St Laurence Church

Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin 20/11/2016

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

Anna Laycock 18/11/16 Consecutive Booklet  Prayer Diary – December 2016

The December Prayer Diary includes news stories from Coventry East 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.


Claire Strachan 16/11/16  FREE Churchwarden Training: Baseline Surveys 12th Dec 2016

Calling all Churchwardens & Fabric Teams! Come along to St Mark’s Church, Bilton, to learn how to undertake a baseline survey of your church with the SPAB Maintenance Co-operative Project. Carrying out a baseline survey allows you to identify maintenance issues before they become expensive repairs & will help you to produce an effective maintenance plan for caring for your church building.

A hot lunch & refreshments will be provided – all you need to bring is yourself, sensible shoes and warm clothing as much of the day will be spent outside looking at the building.

Contact Claire for more information or book online following the link below

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Anna Laycock 18/11/16  News Story – Support girls’ education in South Sudan

November in the UK is the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.” November in South Sudan is the start of the dry season. Yet, despite the seasonal differences, Coventry and Ibba in the Western Equatoria region of South Sudan are united through a shared commitment to seeing girls educated in the recently formed east African country.

Friends of Ibba Girls School is a Coventry based charity that set up and supports a girls school in South Sudan. Its annual meeting will be held in Coventry on 26th November and all are welcome.

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Ryan Finnegan 17/11/16 In Review In Focus  ‘In Review’ and ‘In Focus’ – December 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 December edition of each document or visit their website, using the link below, for more information.


Katherine Walakira 15/11/16  BCDM Modules in January

Register early for our new set of BCDM modules in January in Bedworth, Claverdon, Warwick and Coventry.

Choose between:

– A module introducing Christian ethics for how we should live, respond to issues and engage with the world.

– An opportunity to explore themes in the Bible such as names, gardens and the Trinity.

– A guide for how to read and understand the Bible and apply it to your life.

– A module on Paul in which you will gain an understanding of what motivated Paul, what his opponents said, and find ways of reading his letters so that they make sense!

To register, please go to:


Anna Laycock 14/11/16 Address  News Story – Coventry Remembrance Sunday Service

Bishop Christopher has addressed the People of Coventry during the Remembrance Sunday Service at the city’s War Memorial on the 13th November 2016.

To read the address click the link below or download the attached file.

Website:  Diocesan Website

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