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Claire Strachan 02/02/16  Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations

The Queen’s birthday, being officially celebrated from 10-12 June 2016 is a great opportunity to encourage celebrations in churches. ChurchCare is taking a leading role in coordinating and encouraging activities and has set up a page on ChurchCare (see website address below). This will be populated with links as more events are planned. There is also a celebrations map, showing where events are around the country. If you are holding an event, please contact Churchcare so that it can be promoted on the Churchcare website.

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Claire Strachan 02/02/16  CBC Conservation and Fabric Grant closing dates

The CBC conservation grant programme is able to support conservation of most types of historic furnishings in churches. These grants will not usually cover the full cost of works but they are a valuable indicator that the proposed work is appropriate for funding and can be used to match grants from other funders, including the roof repair fund. Please visit the website and click on the relevant type of project for the deadline dates so you don’t miss out!


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Ryan Finnegan 04/02/16 Flyer  Prayers for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Her Majesty The Queen has approved prayers written for the celebration of her 90th Birthday later this year. Two prayers, or Collects, have been published in traditional and modern forms. The prayers are primarily intended for use in services marking the national celebrations in April and June.

To read the prayers please see the attached flyer. If you would like advice or more information about celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday in your church, please visit the ChurchCare website using the link below.


Ryan Finnegan 04/02/16 Photo  New Diocesan President of Coventry Mothers Union

On Saturday 27 February, 2pm at St Peter’s Church, Kineton, The Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry, will Commission the new Diocesan President of the Coventry Mothers Union, Jane Hill, along with the new Chaplain Revd Pam Gould and the Board of Trustees.

Ryan Finnegan 04/02/16 Flyer  Lent Lecture Series: Understanding Violence and the Sacred

St Michael’s House at Coventry Cathedral will host four Lent lectures with Prof Paul Gifford. Gifford will explore the link between violence and the sacred while incorporating the goal of reconciliation.

The first lecture entitled ‘The Problem of Sacred Violence’ will be on 22 February at 7pm. If you would like more information, please email the team at St Michael’s House using the link below and see the attached flyer.


Ryan Finnegan 04/02/16 Flyer  Passionate Spirituality Courses

Whether your weekdays are in the workplace, the home, or the church, there are opportunities for growing a more passionate spirituality, for drawing closer to God.

In the coming months, The Art of Spiritual Direction course, several Retreats, a Spiritual Formation programme, and a Listening Skills course are all inviting us to learn the gentle art of noticing and listening to God, and deepening, challenging and celebrating our faith.

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


Ryan Finnegan 04/02/16 Flyer  Order of Jacob’s Well – Healing Ministry Event

The Order of Jacob’s Well (OJW) will be running a teaching course on Healing Ministry entitled “In His Footsteps” on Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March 2016.

This course, presented on DVD by the OJW’s Leader, the Reverend Mike Endicott, teaches in detail how to minister healing the way that Jesus taught his disciples to do by proclaiming the Kingdom of God.

The course will take place in the Old School Rooms at Cubbington CofE Primary School, Church Hill, Cubbington, CV32 7JY. For further details please see the attached flyer or call Barbara Spicer on 01926 315 455. You can also email Barbara using the link below.


Katherine Walakira 26/01/16  New BCDM Modules

New BCDM Modules are available in Nuneaton, Coventry and Studley.

Explore the Gospels and discover fresh ways of talking about what Jesus means to you: Dates and Time: Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 23rd February – 22nd March Venue: St Margaret’s Church, Argyll Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4EB

Refresh your prayer life in an interactive 3 session Saturday module on methods of prayer: Dates and Time: Saturday mornings 9am-1:30pm, 27th Feb, 5th March, 19th March Venue: Holy Trinity Attleborough, 5 Fifield Close, Attleborough, Nuneaton, CV11 4TS

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Katherine Walakira 21/01/16  Funeral Ministry Training

There will be a funeral ministry course taking place at St James Fletchamstead on Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm; 29th Feb – 14th March and 9th May – 23rd May.

This is a great opportunity to start a new ministry, or develop your existing ministry through funerals. For more information, please visit:

Website:   Email:      Katherine Walakira

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