Hundreds of people from parishes all across Coventry, Warwickshire and further afield came to Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 6th October to welcome our new Archdeacon Missioner. The Venerable Barry Dugmore was installed by the Bishop of Coventry in a special Choral Evensong service.  ...Click the photo for more.

St Andrew’s Church in Rugby has been awarded the Eco Church Gold Award. St Andrew's is one of only five churches across the country that has achieved this award.  ...Click the photo for more.

St Catherine’s Church, Stoke Aldermoor has been on a long journey in the last 8 years which is now in its final phase. The new church building is going to be opened by the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth at a dedication service on October the 1st at 7pm.  ...Click the photo for more.

Every year, The Children’s Society researches and reports on the wellbeing of children and young people. The Good Childhood Report 2019 is their eighth report. It provides new and important insights into a range of issues affecting children's wellbeing, including family finances and children and young people's feelings about the future.  ...Click the photo for more.

The Diocese of Coventry has become one of seven Growing Faith Trailblazer Dioceses in the Church of England. Growing Faith is a Church of England Initiative to encourage and promote faith development, spiritual formation and leadership/ vocations amongst children and young people. As one of the initial trailblazer dioceses our diocese will be helping shape this initiative.  ...Click the photo for more.

Empowered is a one day conference to share ideas and think about nurturing faith in children – for parents and those who work with children in schools and churches. It will take place on the 12th October at Harris Church of England Academy in Rugby and tickets are free.  ...Click the photo for more.

Together for Change (TFC) are about to launch a pioneering ten year project to help tackle unemployment and poverty in Nuneaton with the aim of raising the aspirations of local people and inspiring them into work.  ...Click the photo for more.

Betel UK, who run Rising Café at Coventry Cathedral, have been included in this year’s Parliamentary Review.  ...Click the photo for more.

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.