Pews News – 4th December 2013

December 8th 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.


The church council has agreed to employ a half time leader of StAPH (our church plant that meets at Woodlands School), with a salary of £11k, starting in May.  Please speak to Greg or Alex for an informal discussion.  The job description, person specification and application form are available on the St Andrews Website at The post is being 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.


Thanks to all those who supported our Toy Service last Sunday.  It is still possible to bring new unwrapped toys to place under the Christmas Tree for a couple of weeks.  They will be donated to Coventry City Mission and distributed to children who will otherwise have nothing or very little at Christmas.

St Andrews Web address

Please note the St Andrews Church website address has changed:  However, if you continue to use the old address, you will still be directed immediately to the right place.  Do check out the website which has lots of new information on it.


Thank you to those who volunteered to help in the crèche.  We still need a couple more people to staff the rota adequately.  Please speak to Greg or Kate if you are willing to help.  The crèche will start early in the new year once the necessary checks have taken place.

Volunteers for Christmas Services

Anyone prepared to read at the Midnight Communion should speak to 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


To Tracey and Ruth on the baptism of Raffi which takes place later today.

Crib Service

Help is wanted for this year’s Crib Service.  Would anyone be prepared to choreograph a short dance piece?  Please speak to Greg or Rebecca Martin.

Christmas Services

Please do take a leaflet with the times of Christmas services, noting that the Carol Service takes place on Sunday 15th December at 6 p.m. not as advertised.


Many thanks to all those who supported the Nightingales concert last night.  Special thanks to David Griffiths for all his hard work in organizing this wonderful event.

Prayer List

Please pray for Brenda & Neville Lawrence, David Davies, Angela Satchwell, Mary Anderson and Rita Muir.  To add names to the list please contact Greg or Alex.


Sun 8th Dec                  Confirmation group at 7.30 p.m. at the Vicarage

Mon 9th Dec                PCC social at 7.30 p.m. at The Castle Keep, Warwick

Tues 10th Dec              Drama group at Jardine Youth Centre at 5.30 p.m.

Tues 10th Dec              Finance Ctte at 7.30 p.m. at 4 Seatons Field

Weds 11th Dec             Special PCC meeting at 7 p.m. in church

Fri 13th Dec                 Thank you evening for all musicians, singers and choristers

Sun 15th Dec                Carol Service at 6 p.m.

Weds 18th Dec             Allesley Green meeting at 7.30 p.m. at the Vicarage


Readings                      Romans 15.4-13 (p 1141) & Matt 3.1-12 (p 967)

Readers                       Sara Parkes and George Cooke

Preacher                      Kate Massey

Intercessions               Kate Massey

Comm Asst                 Nick Tooby

Organist                      George Cooke

Next week                   James 5.7-10 & Matt 11.2-11