From Churches

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours Earlsdon is already celebrating success following its recent launch. The project, which matches volunteers to visit older people in their own home, held its first volunteer introduction sessions on 19 and 21 June in St. Barbara’s Church meeting room. These volunteers are offering up to an hour each week or fortnight to befriend …

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Mental Health and Faith Session

It is estimated that one in four people live with mental health issues. This means that within our churches and communities we have a significant number of people for whom this is a concern.   Come and find out more about this important issue. Everyone is invited to attend a Mental Health and Faith Session from …

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Church Concert

Annie Taylor (voice) and Bill Harper (harp) will perform ‘Midst Friends and Fav’rites’ -Scottish songs and airs at 11am on Saturday 9 April at St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street. Entrance in free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the west window grille to replace the one damaged due to …

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Community Arts Festival

The ‘ How Great Thou Art’ community arts festival, organised by Churches Together in Earlsdon and Chapelfields (CTEC) starts in 10 days. Go to www.hgta.org.uk for more information on events from 1- 17 October.

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80 years old – going stronger then ever

It was eighty years ago next month that St. Mary Magdalen Church in Chapelfields opened its doors for the first time.  And as ECHO discovered recently, the church is growing, active and as vibrant as ever. The Reverend Stella Bailey, who arrived at ‘the church with the blue roof’ in 2011, explained how the congregation …

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Date for new vicar

  The Collation Service of Rev’d Tulo Raistrick as Vicar of Earlsdon will be held on Sunday 11 May at 3pm in St. Barbara’s Church.  The Bishop of Coventry and Archdeacon Pastor John Green will officiate.  ECHO hopes to meet and interview Rev’d Raistrick for a future issue.  

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Churches fight litter

The churches of Earlsdon and Chapelfields are organising a Litter Pick-up on the first Saturday of each month from 9.15am – 11.15am starting in the roads around each of the local churches.  Members of the public are welcome join them. The meeting points will be outside the following buildings: 5 April – Earlsdon Methodist Church; …

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Baptist church welcomes new minister

Though he’d hardly had time to unpack, recently-arrived Hearsall Baptist Church minister Reverend David Sutcliffe found time recently to talk to ECHO about his new role. “Bringing it all together” is how David described the core of his vision for the future. “Hearsall Baptist Church is home to many groups and societies, but the church …

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Stop the Traffik

This year St. Mary Magdalen Church is supporting Stop the Traffik, raising awareness of human trafficking and slavery. On Saturday 22 February 10.30am to 12noon they will be holding a Fairtrade (but no trade in bodies is fair) Coffee Morning. There will be an opportunity to win Body Shop goodies. All are welcome.

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