St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 30th September

Newsletter 30th September

27 Sep 2018 • General news

Collect:  God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:      Esther 7. 1-6, 9-10; 9.20-22    Nicola Harwood

Second Reading:     James 5. 13-end      Abraham Kurien

Gospel:     Mark 9. 38-end     Alvie Abraham

Intercessor:     Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:     467     481     237     747     439

Post Communion Prayer:   We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast: for here we receive you, here the memory of your passion is renewed, here our minds are filled with grace, and here a pledge of future glory is given, when we shall feast at that table where you reign with all your saints for ever.

This week beginning 30th September 2018

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday 9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday  9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Coffee Club

7.30 pm   Licensing of Revd Anne Richards at St. James,

Thursday  9 am   Morning Prayer |Whitley

Friday10-11am   Prayer Group in Church

Saturday 9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 30th  8am   Holy Communion

September 10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer


We shall be celebrating Harvest on Sunday 7th October.  Please remember to bring some cans of food or other dry food (pasta etc) which can be given to local organisations.PCC have decided to support the food banks at Coventry City Mission and Walsgrave Baptist Church.

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study Group meets next on 10th October at 10.45am.

Friday Prayer Group

Our Friday Prayer Group has started again. It meets alternate weeks and the next one is 5th October. It meets in Church from 10-11am, plus coffee time. All welcome. Please see Tony Thistlewood for more information.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets next on Wednesday 3rd October.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome.

Friendship Club

Meet in the church centre twice monthly. (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month).They meet from 10-12 noon and all are welcome. They next meet on Thursday 11th October.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

Do come along to St Mary’s Luncheon Club at 12 noon. For £4 you will receive an excellent meal. The next meal will be on Thursday 11th October.

Crosspoint Community Gospel Choir

Would you like to join a Gospel Community Choir.  Dave Barker at Walsgrave Baptist Church is starting one which meets on a Wednesday evening at the Baptist Church 7.30 - 9pm.For more details contact Dave on 07715 371984 or

Autumn Fayre

We shall be holding our Autumn Fayre on Saturday 20th October.  Please put the date in your diary and start to look out for things we might sell.

In the meantime however we have printed Raffle Tickets and would be grateful if people could take 5 or 10 books to sell amongst their friends, families and colleagues. Please bring in any items for the Fayre including Bottles, chocolates, toiletries, books, bric a brac etc.  Church is open Monday-Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm.If you can help with a stall please see Jean Hudson.

Handel’s Messiah

There will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Civic Hall in Bedworth on 3rd November at 7.30 pm. Tickets £12 in support of Zoe’s Place.

Car Parking

Just a reminder that the car parking passes that we used to issue for the Red Lion are NO LONGER VALID!  You may still park in the Red Lion for free on Sunday mornings but you will need to pop into the bar to enter your car number plate into their machine.

Do not purchase a ticket beforehand as the money cannot be refunded but tell the staff you have been at church and they will allow you to enter the registration number. If you should get a ticket, bring it into church to Malcolm and it will be cancelled.

Coventry City Mission - Help needed

Coventry City Mission are asking for volunteers to help wrap Christmas presents collected through their Giving Tree Project. If you can help during the week 3rd-7th December please contact City Mission on 024 7661 5931.St Mary’s will be supporting this at their Toy Service on 2nd December.