Nine new priests and nine new deacons are to be ordained this weekend. Both the priests and the deacons will be ordained at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 1 July. The priests will be ordained by the Bishop of Warwick, the Right Reverend John Stroyan and the deacons will be ordained by the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth. The service for the priests will take place at 10.30am and the service for the deacons will take place at 4pm. All are welcome.  ...Click the photo for more.

In this article first published on the Mucknell Abbey website, the Revd Sacha Slavic explains how he can be a benedictine in the community.  ...Click the photo for more.

Each year since 2011, an annual Support Fund meeting has agreed the amount that each deanery is to pay into, or receive from, the Support Fund in the following year. Without generous giving to the Support Fund, we would be unable to continue our ministry and mission across the whole of the diocese. On Saturday 16th June in St. Peter’s Church Centre, Wellesbourne, two representatives from each of ten deaneries and one representative from one deanery gathered for the meeting to share their news, concerns and aspirations, and to agree the Support Fund payments for 2019.  ...Click the photo for more.

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.