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In Coventry 4.6% of people are registered as unemployed, 0.5% higher than the national average. According to the End Child Poverty Coalition there are an estimated 24,931 children living in poverty. Coventry also has provided homes for more Syrian (and other) refugees than any other local authority outside of London. The mix of poverty and cultural differences can lead to fragmentation of communities. However, St Francis of Assisi Church in Radford is working to transform communities and revolutionise the lives of local people by helping them to move forward to social and financial inclusion and employment or education. ...Click the photo for more.

University student, Seb Tatum, writes about his experience working for Bishop Christopher over the summer. ...Click the photo for more.

Taken from the Latin word for “meaning”, Genexis is the name of an exciting series of public lectures taking place in Coventry Cathedral in September. Genexis is an evidence based case for a creator God and is a challenge to atheism based on scientific, philosophical and historical evidence. ...Click the photo for more.

On the 2nd July 2019, 120 people attended an event at All Saints Church, Leamington Spa, to launch the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) in the Diocese of Coventry. ...Click the photo for more.

Dr Ann Adams writes about the Grace Cafe - based at All Saints Church in Leamington Spa - winning a Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action Special Recognition Award. ...Click the photo for more.

Sarah Folkes is a Family Link Worker in Salford Priors. She works with St Matthew’s Church and Salford Priors CofE Academy. Here she writes about her experience of creating a creative prayer space for the children at the school. ...Click the photo for more.

Jane O'Dell, Churchwarden at St Mary's in Oldberrow, writes about their wildlife-rich churchyard. ...Click the photo for more.

In recent years, two members of St John the Divine Church in Willenhall have had the honour of receiving Maundy Money from the Queen in recognition for their exemplary community service. ...Click the photo for more.

Nine new priests and seven new deacons are to be ordained this weekend. The priests will be ordained by the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, at 10.30am on Sunday 30th June. The deacons will be ordained by the Bishop of Warwick, the Right Reverend John Stroyan, at 4pm on Sunday 30th June. ...Click the photo for more.

On Sunday 30 June, seven new deacons are to be ordained at Coventry Cathedral. The new deacons have undertaken a course of study and training, and following their ordination they will serve as curates (assistant ministers) while their training continues. As deacons they will lead worship and carry out pastoral and teaching work. ...Click the photo for more.