St Laurence Church

Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin 30/10/2016

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Anna Laycock 28/10/16 Flyer  National Funerals Conference – June 2017

Following on from the immensely successful National Funerals conference in 2015, we are delighted to say that this bi-annual event is happening again in June 2017 in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

Speakers will include the leading American writer on funeral ministry, Thomas Lynch, who specialises in teaching and research around preaching and death. There will be opportunities to share good practice, hear stimulating debate and conversation and engage with the wider funeral industry.

The conference is open to clergy and readers.

For more information and online booking go to or see the attached flyer.


Ryan Finnegan 27/10/16  Offa House – Rhythm of Prayer

The Rhythm of Prayer continues at Offa House whilst they await a decision about its long term future and all are very welcome to visit. The House is open from 12 noon until 2pm on Mondays to Thursdays. At 12:30pm there is a service of Midday Prayer (Mondays and Thursdays) or a Eucharist (Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Please note that the House will be closed for two weeks from Monday 14 November whilst necessary building work takes place and there will be strictly no admittance during this period.

For further information please call Kerry Vanston-Rumney on 01926 427 465.

Ryan Finnegan 27/10/16 Results -Word Results -Pdf  Rural Consultations Results

Please find attached the results of the Rural Consultations completed last year. Please note that this conveys the range of suggestions which came out of the consultations, and is a discussion document for churches, benefices, deaneries and the wider Diocese to now consider. It may be that some suggestions resonate and can be applied immediately. Others will need more discussion.

We hope to have a further round of consultations next year to feed back on the progress of discussions at all levels, but if you wish to share any thoughts before then please email Morris Rodham, Archdeacon Missioner, using the link below.


Anna Laycock 24/10/16  News Story – Germinate conference equips rural churches

On Saturday 15 October, two hundred Christians gathered together in Coventry to explore how best to support people to grow as disciples of Jesus in their rural churches and how to more effectively reach out into their local communities. The Germinate Conference took place at The Welcome Centre in Coventry and brought together speakers and facilitators from across the Christian denominations.

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

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