Pews News – 21st October 2018

21st October 2018 – Twenty-First 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.

Michael Bublé Tribute Night
On Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm at The Green Social Club, Church Lane. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Rosemarie Over on 07778 397284. Guaranteed to be a fabulous evening.

St Andrew’s Church Christmas Fayre
The event will take place in Eastern Green Village Hall on Saturday 1st December from 1pm to 3pm. We would be grateful for donations of bottles, chocolate, cakes, bric a brac, books, nearly new items, raffle prizes, etc, anything else you can think of! Thanks, Gill Tunnicliffe & Jill Pinks.

Allesley Green Bulb Planting
A group of Allesley Green residents will be planting bulbs to beautify the estate on Friday 26th October at 2pm. Any additional volunteers would be warmly welcomed. Just turn up at Juniper Park and join in the fun.

St Andrew’s and St Andy’s Light Party
We are holding a Light Party for primary aged children, Wednesday October 31st, 5pm-6.30pm in St Andrew’s Church. Invitations and registration forms for our Light party are available now from Becky, Shirley, Emma or Hilary. There will be crafts, games, a snack tea and lots of fun! Please bring a torch with you! Request to borrow torches. If any member of the congregation has a torch they are willing to lend us, please put your name on it and give it to Becky, Nick or Hilary. Many thanks.

The Font
Our beautiful new carved oak font has been dedicated by the Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, at a special Songs of Praise service. Please visit the website or Facebook to see pictures of this very special occasion.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Olivia’s friend Lara over the past four years. Sadly, she passed peacefully away on Wednesday afternoon aged 17. She was one very brave and inspirational young lady. Please continue to hold Christine and John, Courtney and Kari in your prayers. Diane and Olivia.

Silence in Church!
Please remember that the period during the administration of communion is for prayer. There may be some singing or music, but there shouldn’t be general chatter. We understand that children may make excited noises, but there is no need for grown ups to add to the hubbub.

An Act of Remembrance – 100 Years on. A Weekend of Commemoration
St Andrew’s Church will be marking the centenary of World War 1 with a special exhibition on Saturday 10th November from 10am to 4pm, leading then in to our Act of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November within the Communion Service at 10am. The exhibition will be divided into three important elements.

1)            The contribution made by people from our parish, who are remembered on the plaque in church, especially those who made the supreme sacrifice. It will build the link between Eastern Green and the wider conflict.

2)            We will remember the role played by the people of Coventry – The Home Front. Focusing especially on the impact of the war on the women of Coventry.

3)            There will be an opportunity for people to take time to remember and commemorate with their own personal act of remembrance on the day.

On this special anniversary, this will be a unique opportunity for everyone to commemorate and learn a little more about how World War 1 touched the lives of those we remember each year.

We want to create a living wall to those who fought in WW1 and survived. On the plaque in church there are 30 soldiers who we believe returned and we want to appeal to anyone with information and a photo of them to bring them along to be included in the exhibition. The soldiers names are: L CPL H.J. ARNOLD, PTE W.J. MALLIER, L CPL G.E. BAND, PTE A. MOTT, PTE E.J. BLOXHAM, GNR W.B. NEAL, PTE G. BRITTAIN, SPR ALEC B. PLANT,  CPL A.T. CLAPTON, PTE ALF B. PLANT,  RM A.COOPER, PTE A.M.S. POPE, L CPL A.G. EDEN, L CPL J. PRICE, PTE J. GLOVER, QM SGT H. SAMMONS, L CPL A. HADLAND, PTE E.W. SWEATMAN, PTE W. HARRAD, PTE G. SWEATMAN, PTE A.J. HIRONS, GNR G.U.W. TOWNSEND, PTE T. HOUGHTON, CPL C.A. TURNER, WHEELER F. KENDALL, SGT C.M. WALSHAW, PTE W. LOWE, L CPL T.E. WARD, PTE R.T. MALLIER, L CPL F. WRIGHT

Anyone who can provide information please contact Nick Tooby (

Churchyard Fund
The PCC are keen to maintain the churchyard at its most pleasing, but it costs money we don’t have to pay for a full cutting, strimming and tidying regime. Anyone wishing to give to a churchyard fund to address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope. We are very grateful for the generous gifts already received.

Memorial Service
Our annual Memorial Service takes place on Sunday 4th November at 6.30pm. At this very special service, we will be remembering by name all those who have died in the parish over the last 12 months. If your loved one died more than a year ago, we would still be pleased to read their name. Please give this in writing to Rita or Julie by emailing

We are really grateful to Carys Egner who has agreed to take over the role as Facebook administrator. She can be contacted at We are hoping to keep Facebook updated with occasional devotional contributions. Anyone willing to offer an occasional piece should speak to Greg.

A 6-week version of the Alpha course will be taking place at the Vicarage on Wednesday evenings starting Weds 7th November at 7pm. This is an excellent way to learn about the Christian faith, with no prior knowledge expected. It’s also a good chance to get to know others in church. For further information, please speak to Greg or Dan Smith. To register a place, contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Anyone wishing to be confirmed at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday 24th November or who would like to know more about what Confirmation entails should speak to Greg.

There is a stairlift free to a good home available, with the offer of help with fitting. Please ring Andrew on 07940 023732.

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.

Sponsored Walk
If you have been kind enough to sponsor those of us who walked the Heart of England Way in August, please settle up as soon as you can. If you didn’t, additional gifts will still be gratefully received.

Walking for Health
This group run various walks throughout the city and a copy of the list of walks can be found in the red folder at the back of church. In particular there is one from Tile Hill Library every Tuesday. The group are also looking for volunteers to help with leading the walks. If you are interested please contact Verity Tiff on 024 7646 8205 or 07425 179053.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Julia McNaney.

Prayer List
Please pray for Dennis Sinclair, Jean Selby, Ann Crowley, Hayley Moore, Fred Edwards, Colin & Pauline Smith, Derek & Margaret Shale, Mary Lee, Bette Thorpe, Lynnette Clarke, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Norah Hall, Beryl Lee, Andrew Rennie, Flix Haynes and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates Oct/Nov
Mon 22nd7.30pmSt Andrew’s/St Andy’s Liaison Committee
Tues 23rd9.15amTots Praise
2.00pmForget me Not
7.30pmAllesley Green Residents meeting at the Lutheran Church
Fri 26th2.00pmBulb planting in Juniper Park
Sat 27th7.00pmMichael Bublé Tribute Night at The Green Social Club
Thurs 1st Nov7.15pmChildren’s Council meeting at 538 Broad Lane
ReadingsIsaiah 53.4-12 & Mark 10.35-45
ReadersJeremy Thomas & Trevor Hill
PreacherNick Tooby
PresidentGreg Smith
IntercessionsJeremy Thomas
Comm AsstJeremy Thomas
MusicDi Fellowes
Next weekIsaiah 55.1-11 & John 5.36b-47