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Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin 26.03.17

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

Anna Laycock 20/03/17 Consecutive Booklet  Prayer Diary – April 2017

The April Prayer Diary includes news stories from Coventry North 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.

Website:  www.dioceseofcoventry.org/?page_ref=1152

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Ryan Finnegan 24/03/17 In Focus In Review   ‘In Review’ and ‘In Focus’ – April 2017 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 April edition of each document or visit their website, using the link below, for more information.

Website:  www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/inreview-and-infocus.aspx

Ryan Finnegan 24/03/17  Special Barn Service – 18 June

On Sunday 18 June at 10:30am, the churches of the mid Fosse are holding a Barn Service at Chesterton Fields Farm, just off the Fosse and close to Leamington. It will be an informal family service and all are welcome from across the Diocese.

Sunday 18 June is Father’s Day as well as the ‘Bringing Communities Together’ weekend, which is an initiative from Brendan Cox, the widower of the MP, Jo Cox. The Bishop of Coventry will be in attendance.

They very much hope to see as many as possible and there will be plenty of animals and machinery for the children to see.

Anna Laycock 24/03/17  Thy Kingdom Come Video Resources

To help individuals, small groups and churches prepare for Thy Kingdom Come (a global time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost, 25th May – 4th June 2017) a series of videos have been produced.

The videos feature the Archbishop of Canterbury in conversation with four colleagues about why Christians share their faith, what some of the barriers are, and how to build confidence in evangelism.

To watch the videos, click the link below.

To find out more about Thy Kingdom Come visit www.thykingdom.co.uk

Website:  www.vimeo.com/thykingdomcomeglobal/videos

Anna Laycock 22/03/17  City Praise and Prayer – 12 November 2017

On Sunday 19th March 600 people gathered at The Welcome Centre in Coventry to pray together and lift up to Jesus in worship. It was a significant evening with a tremendous level of engagement and freedom to pray and praise.

The next City Praise and Prayer will be on Sunday 12th November 2017. Further details will be available nearer the time. Mark your calendars!

Anna Laycock 22/03/17  News Story – African Pastors Fellowship

Across the developing world, 3.2 million pastors are untrained or undertrained. In Africa, it is estimated that 90% of church leaders may never have received even one day of formal training. That is where African Pastors Fellowship steps in.

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Katherine Walakira 01/03/17  New BCDM Modules after Easter

There are four exciting BCDM modules available in April – May:

– The Book of Revelation (St Michael’s House, Coventry) – Creation Care (Westwood Church, Coventry) – Understanding the Bible – Renewing your Life (Ettington Church) – The Bible in Five Acts (Christ Church Cheylesmore)

Sign up early to avoid disappointment: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

Website:  www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDM/modules

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