St Laurence Church

Diocese of Coventry E-Bulletin – 23/03/2016

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry


Graeme Pringle 25/03/16  Easter messages from the Bishop of Coventry

The Bishop of Coventry has delivered three Easter messages. The first to all the people of Coventry and Warwickshire; the second to all Christians within the diocese; and the third to clergy, readers and other ministers.

To read the messages, please click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan website

Graeme Pringle 23/03/16 Booklet Consecutive  Prayer Diary – April 2016

The April Prayer Diary includes news stories from Coventry North 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 (although it is sometimes delayed).

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


Graeme Pringle 20/03/16  Ascension to Pentecost – the five strands – 5 to 15 May

The days between Ascension and Pentecost have often been regarded as a time for prayer and waiting for the Holy Spirit. This year Bishop Christopher and Bishop John are also calling Christians throughout Warwickshire and Coventry to come together for fellowship, witness and celebration. Five different strands are being woven into the period from 5th to 15th May 2016.

Please click the link below to read more.

Website:  Diocesan website

Claire Strachan 22/03/16  Church Building News – issue 2 available now!

The latest issue of Church Building News is now available on the Diocesan website. This issue contains lots of useful articles including information about Festival Churches, funding, and top tips for helping you to care for your church building. This issue also features the exciting reordering project recently completed at St Paul’s Church, Leamington Spa.


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Graeme Pringle 25/03/16  Could you or someone you know be a Workcare Chaplain?

You and members of your church are invited to an Open Evening about Chaplaincy with Workcare. Have you ever thought you could be a listening ear in a work place for an hour or two each week? Come and hear our Chaplains talk about their work in Coventry and Warwickshire. Discover more about this vital ministry without committing yourself. Monday 11 April 7.30 – 9.30 pm Warwick Gates Community Centre, Cressida Close, Heathcote CV34 6DZ (Just off Heathcote Lane, near Tachbrook Park) Please email Paul Simmonds at if you are planning to come or if you would like more information.

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Graeme Pringle 25/03/16  Dying Matters Awareness Week – 9 to 15 May

Some of you will already be aware of Dying Matters Awareness week in May (9-15). The Department of Spiritual Care at UHCW NHS Trust is looking for partners to take part in this with us.

If you are interested, we invite you to meet at 2.00pm on Thursday 7th April in the Clinical Sciences Building at the University Hospital. We hope to put on various events and use different media to encourage people to think about the important subject of death and dying during this week in May. Please contact Simon Betteridge (email address below) or ring him on 024 7696 7511.


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