On Sunday 1 July, nine new priests are to be ordained at Coventry Cathedral. The new priests have already served as deacons for a year. On their ordination as priests they will remain in their present parishes while their on-going training continues. The service at Coventry Cathedral starts at 10.30am and is open to all. No tickets are needed, and everyone will receive a warm welcome at the main entrance of the Cathedral.  ...Click the photo for more.

On Sunday 1 July, nine 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.

Preparations are well under way for the Diocesan Celebration of Reconciliation taking place in St Edmund’s Church, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4AP on Sunday 24th June at 5pm. This 1 hour concert will feature a new choral work, ‘Cross of Nails’, written by local composer Andrew Atkins. The concert involves pupils from Brailes, Ilmington and Shipston-on-Stour primary schools, as well as community and church choirs from South Warwickshire.  ...Click the photo for more.

Founded in 2016, Fresh Start is an initiative by Together for Change, seeking to work with churches and other organisations in Coventry to offer a warm and welcoming environment to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Led by Cultural Links Worker, Matt Robinson, in the last two years Fresh Start has established a number of exciting initiatives and seen God work in amazing ways.  ...Click the photo for more.

Anti-slavery campaigners and other key agencies, including the police and councils, are backing the Safe Car Wash App, launched by The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England’s campaign against modern slavery, and the Santa Marta Group, the Catholic Church’s anti-slavery project.  ...Click the photo for more.

A new exciting cafe has opened in Coventry! Arabian Bites is a vegan cafe specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine and is staffed entirely by refugees. The social enterprise cafe was the idea of St Francis of Assisi Church, Radford who are working in partnership with Coventry City Council and Central Methodist Hall to run Coventry's newest eatery.  ...Click the photo for more.

In this article, the Revd Margaret Simmons, Vicar of St John the Baptist Church, Hillmorton, reflects on approaching retirement.  ...Click the photo for more.

Do you want to become a voice at the heart of the Diocese of Coventry? Then why not stand to be a member of the Diocesan Synod?  ...Click the photo for more.

In this article, the Revd Jonathan Fox (Rector of the Revel Group) talks about the importance of staying connected to Jesus.  ...Click the photo for more.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, has met with Warwickshire farmers so that he can better understand the challenges being faced by the farming community. Archbishop Justin had a tour of Bondon Farm, near Rugby, where he saw ewes, lambs and a suckler herd of Devon cattle. He then had a private meeting with Minette Batters, President of the NFU, before sitting down to a working lunch with ten local farmers.  ...Click the photo for more.