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Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin 17/02/2017

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Anna Laycock 17/02/17  News Story – The Order of Jacob’s Well, Cubbington

In this article, Barbara Spicer writes about what The Order of Jacob’s Well is and the ministry of The Order of Jacob’s Well in Cubbington.

To read the full story, click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan Website

Ryan Finnegan 16/02/17 Flyer  Cherishing Churchyards Month – June 2017

Could your church organise an event for Cherishing Churchyards Month in June 2017? This could be a family event such as a picnic, a treasure hunt, a mini beast safari, tree bingo, leaf rubbing or a nature and prayer trail.

The aim of the month is to encourage everyone to particularly take an interest in the wildlife in churchyards. Coventry Diocese Environment Group would like to have events throughout the diocese so that as many people as possible could take part.

For more details and to see suggestions of activities please see the attached flyer.

Graeme Pringle 15/02/17  News Story – Vote on the House of Bishops’ Report

The General Synod of the Church of England has voted “not to take note” of a Report by the House of Bishops following a debate on the report earlier today on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships.

To read more, please click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan website

Ryan Finnegan 14/02/17  Lead Thefts Likely to Rise

As lead prices are rising again this is likely to prompt an increase in thefts. One church has recently been targeted.

Where roof alarms are installed any activations or problems should be treated as serious and immediate threats and be immediately addressed.

There have been incidences of criminals disabling alarm systems and leaving a marker (in the form of a stone on a stick) to indicate a vulnerable roof.

Where unexplained activation occurs churches are advised to: • contact the alarm company to check the system • contact the Police to tip them off about suspicious alarm activations • share with other churches/properties in the area.

Anna Laycock 13/02/17  News Story – Bishop calls for peacebuilding in Syria

On 9th February 2017 the House of Lords debated a motion from Crossbench Peer Baroness Cox “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria.” The Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth, spoke in the debate.

To read the full transcript of the Bishop’s speech, 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: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

Website:  www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDM/modules

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