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Coventry Diocese E-Belletin – 03.04.2016

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Ryan Finnegan 01/04/16  The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

This coming autumn, from September 2016, the thirty week format of the Ignatian Exercises is being offered in Warwickshire. The call to “go deeper” can be responded to in many ways, and one of the more courageous and absorbing responses is, with a spiritual guide alongside, to embark on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.

In practical terms, the exercises, though originally thirty days of prayer and daily meetings with a spiritual director, can also be undertaken in an extended form with thirty or so weeks replacing the thirty-day format.

For more information please visit their website or email them using the links below.

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Ryan Finnegan 31/03/16 Flyer  The Art of Spiritual Direction Course

This course, starting in September 2016, provides an opportunity to learn the gentle art of listening, noticing, deepening, challenging and celebrating spiritual accompaniment.

If there is someone you can encourage to acquire the skills and disciplines, the self-awareness and understandings, needed in order to accompany others then maybe this invitation is for you.

For more information about the Art of Spiritual Direction course of 30 weekly sessions on a Wednesday evening, pleas see the attached flyer and visit their website using the link below. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 May 2016.


Ryan Finnegan 31/03/16  Pilgrimage Video Message from Bishop John

Bishop John explains the importance of praying together, and pondering God’s word together, between Ascension and Pentecost. Join the Bishops to seek afresh the power of God’s Holy Spirit during this pilgrimage to refresh, renew and equip us to witness to the name of Jesus Christ.

To view Bishop John’s video please click the link below.


Ryan Finnegan 31/03/16  Langley House Trust – Thanksgiving Service – 24 April

All are invited to join Langley House Trust in praising God for His provision and protection for Langley, for the men and women whose lives have been transformed and for all those who have supported them, given to them and prayed for them.

It will take place on Sunday 24 April at 6:30pm in Coventry Cathedral. Since 1968, their Coventry project, Murray Lodge has been providing accommodation and support to those coming out of prison that otherwise would be at risk of homelessness or reoffending. Every day they see lives transformed, addictions broken and families restored.


Ryan Finnegan 31/03/16 Flyer  Community of the Cross of Nails Pilgrimage – May 2016

The Community of the Cross of Nails has arranged a pilgrimage to Coventry which will take place from 17-20 May . Partner churches and organisations in the Community from around the world come to Coventry, spend a few days sharing stories of reconciliation, learning some of the skills of peacebuilding and experience the healing in which Coventry Cathedral plays such an inspiring role.

Congregation members from parishes in the Diocese of Coventry are very much invited to attend. The cost is £100 per person including midday and evening meals.

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


Ryan Finnegan 31/03/16 In Focus In Review  ‘In Review’ and ‘In Focus’ – April 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 April edition of each document or visit their website, using the link below, for more information.


Katherine Walakira 31/03/16  Season of Invitation Training

A Season of Invitation began as ‘Back to Church Sunday’ in 2004, which was an annual opportunity for churches across the UK and abroad to invite people to come with them to church.

Season of Invitation training events are opportunities for people to come and learn about how to make the most of A Season of Invitation in their church context.

If you are interested in taking part in this training in September, please get in touch.

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