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Graeme Pringle 18/12/15 booklet consecutive  Prayer Diary – January 2016

The January Prayer Diary includes news stories from Nuneaton 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.

Website:  www.dioceseofcoventry.org/PrayerDiary

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Ryan Finnegan 18/12/15 Press release  Radio Plus Live Fundraising Marathon

Coventry-based Radio Plus 101.5FM, a community radio station, is celebrating its 5th birthday on air by running a 24-hour fundraising marathon from 20 till 21 December.

The live 24-hour fundraiser, involving volunteer presenters from across the station schedule, will look back over the 2015 year, inviting guests in from local community/voluntary groups and those who’ve inspired support for community-focused charities

They are offering local supporters the opportunity to show their support via the Local Giving website which you can view by using the link below.

For more information please see the attached press release.

Website:  www.localgiving.com/radiopluscoventry

Ryan Finnegan 18/12/15 Hymn  A Hymn for Baptism

The Revd Canon Owen Vigeon was recently asked to write a hymn for baptism as there are not many hymns specifically for that purpose. He has very graciously decided to share this hymn.

To view the hymn please see the attachment.

Ryan Finnegan 18/12/15 In Review In Focus  ‘In Review’ and ‘In Focus’ – January 2016 Edition

‘In Review’ is a monthly tabloid newspaper published by the National Church Institutions of the Church of England.

It aims to keep you in touch with the activities of the Archbishops’ Council, Church Commissioners, the Church of England Pensions Board and other bodies who serve the Church at national level. Please do print it off and post it on your church’s noticeboard.

‘In Focus’ is a monthly insert designed for parish magazines with the best of the material which appears in the full newspaper.

Please see the attachments for the January edition of each document or visit their website, using the link below, for more information.

Website:  www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/yearreview.aspx

Ryan Finnegan 17/12/15  Support for People Affected by Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Dementia is caused by disease of the brain; symptoms include loss of memory and confusion. It is progressive and eventually terminal.

Dementia can happen to anyone but with the right support, people can live well with dementia. If you have concerns about Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia or simply want to know about what support is available in your local area please contact either their Coventry office on 02476 652 602 or their Leamington Office on 07889 604 655.

Website:  www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Ryan Finnegan 17/12/15 Flyer  Help Young People to Actively Share their Faith

In the run up to Pentecost 2016, Coventry Youth for Christ (CYFC) would love every young Christian in this city to be equipped and inspired to invite a friend to hear the great news of Jesus. Talking to our friends about Jesus can be a scary prospect, so CYFC have decided to help.

From February 29 They’ll be running an 8 week programme to enable groups of young people to see lives transformed in their schools and communities as their friends discover who Jesus is and start following him for themselves.

For more information please see the attached flyer and visit their website using the link below.

Website:  www.facebook.com/covyfc

Ryan Finnegan 15/12/15  A Blue Christmas on the Longest Night

The Cathedral is introducing a new service this year for those who find too much of a focus on the joy of the festive season hard to bear. Join them at Coventry Cathedral at 6pm on Monday 21 December for a special ‘Service for the Longest Night’.

The service is designed to provide sacred space for people living through dark times and will include prayers, readings and music which acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who struggle and for those who mourn.

For those who would like to, there will be the opportunity to light candles and/or receive communion. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome.

Naomi Nixon 15/12/15 Application Flyer  Developing Muslim-Christian engagement within communities:

9 – 18 March 2016 Jerusalem has deep significance for both Christians and Muslims and has long been a place of pilgrimage for followers of both faiths. This course will provide a unique context for Christian-Muslim dialogue by enabling 9 current and future leaders from each faith to live together as a community, to visit holy sites in and around Jerusalem, and to reflect together on their importance from both a Christian and a Muslim perspective.

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