St. Mary's Church

Messenger:  March/April/May 2020

Regular Events

Sunday Services

8am Holy Communion

10am Parish Communion & Junior Church.

6.30 pm Evening Prayer

Monday

9am Morning Prayer

7 pm Parish Office (Wedding and

Baptism enquiries)

6.30pm Cubs (Walsgrave School)

Tuesday

9am Morning prayer

1.30 pm Butterflies (Carer & Toddler Group)(Church Centre)

Wednesday

10 am Holy Communion

Thursday

9am Morning Prayer

5.45 pm Brownies (Church)

10-12 noon Friendship Club

(2nd & 4th Thursday of each month)

12.30 pm Luncheon Club (2nd & 4th Thursdays)

6.30 pm Beavers (Walsgrave school)

7.15 pm Guides (Church)

Friday

7.45 pm Scouts (Walsgrave School)

Saturday

9.03am Morning Prayer

For your Diary

Coffee Club - meetings in March, April & May are as follows:

4th & 18th March

1st, 15th & 29th April

13th & 27th May

10.45 am. Price £1.Tea, Coffee, biscuits.

All welcome.

Walsgrave Friendship Group-

meetings in Jan & Feb are as follows:

12th & 26th March

23rd April

14th & 28th May

10 – 12 noon on 2nd and 4th Thurs of each month.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

Follows the Walsgrave Friendship Group on the dates above. 12.15 pm.£4.Speak to Malcolm for more details.

Lent Groups

We are running two Lent Groups during Lent; one on a Tuesday evening at 7pm and one on a Wednesday at 10.45 after the morning service. Both will meet in the Octagon and the subject will be the Lord’s Prayer.

Come along if you are able.

CREW (Creative, Ready, Equipped & Willing)

- a children’s activity and worship group.

Join us to get creative @ C.R.E.W.

Good Friday – 10th April

10.45 -12 noon. Craft, worship and food.

Junior Church:

Every Sunday during 10am service apart from when Creative Communion takes place.

Creche (under 4’s), (4-8’s), (8-11’s) and (over 12’s).

PCC Meetings:

Sunday 8th March

APCM-Sunday 29th March

Members of PCC are as follows:

Barbara Hancox   John Aspden

Lorraine Baker  Nickie Harwood

Gary Croshaw  Tony Thistlewood

Coral Carson  Mervyn Hancox

Val Ekin  Mo Hearne Wilson

Nathan Lewis

Baptisms

29th March -Reggie McDougal

19th April - Jennifer Hawkins

Weddings

4th April -Nell & Tim O’Beirne

(vows renewal 25 years)

Holy Week & Easter Service

Maundy Thursday

Communion & Foot washing at 7.30 pm

Good Friday

Solemn Liturgy at 2 pm

Easter Day

Vigil & Easter Ceremonies at5.15 am

Parish Communion at 10 am

Useful contacts

Who’s who at St. Mary’s

Clergy: Revd. M. Tyler7661 8845

Revd D. Lutsenko7661 8845

Wardens: Mrs B. Hancox, Mr J. Aspden

Verger: Mr G. Croshaw

Organist: Mr C. Gardner

Brownies: Lin Marley

Guides: Hazel Turner 07909 600899

Beavers: Samuel Liggins 07711 214487

Cubs: Gemma Liggins 7645 6011

Scouts: David Rhodes

Butterflies: Janet Asbridge 07977 523156

Quiz Night Val Ekin7661 0263

St. Mary’s Church of England Academy

Website:www.walsgrave.coventry.sch.uk

St. Mary’s Church Office

Sue Williams Tel: 7661 8845

Email:sueatstmarys@aol.com

Website:www.stmarys-walsgrave.org.uk

Office Hours: Mon – Thurs9.30 – 12.30 pm

Car Parking

Parking at the Red Lion is permitted on Sunday and Wednesday mornings, though you need to go into the pub and enter your registration on the screen at the bar and let them know you are at church.

At weddings and funerals we ask the council not to send parking attendants, so parking on the streets is acceptable.

Is This Our Church?

I came across the following recently when reading Philip Yancey’s book “Vanishing Grace. ”He quoted something he’d come across in a U.S. Church and I wonder if it could be an accurate description of St. Mary’s.

-Married, divorced or single here, it’s one family that mingles here.

-Conservative or liberal here, we’ve all gotta give a little here.

-Big or small here, there’s room for us all here.

-Doubt or believe here, we can all receive here.

-Gay or straight here, there’s no hate here.

-Woman or man here, all can serve here.

-Whatever your race here, for all of us grace here.

-In imitation of the ridiculous love almighty God has for each of us, let us live and love without labels.