Sue Hosiene is fondly known as the 'Office Fairy' among workers at the Diocesan Office in Coventry. Sue has worked hard to keep the office going for forty years, and over the last forty years she has helped, supported and made friends with many people across the diocese. Sue will be retiring on the 31st of October and last Sunday, the 8th of October, there was a thanksgiving service at Coventry Cathedral to celebrate Sue’s time in the diocese.  ...Click the photo for more.

At a special launch service on Sunday 1st October, St Mark’s Church in Swanswell officially reopened - 45 years after it closed in 1972. Over 400 people from across Coventry and beyond gathered together in the renovated church to celebrate with the team at St Mark’s.  ...Click the photo for more.

Back in February we announced that a new church community would be coming to Coventry Cathedral in the Autumn. We are now pleased to say that St Clare’s at the Cathedral officially opened its doors at the beginning of September.  ...Click the photo for more.

With the village church of St Nicholas in Willoughby fallen into a poor state of repair with urgent work needed, churchwarden, Karen Nicols, decided that something must be done. As an avid cyclist she decided to set herself a challenge to cycle from Land’s End to John O Groats with a team of fellow cyclists to fundraise for the church. Below Karen recounts her journey.  ...Click the photo for more.

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.