Pews News – 6th October 2019

6th October 2019 – Sixteenth 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.

As is our custom, St Andrew’s are celebrating Harvest this Sunday and next, with Worship 4 All today and Parish Communion on the 13th. All donations will be passed on to the Foodbank in Tile Hill. We are encouraging people to consider the carbon footprint of the food on their plates. How far has your food travelled before it arrives in your fridge or cupboards? Do you remember when you knew where everything you ate came from (local fields and local farms)? Why not look on the tins in your cupboards and see how much it’s changed? Look out for our leaflet advertising local producers.

Healing Service
Many thanks to the Prayer Team who led a very moving Healing Service last Sunday.

Prayer Available
Please note that there is always someone willing to pray with you after the service about any need or concern you have. Please feel free to approach one of the prayer team direct or ask one of the clergy.

Queen Tribute Act
Many thanks to Rosemarie Over for organising the Queen Tribute Act who performed at the Massey Ferguson Social Club last night.

Quiz Night
Thanks to all who supported the Quiz Night on the 20th at the Jag Club. £320 was raised, which will be shared equally between the church and Allesley Green Residents Association.

Youth Choir Workshops
We are excited to be running Youth Choir Workshops for 9-14 year olds on the 21st and 22nd October from 10.30am-12.30pm at St Andrew’s Church. These will be filled with lots of fun and an opportunity to sing some great songs led by Carys Egner and students from Nexus ICA – who have been studying and qualified in Popular Music. These will be free with opportunity to donate if you so wish. There will be a short performance at 12.15pm on Tuesday 22nd October for parents. Please email for a registration form.

Light Party
The Children’s Team are once again holding a Light Party in church on Thursday, 31st October, 5-6.30pm. This is an alternative event to Halloween for primary aged children. We will be celebrating goodness and light in our world through crafts, games and stories. A pizza and finger food tea will be provided. To help us with our catering and to enable us to comply with our safeguarding policy, a registration form must be completed for each child. Forms and letters giving further details are available today at the back of church. Please return completed forms to Shirley or Becky. It would be helpful if children could bring a torch with them. There is no charge for this event.

Tea with Santa
Santa is once again coming to tea at St Andrew’s! He will be visiting us during the afternoon of Saturday, 30th November at the Village Hall. This event is for all ages – the young and the ‘young at heart’. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be on sale very soon. This event proved to be very popular last year and as numbers are strictly limited, please get your tickets early.

Kidz Klub Audio-Visuals
Kidz Klub Tile Hill is looking for someone to do audio-visuals. This would be term-time on Tuesdays from 4.45–7pm. If you can help (even for just once a month) or would like more information please contact or 07890 868390.

Book Club
Our next book club meeting is on Saturday 16th November from 9.30-11am in the vicarage. Everyone is welcome to come along. The book we are reading is: Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans and this is an opportunity to discuss the book and gain insight from others. In the book ‘the author embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church. Centred around seven sacraments, Evans quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heart-breaking, and sharply honest. A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope.’ Each person will need a copy of the book (or access an audio version of the book) and need to have read it, or some of it before we meet. If you are interested please speak with Greg or Sue Masters.

Autumn Fayre – Saturday 12th October
It is only 3 weeks away, so we need to start requesting help on the day for setting up and managing stalls. We need bric a brac, books, toys unwanted gifts, bottles and chocolate for tombola, cakes, raffle prizes etc. If anyone wants a table to sell their own crafts, let me know. Most of all we need your support, so please bring friends and family along on the day. Jackie Lynch.

Shawl Ministry
After many years of loyal service, Jackie Page has decided to lay down responsibility for coordinating our Shawl Ministry. We would like to find a replacement as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please speak to Jackie or Lynnette. The person who takes this on doesn’t necessarily have to be a knitter themselves.

Seek His Face
Do join us for Seek His Face next Sunday at 6.30pm. We meet for an hour to sing, pray and listen to God. All welcome.

Nativity 2019
Plans are afoot for a live Nativity at Christmas. Anyone who would like to help by performing or by being part of the backstage crew, please speak to Greg

We are looking for an additional volunteer who would be willing on an occasional basis to operate the PowerPoint for the screens on Sunday morning. The volunteer would be expected to help once every couple of months or so.

Ignatian Service
Our monthly Ignatian Service (the last of 2019), with opportunities for meditation and fellowship followed by compline takes place tonight at 6.30pm. The theme is the Lord’s Prayer. All welcome.

Side Room
Would all users of the side room ensure that tables and chairs are only moved by lifting them from the floor. Dragging them is causing the new floor to be scratched.

Gift Appeal
Congregation members and other supporters of the church are invited to respond to our appeal, in which we are seeking to raise £3,000 in gifts and pledges. The appeal is designed to support the work of St Andrew’s generally, but also three projects in particular: our new Youth Worker, Taste Life (support for those suffering with eating disorders) and St Andy’s need for a new, permanent venue. Please give generously either one-off gifts. Gifts should be placed in an envelope and marked clearly.

Games Night
A fun Games Night has been organised on Friday 25th October at the Jaguar Club. There will be a skittles alley, bar skittles, picture quiz and many other fun things to do. Tickets are available from Greg/Rita at a cost of £8 each. Bring a team or come along and join in with others. Bar snacks available.

Sponsored Walk
The sponsored 35 mile walk ‘From Bubbenhall to Bidford’, following the Shakespeare Avon Way was successfully completed on September 14th. If you were kind enough to sponsor us, please place your sponsorship offering in the basket at the back of church and cross your name off the list. If you didn’t get round to offering sponsorship, it’s not too late! Just put your money in the basket or go online and donate through our Just Giving page We are raising money for Kidz Klub and St Andrew’s. Kidz Klub will use the money to take Tile Hill children on outings.

Social Calendar

Autumn Fayre                                                    Oct 12th

Games Night                                                    Oct 25th (tickets now on sale at £8)

Jonathan Veira                                                   Nov 16th (tickets now on sale at £15)

Tea with Santa                                                   Nov 30th

Open the Book
A team of 10 of us deliver assemblies into two primary schools in the area, entertaining children while telling bible stories. We would especially like to supplement the Wednesday morning team who take assemblies at St Andrew’s. You would need to be available from 8.30-9.30am. You wouldn’t need to be available every Wednesday. Even once a month would make a big difference. To find out more, please speak to Hilary, Kate or Greg.

Tots Praise
Our fortnightly Tots Praise service next takes place on Tuesday 8th October at 9.15am, with doors opening from 8.45am. Greg will be telling the story of David’s song, with singing and toast!

Transport for Medical Appointments
St Andrew’s is planning to launch a new service on November 1st, offering lifts to medical appointments at Coventry doctors and hospital. In order to do this, we need volunteer drivers who would be willing to help out on an occasional basis with a lift to the hospital or doctors. Full training and briefing will be provided. Any expression of interest will not be taken as a firm commitment at this stage. You can limit your commitment in any way you see fit. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check for safeguarding purposes. If you would like to know more, please speak to Greg or contact Julie 07756 918847 or

Prayer List
Please pray for Ollie Blundred, Maureen Regan, Colin Sanders, Flix Haynes, Norah Hall, Dennis Sinclair, Josie Yates, baby Austin, Beryl Lee and Rosemary Pottinger. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates October
Sun 6th8.00amCommunion
10.00amHarvest Worship 4 All
6.30pmIgnatian Service
Mon 7th7.30pmBaptism Preparation in church
Tues 8th9.15amTots Praise
6.00pmAll Star Theatre Company at Our Ladies
Sat 12th1-3pmAutumn Fayre: Eastern Green Village Hall
Sun 13th6.30pmSeek His Face
Mon 14th7.30pmPCC meeting
Weds 16th7.30pmChildren’s Council meeting at 538 Broad Lane
Readings at 8am2 Tim 1.1-14 (p 1195) & Luke 17.5-10 (p 1051)
ReaderJill Joyce
PresidentGreg Smith
Worship 4 All led byGreg Smith
SpeakerSue Masters
Next week2 Tim 2.8-15 & Luke 17.11-19