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Claire Strachan 13/10/16  SPAB John Betjeman Award 2017

Applications are invited for the SPAB John Betjeman Award which celebrates excellence in conservation and repair projects at places of worship of any faith in England and Wales and recognises the highest standards of craftsmanship used in carrying out those projects.

The Award is made for repair or conservation of fabric, fittings or furnishings carried out in the last 18 months. It is not essential that the building is listed – its age or architectural significance is less important than the quality of the repair. For further details please visit their website using the link below.


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Anna Laycock 10/10/16  News Story – Coventry Church to reopen after 45 years

St Mark’s Church in Swanswell will open up its doors to worshippers again next year – 45 years after it closed in 1972.

The Grade II listed Coventry church is set to become a City Centre Resource Church. Inspired by the church-planting experience of London Anglican church, Holy Trinity Brompton (who have successfully opened churches in cities across the UK including Brighton, Norwich and Birmingham), City Centre Resource Churches are part of the Church of England’s strategy to serve inner city communities and connect with young people living and working in cities.

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Ryan Finnegan 23/09/16 Poster  REMINDER – Celebrate Eco Church – 19 October

The Diocesan Environment Group would like to invite you to Celebrate Eco Church at St Andrew’s Eastern Green on 19 October at 8pm. St Andrew’s was the first church in the Diocese to win a Bronze Award.

You will learn about Eco Church and how to go forward with this scheme, share your local ‘stories of hope’ and ideas about caring for God’s creation. They particularly hope to contact again those who became part of the original ‘Care of Creation Champions’ for their own church.

There will be refreshments at 7:30pm with an 8pm start and will finish by 9:30pm. For more information please see the attached poster.

Ryan Finnegan 15/09/16 Flyer  REMINDER – Silent Too Long

Mothers’ Unions annual event around the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence will take place on Thursday 20 October in Coventry Cathedral from 10:30am through to Choral Evensong at 5:15pm.

There will be two excellent speakers talking about “FGM” and “VAWG: an issue for churches?” The talks will take place from 1:45pm until 4:00pm. All are welcome to go and support this very important event.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

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