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Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin – 15.09.2016

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

Anna Laycock 15/09/16 consecutive booklet  Prayer Diary – October 2016

The October Prayer Diary includes news stories from Warwick and Leamington 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.


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Anna Laycock 16/09/16 Flyer  Men’s Night with Climber Carlos Buhler – 18 October

The Archdeacon Missioner, Morris Rodham, has organised a Diocesan Men’s Night on Tuesday 18th October from 7.30 to 9.30pm at St Mary’s Church in Leamington.

Carlos Buhler, a renowned High Altitude ice climber who has put the most difficult route up Mt Everest which has yet to be repeated, will be speaking at the event.

The evening will be raising funds for ‘The Gorkha Foundation’, a charity which is trying to re-build 4 schools which were destroyed after the recent earthquake.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased on the door.

For more information see the attached flyer.

Ryan Finnegan 15/09/16  Silent Too Long

The Archers are not the only people to think about DVA. Mothers’ Union does too and will once again be taking part in the 16 days campaign.

On 4 October from 7pm till 9pm at St Michael’s House there will be an open discussion around the subject of DVA. On 20 October from 10:30am till 4pm there will be stalls from various supporting agencies and speakers in the afternoon including FGM. Choral Evensong will then take place at 5:15pm.

For more information please email or

Ryan Finnegan 15/09/16  Is Peace Possible? – A Talk with Terry Waite

Coventry Cathedral is offering a public lecture with Terry Waite on “Is Peace Possible?” on 21 September at 7pm. Waite was the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs for the then Archbishop of Canterbury.

As an envoy for the Church of England, he travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of four hostages. He was himself kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991. Waite will share part of his narrative and unpack peace and reconciliation.

All are welcome to join them in the Nave of Cathedral for this talk in conjunction with International Day of Peace. There is a £5 suggested donation for the continued work of reconciliation.

Ryan Finnegan 15/09/16  Rural Ministry Course – Arthur Rank Centre

The Rural Ministry Course is a popular three day residential run by Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre every six months.

There are places available on the next course, 1-3 November. Contributors include the National Rural Officer for the Church of England as well as practitioners / specialists in rural mission, growth, leadership, children and young people.

For more information please visit their website using the link below.


Ryan Finnegan 15/09/16 Flyer  Reconciliation Explored: A Foundations Course

St Michael’s House at Coventry Cathedral is offering their foundations course in reconciliation theory, theology, and practice on 12 and 13 October. The course is open to all who are keen on deepening their understanding of reconciliation including students, clergy, lay leaders, teachers and community leaders.

The course is taught by Coventry Cathedral Canon for Reconciliation Sarah Hills. For more information, please see the attached flyer or email the reconciliation team using the link below.


Anna Laycock 15/09/16  News Story – Love Lillington

St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Lillington launched a new project earlier this year called ‘Love Lillington’ to help people in need in their local community. In this article Reverend Charlotte Gale, vicar of St Mary Magdalene’s, explains what the project involves.

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Anna Laycock 14/09/16  Have your story featured on the Diocesan website

Anna Laycock, Communications Officer at Coventry Diocese, is on the look out for good news stories to feature on the diocesan website.

If your church or parish is hosting a special event or service, is involved in a mission week or has launched an exciting new initiative or project we would love to hear about it.

Please let us know by contacting Anna Laycock on or 024 7652 1348.

Ryan Finnegan 12/09/16 Poster  Course for Eating Disorder Sufferers and Carers

If you or someone you care about is struggling with eating disorders then it may be helpful to go along to the next tastelife course and join them for teaching, discussion, stories of recovery and tools for life.

There are 8 Monday evening sessions beginning on 3 October at 7:30pm. Open to sufferers and supporters. Sessions are free but donations, if possible, are welcome.

For more information please see the attached poster or call Di Archer on 07845 089 400. You can also email Di Archer and visit their website using the links below.

Website:   Email:

Anna Laycock 12/09/16 Flyer  Housing Justice Roadshow – 12 October 2016

On the 12th October, Housing Justice – the national Christian voice on housing and homeless issues – will be hosting the second of their 2016 Roadshows in Coventry.

The day will look at housing needs from an informed local and national perspective, and will examine the role churches have to play. The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt. Revd James Langstaff, will be coming to chair the day along with Chair of Housing Justice, Alison Gelder.

The event will be held at Coventry Central Hall from 9.30am to 3pm. Tickets are £10.

For information about how to book tickets please see the attached flyer.

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