Pews News – 5th July 2015

5th July 2015 – Fifth Sunday after Trinity 

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.

To Anne Richardson who has been accepted for training as an ordained minister in the Church of England. Anne will begin training in September at St. Mellitus in London on a three year course. Other details of her training are still to be sorted out. Please pray for Anne as she does this.

Sad News
We regret to announce the death of Peter Anderson (husband of Barbara) on Wednesday afternoon after a short stay in hospital. Funeral details will follow.

Bannerbrook Park Community Day
The event will run on 11th July from 12-4pm on Bannerbrook Park with a Ceilidh (barn dance) at 6pm. There will be bouncy castles, side show stalls, a dog show, local businesses and independent sellers, a bake off, village games and lots more! Volunteers needed to help man stalls, set up etc. Contact if you are available to help.

Next Sunday
Please remember that next Sunday is Alex’s farewell service. This service of Holy Communion will start at 11am instead of the usual 10 o’clock start. Please note that StAPH will not be meeting at Woodlands as they will join the congregation at St. Andrew’s for this service.

Rock Solid Picnic
On Sunday 19th July, in place of of regular Youth Service, Rock Solid are going for a picnic in Stratford upon Avon. Young people, parents and anyone else is welcome to join us from 3pm. We will have a walking treasure hunt and play a variety of games for all the family. If you wish to join us and/or able to offer a lift please see Nick or email

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 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 immensely grateful for those who have volunteered to be part of the support group. A practice walk is planned on August 21st.  Anyone who can walk 3 miles an hour is welcome to join us for this. Please see Greg for further information.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service for pre-school children and carers takes place on Tuesday 14th July at 9.15am with refreshments served before and after this time of song, craft and story. All welcome.

140th Anniversary Weekend
Jonathan Veira, 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. Jonathan Veira is an international baritone who has performed with the English National Opera as well as in the West End. Tickets are available from Fran, Rosemarie, Jackie or Julie at a cost of £12. Because we anticipate great interest in this concert, we are not putting tickets on general sale until 28th June. Also that weekend, on Sunday 16th, there will be a tea party at the Vicarage between 4 and 6pm, during which time Charles and Jill Holbrook have very kindly offered to open up the old Vicarage to guided tours. At 6.30pm we will have a Songs of Praise Service in church.

Songs of Praise
If you want to nominate a hymn or song for Songs of Praise on 16th August, there is a box at the back of church in which to place your vote. Please write clearly, include your name and, if you wish, the reason for choosing that hymn. Closing date for voting is 2nd August.

Holiday Club
We are going to be running a Holiday Club for primary school aged children on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July from 9-3.30pm in church on the theme of creation. We have a maximum capacity for the two days of 30. The cost is £10 per child (£5 per day), lunch included. Please contact Julie at or 07756 918847 to reserve a place. Anyone willing to help with the two days, by providing refreshments or assisting one of the leaders should speak to Lesley Lee.

Alex Induction Service
Alex will be inducted into his new parish on Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm. St. Andrew’s will organize a coach to take us provided there is sufficient interest. We also need to know absolute numbers who would like to go (even if you would prefer to make your own way) because places in the church may be limited. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church as soon as possible.

Seek His Face
Our monthly time of prayer, prophecy and worship takes place next Sunday at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Kids Klub
Which operates at Jardine Youth Centre in Tile Hill providing games and other activities for Primary School children in a Christian context, now includes a parents café. Anyone who would like to support this by serving refreshments should speak to Greg. The Club runs every Tuesday from 4.30-6.30pm.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian service with opportunities for prayer and quiet reflection takes place this evening at 6.30pm. Please note there will be no service in August.

Alex’s Farewell Lunch
It would be helpful if those attending Alex’s farewell lunch next Sunday brought a chair to sit on if possible.

Arrow Programme Manager
CPAS is an evangelical mission agency recruiting a programme manager for its nationally recognised Arrow Leadership Programme. Involving occasional residential work, the role is based at our Coventry office, and is part time with considerable flexibility through annualised hours. If you are interested please contact James Lawrence, Leadership Principal, on or 0300 123 0780, or download the recruitment pack and application form from Closing date: Friday 17th July, Midday.

Please note that Greg and Fran will be on holiday from 15th-18th July inclusive.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rosemary Pottinger.

Prayer List
Please pray for Matt Monnington, Brenda Lawrence, Sandra Watts, 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
Sun 5th July6.30pmIgnatian Service
Mon 6th July5.30pmDrama at Jardine Youth Centre
Mon 6th July7.30pmBaptism Preparation
Tues 7th July7.00pmChoir Practice
Weds 8th July8.00pmBaptism Team meeting at 900 Broad Lane
Thurs 9th July7.30pmAllesley Green Mission Group at 8 Juniper Drive
Sat 11th July12-4pmBannerbrook Park Community Day
Sat 12th July11.00amAlex Farewell service followed by lunch
Sat 12th July6.30pmSeek His Face
Sat 13th July7.30pmPCC
Readings at 8am2 Sam 5.1-5, 9-10 (p 308) & Mark 6.1-13 (p 1008)
ReaderRichard Marr
PresidentAlex Randle-Bissell
Worship 4 All Led byGreg Smith
SidespersonsJulia McNaney & Ann Dove
Readings Next WeekPsalm 18.3-19 & Matt 14.22-36