St Laurence Church

Coventry Diocese E-Bulletin – 17.09.2017

eBulletin from the Diocese of Coventry

Claire Strachan 11/09/17  Grants from the All Churches Trust

The All Churches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant making trusts supporting churches of all denominations in restoring their historic buildings and widening community use, and Dioceses via Diocesan Boards of Finance and cathedrals. There are no firm rules on what you can (or can’t) apply for, and there are no deadlines for applications. The team at the ACT are more than happy to chat through your ideas with you before you make an application so do get in touch with them if you are planning a project in your church.


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Ryan Finnegan 15/09/17 Flyer  The Balfour Declaration… a hundred years on

This November marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. This promise by the then British government to support a Jewish national home in Palestine paved the way for the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and what Arab Palestinians remember as the Nakba, ‘the disaster’ in which Palestine as a country ceased to exist.

One hundred years on to the day on which the War Cabinet made its momentous decision, Christopher Lamb will be presenting a film ‘Britain in Palestine, 1917-1948’ and discussing the historical context and long-term legacy of the declaration with Mark Levene, a historian of these events.

Website:  Facebook Event Page

Ryan Finnegan 15/09/17  Worship Art Workshop

This worship art workshop will take place on 7 October at the House of Bread, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5AF from 10am until 4pm. Go and enjoy exploring your creativity in worship and prayer in outstanding surroundings.

The cost of the workshop is £10. All art materials are provided as well as tea and coffee. Please bring along your Bible and packed lunch.

For more information please email Rosa Wain using the link below.

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Anna Laycock 15/09/17 Flyer  Reformation anniversary service – 29 October

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4pm.

The guest speakers will be Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Kostlin-Buurma. Music will be led and performed by the Choir of Beverley Minster.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Anna Laycock 14/09/17  News Story – Bishop Christopher’s new interns

Earlier this month, Bishop Christopher and the staff at Bishop’s House welcomed two new interns, Adam Trettel and Fred Kratt. In this article, Adam and Fred share a little about themselves.

To read the article, click the link below.

Website:  Diocesan Website

Anna Laycock 14/09/17  Would you like to be on the radio?

David Stone, Precentor of Coventry Cathedral, presents a Sunday morning breakfast show on Radio Plus in Coventry and is looking for guests to feature on the show.

Do you have an event coming up in your church that you would like to talk about on the radio? Or do you have exciting news to share on the radio?

If you would like to be a guest on David’s show please contact Anna Laycock on

Anna Laycock 11/09/17  St Mark’s, Coventry Launch Service – 1 October

Come and join the team at St Mark’s, Coventry on Sunday 1st October to celebrate the opening and get a flavour of who they are.

Leading vibrant worship, the band will be putting the new sound system through its paces. Phil and Rachel will share something of the story so far and the vision for what’s to come. There will be children’s groups, cake, and coffee, all in the setting on an ancient church at the heart of a contemporary city.

Doors open at 3.30pm and the launch service will begin at 4pm. Do come along!


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