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The Diocese recently had a conversation with the Revd James Holden, a self-supporting distinctive deacon who is working as Bishop Christopher’s envoy to business. In particular, the diocese wanted to find out more about a new pilot scheme called the Bishop’s Missional Business Community (BMBC) that James is launching on October 18th at St Michael’s Centre, Budbrooke, just a stone’s throw away from Warwick Parkway rail station. ...Click the photo for more.

A campaign to gather thousands of handmade poppies to make a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War has been launched at St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Warwick. Set up by a small group of St Mary’s congregation members, the year-long Warwick Poppies 2018 project aims to gather as many poppies as possible to create a stunning display throughout October and November 2018 to commemorate one hundred years since the end of the First World War. ...Click the photo for more.

Earlier this month, Bishop Christopher and the staff at Bishop's House welcomed two new interns, Adam Trettel and Fred Kratt. Below, Adam and Fred share a little about themselves. ...Click the photo for more.

Friends of the Holy Land will host a day of action on Saturday 30 September in support of Christians living in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan. Since forming eight years ago, the apolitical charity has helped UK Christians express solidarity with Christians living in the Holy Land. ...Click the photo for more.

St Peter and St John’s Church in Rugby has received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to help build an extension to the church hall to house toilets, a reception and a meeting room. The church also received a £2000 National Churches Trust Micro-Grant in partnership with the Cinnamon Network to help set up a social action project to help local people. ...Click the photo for more.

From the 7th to the 10th September Coventry Cathedral and many churches from across the diocese will be opening their doors to visitors as part of the Heritage Open Days festival. During the festival, visitors will be able to explore the rich histories, beautiful architecture and hidden treasures found within our churches and cathedral. ...Click the photo for more.

Over the last ten months Fresh Start, a new project by Together for Change, has been befriending and providing practical support for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Coventry. Led by Cultural Links Worker, Matt Robinson, Fresh Start has established a number of exciting initiatives and has seen God work in some amazing ways. ...Click the photo for more.

The diocese encourages all clergy to pursue a hobby outside of ministry. For some it will be playing squash, for others it will be cooking or baking. But the Reverend Pam Howell’s hobby is a bit different – she is the lead singer of Coventry based rock band, The Koalas. ...Click the photo for more.

The Warwickshire and Coventry Historic Churches Trust is holding Ride and Stride 2017, its annual fundraising event, on Saturday 9th September 2017 from 10am to 6pm. ...Click the photo for more.

On Sunday 6th August at 6pm, there will be a service of reflection at Coventry Cathedral to remember the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. ...Click the photo for more.