St Laurence Church

Diocese of Coventry E-Bulletin – 20/11/2015

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

Graeme Pringle 20/11/15 Consecutive Booklet  Prayer Diary – December 2015

The December Prayer Diary includes news stories from Coventry East Deanery.

Please find attached two versions of the Prayer Diary. The consecutive format is recommended for displaying on a computer screen, or printing for home use; the booklet format is recommended for printing a double-sided booklet.

You can also download the Prayer Diary from the diocesan website. We aim to publish it on or before the 20th day of the preceding month.

Please click the link below, and then select the format you require in the right-hand panel.


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Graeme Pringle 20/11/15 Document  Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 21

France will be hosting the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 21 from November 30th to December 11th.

COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

Please read the attached document for further information.

Ryan Finnegan 20/11/15  Table Talk for Christmas – Free App

Table Talk for Christmas is a conversational resource that creates space for friends to explore, articulate and engage with the great themes of the Christmas.

To download your free app, visit iTunes or Google Play and search for Table Talk for Christmas.

For more information please visit their website using the link below.


Ryan Finnegan 19/11/15 Poster  Quiet Day – Beyond the Crowds at Christmas – 5 December

This Quiet Day will take place at Offa House on Saturday 5 December. It will offer an oasis of peace away from the busyness of our December lives. Led by Lois Baldwin and Peter Sidebotham it will be mostly silent with time for gathered prayer and a guided meditation.

The cost is £10. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. To book a place please call Kerry Vanston-Rumney on 02476 412 627 or email her using the link below. For more information please see the attached poster.

Ryan Finnegan 19/11/15 Flyer  Warwick, St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival

St Mary’s third Christmas Tree Festival begins on Thursday 26 November from 5pm, which coincides with the turning on of Warwick’s Christmas lights. The town will be buzzing and all are invited to join St Mary’s for mince pies, mulled wine and a chance to vote for your favourite tree.

The Festival is on until Saturday 5 December and St Mary’s is open daily on Monday till Saturday from 10am till 4:30pm and on Sunday from 12:30pm till 4pm.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

Ryan Finnegan 19/11/15  A Special Performance of Handel’s Messiah – 19 December

St Peter’s-ad-Vincula in Ratley invites you to a special Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah at 7pm on Saturday 19 December. With professional soloists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a Full Choir and Orchestra.

Tickets cost £15 which includes a glass of wine and are available from Mike by calling 01295 670 379. You can also email Mike using the link below. It will be a great start for the festive season and everyone is really welcome.


Sarah Palmer 17/11/15  Reminder: Vocation Evenings 2015-16

Are you or someone you know interested in exploring God’s calling? We are running a series of three evenings for all interested in exploring their vocation. All are welcome to these sessions and our aim is to explore vocation in an open, safe and encouraging environment. The first session will be on Tuesday 24th November 7.30-9.30pm at Holy Trinity, Leamington. Subsequent sessions will be on Thursday 11th February 2016 and Tuesday 17th May 2016. For more details and to register your place, please contact Sarah Palmer. For all vocations enquiries please contact Diocesan Vocations Adviser Rev’d Ellie Clack on

Email:      Sarah Palmer

Graeme Pringle 16/11/15 Feedback  Feedback from Rural Strategy Consultation

The Archdeacon Missioner (Morris Rodham), Rural Life Officer (Barbara Clutton), Healthy Churches Development Mentor (Martin Saxby), and the Area Dean of Shipston (Jill Tucker), arranged 3 opportunities in June 2015 to hear from anyone in rural areas. They met in 3 rural locations across the Diocese: Wolvey, Barford, Treddington. In all about 160 people attended.

The feedback from this initial consultation is attached.

If you do not wish to read the whole document, it is suggested that you simply read the headings, and observe the size of the paragraphs underneath. The larger a paragraph, the greater the number of responses received.

Ryan Finnegan 05/11/15 Flyer  Room at the Inn? – A Christian Presence in the Holy Land

Join Bishop John Stroyan and Friends of the Holy Land (FHL) to hear about the reality of life for a small but resilient Christian population in the Holy Land including their daily challenges and the support FHL provide to the most needy families in the Christian communities.

View the 20 minute DVD made in the Holy Land last year, hear from Vice Chairman Peter Rand recently returned from Israel and Palestine, and meet FHL Diocesan Coordinators, Andrew and Chris Haines. This will take place on 28 November, 9:30am till 12:15pm at St John’s, Warwick Rd, Kenilworth.

To book a place please call 01926 512 980 or email them using the link below.


Ryan Finnegan 22/10/15 Flyer  Reclaiming Christmas – Offa House Quiet Day – 9 December

During this Quiet Day, led by Marie Calvert, there will be space to reflect creatively on our often complex feelings about Christmas, in the light of God’s Advent promises.

The cost of this quiet day is £10. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

To book a place, please contact Kerry Vanston-Rumney by calling 02476 412 627 or email her using the link below. For more information please see the attached flyer.


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