St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 28.4.19

Newsletter 28.4.19

25 Apr 2019 • General news

Collect: Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father.

First Reading:     Acts 5. 27-32     Isaac Selvamoni

Second Reading:     Revelation 1. 4-8     Martin Adamson

Gospel:     John 20. 19-end     Nicola Harwood

Intercessor:     Nicola Harwood

Hymns:     628     494     14     285     777

Post Communion Prayer:  Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ you have assured your children of eternal life and in baptism have made us one with him: deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jess Christ.

This week beginning 28th April 2019

This Sunday     8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

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

Thursday   9 am  Morning Prayer

Friday   10.30 am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday  9.00 am  Morning Prayer

Sunday  8am  Holy Communion

10 am  Parish Communion

12 noon  Baptisms

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 1st May.Price£1.Tea or Coffee.  All welcome. After a good number of years, Gwen Brown has decided to stand down.  We shall continue to have coffee after Church on Wednesdays, though this may be a little less organised! Come along and you might even get cake from time to time!

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 9th May 2019.

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 Thurs 9th May. All welcome. Please let Claire or Malcolm know.

Church Cleaning

Our volunteers for Church Cleaning have dwindled a little and it would be good if a few, preferably younger folk, could help out. Currently we ask people to spend about 1 hour cleaning the Church and Centre 6 times a year. Our oldest volunteer still helps out in his 80’s!It would be considerate all round if we could lower the average age. Please speak to Malcolm if you feel able to help out and he will tell you what needs to be done.

Starlight Express - Albany Theatre

Book now to see some of Coventry’s most talented children. YOG will be performing between 8th-12th May with Callum McArthur taking the lead role of Rusty. Tickets can be booked on line.

Readers & Intercessors

It is always good to welcome new readers & intercessors to our list but this time we need a new person to organise the rota as Janet Home wishes to stand down. The rota comes out 4 times a year and help can be provided for new volunteers. Please speak to Malcolm or Barbara Hancox  if you feel able to help.

Can you help?

I am going to Zimbabwe between 3-13th May to do charity work in areas affected by Cyclone Idai. We are going out in person to ensure 100% of the donations go to the affected areas. There is food and clothes aid there but we are going to help rebuild homes, schools, water supplies, communities etc, longer term needs. My flight and expenses are self-funded, no donations go towards my trip, all go to charity work.Claire Butterworth-Stanley

BCDM Modules

The Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission (BCDM) is a collection of open access short modules in discipleship and mission for lay people. Current modules running are

Introducing Christian Ethics

(Tuesdays 7pm - 9.30 pm at Shipston on Stour)

30/4 - 14/5 & 4/6 - 11/6

Jesus and the Gospels

(Wednesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Rowington)

1/5 - 29/5

We believe

(Mondays 7pm - 9.30pm at St Michael’s House, Coventry)

3/6 - 1/7)

Creation Care

(Tuesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Dunchurch)

11/6 - 9/7

Empowering Leadership

(Wednesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Binley

5/6 - 3/7

Full details available at