St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 25.8.19

Newsletter 25.8.19

22 Aug 2019 • General news

Collect: Lord of heaven and earth, as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope, but always to bring our prayers before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:    Jeremiah 1. 4-10    Aiden Butterworth

Second Reading:    Hebrews 12. 18-end     Chris Addie

Gospel:    Luke 13. 10-17    Nathan Lewis

Intercessor:  Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:   767   416   172   61  574

Post Communion Prayer:   God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 25th August 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   NO Morning Prayer

7 pm   NO Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday 10 am  Holy Communion

Thursday   9 am    Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

1 pm   Wedding

3.30 pm   Wedding

Sunday 1st   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

The flowers in the Lady Chapel this week are in memory of Doreen Rose, Barbara Hancox' mother who would have been 100 years old on the 22nd of August.

Welcome Rota

A new rota is shortly being drawn up and it would be good to have some additional people involved. If there are sufficient numbers it is a duty every 2 months and you would work in pairs welcoming and giving books to the congregation. You could also be involved in taking the collection if you wished to. If you would like to join the team or find out more, please have a word with Barbara Hancox or Malcolm

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

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!

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 4th September.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 12th September 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. All welcome. Please let Malcolm know.


July winners were

No.48     S Liggins     £17.50

No.12     C Addie     £6.00