St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 5.5.19

Newsletter 5.5.19

2 May 2019 • General news

Collect: Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

First Reading:      Acts 9. 1-6      Aiden Butterworth

Second Reading:      Revelation 5. 11-end      Gemma Graham

Gospel:   John 21. 1-19      Margaret Oakley

Intercessor:   Claire McArthur

Hymns:   70   769   413   498   834

Post Communion Prayer:   Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread:open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

This week beginning 5th May 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

2.30 pm   Baptism

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   NO Morning Prayer

7 pm   NO Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7.30 pm   PCC

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

Thursday   9 am Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Luncheon Club

Saturday   9.00 am    Morning Prayer

Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

A thank you

This is just to say "thank you" to St Mary's Church family for supporting me on my last time "up front" on Easter Sunday morning. So many of you have encouraged and supported me over the last 19 years as a Reader [Licensed Lay Minister]. I am particularly grateful to my "support group" of Malcolm Tyler, Margaret Davoll, Nickie Harwood and Margaret Oakley during 2 years of part-time study from 1998 to 2000, and for always being there for me since. And thanks too for the gift of Dartington wine glasses, engraved "I am always with you". May the Lord bless you all and keep you all. The Lord is Risen. Alleluia, Alleluia. Sue Morton

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 15th May.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome. 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.

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.

April Tote

1st Prize      No. 11      A. Addie      £17.00

2nd Prize      No. 24      J. Home      £5.50

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