Pews News – 5th June 2016

5th June 2016 – Second Sunday after Trinity 

There will be an Ignatian Service at 6.30 p.m.

St Andrews is the first church in the diocese (we think) to achieve an Eco-church Bronze Award, The certificate will be presented at this morning’s service.  Many thanks to Dawn Easthope for her hard work in undertaking all the administration and green championing around our gaining this important recognition.

Walk to Church Sunday
Thank you to all those who walked to church a fortnight ago. Why not consider during the summer months of warmer weather doing this on a more regular basis?

Prayer before service
Anyone who would like to pray before the service would be welcome to join the small group who do so between 9.40 and 9.50 a.m. We will be meeting upstairs to do this. Please be aware that there is always prayer available after the service for any issue of concern.

Job Club
The Tile Hill Job Club is now running very successfully, but needs more volunteers who can people with very few social skills to put together a CV or to serve them drinks.  If you want to know more, speak to Anne Richardson at

Games and Skittles Evening
A fun Games and Skittles evening has been organised by the church at the Jaguar Social Club on Browns Lane.  Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4 for children and will include chicken and chips or a vegetarian option.  Games will include a skittle alley, table skittles, Jenga, connect 4 and a picture quiz.  Please see Rita to get tickets.

Supper n Chat
After many successful years of running Lunch n Chat, a support group for those who have been bereaved, we are extending our support to the bereaved by offering an evening group on Thursday evenings, commencing June 16th.  There is a briefing evening for volunteers on June 2nd at 7 p.m. in the side room. If you know anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, do let them know about this group and suggest they come along.  If you would like to know more, please speak to Rita.

Seek His Face
Our monthly gathering for prayer, worship and prophecy takes place next Sunday evening, June 12th at 6.30 p.m. in church.  All welcome.

Car Parking
We have successfully negotiated with the Eastern Green Club the right to park on their car park for our morning services.  Please park considerately, ensuring that the exit is not blocked, and please do not stay beyond midday.

Pram Service
Our next Pram Service for preschool children and their carers takes place on Tues June 14th at 9.15 a.m. with doors open from 8.45.  The theme is Jesus’s baptism, celebrated with craft activities, songs and stories.  All welcome.

Day time home group
A new home group, hosted by Norah Hall, is beginning on Thursday mornings at 10.30 a.m. on June 2nd.  The group will meet fortnightly and initially will be studying the Lord’s Prayer.  All welcome.  Please speak to Norah for further details.

A message from foodbank to say that the items they they are most in need of are: sugar, coffee and tinned fruit.  Also, the Tile Hill foodbank which operates on Weds mornings is looking for more volunteers for its monthly rota.  Please speak to Jackie Lynch if you would like to know more.

Donation of games
St Andrews is supporting the new Youth Café being launched in Tile Hill early on Monday evenings from June 13th, supplying a number of the volunteers.  If anyone in the congregation has games suitable for teenagers to donate or lend, we would be very grateful.  These include Uno, Dobble, Monopoly Deal, Jungle, speed, Jenga or even a Wii console.  If you are able to help or want to know more, please speak to Jill Pinks.

Hockley Lane Crossing Petition
Due to the lack of interest in the crossing patrol job and difficulty in crossing the road safely, especially for children at St Andrew’s and Eastern Green playgroup, a petition has been set up to try and get some form of a crossing on Hockley Lane near Church Lane. To sign the online petition please use the following link: A paper petition will be available at the back of church shortly. Deadline for signing the petition is 18th July.

Link Distribution
A volunteer is needed to take over a round on Upper Eastern Green Lane: 192-230, 240-288 and 294-298 (46 magazines in total). If someone is willing to take over this round I would be very grateful. Please contact me on (02476 403458 or 07846 288036 or email Many thanks, Barbara Warner.

Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP)
CAP need friendly people to support their work helping people out of debt in Tile Hill and surrounding areas. Could you become a Befriender? Befrienders usually do 3 initial home visits with Debt Coach Ian Burton which could develop into a long-term relationship. We also need…Pray-ers who can pray in their own homes whilst visits are happening, help to run a 4-week Money Course teaching financial skills, donations to support CAP’s work across the city and Tile Hill. Whatever your skills we can use them to help those in need e.g. Maintenance, Admin, Fundraising. For more information contact Anne Richardson (Church Together In Tile Hill Development Officer): 07973221635 / Or come to the Interest Evening on the 15th June 2016, 7.30pm at St James’ Fletchampsted Church.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rosemarie Over.

Prayer List
Please pray for Brenda Lawrence, Andrew Rennie, Jo Hanney, Rosemary Pottinger, Pam Bennell, Beryl Kimberley, Hannah Miller, Pete Watts, Colin Sanders, Beryl Poppit, Peter Shale, Ian Morris, Lara Santostefano Hannah Miller, Pauline & Colin Smith & Gemma Candy. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates (June)
Tues 7th6.45pmChoir Practice
Tues 7th7.30pmBaptism Team meets at the Vicarage
Thurs 9th7.30pmBaptism Preparation in church
Sun 12th6.30pmSeek His Face
Mon 13th7.30pmPCC Meeting
Tue 14th9.15amPram Service
Tue 14th StAPH Leadership Meeting

Readings (8am)                    Gal 1.11-24 (p 1168) & Luke 7. 11-17 (p 1035)
Readers                                  Jill Joyce
President                               Greg Smith
Worship 4 All led by              Greg Smith
Preacher                                Dan Smith
Next week at 8am                 Luke 7.36-8.3