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E-Bulletin From The Coventry Diocese

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

Claire Strachan 07/12/16 Newsletter 4  Church Buildings News issue 4

The latest issue of the Church Building Teams’ newsletter is now available! Inside you will find information on the first round of FREE training sessions available for churchwardens, details of new grants for church buildings, and information on Coventry DAC and the faculty process, as well as our response to the rural consultation.

Claire Strachan 05/12/16  WREN Community Action Fund reopens

Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) is currently accepting applications from voluntary and community groups in England and Wales to maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity. Applications are welcomed from registered charities, which operate a community facility including Churches or Parochial Church Councils. For more information please visit the website.


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Anna Laycock 09/12/16  News Story – Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal

Christian Aid is urging people and churches across the UK to support their Christmas Appeal and help ‘Light the Way’ for millions of people fleeing conflict and violence this Christmas.

As part of the appeal, Christian Aid will be hosting two special events in Coventry on Wednesday 14th December.

To find out about the events and to read the rest of the article, click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan Website

Sarah Palmer 09/12/16 Poster Postcard  Vocations Evenings 2017

Are you or someone you know interested in exploring God’s calling? In the New Year we will be running a series of three evenings for all those interested in exploring their vocation. Is God calling me? Wednesday 15 February 2017 What is God asking of me? Thursday 4 May 2017 Where do I fit in God’s story? Wednesday 4 October 2017 All sessions are 7.30 – 9.30pm at All Saints Church, Emscote. To find out more, or to book a place, please email Sarah Palmer. Please also let Sarah know if you would like some postcards or posters to advertise the evenings in your church.

Website:   Email:      Sarah Palmer

Anna Laycock 09/12/16  Prayer Diary available in braille

The monthly diocesan Prayer Diary will soon be available in braille.

Matthew Horspool has been translating the prayer diary into braille for himself and has kindly offered to make extra braille editions for the diocese to send out to anyone who would like one.

If you would be interested in receiving braille editions of the prayer diary, please email Anna Laycock at

Ryan Finnegan 08/12/16  Retreats in Daily Life – Lent 2017

Starting on Monday 27 February and running for six weeks till 10 April are two retreats in daily life in the north and south of our Diocese at St Michael’s Church, Budbrooke and St Chad’s Church, Wood End.

This is a very special opportunity as a pilgrim this Lent to find a way of waiting in prayer. For more information and to register please visit their website using the link below.


Anna Laycock 07/12/16  News Story – St Mary’s Warwick Chorister wins BBC award

Florence Cain, a talented 16 year old chorister who sings at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, has won BBC Radio 2’s Young Chorister of the Year.

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Anna Laycock 05/12/16  News Story – Bishop gives lecture at Warwick University

On Monday 28th November, the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, delivered a lecture at the University of Warwick as part of their Excellence in Education Lecture series. The lecture was entitled ‘The Teacher: character, capacity and competence – exploring the characteristics of great Teachers and how they can be sustained and developed.’

To read the full lecture please click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan Website

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