April Prayers for Christian Service

Monday April 3rd, 4 – 5 pm

Hear about, and pray for, a place of welcome for all at Warwick Road Church Centre offering, with no strings attached, ways to help people feel they belong to a friendly and supportive community, whatever their circumstances or background.

Introduced by: Jean Perry (Outreach and Development Worker Warwick Road Church Centre)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004 jwlloyd49@gmail.com

 

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March Prayer Points

Coventry Centre Manager for CAP (Chistians Against Poverty) told us about his work in helping people deal with financial problems and indebtedness.

Prayer pointers:

  • Ian covers the whole of Coventry (230, 000 homes), so asks for finance to support another person to help him
  • For wisdom for Ian when dealing with clients, especially for those difficult to love in Christ, to know when to walk away from, or challenge, people
  • For more people to pray at times when he is visiting clients (he has 20 so far)
  • For more people to befriend and support clients

Bridges Over The Wall

Coventry Poetry Vigil: ‘Bridges Over the Wall’
Saturday, February 4th, 10am – 4pm
Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral.

Coventry poet, Antony Owen, is leading a voluntary peace poetry vigil for victims of confliict. ‘Bridges over the wall” will consist of bridging poetry and spoken word, for those without a voice, from places of conflict across the world. The event will also bridge conflicts past and present, those affected from the bombings of places like Coventry, Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and in recent conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
The event will include poems read by local poets, students from Cardinal Newman School, refugees and Owen himself.

Everyone is welcome to come, to listen and to light a candle for peace.

Entrance to the Chapel is free, optional donations can be made.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Building Bridges Not Walls – banner in Cathedral now to add names/comments

– included in Litany on Friday 20th and then  12.15 with Banner in conjunction with international actions on day of US presidential inauguration.

 

Reformation Anniversary: Statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Ahead of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, which starts tomorrow, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

See this link

http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5826/reformation-anniversary-statement-from-the-archbishops-of-canterbury-and-york

Also

European Church leaders issue joint message for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

To view follow this link

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=31756

The Presidents of the Council of European Bishops’ Conference and the Conference of European Churches has sent out this message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The love of Christ compels us (2 Corinthians 5:14)! Great truth is contained in this short verse from Saint Paul’s letter to the Corinthians that inspired this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The history of Christianity in Europe is marked by sorrowful periods of division, mutual condemnation, and even violence. As a number of churches prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation, we are reminded anew of our difficult past. Recalling these events and confronting our history is a precious opportunity to renew our commitment to the healing of wounds and overcoming divisions. We turn to Christ, who reconciles all people and all creation to God, to guide us in this work. In humble gratitude for this gift, we work for reconciliation through both word and deed.

Today we must also celebrate how we have grown in learning to work together and cultivating meaningful theological dialogue. The Council of European Bishops’ Conference and the Conference of European Churches have enjoyed 45 years of collaboration through its Joint Committee, and on other issues of common concern. Also the shared suffering and joy of the world brings us together. Our solidarity with Roma people, our commitment to ecological justice, and prayers for unity within the Body of Christ is strengthened through this relationship.

The multiple crises facing Europe and its neighbours bind us still more closely together. War and conflict, political uncertainty, migration and ecological challenges, material and spiritual poverty touch all lives in Europe and beyond. Along with these crises comes hope. Together we can bear witness to the reconciling love of Christ through the safeguarding of Creation, solidarity with the poor, and protecting the dignity of all God’s people.

Through dialogue we will deepen our understanding of one another. Through common witness and action we will build bridges. Through prayer we will learn to recognise the Holy Spirit at work. The way forward can not always be clear or easy, but we always recall in our heart the truth that “the love of Christ compels us.”

 

Winter

Date    Leader                            From                                            Denomination                   Type of Service

Jan  4 Rev David Sutcliffe.      Hearsall Baptist Church                    Baptist                                Prayers

Jan 11 Rev John McCauley.   Foleshill Baptist Church                     Baptist                               Prayers

Jan 18 Sarah Hills.                 Associate Director- Reconciliation      Anglican                            Prayers

Jan 25 Mary Goodwin            Wednesday Group                                                                      Prayers

Feb  1 Rev. Pauline Warner   Minister and Chaplain                        Methodist                          Prayers

Feb  8 Rev. Yvonne Stone    West Orchard                                     URC                                  Prayers

Feb 15 Rev. Ian Kennedy      Corley & Fillongley                             Anglican                            Communion

Feb 22 Rev. Greg Smith        St. Andrews Eastern Green               Anglican                            Prayers