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Ryan Finnegan 28/11/14 Poster  Coventry Charity Talent Competition – 6 December

Coventry Cathedral will be hosting the Coventry charity talent competion on Saturday 6 December.

Tickets cost £10 which includes entry to the after party. For more information please see the attached poster.

Ryan Finnegan 27/11/14 Poster  Humility – Relevant in the 21st Century? – 22 January

The Rev’d Mary Crameri will lead a Quiet Day at Offa House on Thursday 22 January 2015. “Humility – Relevant in the 21st Century?” will look at the concept of humility and using St Benedict’s twelve steps, will consider if it is relevant to our society today and, if so, what it might mean for our consumerist western world.

The cost is £10 and places are limited to 20. For more information please see the attached poster or contact Kerry Vanston-Rumney by calling 02476 412 627 or by emailing her using the link below.

Email:      kerry.rumney@covcofe.org

Sarah Palmer 25/11/14  Taking Funerals Seriously: 10-12 June 2015

The ‘Taking Funerals Seriously’ conference is a valuable opportunity to explore changing culture, trends, research and theology around this crucial ministry. The conference will be held 10-12 June at Woodlands Grange, Stoneleigh, and will include a visit to the National Funeral Show. The conference will contain the national launch of the Funerals Projects research findings and resources, based on the year-long pilot that is currently taking place. There are limited places available, so early booking is recommended. Please visit the website for more information or to book your place.

Website:  www.takingfuneralsseriously.org

Ryan Finnegan 25/11/14 Flyer  Plough Service – Tredington – 10 January 2015

Plough Sunday, the first Sunday in January, is traditionally a time for blessing farm crops to enable a good harvest. The Farming Community Network will be holding a Plough Service on Saturday 10 January 2015 at St. Gregory’s, Tredington.

This will be an opportunity to take part in a celebration of the farming year for all involved in agriculture and who live in rural communities. Bishop John will be preaching, and there will be a tractor and plough at the church and displays about the work of FCN.

For more information please see the attached flyer or contact Barbara Clutton using the link below.

Email:      barbaraclutton@gilberthouse.co.uk

Ryan Finnegan 25/11/14 Flyer  Godly Play – 3 Day Training Course – April 2015

Godly Play is a way of Christian nurture and spiritual accompaniment. Although it was originally developed for children in a church setting, Godly Play is being used really effectively in schools to help promote spiritual development and to offer experiential Religious Education. The method is highly regarded by Ofsted and SIAMS inspectors.

There is the opportunity to attend a 3 day Core training in Godly Play from 20 till 23 April at Coughton Lodge in Warwickshire. More information can be found on the attached flyer or by going to their website by using the link below.

Website:  www.godlyplay.org.uk/contexts/godly-play-in-schools/

Graeme Pringle 24/11/14 Pres. Address  Presidential Address at Diocesan Synod – 22 Nov

Diocesan Synod met on Saturday 22 November 2014. Bishop Christopher introduced his Presidential Address by saying:

“In my address to the June Synod I attempted to give a brief review of where we are as a Diocese in terms of our strategic development, and to set that within the context of the life of the Church of England as a whole. I am not going to try anything as systematic as that today but I thought it worth giving an update on some developments in the diocese and, again, to set them in the context of the life of the Church of England as a whole.”

To read Bishop Christopher’s address, please see the attached document.

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