Due to coronavirus we are discovering how to worship together in a new way.
We meet in a Covid-secure way in our church buildings at 10am every Sunday.
We'll be alternating which building we use so please check our Facebook pages.
UPDATE 09/01/21: WE HAVE CLOSED OUR BUILDINGS TO WORSHIP
If you are planning to attend then please read these safety measures first.
Our on-line services can be found here.
While the vicar's away...
Our vicar, Reverend Clive, is away on study leave for three months.
We have closed our buildings in response to the worsening Covid situation and our online services can be found here each week. Please select the "videos" tab and scroll through to the current service.
Phew! What a year it has been! In this service we celebrate the light that is breaking in to our darkness.
Oh, and there's a quiz so have a pen and paper ready...
Christmas Eve Carol Service
Though we can't sing together in church we can sing together wherever we are as we reflect on the light that is coming into the world. There are many faces and voices from across both parishes...Happy Christmas!!!!
As the service ends we will be gathering on Zoom. Message us for a link...
An Advent Reflection: Journey
The third in a series of three reflections.
An Advent Reflection: Accepting
The second in a series of three reflections.
An Advent Reflection: Waiting
The first in a series of three reflections.
Advent 4, December 20th
This week in advent traditionally we remember Mary. No, that's not why there is sometimes a pink candle...that one is for Gaudete Sunday, the third one. We've done that already! Anyway, today we remember Mary and her faithfulness to the call of God.
Ali leads us to reflect on Luke 1; 26-38 and it's well worth a listen.
Advent 3, December 13th
In this service Ali runs back and forth to St Paul's and shows us the amazing crib scene there as Joseph and Mary await the birth of Jesus.
Meanwhile back at Rev HQ Clive speaks from Isaiah 61; 1-4, 8-11 and challenges us to balance thankfulness with expectation.
And the Advent memory song has leapt to a whole new level this week...
Advent 2, December 6th
As we continue through the journey of Advent we are joined this week by Bishop John who talks us through Isaiah 40; 1-11 and Mark 1; 1-8
Clive is riding solo on the sofa this week...
Advent Sunday, November 29th
As we enter a season of watching and waiting, of preparing for what is to come, we remember our ancestors in the faith, the patriarchs, we think about the state of our nation and how things might play out for Christmas this year, and we look to the coming of Jesus in glory when all things are put right under his mighty reign. Clive speaks to us from Mark 13; 24-37 and blesses bread and wine that we may share in the Communion of Christ.
Christ the King, November 22nd
Strange as it may seem, this is the last Sunday of the church year and it is traditional to turn our thoughts to the end of time when all things come to their perfect end under the just an awesome rule of God, what we call the Kingdom of God. And Jesus is the king.
As we sit in lockdown observing the shenanigans of those who are set up as kings in this world, our national and international leaders, we could really do with living as subjects of the true king so that we are prepared for when we meet him face to face under his righteous judgement. Ali speaks to us about what that life might look like as she reflects on Matthew 25; 31-46
Second before Advent, November 15th
This week we are down at St Anne's herein the parish of Coventry All Saints for a think about how God might bestow gifts upon us.
Clive speaks about the Parable of the Talents from Matthew 25; 14-30 and we celebrate Communion together.
Remembrance Sunday, November 8th
As we head into Lockdown 2 Revs Clive and Ali lead us in a poignant online service of remembering.
Ali speaks from Matthew 25; 1-12 and encourages us to "be prepared"...
All Saints and All Souls, November 1st
Bishop Christopher joins us with words of encouragement as we take a moment to light a candle in memory of those whom we love.
Bible Sunday, October 25th
It's the last Sunday before All Saints Day and you know what that means...it's Bible Sunday! Usually both Ali and Clive like to bring a big pile of Bibles to the worship service and to invite people to have a look at the variety of them.
But not so this year in Tier 2 lockdown. The service is recorded at St Paul's and includes Ali celebrating Communion as well as Clive speaking from Colossians 3, 12-17.
Luke the Evangelist, October 18th
How much do we actually know about the people who brought us the four biographies of Jesus? Well, in the case of Luke, whose feast day it is today, it turns out that we know quite a lot.
In this week's service we reflect on what it means to be called by God, to have a vocation, and Clive speaks from Luke 10, 1-12.
Trinity 18, October 11th
As we gather to worship we pause to reflect on World Mental Health Day and how that might impact our involvement in church life.
Ali preaches from Matthew 22; 1-14 and encourages us to respond to God's invitation...
Trinity 17, October 4th
What does it mean to say we believe in God? And if we say it, do we really mean it? As we think about our own walk of faith we may reflect on how far we have come to believe, to behave and to belong. And how has Covid changed any of that?
In this service Clive brings us a strong word from Philippians 3; 4b-14 and challenges our sense of piety that is derived from church membership, calling us back to a Christ-centred life. It's tough. But it's worth it.
September 27th, Breathe
In this week's service we take time out from our usual routines and just breathe. We are joined by an American Pastor, Rob Bell, who speaks to us about the breath of God.
September 20th, Harvest
Harvest is a time when we traditionally give thanks for God's provision of food to us.
This year things are all a little different, so for this hybrid harvest we shall be giving thanks for whatever God has provided for us during the time of lockdown, ably led by a small team from the parish of Coventry All Saints.
In this week's awesome service we give God glory as we gather once more with the people of Coventry All Saints, St Paul's Foleshill and beyond.
This week we think about the heme of forgiveness and Ali reflects on Matthew 18; 21-35.
We're back! After our wonderful summer series of services and sermons we are fully back with Clive and Ali as we engage once more with our mixed mode of worship; on-line, at home, in a church building, on our phone or favourite device and all topped off with the opportunity to receive Communion. This week we think about dealing with differences of opinion or behaviour and how that affects our unity. Clive preaches from Matthew 18, 15-20.
Summer Soaring 5, 30th August
In the last of our series in collaboration with the wider Diocese of Coventry we are encouraged to "take heart" by Archdeacon Barry. We are also ably assisted by the choir from Coventry Cathedral and someone from somewhere (but we don't know quite who or from whereabouts in the diocese) singing a great song about God's love always being with us.
Summer Soaring 4, 23rd August
In the fourth of our summer series of hybrid worship services our Bishop, Christopher, brings us a message of encouragement as he talks us through Isaiah 51; 1-6 and Matthew 16; 13-20.
We also have some assistance in our worship from the choir of Holy Trinity Stratford and from the music group at All Saints Allesley.
Summer Soaring 3, 16th August
The third in our series of hybrid worship and the third in our series in partnership with the wider Diocese of Coventry. This week we are joined by The Reverend Simon Betteridge from University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust who helps us to think about building hope in the context of Covid-19 while reflecting on Luke 8; 40-56
Summer Soaring 2, 9th August
This morning The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry, joins us to help us think about "Embracing Change". This is part of our "hybrid worship" which can be accessed at home or in the church building.
Summer Soaring 1, 2nd August
Throughout August we are joining forces with people across the Diocese of Coventry to bring you worship. This week Archdeacon Sue brings us a message about sabbath rest.
Trinity 7, 26th July
This week we are hosted by Liz from Coventry All Saints who invites us to think through some of the kingdom parables in Matthew's gospel. Jesus seems to be saying that the kingdom of God is like some pretty unremarkable things....but is he? Despite Clive and Ali being away this week they still both make an appearance through the wonders of modern technology.
Trinity 6, 19th July
Bishop Christopher leads us this morning as Clive and Ali take a break with their family. He'll be encouraging us to think about our dreams. What do you dream about?
Trinity 5, 12th July
Given that the Parable of the Sower is followed by an explanation about the Parable of the Sower, have you ever wondered what the Parable of the Sower might actually be about? Wonder no more...this week's visit to the sofa will have you thinking clearly!
Trinity 4, July 5th
What on earth is an easy yoke? Where can I get myself one? Join the Revs on the sofa of worship as they explore Jesus's words in Matthew 11.
Lockdown Praise Episode Ten
It's the final episode in our series of Lockdown Praise as we contemplate newer (and maybe even better) things in days to come...
Trinity 3, June 28th
As we worship from the sofa once again the 2Revs lead us into thinking about what it means to be Christ's representative on earth. Are you up for the job?
Lockdown Praise Episode Nine
Join us on the sofa as we share requests from across the parishes. How great is our God!
Trinity 2, June 21st
In this morning's visit to the vicarage sofa we focus on the cost of discipleship. The service is much more C of E in flavour than of late, and Ali is on fire with her preaching. Don't forget to join us for Lockdown Praise afterwards...
Lockdown Praise Episode Eight
Praising God no matter what comes...once again a wonderful variety of worship songs from across the ages.
Trinity 1, June 14th
The Revs are back with joint worship from the vicarage sofa, praising God and encouraging the people of Coventry All Saints and St Paul's Foleshill. But first they tackle the thorny issue of whether or not to open the church buildings for private prayer...what do you think should happen?
Lockdown Praise Episode Seven
Some wonderful and varied requests and a reflection on where we might be heading. And if you enjoy this, why not revisit the earlier episodes?
Trinity Sunday, June 7th
In this ambitious and far reaching service we engage with racism in the US and closer to home and the Black Lives Matter movement, we encourage participation in a new prayer initiative across Coventry called Open Heaven, and we reflect on the importance of knowing the one true God as both three and one.
2020 Spirit Vision
Join our '2020 Spirit Vision' service on the Day of Pentecost! Participants from across the Diocese of Coventry come together virtually to celebrate God's gift of his Holy Spirit, poured out on the followers of Jesus for their transformation and the blessing of his world.
The Revs are having a week off from the sofa but have put together some Spirit-filled worship to prepare us for the 2020 Spirit Vision service that we will all be participating in on Sunday 31st May at 6pm. In fact, Bishop Christopher even pops along during our worship to issue a personal invitation...
Lockdown Praise Episode Six
This episode will have you praising through the lockdown while sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for a big announcement...
Seventh Sunday of Easter
We're in that time between Ascension and Pentecost when the first church was waiting for something significant to happen. In this lockdown life what are you waiting for? In this service we begin by thinking about our giving and about whether we want to ensure that the church survives and thrives before moving on to focus on prayer.
Is Ascension Day an ending or a beginning? Why were the disciples so happy about it? Seeing as the world is round, where did Jesus actually ascend to? We won't be answering any of those questions, but we will be marking the beginning of this special season when we pray fervently "thy kingdom come", especially praying for five people known to us to come to know God in a new and special way.
Lockdown Praise Episode Five
Our fifth installment of this popular format of worship. Once again, a great variety and an opportunity to praise and worship in both familiar and unfamiliar song.
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
This week the Revs reflect on John 14; 15-21. Oh, and the fact that everything has changed and yet nothing has changed. Keep the faith!
More links to click to worship with us:
Special requests and an awesome God
A special all-age service looking at what it is to be a hero
More requests and more local involvement and five timeless worship songs
Life on lockdown continues with a look at Acts 2, 42-47 and what that means to a church in exile
More requests, great for a sing-along
More informal worship from the vicarage sofa as we think about "being church" when we cant gather
A Songs of Praise-style request show featuring some cracking hymns
So-called Low Sunday, when the vicar usually has a lie-in, only this year we have two vicars leading our worship!
A joy-filled service for the wider diocese
He is risen! Our Easter celebration service with guest appearances...
This traditional fourteen part meditation is based on the stations hanging at All Saints St Anne
Please join with us for a shared meal. If you would like to participate then you will need a simple meal prepared, some bread and wine (or substitute), a candle and a cross.
We have produced a short set of three meditations to lead us into Holy Week
Our local vicars go regional as they lead Evening Prayer for the whole Diocese of Coventry
Join the celebration as we worship using our resource booklet
Follow along this service of Evening Prayer using this.
Clive and Ali lead us in an update on how they are and on into Spiritual Communion, found in our resource section
A service of Holy Communion as we reflect on what it means to be in control of our own lives.
Our first attempt at online worship since we closed our buildings to public worship. We did this in partnership with St Paul's Foleshill (our vicar Clive is married to their vicar Ali) and used the service booklet found here.
We hope you have found our online resources helpful. Do get in touch to let us know what you think