Pews News – 28th October 2018

28th October 2018 – Last 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.

Next Sunday
Is first Sunday with a communion service at 8am. Worship 4 all is a very special service when we will be hosting the Cross of Nails on its year long pilgrimage around the Diocese in its centenary year. We will be celebrating the reconciliation ministry of Coventry as part of the joint worshipping community that we form with St Andrew’s School. Please do join us.

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.

Michael Bublé
Many thanks to all those who supported the Michael Bublé tribute evening last night. Special thanks to Rosemarie Over for all her hard work in organizing the evening.

Board Game Night
Friday 9th November at 7.30pm, held in the side room. Bring a friend!

Allesley Green Prayer
Anyone wishing to pray for the Allesley Green estate is welcome to join the small band of us who do this. We meet next on Tuesday 30th October at 14 Ash Green Close at 7.30pm. For further details, please speak to Veronika.

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.

Kidz Praise
The next Kidz Praise service for Primary School children and their families takes place on Thursday 1st November led by Phil. Doors open at 3.15pm for toast, craft and games. The short service starts at 4pm with songs, stories and prayers. All welcome.

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 too address this should place any gift in a clearly marked envelope. We are very grateful for the generous gifts already received.

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 (

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.

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.

Memorial Service
Our annual Memorial Service takes place next 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 by Thursday.

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.

All Star Theatre Company
Our drama group for 8-12 year olds starts up again after the half-term break this Tuesday from 6-7pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Church on Tile Hill Lane. All welcome. For further information, please speak to Selina, Greg or Emma.

A 6-week version of the Alpha course will be taking place at the Vicarage on Wednesday evenings starting Wednesday 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 Dan at or 07918 550210.

Link Deliverers
The Link is ready for collection in the side room, if you deliver or are able to take to someone who does near to you, we would be grateful if you could take the bundle for delivery.

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 by 11th November.

Job Vacancy – Property Records Clerk
The Intercontinental Church Society, a Church of England Mission agency is looking for a Part-time (15hrs/week, one-year fixed term contract) Property Records Clerk to work as part of the Coventry team. Who will bring order to the ICS property portfolio records, reporting to the Mission Director. This post would ideally suit a person with an eye for detail and a passion for good organisation. Relevant experience in legal or business filing would be advantageous. ICS is based in Westwood Business Park Coventry. For further information please contact Jeannette Spaanderman at or phone 024 7646 3940.

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Beryl and Stan Cooper.

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
Tues 30th Oct6.00pmDrama group at Our Ladies
7.30pmAllesley Green prayer at 14 Ash Green Close
Weds 31st Oct11.45amLunch n Chat Leaders in church
5.00pmLight Party from 5-6.30pm in church
7.30pmGrowing Leaders session in church
Thurs 1st Nov3.15pmKidz Praise
7.15pmChildren’s Council meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Sun 4th Nov8.00amSaid Communion
10.00amCross of Nails Worship 4 All
6.30pmMemorial Service
Weds 7th Nov7.00pmAlpha week 1 at the Vicarage
ReadingsIsaiah 55.1-11 (p 742) & John 5.36-47 (p 1069)
ReadersJohn Ross-Barnard & Angela Lamb
PreacherPhil Richardson
PresidentPhil Richardson
IntercessionsSue Masters
Comm AsstSue Masters
Next week at 8amRev 21.1-6 & John 11.32-44