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Sixty years ago a formal link was established between the cities of Coventry and Dresden. It built upon the remarkable work, which began soon after the war, of young people sent from Coventry Cathedral to reconstruct the Diakonissen Hospital in Dresden and the young people who came to Coventry from Dresden’s Churches to repair the crypt of the Cathedral ruins. To mark the 60th Anniversary, the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth joined the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor John Blundell, in an official delegation to Dresden. ...Click the photo for more.

BCDM (the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission) is now in its fourth year and is going from strength to strength. During the first week of term in January 2019 over 100 people attended BCDM modules across the diocese. Headed up by Katherine Walakira, the Diocesan Discipleship and Mission Development Adviser, and supported by a talented team of ordained and lay people, 2019 is set to be another exciting year for BCDM. ...Click the photo for more.

Last month, the Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns were launched by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, at Bishopthorpe Palace. ...Click the photo for more.

It has been announced this morning that Archdeacon Morris is to become the House-for-Duty, Priest-in-Charge of St Patrick’s, Patterdale - a small village in the heart of the Lake District, in the Diocese of Carlisle. The village has a resident population of about 400 people, but has a huge tourist footfall, as it lies at the foot of Helvellyn. The Mountain Rescue Team is a short walk from the vicarage – we hope Morris may join the team rather than need to call for its services! ...Click the photo for more.

In the last few years Transforming Communities Together Warwick (TCTW) have established some exciting projects to transform communities in the town. The projects support people of all ages and help with a wide range of concerns such as mental health problems, loneliness and bereavement. ...Click the photo for more.

The Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, has written to churches throughout Coventry and Warwickshire calling people to pray for our nation and European neighbours. ...Click the photo for more.

As part of last year’s centenary celebrations, the Diocesan Environment Group (DEG) organised the Centenary Tree Project. The project aimed to plant a tree in every churchyard and in the grounds of every Church of England School in the diocese to commemorate the centenary. ...Click the photo for more.

Since 2014, the chaplaincy team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW), have been leading an initiative to support people with life limiting illnesses. ‘Compassionate Communities’ recruits volunteers to work with chaplains and healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life of people who are living with a terminal illness. ...Click the photo for more.

Holy Trinity Church Coventry has received a funding boost in the shape of an £8000 National Churches Trust Community Grant for its project to install accessible toilets to make the church comfortable for all. ...Click the photo for more.

The following Christmas Day message was broadcast by the Bishop of Coventry on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio. ...Click the photo for more.