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Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin 24.03.16

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

Anna Laycock 24/06/16  Bishop’s statement on the result of the EU referendum

Following the result of yesterday’s EU referendum, the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, has written a statement that can be found on the Diocesan website (link below).

Website:  Diocesan Website

Anna Laycock 22/06/16 Article  News Story – Support Fund Meeting for 2017

Each year since 2011, an annual Support Fund meeting has agreed the amount that each deanery is to pay into, or receive from, the Support Fund in the following year. It is through generous giving to the Support Fund that our ministry and mission are able to continue in the poorer areas of the diocese. On Saturday 11th June in Budbrooke, two representatives from each deanery gathered for the meeting to share their news, concerns and aspirations, and to agree the payments for 2017.

To read the rest of the story please click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan Website

Anna Laycock 20/06/16 Consecutive Booklet  Prayer Diary – July 2016

The July Prayer Diary includes news stories from Alcester 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).

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Ryan Finnegan 24/06/16  National Rural Mission Conference – Coventry – 15 October

The biennial 2016 “Germinate” national rural mission and ministry conference takes place in Coventry on 15 October. It includes a key note from the President of the Methodist Conference and author of two books on discipleship, plus cases studies, resources and a wide choice of workshops.

At the last event in 2014, nearly 300 lay and ordained rural church leaders attended. Comments include: “Most focused and inspiring rural conference I have ever attended”, “An excellent day – lots of practical ideas to take back”.

For more information or to book a place please visit their website using the link below.


Anna Laycock 22/06/16 Transcript  Bishop Christopher’s Diocesan Synod Presidential Address

On the evening of 21st June 2016 Bishop Christopher addressed the Diocesan Synod.

In the address, the Bishop discussed the identity of the Diocese in light of recent worldwide and nationwide events.

He said; “for us as a Diocese, that identity is bound up with the Coventry story of reconciliation, and the call it makes upon us to be a reconciled and a reconciling people. What does this mean for us as we look back on the tragedies of the past week, as well as ahead to the referendum itself and to the days and weeks that follow it?”

To read the full speech, please click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan Website

Ryan Finnegan 22/06/16  Barn Service – 10 July

Following the great success of the Barn Service event held in 2015, it is to be repeated again on July 10 2016. This year it will be held at the Moreton Morrell campus of Warwickshire College commencing at 10:30am.

This to be an informal event aimed at all ages lasting no more than an hour and likely less. It will include musical items from Moreton Morrell School, an offering of farm produce, readings and some well known hymns with which all can join in.

Both before and after the event, there will be time to talk and mingle with refreshments provided and there is plenty of parking space.

Anna Laycock 20/06/16  News Story – Meet the new priests for 2016

On Saturday 2 July, eleven new priests are to be ordained at Coventry Cathedral. The new priests have already served as deacons for a year. On their ordination as priests they will remain in their present parishes while their on-going training continues. The service starts at 5pm and is open to all. No tickets are needed, and everyone will receive a warm welcome at the main entrance of the Cathedral.

To read the rest of the story please click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan Website

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