Pews News Nov 17th

November 17th 2013


St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality.  You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith.  If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Special Welcome

To Revd Penny Hughes, always a very welcome visitor, who is leading our service this morning.

Sad News

Amanda Evans, Jackie Page’s daughter, sadly died on Wednesday morning at Myton Hospice.  Her funeral takes place at St Andrews on Friday Nov 29th at 11 a.m.  Please pray for Jackie, Amanda’s husband Mark and the children, Jessica and Bethany at this very sad time.


StAPH, our church plant at Woodlands School, is meeting for the first time this morning on a third Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and will continue to worship three times a month on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays.  We have also agreed to employ a half time leader, with a salary of £11k, starting in May.  Please speak to Greg or Alex for a job description, person specification or for an informal discussion.  The post will be advertised across other local churches, but we want to do everything possible to encourage applications from within our own fellowship.  Do pray for StAPH as it commences another exciting stage of its journey.



To Trev and Grace who are being married at St Andrews later today and to Trevor and Pauline being married on Thursday of this week.


Youth Service

There will be a Youth Service tonight at 6.30 p.m.  Please come along and support our young people.  We are hoping that other local churches will also be sending representatives, so it would be particularly good to have a good turn out from St Andrews.



The PCC have agreed to establish a staffed crèche during Sunday communion services starting in December.  We would be grateful to anyone who would be willing to serve on a rota to help with this.  If you are willing to help, please speak to Kate or Greg.


Typhoon Appeal

Make a secure donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Typhoon Haiyan appeal at

– £12.50 could pay for a month’s worth of water purification tablets for five affected families
– £25 could provide a hungry family with 1 week’s worth of food
– £100 could prove an emergency shelter and bedding for a family whose home has been flattened


Barn Dance

In the Village Hall on Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm.  Book this in your diaries for a great night’s entertainment.  A fabulous night out for £8 adults £4 children.  Tickets available from Barbara Warner, Fran Smith or Jackie Lynch.



Please pray for our confirmation candidates who are being confirmed at Coventry Cathedral next Saturday: Rosemarie Over, Emma Kelham, Sean Wildman, Stan Cooper, Chris Reed, Sharon Beales and Grace Daramola.  They will share communion with us for the first time next Sunday.


Exploring Besom

“Sweep Away Suffering” – 7:30pm, 25 November, St Christopher’s Church, 173 Winsford Avenue, CV5 9NJ

“Poverty, isolation, abuse, ill health, injustice, homelessness: we all see the sharp inequalities of life around us and the devastating impacts they have on people’s lives. Many of us want to do something, to get involved but we don’t always know how. The Besom exists to help you make a difference to the lives of others and to make it easy for you to do so.  Everyone – whether you are three years old or over 80, whether working full-time or part-time, a student, a mum with toddlers, in between jobs or retired – can get involved. By giving your time, money, things or skills you can help those who are in real need and make a long term positive difference to their lives.” – come and find out more about Besom, how it’s making a difference to communities and churches across the country, and begin to explore the possibility of establishing Besom in Coventry.  For more information, please contact Rev. Andy March – – 024 7667 2879, or look at


Link Deliverers party

There is a thank you party for all those wonderful souls who deliver the Link magazine rain or shine in some cases for many, many years.  It will take place in the church room on Thursday 5th December at 7.30 p.m.  Anyone who currently delivers the Link or has done so in the past is welcome.  See Barbara Warner for further details.


St Andrews Day

We will be celebrating St Andrews Day a few days early next Sunday.


Crib Service

Help is wanted for this year’s Crib Service.  Would anyone be prepared to choreograph a short dance piece?  Also, does anyone have a cuddly reindeer toy which we can borrow?  Please speak to Greg or Rebecca Martin.


Youth drama

Greg has started a new youth drama group at Jardine Youth Centre on Tuesday evenings from 5.30-6.30.  Lifts are available.  Please contact Greg on 7642 2856 if you want to know more.


Prayer List

Please pray for Brenda & Neville Lawrence, Angela Satchwell, Alan Pickering & Derek Shale.  To add names to the list please contact Greg or Alex.




Sun 17th Nov               Youth Service at 6.30 p.m.

Tues 19th Nov              Youth drama at Jardine Cresc at 5.30 p.m.

Tues 19th Nov              Choir Practice at 7 p.m. in church

Tues 19th Nov              Allesley Green meeting at 8 p.m. at 8 Juniper Dv.

Weds 20th Nov            Lunch n Chat meal out at the Maudsley

Thurs 21st Nov                        Confirmation rehearsal at 6 p.m. in church

Thurs 21st Nov                        Deanery Synod at St Andrews at 7.30 p.m.

Sat 23rd Nov                Confirmation at 4 p.m. at Coventry Cathedral

Sat 23rd Nov                Barn Dance at Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Sun 24th Nov               Darkness to Light rehearsal at 6 p.m.

Mon 25th Nov              Junior Church Leaders at 7.30 at 28 Poundgate Lane



Readings                     2 Thess 3.6-13 (p 1190) & Luke 21.5-19 (p 1056)

Readers                       Jeremy Thomas & Ann Dove

Preacher                      Penny Hughes

Intercessions               Nick Tooby

Organist                      Michael Watts

Comm Asst                 Nick Tooby

Next week                   Col 1.11-20 & Matt 18.21-35