St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 11/8/19

Newsletter 11/8/19

8 Aug 2019 • General news

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Collect: Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake: when we prosper save us from pride, when we are needy save us from despair, that we may trust in you alone; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:Isaiah 1.1, 10-20 Lorraine Baker

Second Reading:Hebrews 11.1-3, 8-16 Isaac Selvamoni

Gospel:Luke 12.32-40 Tony Thistlewood

 Intercessor:  Lorraine Baker

Hymns:66 290 413 722 706

Post Communion Prayer:Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands that have taken holy things; may the ears which have heard your word be deaf to clamour and dispute; may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit; may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love shine with the light of hope; and may the bodies which have been fed with your body be refreshed with the fullness of your life; glory to you for ever.

This week beginning 11th August 2019

This Sunday8 amHoly Communion

10amParish 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

Thursday 9 am Morning Prayer

Saturday  9.30 am Morning Prayer

Sunday 18th 8am Holy Communion

10 am Parish Communion

12 noon Baptisms

6.30 pm Evening Prayer

Confirmation Classes

I am looking to start Confirmation Classes for both children and adults in September with a view to taking candidates to the Diocesan Confirmation Service at the Cathedral on Saturday 23rd November at 5pm. If you would like to be included in either class please speak to Malcolm over the coming weeks so that suitable times can be arranged for the preparation sessions.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Walsgrave Baptist Church and St Mary’s are organising a joint Macmillan Coffee morning on Saturday 28th September from 10am – 12.30pm to be held at the Baptist Church. If you could bake or fake a cake (we have recipes if required) it would be much appreciated. Please add your name to the list on the noticeboard opposite the glass entrance door to Church. Help on the day in the kitchen would also be appreciated. Jean Hudson

Thank you

I would like to thank all those who came to help me celebrate my 90th birthday. I had a lovely day and was pleased so many people were able to be with me.. The donations for the Church altar linens was £315 , a wonderful amount. We have now decided on the patterns to be on embroidered on them and I hope they will be in use son. Audrey Curtis

Bereavement Point

Walsgrave Baptist Church in conjunction with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire have set up a Bereavement Point. This happens every 4th Thursday of each month 7.30 - 9pm at Walsgrave Baptist Church. They are there to listen and offer hospitality to anyone who is affected by the death of a loved one and is coping with bereavement. It is a drop-in service and offers a confidential safe space for trained volunteers to listen to the thoughts, feelings, and needs of bereaved people. For more information please see poster on noticeboard or contact Pamela Martin on (024) 7696 5833 or Sharon Crofts 07342 086276 .


Claire used to maintain a St Mary’s presence on Facebook. Since her departure we have been looking for someone who could maintain this presence for us. If you think you might be able to help with this please speak to Malcolm

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 21st August. 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 22nd August 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 12th September as the cook is away at the end of August.. All welcome. Please let Malcolm know.

Cleaning Rota

A new cleaning rota is now available. Please make sure you collect yours if it applies to you! Someone did tell me that they were happy to go on the rota but sadly I failed to make a note of your name. Please let me know again as there is a space on the rota that needs filling!


July winners were

No.48 S Liggins £17.50

No.12 C Addie£6.00