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Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin – 03-02-2017

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

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Ryan Finnegan 03/02/17 Flyer  Brexit Conference – 30 March

Barbara Clutton, Diocesan Rural Officer, says “I would encourage all who have an interest in rural issues and the possible effects of Brexit to book for a day conference exploring the issues of Brexit and likely effects on rural communities, churches, agriculture and the environment”.

It will take place on Thursday 30 March from 10am till 4pm at The Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LG at a cost of £25 including all refreshments.

For more information please see the attached flyer or email Barbara Clutton using the link below.


Anna Laycock 01/02/17  News Story – Bishop of Coventry visits Iraq

Last week, the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, visited Iraq as part of a global delegation of church leaders. The 14-member delegation organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) spent five days in Iraq, in both Baghdad and the northern Kurdistan region. During the trip, the delegation talked to political religious and humanitarian leaders about the future of vulnerable people in Iraq following the expected military defeat of so-called ‘Islamic state.’

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Ryan Finnegan 31/01/17 Role profile  Diocesan Ecumenical Officer

We would welcome expressions of interest for this volunteer position which may, by permission of the Bishop, be carried out within the core working hours of an existing clergy post. The primary focus of this role is to assist in fulfilling the Diocesan Mission Purpose of Worshipping God, Making New Disciples, and Transforming Communities, principally by encouraging the development of 8 Essential Qualities throughout the life of the Diocese, especially with regard to Ecumenical Life.

For more information please see the vacancies page of our website or contact Bishop John by calling 01926 427465. You can also email him using the link below.

Website:   Email:

Anna Laycock 30/01/17  News Story – A Fresh Start for newcomers to Coventry

Fresh Start is a new initiative by Together for Change. Led by Cultural Links Worker, Matt Robinson, Fresh Start aims to befriend and provide practical support for people from different cultural backgrounds. The Diocese of Coventry is rich in cultural diversity; with 20% of the population born outside of Britain, and the city of Coventry resettling more Syrian refugees than any other UK city.

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Katherine Walakira 18/01/17 Modules  Exciting new BCDM modules after Feb half-term

We have an exciting set of modules available beginning in February/March including two brand new modules and our most popular modules:

– Being a Christian in a Digital Age (Nuneaton) – Introducing Christian Ethics (Leamington Spa) – Music (Coventry) – The Bible in Five Acts (Coventry)

Sign up early to avoid disappointment:


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