St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 10.11.19

Newsletter 10.11.19

7 Nov 2019 • General news

Collect:   God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:      Job 19. 23-27a      Tony Thistlewood

Second Reading:      2Thessalonians 2.1-5,13-end      Kevin Foxon

Gospel:     Luke 20. 27-38     Barbara Gardner

Intercessor:     Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:    352     495     321     452     198

Post Communion Prayer:  God of peace, whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom and restored the broken to wholeness of life: look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your healing power
make whole both people and nations; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

This week beginning 10th November 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

9.55 am   Parish Communion

11 am   Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial

4.45 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Coffee Club

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Lunch Club

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

10.45 am   CREW

Sunday 17th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

4 pm   Young peoples confirmation group

4.45 pm   Evening Prayer

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 20th November at 10.45am.We are using a course produced by the Bible Society looking at the whole of the Bible. In brief it looks at the whole story of the Bible.

Children’s Society Boxes

Audrey Curtis has asked me to remind people with Children Society boxes that she needs to collect them in over the next few weeks.  Could you please remember to bring them to church the next time you come. Thank you.

Coffee Club

Coffee Club will meet again on Wed 13th November.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 14th November 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 14th November. All welcome. Please let Malcolm know.

October Tote

1st Prize    No. 47    N. Harwood    £17.50

2nd Prize    No. 39    S. Thistlewood    £6.00

Young persons Confirmation Group

A reminder that we don’t meet this week!

Confirmation Candidates

On Saturday 23rd November at 5pm in the Cathedral several members of St Mary’s will be confirmed . Please pray for them as they prepare for this significant moment in a life of faith. Their names are

Stella Single, Geoff Single, William Single, Matt White, Grace Graham,

Katie Hughes, Lucie Hughes, Millie Lewis, Ruby Lewis, Isobel Hutchinson

Steward McCabe will be received into the Church of England at the same service having been previously confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church.


CREW meets again this coming Saturday 16.11.19 at 10.45-12 noon. Activities for children and bacon or cheese baps afterwards.

Autumn Fayre

Over the past weeks, we have advertised in the newsletter for a volunteer to co-ordinate an autumn fayre for us. As no-one has offered to take on this role, this year PCC have made the decision not to hold an autumn fayre. Given that this means our income is likely to be over £1000 less than might have been expected we are looking to find ways to lessen such a shortfall and hope we may be able to organise maybe 3 smaller events during the coming year which could attract both church members and others and be methods of raising money. If you have any ideas, and/or would be happy to organise a single event please speak to Malcolm or the churchwardens.

Coventry City Mission

We have had a letter from CCM thanking us for our Harvest Gifts donated towards their Food Bank. Please see the thank you letter on the noticeboard which gives some very interesting statistics on numbers etc using foodbanks.