St Laurence Church

Diocese of Coventry E-Bulletin 18.05.2017

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry


Anna Laycock 18/05/17 booklet consecutive  Prayer Diary – June 2017

The June Prayer Diary includes news stories from Kenilworth 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 18/05/17  William & Jane Morris Fund

The next closing date for applications to the William and Jane Morris Fund is the 31st August 2017. The fund accepts applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896. The Fund offers grants of between £500 – £3,000 towards work concerned with the conservation of decorative features such as: • Stained glass windows / Sculpture / Furniture / Internal monuments and tombs / Wall paintings; etc. The decorative feature, monument, etc must be dated before 1896 (the date of William Morris’s death). Applications for features dated after 1896, even if they are in churches dated before 1896, are not eligible.


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Ryan Finnegan 19/05/17 Flyer  Icon Exhibition – 11-18 June

Members of the St Luke’s Icon Centre will be exhibiting their work during the Rowington Festival and will be available to meet and talk with visitors. You can watch them paint or try a sketch yourself.

There will be daily talks on different aspects of iconography exploring its meaning and relevance today. A daily time of prayer will give examples of different ways in which icons can help resource our devotional life. If you would like to know more about this sacred art and prayer form, join them to find out more.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

Ryan Finnegan 19/05/17 Poster  “Chosen” by Saltmine Theatre Company

On Saturday 24 June at 3:30pm and 8pm, St John’s Church, Kenilworth will host ‘Chosen’, by Saltmine Theatre Company.

‘Chosen’ is the inspiring life of Mary Sumner and Mothers’ Union. A moving story of compassion, faith and the inspiring force a company of women can be in a community, nation and the world.

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased by calling 07391 162 276 or you can email them using the link below. For more information please see the attached poster.


Ryan Finnegan 19/05/17 Poster  Cherishing Churchyards Month 2017

From 4 June a number of churches around the Diocese will be organising Cherishing Churchyards events as part of Cherishing Churchyards Month. Please publicise these events as widely as possible in your church and please do visit and support them.

For further details please see the attached poster or visit the Diocesan Environment Group section of our website by clicking the link below.


Ryan Finnegan 19/05/17 Poster  Matt Summerfield Making Disciples Tour

Some Christians and non-Christians have one thing in common… they both hate evangelism! Yet Jesus commands us to make disciples of all people. On Thursday 22 June, at 7:30pm, Matt Summerfield of Urban Saints will be leading an inspiring, fun-packed evening at St James Church Styvechale.

There will be 4 powerful reasons why we should long for people to become followers of Jesus, 3 confidence-building activities, 4 life-style challenges and 1 big commitment. This event is for adults and young people and attendees will receive a free book.

For more information or to book your place please visit their website.


Anna Laycock 18/05/17  News Story – Come to the Ascension & Pentecost services

Everyone is invited to join the Ascension and Pentecost celebrations at Coventry Cathedral. The two special services will mark the beginning and end of Thy Kingdom Come – the global time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost, 25th May – 4th June this year. Both services are free and no tickets are necessary.

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

Website:  Diocesan Website

Stasi Kelly 17/05/17 CS Letter Poster  Would you like to develop your skills empowering people?

Revd Tim Mitchell, the Healthy Churches Mentor would like to invite you to an evening with International NCD Director Christoph Schalk. Christoph will be exploring the theme of empowering people.

For more information about this exciting event, please see the attached letter from Tim. Whether you’re an incumbent, a youth worker, an administrator, a churchwarden, PCC Secretary or cleaner – you are warmly invited!

To book your place, please visit the website. We would advise you to book early where possible.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office.


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