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Winter Night Shelter gains 90 new volunteers!
Coventry Winter Night Shelter is grateful for the 90 attendees at its first two volunteer training sessions of the year, with people eager to learn about how to help the homeless guests at the shelter from 1st December this year. The final training session on Monday 29th October is for both new and veteran volunteers. To find out more, see the website, or to apply to volunteer, simply fill in the online form.

Are you a night owl, a student, or perhaps a shift worker? CWNS is particularly looking for volunteers to cover the night shifts this year, staying awake for part of the time between 9.30pm-7am in case of any issues while the guests are sleeping. Almost all guests will be asleep, so you would be able to work on essays or read a book during that time. For more details, see the Facebook event or email
Christmas magazine is coming - order now!
HOPE Together's 32-page glossy magazine Christmas HOPE is out now, packed with conversation-starters for when the magazines are given away away. Christmas HOPE features the Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Louis; Leeds Rhinos rugby league player Jamie Jones-Buchanan; Adun, one of the 12 teenagers who was trapped in a cave in Thailand recently; competitions; and much more. Copies of Christmas HOPE are now available. Preview the magazine here and order online here.

St Clare's at the Cathedral book shop

Tucked between the old and new Cathedrals on St Michael’s Avenue, St Clare’s Shop is a Christian resource centre in the heart of our city. They sell a wide range of beautiful gifts, many of which are fair trade, and church supplies such as baptism certificates, cards and candles. They stock a huge range of theological books, mostly second hand and all just £3, as well as some new books and resources for ministry. All proceeds go to the work of St Clare’s church community, part of the Cathedral family. To be sustainable in the long term, St Clare’s needs the support of local people and Christians, so if you value having a Christian and Fairtrade shop in Coventry, please pop in, see what they do, and chat to Rev Charlotte Gale, Minister and Shopkeeper at St Clare’s.

City Praise and Prayer

Come and join with hundreds of Christians from all denominations and locations from across the city for ‘City Praise and Prayer’ on Sunday 11th November at 6:30pm at The Welcome Centre, as we seek to gather together to lift up Jesus in worship and to pray for His Kingdom to come in Coventry. If you've never been before, expect time for singing, short reflections with a call to action, time to meet Christians from other churches and areas to pray together - and expect to meet Jesus! For more information, email
Chapelfields Community Choir benefit concert
Date: Friday 19th October
Time: 7.30pm
Place: St Mary Magdalen Church, Sir Thomas White’s Road, CV5 8DR
Details: Concert supporting Crisis, with guests Crisis Skylight Coventry Choir, Good Neighbours Willenhall Community Choir, Tim Campain: Organ & Dwayne Engh: Marimba. Admission free, but donations warmly welcomed. For more, contact 024 7705 0501 or

Facilitated Conversation on Race and Christianity
Date: Monday 22nd October
Time: 6.00pm
Place: St Michael’s House
Details: First in a conversation series with Rev’d Dr Sharon Prentis – the Dean of Black and Minority Ethnic Affairs in Birmingham Diocese.  All perspectives, opinions and experiences welcome. For more, contact or 02476 521 289.

Prayer for Christian Service
Date: Monday 5th November
Time: 4.00pm-5.00pm
Place: Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral
Details: Oasis is a community café and family breakfast club run by Bethel Church, offering a caring, listening ear along with good food. Come and hear all about the project and pray for it. For more, contact 02476 413004 or

Pyramid Park concert tour
Date: Thursday 8th November
Time: 7.30pm
Place: St Mark's, CV1 5FX
Details: Pyramid Park released their debut album Vulnerability in September 2017, seeing the album reach number 1 in the UK Christian & Gospel iTunes chart. Pyramid Park will be supported by Coventry band Noiiises. Tickets £6 via the website.

Art and communion - modern era symposium
Date: Saturday 10th November
Time: 10.30am-5.00pm
Place: Chapter House, Coventry Cathedral
Details: This day will explore the art, architecture and craft of the Eucharist, asking how the visual arts have shaped and are shaped by the Eucharist. Topics include church architecture of sanctuaries, reredos paintings, and more. Tickets £35/£45; for more, see the website.

Hope and Justice Conference
Date: Saturday 17th November
Time: 10.00am-3.45pm
Place: Warwick Road URC, 10 Warwick Row, CV1 1EX
Details: Free Christian Aid conference with guest choir Zimbabwe Fellowship Choir.  Find out from Nick Guttman about natural and humanitarian disasters and how support brings hope to vulnerable communities. Book your free ticket and see more info on the website

Comedy & Carols night - CCM fundraiser
Date: Friday 30th November 2018
Time: 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Place: West Orchard URC, Baginton Road, Coventry
Details: A great night to start the build up to Christmas with comedy, music and magic including Paul Kerensa (Co-writer of Miranda and regular on Radio 2); Musical comedy from James Sherwood and magic from Fletch Ransberry. Tickets £10, or 10 for the price of 9. Contact 02476 615931 or for tickets or for more.
Riding Lights theatre performance - Gospel Street

Come along to Warwick Road URC, CV1 1EX on Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm for a mix of theatre, comedy and spoken word – on the topics of life, death…and miraculous street food. After all, what would you do if Jesus turned up on your street? Theatre tickets £10 / £8 (concessions). Book tickets on the website or via 02476 220299.

POSTPONED: CCM roof blessing

Due to complications with the completion of the Coventry City Mission roof refurbishments, the planned Roof blessing and open day tomorrow (20th October) has been postponed until the new year.
Training for youth leaders

Thrive Youth Ministries are running a training day on Saturday 10th November from 10am-4pm at St Martin-in-the-Field Church, Finham, Coventry for people involved in church-based youth and children's work. It will inspire leaders and offer practical workshops including starting youth groups from scratch, understanding teenage identity/self esteem, children with additional needs, and working with small numbers. Tickets £20, or £30 for 2 (if booked before 28 October). Book via

Penultimate Pilgrimage walk

Everyone is welcome on Saturday 27th October for the penultimate Coventry Pilgrimage 2018 walk, from St Mary and All Saints churchyard, Fillongley, CV7 8EQ at 10am to walk 5.9 miles to All Saints, Allesley, CV5 9EQ. For a shorter walk (4.2 miles), join at the Bull and Butcher, Corley Moor, CV7 8AQ at approx 11am. For more, see the flyer.
Church sound system training

On Saturday 3rd November, come to St Mark's, CV1 5FX and learn from experts about Basics of Sound Systems, Soundcheck and Mixing Techniques, and Advanced Digital and Acoustics. Tickets £15 per session or £40 for all sessions from the website.
Funding and support for new start ups

Do you or your church or community want to set up a new business? On Saturday 3rd November from 8am-9pm, there will be a free event from Coventry University Enterprises with mentors to support you, potential partners for your startup, and pitching in front of investors, plus feedback on the investability of your idea. For more details and tickets, see the website.
Job Opportunities
Family and Youth Coordinator
full time, up to £24,000
Holy Trinity Church, Coventry
Are you passionate for Jesus, an encourager who can help people reach their potential, excited by working in a church with lots of young people, and have a heart for intergenerational church? If so, see the website for more on this post. Closing date: 13th November.
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