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Anna Laycock
 Bellringing on November 11th

As part of the programme to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which signalled the end of the First World War, Her Majesty's Government is inviting communities across the UK to ring bells on 11 November at 12.30pm.

This will be a symbolic way to give thanks for the end of war 100 years ago and it will replicate the national outpouring of relief that took place at the end of the war as news of the Armistice filtered through and bells which had long been silent rang out.

To find out more and register your bellringing click the link below.

  Website:  armistice100.org.uk/list-a-bell-ringing/

Ryan Finnegan
 New to the Midlands: Celebrate Recovery

At St Mary's, Leamington they have been working hard to put together the ministry of Celebrate Recovery which is a Christian 12 Step programme for people looking to recovery from their hurts, hang–ups and habits. This could be helpful to people who might be struggling with life controlling issues as the team have seen the freedom that comes from working these Jesus focused 12 steps.

If you would like them to visit your church family and talk for ten minutes at your church service to share a testimony, explain what the programme is about and invite people to joint them then please call Vicki Rodham: 075333012125 or Sue Oldham: 07811823900.

Ryan Finnegan
 West Midlands FE Chaplaincy Ambassador

Since Phil Metcalf started in this new role in January 2018, there have been significant developments in promoting new FE chaplaincies. Phil is currently working with 14 FE Colleges with the potential to have 33 different campuses offering chaplaincy.

If you or anyone in your church is interested in offering volunteer chaplaincy support at the Henley campus of Coventry FE College or the Warwickshire Colleges campuses in Moreton Morrell, Leamington Spa or Warwick Trident, please let Phil know.

For more information about Phil's work, see the St Peter's Saltley Trust website by clicking the link below.

  Website:  www.saltleytrust.org.uk

Ryan Finnegan
 Parish Giving Scheme

Would your church like a system in place that addresses static giving, is free and reduces the work of treasurers and administrators?

The Parish Giving Scheme is launching in Coventry next year and The Serving Christ Team are looking for 10 churches who would like to be first to try out the system and be involved in a local pilot to their PCC initially.

The Parish Giving scheme is a direct debit system that allows: Givers to remain anonymous to the church, The option to auto inflate your giving in line with inflation, Automatic reclaim of Gift Aid and has a full Direct Debit guarantee.

For more information please email Katie Wilson.

  Email:      Katie.wilson@covcofe.org