Pews News – 31st May 2015

31st May 2015 – Trinity Sunday

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.

Healing Service
This morning we have a special Healing Service led by St. Andrew’s Healing Team, which will include Holy Communion and the opportunity for prayer for healing.

Foodbank is in need of tea, coffee and sugar, so any donations of these will be warmly appreciated. Please no more baked beans. We have a baked bean mountain!

Lesbian & Gay Summer Eucharist
St. Andrew’s church is hosting the Coventry Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) summer Eucharist on Wednesday 10th June at 7.30pm. All are very welcome. After the service there will be a bring and share meal, so if you would like to come please bring an item of food with you. If you have any questions or want further information, please see or ring James on 07964 224391.

Home Communion
We have commissioned a home communion team of visitors who are happy to take communion to those who are unable to attend church. If you know of anyone who would appreciate a visit from one of the team, please contact David Griffiths on 01675 4422240 or

Christian Aid
Many thanks to all those who collected Christian Aid for the parish. Special thanks to Pat Sullivan for coordinating our collection.

We are hosting crèche in the school to facilitate a closer working relationship between the crèche and Junior Church for a trial period. Please see Becky Crowe for further information.

Car Security
Police report on a recent visit to a relatively small road in the parish, they found as many as 9 vehicles unlocked. They are encouraging residents to be more conscious of their vehicle security.

Youth Drama
Our next youth drama course open to 8-14s starts on Monday 8th  June at Jardine Youth Centre at 5.30pm for 6 weeks. Anyone in that age bracket is welcome to attend for some or all of the sessions. Please speak to Greg or Selina to arrange a lift.

Coventry Way
On September 12th, a party from St. Andrew’s will be walking the Coventry Way. This is a forty mile path that circuits the city, mainly through fields and off road paths, and unlike last year’s venture is entirely flat! You are invited to consider walking some or all of the route, mindful that we will be raising funds for both St. Andrew’s and the Laura Centre (a charity that provides support to bereaved children and parents who have lost children). We are also looking for a support group to provide refreshments and transport. There is a briefing meeting on Monday 22nd June at the Vicarage. Please see Greg for further information.

140th Anniversary Concert
Jonathan Viera, a renowned Christian international singer, raconteur and comedian has agreed to perform along with his family at our 140th anniversary concert on Saturday 15th August, which will be held at the Massey Ferguson Social Concert room. If you haven’t heard of Jonathan do speak to those who heard him perform recently at Spring Harvest to learn how good he is. Tickets will be available shortly, but please reserve the date in your diary now.

Travel Survey
Thank you to those who participated in our travel survey earlier this month. The results suggest that our reliance on the car to get to church has actually increased over the last year at both St. Andrew’s (81% up to 83%) and StAPH (59% up to 72%). There is also slightly less sharing of transport compared to last year. The average journey is shorter than a year ago, which at least means our carbon footprint hasn’t grown. The summer is a good time to leave home a few minutes earlier and where health and distance permits to use other more environmentally friendly means of travel.

Ashleigh and Mark
Congratulations to Ashleigh and Mark who are being married at St. Andrew’s next Saturday. We pray that it will be a very special day for them.

Allesley Green Resident Association
Please note that the next meeting of the Allesley Green Residents Association takes place at Park Hill School on Tuesday 9th June at 7pm.

Next Sunday
We will have our usual range of services, with said communion at 8am; Worship 4 All at 10am and our Ignatian Service at 6.30pm.

Seek His Face
The next gathering for worship, prayer and prophecy takes place on Sunday 14th June at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Spring Harvest Social
We are exploring the possibility of taking another party to Spring Harvest next Easter.  Spring Harvest is a five day break at Butlins with the very best of Christian worship and teaching available. It is a great opportunity to make new friends. To find out more, we are holding a social evening at the Vicarage on Thursday 11th June at 7.30pm.

Messy Church
The next Messy Church service will be held at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church on Sunday 14th June at 3.30pm. Messy Church is a craft based, storytelling gathering aimed at children and their families, with a meal provided afterwards. Speak to Andrew Rodgers or Laura Morgan if you want to know more.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by George Cooke.

Prayer List
Please pray for Wendy Wilcox, Matt Monnington, Barbara Anderson, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Jackie Page, Margaret & Albert Whitehouse, Kay Wilding, Lara Santostefano and Peter Shale. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates
Tues 2nd June7.30pmBand social at the Vicarage
Mon 8th June5.30pmYouth Drama at Jardine Youth Centre
Mon 8th June7.30pmPCC  in church
Tues 9th June9.15amPram Service
Tues 9th June7.00pmAllesley Green Residents Association at Park Hill School
Weds 10th June7.30pmLGCM Service in church
Thurs 11th June7.30pmSpring Harvest Social at the Vicarage

Readings next week                 1Cor 11.23-26 & John 6.51-58