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On Ascension Day 2017 a small group from St Mark's, Coventry and diocesan staff gathered together with Bishop Christopher in the soon-to-be restored St Mark's Church for an Ascension Day Eucharist and the licensing of Phil Atkinson as vicar. ...Click the photo for more.

The leaders of faith communities in Coventry and Warwickshire have expressed their solidarity in response to the Manchester attack by issuing a joint statement. ...Click the photo for more.

Everyone is invited to join the Ascension and Pentecost celebrations at Coventry Cathedral. The two special services will mark the beginning and end of Thy Kingdom Come – the global time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost, 25th May – 4th June this year. Both services are free and no tickets are necessary. ...Click the photo for more.

The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry, joined people from Coventry, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Rugby, Nuneaton and Kenilworth this week to launch the start of the 60th Christian Aid Week appeal (14-20 May) – to celebrate where it all began. ...Click the photo for more.

Last December the diocese was the focus of an independent safeguarding audit. This was part of a two-year programme in which every diocese is being audited. The full audit report was received in April 2017. ...Click the photo for more.

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say. In a pastoral letter to the Parishes and Chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of “love, trust and hope.” ...Click the photo for more.

Revd Shelia Bridge, Minister in Charge of St Peter and St John's Church in Rugby, explains how the church is supporting small local businesses. ...Click the photo for more.

This year Urban Hope Church in Coventry celebrated Holy Week a bit differently. The Revd Greg Bartlem writes about what happened. ...Click the photo for more.

A new section of the Diocesan website about Clergy Wellbeing has just been launched. ...Click the photo for more.

A Easter message from Bishop Christopher has been broadcast on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and Radio Plus. ...Click the photo for more.