKS PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM . St Luke’s Holbrooks are planning a pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th August and have invited interested members of St John’s to join them. The cost for full board will be £182 with extra for travel. A deposit of £50 will be requested. Please see the poster on the noticeboard or contact Jenny on 76275950 if you are interested. 

OFFA HOUSE - On 22 March there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches, from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele. Refreshments will be available from 7pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are going.

 

Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 12th. February 2017

THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

Grace, mercy and peace are gifts promised to the children of God in Christ Jesus.
Let us praise God with thanksgiving for all He has given us.

TODAYS SERVICES.

10.00 a.m.  Sung Mass
WE WELCOME back the Canon John Randall as our celebrant and preacher today.

LENT 17 . Ash Wednesday - Wednesday 1st March. Fr Brian Regan will be celebrating Mass with Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm. Speak to a church warden if you need a lift to this service.

Fridays in Lent – once again there will be a noon service, with a reflection on Parables Revisited, followed by a Lenten Lunch, on the first four Fridays in Lent.
Friday 3rd March – Approaching Parables – Rev Dr Peter Whale 
Friday 10th  March – The Prodigal Son – Major Gethin Thomas (Coventry City Salvation Army Corps)
Friday 17th  March – The Good Samaritan – Canon David Tilley
Friday 24th  March – Dives and Lazarus – Fr Tim Brooke


Evening Lent Groups 
– you are welcome to join the evening Lent group which will follow the USPG course

Discipleship and the World Church and will be on Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Please give your name to Jo.

Holy Week – Fr Darren Cox (General Secretary of ACS) will be leading our Worship from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday with the exception of Maundy Thursday, when Bishop Jonathan will be presiding.

APCM . This will take place after Mass on Sunday 19th March. Please note this date in your diary.

MESSAGE FROM TIM OF THE FOOD BANK . "Just to let everyone at St Johns know that the total amount donated this month was 49.90kg, which is great for January donations. Once again for your continued support and especially for the variety-brilliant!"

VISITOR MINISTRY . Mike reports that despite the church only being open around 80% of the mornings in January, we were able to achieve a church record of  270 for the month - which is traditionally the worst month of the year. Many thanks to our visitor team for all their help. Mike is still keen for new volunteers; so please contact him if you have some spare weekly time.

ST LUKE’S HOLBROOKS PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM . St Luke’s Holbrooks are planning a pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th August and have invited interested members of St John’s to join them. The cost for full board will be £182 and travel will be extra. A deposit of £50 will be requested. Please see the poster on the noticeboard or contact Jenny on 76275950 if you are interested. 

OFFA HOUSE On 22 March there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches, from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele. Refreshments will be available from 7pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are going.
SERVICE OF REFLECTION . The next Service of Reflection will be on Friday, February 24th at noon and will be followed by a jacket potato lunch

Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 5th February 2017

PRAYER CIRCLE . An updated edition of the prayer circle is available at the back of church.

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE . Come and hear about, and pray for, Fresh Start: a new initiative pioneered by Together for Change, seeking to mobilise churches in Coventry to both befriend and provide practical support to people from different cultural backgrounds. Introduced by Matt Robinson (Project Coordinator). Monday 6th February 4pm-5pm in the Chapel of Unity. Details from John Lloyd, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 02476 413004

OFFA HOUSE – A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP JOHN . “For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes!” Dag Hammarskjöld. On 22 March there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches. Refreshments will be available from 7pm with the event taking place from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele, CV31 1TA.It would be helpful, although not essential, to let us know if you intend to come. Please email Kerry Vanston-Rumney - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INTERCESSIONS FOR OUR PARISH . All Society parishes are prayed for at Mass in The English Chapel at Christ The King, Gordon Square. Our parish will be remembered by name in the intercessions on: Monday 6th February and also at exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday of that week.

VISITOR MINISTRY . Mike announced at the last  PCC that last year’s visitor figure of 7293 was yet another record for St John’s Visitor Ministry, a 38% increase on last year’s results. Heritage Days, St George’s Day, the Peace Festival and the staging of the Thousand Years of Coventry exhibition, together with longer opening times in the summer were contributing factors to the increase. Mike is still keen for new volunteers; so please contact him if you have some spare weekly time. Our thanks to Mike and the team.

BISHOP OF COVENTRY VISITS IRAQ . Last week, the Bishop Christopher visited Iraq as part of a global delegation of church leaders. The 14-member delegation organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) spent five days in Iraq, in both Baghdad and the northern Kurdistan region. During the trip, the delegation talked to political religious and humanitarian leaders about the future of vulnerable people in Iraq following the expected military defeat of so-called ‘Islamic state.’

 

SERVICE OF REFLECTION . The next Service of Reflection will be on Friday, February 24th at noon and will be followed by a jacket potato lunch. 

On Saturday 21st. January there was a Ecumenical Service in the Chapel of Unity at 1 pm
For the text of the sermon click here  or for other ecumenical information 
follow this link to the Chapel of Unity

 

Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 29th January 2017

Candlemas - The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

PRAYER CIRCLE . An updated edition of the prayer circle is available at the back of church.

FEBRUARY 5th . Next Sunday, February 5th, we welcome Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral as our celebrant and preacher.

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE . Come and hear about, and pray for, Fresh Start: a new initiative pioneered by Together for Change, seeking to mobilise churches in Coventry to both befriend and provide practical support to people from different cultural backgrounds. Introduced by Matt Robinson (Project Coordinator). Monday 6th February 4pm-5pm in the Chapel of Unity. Details from John Lloyd, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 02476 413004

OFFA HOUSE – A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP JOHN . “For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes!” Dag Hammarskjöld. On 22 March there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of Offa House, to look ahead and to listen to what the Spirit may be saying to the churches. Refreshments will be available from 7pm with the event taking place from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at St Nicholas, Radford Semele, CV31 1TA.It would be helpful, although not essential, to let us know if you intend to come. Please email Kerry Vanston-Rumney - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INTERCESSIONS FOR OUR PARISH . All Society parishes are prayed for at Mass in The English Chapel at Christ The King, Gordon Square. Our parish will be remembered by name in the intercessions on: Monday 6th February and also at exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday of that week.

VISITOR MINISTRY . Mike announced at the last  PCC that last year’s visitor figure of 7293 was yet another record for St John’s Visitor Ministry, a 38% increase on last year’s results. Heritage Days, St George’s Day, the Peace Festival and the staging of the Thousand Years of Coventry exhibition, together with longer opening times in the summer were contributing factors to the increase. Mike is still keen for new volunteers; so please contact him if you have some spare weekly time. Our thanks to Mike and the team.

 

SERVICE OF REFLECTION . The next Service of Reflection will be on Friday, February 27th at noon and will be followed by a jacket potato lunch. 

Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 22nd January 2017

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY 

 

SERVICE OF REFLECTION . The next Service of Reflection will be on this coming Friday, January 27th at noon and will be followed by a jacket potato lunchDonations will be shared with The Children’s Society.

VISITOR MINISTRY . Mike announced at last Thursdays PCC that last years visitor figure of 7293 was yet another record for St Johns Visitor Ministry, a 38% increase on last year’s results. Heritage Days, St Georges Day, the Peace Festival and the staging of the Thousand Years of Coventry exhibition, together with longer opening times in the summer were contributing factors to the increase. Mike is still keen for new volunteers; so please contact him if you have some spare weekly time. Our thanks to Mike and the team.

PRAYER CIRCLE . If you have asked for anyone to be put on St John’s Prayer list, please speak to Jo with an update on their progress.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY . The City Council would like to make you aware of some important events taking place in Coventry city centre on Friday 27th January. This year’s theme is “How Can Life Go On”

12 noon to 12.30: Lidice Place Rededication Ceremony – Lidice Place. All welcome

1pm to 1.45pm: Holocaust Memorial Day event – Broadgate. All welcome

2.30pm to 4pm: Talk by Dr Martin Stern (Holocaust survivor) followed by Q and A’s – Lord Mayor’s Hospitality Suite, The Council House, Earl St. All welcome

JANUARY 29th – CANDLEMAS . A reminder that on January 29th our Candlemas service will start in the hall from where we process onto church, so please gather there and not in church.

THE BENEFICE . The new advertisement for the post of Rector went live on Friday 6th January with a closing date of 17th February. The interview process is booked for 5th March (evening meeting with PCC) and 6thMarch (starting with breakfast for community members).

AGE UK . A representative from Age UK talked to the wardens last week and has left some handbooks detailing how Age UK services can help the over 50s at the back of church together with a list of classes.

REPAIR & RESTORATION OF THE MAIN DOOR . The work to repair the damage to our main door caused by vandalism and to our notice board has now been completed.

FEBRUARY 5th On February 5th we welcome Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral as our celebrant and preacher.

 

Further Information from the NEWS Sheet of Sunday 15th January 2017

 

PRAYER CIRCLE . If you have asked for anyone to be put on St John’s Prayer list, please speak to Jo with an update on their progress.

THE BENEFICE . The new advertisement for the post of Rector went live on Friday 6th January with a closing date of 17th February. The interview process is booked for 5th March (evening meeting with PCC) and 6th March (starting with breakfast for community members).

AGE UK . A representative from Age UK talked to the wardens this week and has left some handbooks detailing how Age UK services can help the over 50s at the back of church together with a list of classes.

EILEEN CAIRNS . As a result of donations £75 was sent to the local Air Ambulance in memory of Eileen Cairns in lieu of flowers.

REPAIR & RESTORATION OF THE MAIN DOOR . The work to repair the damage to our main door caused by vandalism and to our notice board has now been completed.

STREET PASTORS . 7 new street pastors were commissioned here in St John’s on Friday 6th January at an ecumenical service. Both the street pastors and the police thanked us for the use of our hall in December. We received a donation of £50 towards the heating and the police have visited to share their vision for future use. If anyone is interested in becoming a street pastor speak to the Church Wardens.

SERVICE OF REFLECTION . The next Service of Reflection will be on Friday January 27th at noon and will be followed by a jacket potato lunch. Donations will be shared with The Children’s Society.

JANUARY 29th – CANDLEMAS . A reminder that on January 29th our Candlemas service will start in the hall from where we process onto church, so please gather there and not in church.

FEBRUARY 5th . On February 5th we welcome Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral as our celebrant and preacher.

 
Older information from Events in 2016 :-
 
HERITAGE DAYS.
 
St Johns was singled out for praise at the Coventry Heritage meeting last Wednesday (26th Oct?) by the Chairman Roger Bailey.
He stated that during Heritage Days 2016 we were....".....the anchor attraction of the event in the city" and went on to say that we received great notices from council officials, heritage members and the public.
A big thank you to all who made this a great success.
 

BARDSLEY WORK CLUB

- urgently needs a couple more work club volunteers - it is now getting 5 or 6 clients at a session, some needing one-to-one help. A copy of the job description is at the back of the church for anyone who might be interested.

 

HARVEST THANKSGIVING

Thanks to all who contributed or bought produce. As a result of selling the produce a further £32 worth of food was added to the foodbank bin, which is now full. Some produce has also been taken to the Forum.

See below some photos taken at the Harvest Thanksgiving.

 

Sunflowers 

 Produce at the Font

 

 By the Pulpit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016/17 Events

UPCOMING and CURRENT EVENTS :-

 

--- PAST EVENTS  ---

Sunday January 15th 2nd Sunday of Epiphany - Canon David Tilley

Sunday January 22nd 3rd Sunday of Epiphany - Canon John Eardley 

Friday January 27th at noon Service of Reflection followed by lunch 

Sunday January 29th Candlemas - Fr Norman Stevens

The traditional in-house Christmas Lunch will be in the Hall at 12:30pm on Friday December 16th. As we are catering for a maximum of 50, check with Ann L or Sheila to see if there are any places still available. NB 3 courses for £6.

Christmas Fayre - Saturday 3rd December - 10am until 2pm - Tombola, Jams, Cakes, crafts, etc.

NB light refreshments available

COVENTRY PEACE FESTIVAL   1st - 14th November - We have a busy first week for the Peace Festival, with our Peace Garden at the back of the church, with the option to place a pebble or candle in the Garden. The Coventry Litany of Reconcilliation will be said at noon. The Peace bell will be sounded on the hour and half hour followed by a peace hymn. There will be a Peace Trail through the Church and in the Walshman Aisle we will be displaying the 1000 year history of Coventry tapestry kindly loaned by Pru Poretta. (alias Lady Godiva) 

'Unlock the Music' will give a Peace Concert: Peace in Harmony on Sunday 6th November from 2.00pm.

Also see the following about Cam from our choir :-

From a Post on Facebook late on 1st Oct 

WELCOME BACK CAM

"To all who wondered why my #BlackDogCampaign #Camino posts stopped - the friend I went with and I ended up parting ways and he had the phone, so I have been incommunicado throughout. I will try to do something retrospectively - as I arrived in Santiago on Wednesday at 11.15 am a day and a half early an got back to Coventry Saturday afternoon (1 October). Still can't believe I did it!"

 

Ian, another member of our congregation is also on the 'Camino' but had to rest up for some days to recover from blisters, but is now back walking again. Last information is that he was near Saria, with 100 kilometres to go.