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Come to MotoFest this weekend and join in the fun!
If you know anyone who has children, why not invite them to HOPE@MotoFest's free face painting and children's crafts stall THIS WEEKEND at MotoFest on Greyfriars Green? You can share the event on Facebook or simply let them know that between 12pm-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, they will be made very welcome at our tent.

While you're there, come along and join worship right in the heart of our city centre at MotoFest! The HOPE Arena at MotoFest will be the focal point for the 10.30am Sunday 2nd June HOPE United gathering of many churches from across the city as we celebrate Coventry. No seating will be provided, but the HOPE Arena has grassy banks. The service will be led from the HOPE Arena Main stage (very close to Coventry Railway Station), witnessing in a place where thousands are attending MotoFest. Worship will be led by Rob Halligan and others from across the city. For more details, contact
City of Culture 2021 - next steps
Calling all creative Christians in Coventry!

Are you youthful, creative, positive or ideas focussed? If so, we need your voice!

Coventry churches have a lot to offer our city for its celebration of culture in 2021, but we need to start planning and thinking up ideas. Hosted by HOPE Coventry on Thursday 13th June at 7pm, this workshop is an opportunity to meet together to suss out opportunities to contribute to the City Of Culture 2021. We will be discovering and proposing what we all have to offer that celebrates our creative God.

Please confirm attendance by marking yourself as 'going' on the Facebook event or by emailing Don't forget to invite anyone else you think could contribute!

Our aims will be as follows:
1. Hearing of ways to contribute to City of Culture 2021
2. Identifying your creative gift and how it can be used?
3. Consider becoming part of the celebration that is 2021
4. Connect with people and build partnerships
5. Create ideas and approaches for 2021
6. Develop proposals and next steps

This workshop is for over 18s but you may well have connection to youth i.e. 11-18s. The venue is the Henry Fry Centre, Hertford Place, CV1 3JZ.

Other ways you can get involved in City of Culture 2021 

It was great to see so many Christian Leaders from across the city gather at the Leaders' Lunch to focus on how we can be involved with City of Culture 2021 and inspiring to hear from Martin Sutherland  what the City of Culture Trust have shaped and developed so far. He was suitably impressed at what churches and Christian organisations together have achieved!

We have  started to look at the ideas that were produced during the lunch and will progress those more soon. We want to support the ideas that churches can do very locally in your communities and explore what we can be involved with across the city.

As well as attending the above meeting, there are some things that you can do to help keep involved in this:

Social Media    
You can follow and contribute to the discussions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of Coventry2021 and HumansofCov. If you add the hashtags #coventry2021 #thisiscoventry #humansofcov to your own social media posts, this raises the profile of what you're currently doing and that the culture of Coventry is to worship God and be involved in social action. You can follow HOPE Coventry on social media platforms too - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and tag us in posts.

Local City of Culture meetings 
Local Producers for City of Culture have now been recruited. If there are events in your locality, send someone along. Or invite these producers to your events!
Local events in the coming days
Coventry and Dresden in Concert: Twinned Cities Celebrating 60 Years of Friendship
Spires Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra with the Dresden Neuer Chor. A concert of choral and orchestral music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Parry, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Spofforth.
Date:               Saturday June 1st, 4:30pm to 6:45pm
Venue:           Coventry Cathedral, CV1 5AB
Conductors: Jack Lovell and Axel Langmann
Leader:          Alistair Kennedy
Tickets           £12, £24 family, £6 student
Available at or Reception desk, Herbert Museum and Art Gallery CV1 5QP and on the door.
The Coventry Dresden Art Exchange exhibition,
Condition Humaine, in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel, will run concurrently Friday 31st May to June 30th. The exhibition was first shown at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden in February this year to launch the 60th Anniversary of the twinning of Coventry and Dresden.
Prayer for Christian Service
Monday June 3rd, 4 – 5 pm, Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral
Genexis is an evidence based case for a creator God over 7 topics presented by world leading speakers, asking questions about beginnings, numbers, life, DNA, ethics, consciousness and life after death. Introduced by: Ben Jacobs. Pray for this opportunity to introduce people to the Christian faith. More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004

Fundraising Craft & Gift Fair
15th June 

Coventry Jesus Centre are pleased to host a Fundraising Craft & Gift Fair event at 7 Lamb Street , Coventry, CV1 4AE . This event has been set up to offer lots of lovely crafts and gifts which all the family and friends can enjoy. Stalls include Wood Work, delicious Cup cakes , Jewellery , Tea & Coffee etc. The event is run by the Coventry Jesus Centre in order to both promote brilliant crafts and also to raise funds to support our charitable services . We look forward to seeing you! If you would like to have a stall please 
email :
Can you put up a tent?

If you have refined skills in tent/marque erecting or even have once glanced at a tent we would love your help this weekend for HOPE@MotoFest.

These are the times when we are in need:
- Friday night (tomorrow) from 4.45pm (tent erection)
- Saturday morning (1st) from 8.30am (tables & chairs)
- Sunday afternoon (2nd) from 4.15pm (take down everything)

Contact Andrew on 07733 600611 to muck in. 

If you would be willing to lend a hand face painting for an hour, you would be making a huge difference too! No talent is necessary but training can be provided on Saturday 1st June (11am -12noon). If you can paint at any point between 12noon and 4pm on either day, then please text 07874 691211.

Jobs available

PA role
HOPE in Rugby are looking to appoint a PA to Roy Crowne. This is a part-time post from 9.00 am until 3.30 pm, based in Rugby.  If you are interested, send a covering letter and CV to For more details, see the job description.

Events & Communications Manager (part-time 15-20 hours/week)
Thrive Youth Ministries are looking to recruit someone to our team to oversee the different training events & courses that Thrive runs, and to develop our overall communications with partners and supporters.  The position requires someone who can take the initiative, think logically, has an eye for detail and a creative flare for publicity. Find out more at 

Part time project coordinator
Coventry Youth for Christ are looking to recruit for their new Skillzbank project,, building on their Youth Cafe success. The candidate will need to have administration, volunteer management and networking skills. 10 hours/week, £26k pro rata. For more details, email before deadline of 14th June.

Head of Operations
There is a job vacancy at Global Care currently: Head of Operations
To learn more, visit

Sector Minister (in Milton Keynes)
MK Christian Foundation have some similar goals to HOPE Coventry for their local area, and they are looking for a leader to move their work forward in Milton Keynes. For more information, see their website:
Thy Kingdom Come! 10 days of prayer

Thy Kingdom Come runs from 30th May to 9th June and you can still get involved. If your church is stuck for ideas, there are a wonderful range of videos and resources available on their website which will help you.

Whether you are a family, church or individual, the goal is to see Christians worldwide commit to lighting up the world in prayer this Ascension to Pentecost so that more people will come to know the amazing love of Christ.

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