St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 23.6.19

Newsletter 23.6.19

20 Jun 2019 • General news

Collect: God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son.

First Reading:   1 Kings 19. 1-4, 8-15a   Tony Thistlewood

Second Reading:   Galatians 3. 23-end   Kevin Foxon

Gospel:   Luke 8. 26-39   Stephen Baker

Intercessor:   Claire McArthur

Hymns:  152   353   702   61   198

Post Communion Prayer: Eternal Father, we thank you for nourishing us with these heavenly gifts: may our communion strengthen us in faith, build us up in hope, and make us grow in love; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 23rd June 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

12.45 pm   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

10-12 noon  Friendship Group

12.45 pm   Lunch Club

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Claire McArthur

Today is Claire's last Sunday with us after 3 years as she leaves to take up her post as Rector of Stoke St Michael's. She will be greatly missed but we wish her well and we are marking the occasion by coffee and cupcakes after the service, so please do stay for this celebration and farewell. Her induction at Stoke St Michael's is on the 8th July at 7.30pm to which we are all invited, so please come along to show support and appreciation for her ministry with us. Please sign the list in the foyer if you are planning on attending her induction.


To Hannah and Adrian Adamson who celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday 25th June. The flowers in the Lady Chapel are to mark the occasion. Love and best wishes to them both.

Patrick Tchuako

We will not be seeing Patrick regularly in church after today as he is starting his scholarship as a footballer with Aston Villa FC at the beginning of July, where he will be living in. We wish him well for the future.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 26th June.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 27th June 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 27th June. All welcome. Please let Claire or Malcolm know.

Food Bank

The Coventry Foodbank is urgently in need of food donations to help them support the most vulnerable in our City. They are currently struggling to cope with the sharp rise in foodbank usage. They are currently looking for Tinned Fish, Tinned Meat, Cooking Sauces, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes and UHT Milk, although any donations of other things are still appreciated.Please bring items along and put them in the box in the foyer. Thank you.

Thank you so much for all the donations which helped us do amazing work in Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai. I raised £2,824.19 and am still receiving donations, we are extremely lucky and thankful. It was an emotional but rewarding 10 days and we met some most amazingly wonderful task oriented and caring people and organisations. We worked with local people and large charities (Save the Children, UNICEF, Feed the Future etc) and had to tackle and navigate discussions with government forces and other aid agencies to ensure aid was delivered directly to those in need.We provided:

*clothing, food, supplies, equipment to the local mountain guides team, ourmobilised build team, schools, foster mothers, families who lost the bread winner / parents.

*medicines, medical equipment to schools, hospitals in Chimanimani and Harare and to the boarding hostel housing homeless people

*school fees and uniforms to children orphaned or children who lost their bread winner family member from the cyclone

*set up the Blessed Fund business set up for families to provide long term independence, chicken breeding, egg selling, market stalls and bees

*house building with building materials etc mobilised a build team of 17 men to build houses in some of the worst affected areas.

Race for Life

Coral Carson is walking the Race for Life at Stoneleigh park on 30th June 2019, in aid of her son-in-law, Pete. If anyone would like to sponsor her, please see the sponsor form on the board.