Service of Thanksgiving for the Refurbishment of the Chapel of Unity

Here are some photos taken at the service

Saturday 8th September 2018 at 1pm

The Joint Council of the Chapel of Unity is pleased to invite you to share in a Service of Thanksgiving for the refurbishment of the Chapel of Unity on Saturday 8th September at 1pm.

We plan to gather together on Unity Lawn outside the Chapel at 1pm to begin our service, weather permitting, and otherwise in the nave of the Cathedral outside the Chapel.

After the service all are invited to share over refreshments, memories of the past, and your hopes for the future life of the Chapel of Unity in working towards unity and reconciliation.

In addition you are also invited, if you are able, to arrive at 12pmto join the daily Litany of Reconciliation in the Cathedral ruins.


September Prayer for Christian Service

Monday September 3rd, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Hope into Action Coventry provides homes for the most vulnerable in society in partnership with local churches, built on the belief that when people have a safe, secure home surrounded by loving, non-judgemental relationships they will find the strength and motivation to make positive life choices.

Introduced by: Nobby Clarke 

(Chair of Trustees)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004   [email protected]

Hope Into Action Coventry Prayer Points

  1. For homeless people nationwide: on the street, in B & B, sofa-surfing.
  2. For communication between agencies in the city.
  3. For those being supported in housing e.g. “Tick”, Ian, Adrian.
  4. For our nation and local authorities, for changes in legislation to provide more support for the vulnerable.
  5. For those entrenched in homeless, for whom other schemes have failed.
  6. For HIA to get families out of B & B.
  7. For church members to volunteer as mentors.

July Prayer for Christian Service

Monday July 2nd, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity 

Keeping Health in Mind offers a Bible-based coping skills course, the LIFE course, combining biblical wisdom with practical skills, enabling all people, however their lives have been impacted by mental health problems, to grow and to function more effectively.
Introduced by: Ali Hogger-Gadsby 
(Director of Keeping Health in Mind)
All welcome! 
More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004   [email protected]

Ali Hogger-Gadsby (Director) spoke about Keeping Health in Mind, which offers a Bible-based coping skills course, the LIFE course, combining biblical wisdom with practical skills.

Prayer points:

1) The need for new trustees, especially younger people who can identify with the needs of e.g. students suffering from mental ill-health.

2) The ministry has grown organically, often by word of mouth.  What comes next? – prayer requested for new direction and opportunities.

3) For the churches to become aware of the resources available to them through KHiM and for courage to reach out to the mentally-ill who come to them.

4) For needy people to discover the help offered by KHiM through the Breathe! sessions and on the Facebook page.

June Prayer for Christian Service

Monday June 4th, 4 – 5 pm
Chapel of Unity 
Coventry Cathedral
Serving God – serving people in need.  Find out about and pray for the many practical ministries offered by Coventry City Mission, who have served the community through a range of projects since 1983.
Darren Burgess, Executive Director, spoke about the various ministries of Coventry City Mission.
Prayer points:
1) The challenge and opportunities arising from the construction of 71 social housing units near the CCM hub
2) Following the installation of a new boiler and alarm system, a new roof is being planned: pray that “normal service” will continue during this repair process
3) The pay-what-you-can hairdressing project about to be launched
4) For the future of CCM, awaiting the next project from God’s leading
5) For the 80-100 volunteers from many churches

Wednesday Morning Services January to February 2019 at 8am



Craig Muir Wednesday Group Prayers


William Sidhu Wednesday Group Prayers


Major Andrew and Major Valerie Spivey Coventry City Corps Salvation Army Prayers


Revd. Graeme Anderson Holy Trinity Anglican Prayers


 Paul McGowan Coventry Justice & Peace Group Prayers


 Janet Ward Wednesday Group


Alison Mukherjee
20/02/19 Canon Tom Farrell


Christ the King Roman Catholic Prayers
27/02/19 Rev John & Rev Kirsteen Macauley


Foleshill Baptist Church Prayers

All are welcome to a simple breakfast in the Lecture Hall after the Service





May Prayer for Christian Service

Monday May 14th, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Coventry Cathedral

VIP Event: a time of multi-agency practical ministry to the marginalised people of our city.  Find out more, and pray for all involved in this sharing of God’s love.

Introduced by: Steve Elton

(Project Manager)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004   [email protected] 

Prayer Points

Hope Springs Church, as part of their support for the marginalised in society, are running a VIP event – essentially a special event for the homeless or socially disadvantaged – there will be a 3 course meal with entertainment and other support, hopefully a pharmacist, doctor, makeup, footcare, etc.

12noon until 3pm on 26th May at the Methodist Central Hall

Pray that

  1. people will come
  2. it will run smoothly
  3. they will meet Jesus’ love


Coventry Pilgrimage 2018

What is it?   

To be a pilgrim is to undertake a journey with a spiritual purpose. We invite you to walk some or all of the Coventry Pilgrimage route in 2018.

We will walk the almost 50 mile route, circling Coventry from church to church around the Coventry Way footpath and reaching the Cathedral down the Sherbourne Valley Way. We will walk a section of about 4 to 6 miles on the last Saturday morning of each month for 9 months from Easter Eve, March 31st, to the Eve of Christ the King, November 24th.

Why are we doing it?

To wait for and welcome Christ the King in Coventry.
To spend time with friends and make new friends – building a reconciling community.
To celebrate the Centenary of Coventry Diocese.
To explore and enjoy our environment. Because walking is good for us!

When is it?

We will meet outside a church at 10 am on the last Saturday morning of each month and set off by 10.15 am.

March 31st St Laurence Meriden via St John the Baptist Berkswell to Burton Green Village Hall (congregation of Westwood Church Coventry) 5.4 miles

April 28th Burton Green Village Hall (congregation of Westwood Church Coventry) to St Mary Stoneleigh 5.6 miles

May 26th St Mary Stoneleigh via St Giles Bubbenhall to St Leonard Ryton on Dunsmore 5.8 miles

June 30th St Leonard Ryton on Dunsmore via St Margaret Wolston to St John the Baptist Brinklow 5.9 miles

July 28th St John the Baptist Brinklow to St James Ansty 4.3 miles

August 25th St James Ansty to All Saints Bedworth 4.6 miles

September 29th All Saints Bedworth via St Andrew Bedworth to St Mary & All Saints Fillongley 6.2 miles

October 27th St Mary & All Saints Fillongley to All Saints Allesley 5.9 miles

November 24th All Saints Allesley via St John the Baptist Coventry and Holy Trinity Coventry to Coventry Cathedral 3.1 miles

Details of the walk for each month, guidance about where to park and suggestions for convenient places for lunch at the end of each walk will appear on the Diocesan Centenary website month by month. (The churches on the route may or may not be open for pilgrims so please check month by month.)

Who is it for?

Anyone, church-goer or not, who wants to pray Christ’s peace and blessing where we walk and on Coventry. Particularly welcome are all who work, volunteer or worship on Hill Top or around the route.

Pilgrims walk at their own risk. Under 16s welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

How do I get involved?

Just turn up. No need to register.

Because the walks are linear not circular, if possible arrange transport in a group, sharing cars and leaving a car at your destination, before driving to the starting point. There will be a few lifts back to the starting point for stranded drivers if needed.

Wear trainers, walking boots or sturdy shoes and bring a waterproof and some water. Bring a flask and a snack if you like.

Coventry Pilgrimage 2018 Planning Group (Paul & Pam Cavendish, John & Margaret Lloyd)

c/o John Lloyd, Cathedral Reader [email protected] Cathedral & Diocesan Offices,1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB

April Prayer for Christian Service – St Francis Radford

Monday April 9th, 4 – 5 pm 

at the Chapel of Unity

Debt advice, ESOL, Work Club, volunteer placements – St Francis Church, Radford, is very active in practical Christian service. Find out more, then pray for their work.

Introduced by: Revd Liz Jackson (Vicar)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004             [email protected]

Prayer Points

1) Launch of the “Arabian Bites” café on April 28th – publicity

2) Ongoing need for volunteers and funding

3) For everyone involved in the existing projects

4) For the building of relationships e.g. by giving space for people to share their stories (refugees, marginalised people e.g. Roma)