St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 18.11.18

Newsletter 18.11.18

15 Nov 2018 • General news

Collect:   Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation:stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:   Daniel 12. 1-3   Masimba Karemba

Second Reading:   Hebrews 10. 11-14, 19-25   Nathan Lewis

Gospel:   Mark 13. 1-8   Alvi Abraham

Intercessor:   Stephen Baker

Hymns:   19    585    66    287    201

Post Communion Prayer: Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

This week beginning 18th November 2018

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

5.30pm   Confirmation Group

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday 10 am  Holy Communion

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15pm   Lunch Club

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 25th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

5.30 pm   Confirmation Group

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Church of England Children’s Society Boxes

Once again it is time to empty the Children's Society Church of England Boxes. I would be most grateful if people could bring their boxes to church or to 4 Hall Lane. Thanking You.  Audrey Curtis

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study Group meets next on 21st November at 10.45am.

Friday Prayer Group

Our Friday Prayer Group continues to meet. It meets alternate weeks and the next one is 30th November. It meets in Church from 10.30-11.30am, plus coffee time. All welcome. Please see Tony Thistlewood for more information. NB:Slight time change.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets next on Wednesday 28th November .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 22nd November.

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 22ndNovember.

Junior Church

We are blessed to have so many children here at Walsgrave, this however means that we need more hands on deck on a Sunday morning, so it is not the same people each week.Could you please pray for our children’s work and discern whether this is something that you could help with. If yes could you talk to Malcolm or Claire after the service.

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.

Chrtistmas Card

We shall start to take messages for our Annual Christmas card next week. PCC have decided to support the local charity ‘Carriers of Hope’ this year. Please remember our Annual Toy Service December 2nd.We shall be collecting new toys for the Coventry City Mission Appeal. Please do not wrap any toys you bring. They will be wrapped at the Mission, see above.

Christmas Hamper

We would like to organise a Christmas Hamper again this year. Please could you bring in something appropriate to a Hamper (see list in the Centre for suggestions).We will start to sell raffle tickets next week.


Please remember our Confirmation candidates who are to be confirmed next Saturday at the Cathedral (4pm start).They are Ben Baker, Aiden Butterworth, Collins Okoye and Harrison Jeavons.

Charity Donations

PCC have budgeted to make donations of £2,500 this year from giving and would be grateful to receive nominations for charities they might support from you. We shall probably make 5 donations of £500 each. Please speak to Malcolm or Churchwardens with your suggestions.