Pews News – 17th June 2018

17th June 2018 – Third Sunday after Trinity – Father’s Day

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.

Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there!

Jill Vernon
We regret to announce the death of the much-loved Jill Vernon last weekend. Jill’s funeral will take place at St Andrew’s on Thursday 21st June at 11am. Everyone welcome. At Jill’s request, please do not wear black.

We now have a band of volunteers who have agreed to take on the cleaning of the church. It would be helpful still to have one or two more. If you would like to know more about what it entails please speak to Greg, Fran or Jackie Lynch.

Phil’s Ordination
Phil Richardson will be ordained Priest on Sunday 1st July at Coventry Cathedral at 10.30am. Phil will be presiding at Holy Communion for the first time the following Sunday, 8th July at 10am in a joint service with the St Andy’s congregation. We will be celebrating Phil’s priesting that afternoon with a Strawberry Cream Tea in the Vicarage garden. All welcome. Offers of cakes gratefully received. Please speak to Fran.

Rod Stewart Tribute Evening
23rd June at 7.30pm til late at the Albany Club, Earlsdon. Tickets cost £12, contact 07778 397284. Raising funds for Coventry Myton Hospice and St Andrew’s Forget me Not (Dementia Support Group).

Summer Party
Date for your diary, Summer Party on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Venue – Eastern Green Social Club. Tickets cost £10 per person, buffet included. Tickets available from Rosemarie Over.

Holiday Club
Good news! We have sufficient volunteers to run the holiday club on Monday, 23rd and Tuesday, 24th July. We are now in the planning stages and need empty Pringles tubs and 1 litre plastic squash bottles for a craft activity. Please bring any you have to church for Hilary and Emma as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Save the Date – Parish Weekend 10th – 12th May 2019
The Parish Weekend was so successful we are doing it again next year. If you want to join us sign up now and reserve your place. The cost will be £150 for adults with reductions for children and we will operate a saving scheme if that helps make it possible for you. There will be an early bird discount of £10 for those signing up before end of November. If you are interested or would like more information please speak with Sue Masters or Greg.

Eco Church at St Andrew’s
Is hosting a nature trail in the grounds of St Andrew’s to celebrate Cherishing Churchyards today and will start at 12 noon after the service.

Missional Strategy Team
We are starting a group to oversee the work of St Andrew’s and St Andy’s that reaches those who are not yet part of us, or do not yet know God’s love. If you are interested in being part of a working group to see how we can best reach the world (or at least the local area!) please contact Phil on

St Andy’s/St Andrew’s Liaison Committee
As St Andy’s moves into its 11th year we would like to form a group to ensure a continuing and strong relationship between the two congregations. If you would like to be part of a group that looks at ways to do this, please contact

Social Media
We are looking to set up a small working group to develop policy around the church’s use of social media. Anyone willing to get involved with this should speak to Greg or Paul Crowe.

Consultation Event
St Andrew’s is hosting a consultation event relating to the proposed development in the north of the parish. Everyone is invited to come and meet the developers and hear their plans and give feedback. The event takes place on Tuesday 19th June from 2.30-7.30pm in church.

Eastern Green Community Group
The newly formed Eastern Green Community Group which meets at Eastern Green club will be hosting a meeting with Coventry City’s Chief Planning Officer on Wednesday 20th June at 7.30pm. All Eastern Green residents welcome.

Kidz Praise
Our next Kidz Praise service takes place on Thursday 21st June at 3.15pm. This is a time of songs, stories, games and toast (!) for Primary School aged children and their families. All welcome.

Sidespersons Rota
After a number of years in the role, Steve Wankling is going to retire in the Autumn from his responsibility for drawing up the termly Sidespersons/Readers rota. We are looking for a volunteer to take this on. Please speak to Steve if you would like further information about what is entailed.

Screen Technician
We are looking to recruit an additional audio-visual operator to join our select team of Steve and Paul. This would only require a once in a while commitment on a Sunday morning to cover holidays. Full training provided. Concentration is the most important gift needed!

Make Lunch
For the last two years, St Andrew’s has supported the wonderful Make Lunch project that runs out of Limbrick Wood Baptist Church to feed children in the Tile Hill/Eastern Green area who have free school meals during term time but don’t necessarily eat properly during the holidays. In order for the club to run this summer, we desperately need more volunteers. It will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-1pm from July 30th for 5 weeks. You can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as you are able. The team needs kitchen staff, children’s games organisers etc. If you want to know more, please speak to Greg or Hilary.

Home Insurance
The Smith family has recently changed its home insurance. Not only did we save nearly £200 over the year for ourselves, but Ecclesiastical Insurance then issued a cheque for £130 for St Andrew’s. If six more families were to do this come their renewal date, this would be an additional £1,000 for the church and savings for you. To find out more, ring 0800 783 0130 and quote TRUST130 or visit This is fundraising as easy as it gets.

Allesley Green Prayer
The Allesley Green Prayer group will be prayer walking in Allesley Green on Tuesday 26th June from 7.45pm meeting at 14 Ash Green Close. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Link Round
We currently have one Link round needing a deliverer – Despard Road (65 copies). If you can spare half an hour once a month, please speak to Gill Tunnicliffe or Barbara Warner about this.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Jane Bant.

Prayer List
Please pray for Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Jan Roberts, Sandra Watts, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes, Lara Santostefano and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates June
Tues 19th2.00pmLadies Fellowship meet at Serene Lounge Café, Mount Nod
2.30-7.30pmPlanning consultation in church
7.30pmChildren’s Council at 538 Broad Lane
Weds 20th11.00amSafeguarding meeting at the Vicarage
Alpha week 5 at the Vicarage
7.30pmEastern Green Community Group at Eastern Green Club
Thurs 21st11.00amJill Vernon’s funeral
3.15pmKidz Praise
Sat 23rd7.30pmRod Stewart tribute at the Albany Club
Sun 24th10.00amHealing Service
Mon 25th7.30pmLeadership Team meet at 55 Handsworth Cresc.
Tues 26th9.15amPram Service
7.45pmAllesley Green prayer at 14 Ash Green Close
Thurs 28th7.30pmChildren’s Church Meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Readings1 Sam 15.34-35, 16.1-13 (p 287) & Mark 4.26-34 (p 1006)
ReadersSara Parkes & Peter Bruton
PresidentGreg Smith
PreacherDawn Easthope
Led bySue Masters
IntercessionsSue Masters
Comm AsstSue Masters
MusicBen Kimpton
SidespersonsRosemarie & June
Next week Job 38.1-11 & Mark 4.35-41