St George's Church Coventry

St George's Church, Coundon, is a growing Anglican church, in the Northwest of Coventry. We are a lively church, where everybody is welcome. At St George's we are praying, loving, and caring for and with the community.

Operating as usual

03/06/2021

As we move into June (where has this year gone?!), we are still facing uncertainty;

Will restrictions be fully lifted on 21st June?
Are we going to be seeing stricter restrictions come back into force with a spread of new variants?
What does the rest of this year look like?

Change and ambiguity can feel destabilising. We can find ourselves wrestling with things such as anxiety, fear, frustration, lacking control, anger, isolation and more.

But there is good news. These are places that God wants to meet you, because those are the very places that allow all kinds of transformational encounters and adventures to burst forth into this life.

We get to ask God, “what are you saying about this situation, this feeling I’m having, my reactions, my worries, my fears?”.

We get to ask God, “what are you revealing about who You are and who I am through this?”.

We get to ask God, “what gift do you have for me as Your child?”.

When we start with these first steps, ever so gradually, we watch grace unfurl and stretch our hearts out into something open and beautiful.

What do you need from God?
What gift might He want to offer you today?

As we move into June (where has this year gone?!), we are still facing uncertainty;

Will restrictions be fully lifted on 21st June?
Are we going to be seeing stricter restrictions come back into force with a spread of new variants?
What does the rest of this year look like?

Change and ambiguity can feel destabilising. We can find ourselves wrestling with things such as anxiety, fear, frustration, lacking control, anger, isolation and more.

But there is good news. These are places that God wants to meet you, because those are the very places that allow all kinds of transformational encounters and adventures to burst forth into this life.

We get to ask God, “what are you saying about this situation, this feeling I’m having, my reactions, my worries, my fears?”.

We get to ask God, “what are you revealing about who You are and who I am through this?”.

We get to ask God, “what gift do you have for me as Your child?”.

When we start with these first steps, ever so gradually, we watch grace unfurl and stretch our hearts out into something open and beautiful.

What do you need from God?
What gift might He want to offer you today?

02/06/2021

“What did I do to deserve this grace?”

You said yes with your heart,
He said everything else on the cross.

“What did I do to deserve this grace?”

You said yes with your heart,
He said everything else on the cross.

Photos from St George's Church Coventry's post 25/05/2021

We are in a season of transition; moving from strict lockdown restrictions to eating out, hugs and shopping back in the realms of possibilities for us.

If you are finding yourself feeling overwhelmed amongst the changes, here are ‘five words to keep in your vocabulary— even when you’re facing unknowns.’

When we stop and rest, as part of what we call “Sabbath”, we can experience renewing and restoration, as The Father lovingly breathes into us the very things we need.

What do you need in this season?
What gift might God like to give to you?

“Five words to keep in your vocabulary” and associated artwork created by Morgan Harper Nichol.

Even If: Finding Hope in the Furnace of Mental Illness - Ann Voskamp 18/05/2021

Even If: Finding Hope in the Furnace of Mental Illness - Ann Voskamp

May is Mental Health Awareness month and it’s a great opportunity for us to have honest conversations to help shed light into how we’re feeling and why.

Anxiety is something that most of us will have had some experience of at some point in our lives.

Where does Hope fit in an anxious heart?
How might God like to meet you in that place?

You may find this article illuminating and insightful.

“[...] what matters most: We are God’s beloved. Nothing we do can separate us from that love, even in the darkest times.”

Even If: Finding Hope in the Furnace of Mental Illness - Ann Voskamp I was drawn to Sarah Robinson’s story because she speaks so openly about believing the lie that being depressed or anxious made her a bad Christian. How easy it is for each of us to imagine that if we just had enough faith or prayed the right prayer or got over “that” sin, we would find healin...

14/05/2021

You are not alone in your struggles. You don’t have to believe the thoughts—

“These trials are mine.
These burdens are mine.
These fears are mine.”

Those thoughts can begin to unravel with the words “OUR Father”. You are invited to see yourself as a beloved part of the family of God, which means the burdens you carry are also burdens carried by those to whom you belong.

Sisters.
Brothers.
Mothers.
Fathers.
Neighbours.

You are not alone.
You are welcome.
There is always a place at the table for you to come, just as you are— your whole, beloved self.

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

You are not alone in your struggles. You don’t have to believe the thoughts—

“These trials are mine.
These burdens are mine.
These fears are mine.”

Those thoughts can begin to unravel with the words “OUR Father”. You are invited to see yourself as a beloved part of the family of God, which means the burdens you carry are also burdens carried by those to whom you belong.

Sisters.
Brothers.
Mothers.
Fathers.
Neighbours.

You are not alone.
You are welcome.
There is always a place at the table for you to come, just as you are— your whole, beloved self.

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

30/04/2021

As Christians we should try everyday to be more like Jesus Christ.
One way to live more like him is to love more like him.
Jesus's example and teachings show us at least five ways we can do that.

To love like Jesus, we can:
Be mindful. We need to connect more deeply with our lives and the people in them, rather than living a detached, disconnected existence.
Be approachable. ...
Be full of grace. ...
Be bold. ...
Be self-giving.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
John 13:34

As Christians we should try everyday to be more like Jesus Christ.
One way to live more like him is to love more like him.
Jesus's example and teachings show us at least five ways we can do that.

To love like Jesus, we can:
Be mindful. We need to connect more deeply with our lives and the people in them, rather than living a detached, disconnected existence.
Be approachable. ...
Be full of grace. ...
Be bold. ...
Be self-giving.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
John 13:34

23/04/2021

Happy St George's Day

Happy St George's Day

Timeline Photos 22/04/2021

Timeline Photos

"Racism is a sin which disfigures God’s image in us."

From Lament To Action: the report of the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce is published today.

Read the report at cofe.io/AntiRacismTaskforce.

19/04/2021

We have all at some time or other faced periods of wavering or tired faith. Times when your "faith tank" is running on near empty.
The Bible tells us that faith is the belief, trust, and loyalty to a person or thing - Christians find their security and hope in God as revealed in Jesus Christ. When your faith tank is low then consider turning to Scripture for inspiration and encouragement, listen to worship music, and/or speak to someone you trust so you can share your feelings.
Perhaps consider whether an hour and a half on a Sunday fills your tank enough for a weeks journey with all the ups and downs your typical week brings. Once you take the time you sleep out of a 168 hour week there are 100+ hours left.
What are you going to do this week to top up your tank?

We have all at some time or other faced periods of wavering or tired faith. Times when your "faith tank" is running on near empty.
The Bible tells us that faith is the belief, trust, and loyalty to a person or thing - Christians find their security and hope in God as revealed in Jesus Christ. When your faith tank is low then consider turning to Scripture for inspiration and encouragement, listen to worship music, and/or speak to someone you trust so you can share your feelings.
Perhaps consider whether an hour and a half on a Sunday fills your tank enough for a weeks journey with all the ups and downs your typical week brings. Once you take the time you sleep out of a 168 hour week there are 100+ hours left.
What are you going to do this week to top up your tank?

12/04/2021

Sundays readings ..... What is God saying to you? What actions will you take?

Acts 4:32-35 NIV
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

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John 20:19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Sundays readings ..... What is God saying to you? What actions will you take?

Acts 4:32-35 NIV
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

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John 20:19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

10/04/2021

Bishop Christopher writes:

"With people across Coventry and Warwickshire, I mourn the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, and I give thanks for the great energy and dedication of His long life of service. I pray for Her Majesty The Queen and for the whole Royal Family, that in the midst of grief and loss, they may know the peace and strength of God."

Bishop Christopher writes:

"With people across Coventry and Warwickshire, I mourn the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, and I give thanks for the great energy and dedication of His long life of service. I pray for Her Majesty The Queen and for the whole Royal Family, that in the midst of grief and loss, they may know the peace and strength of God."

08/04/2021

Every behaviour is a communication
Every communication is a need
Every behaviour is therefore a need

Show some grace if you can. No-one wants to be angry or unhappy.

"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." James 4:6

Every behaviour is a communication
Every communication is a need
Every behaviour is therefore a need

Show some grace if you can. No-one wants to be angry or unhappy.

"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." James 4:6

03/04/2021

FREE // A POEM FOR EASTER

Easter in poetry...

Timeline Photos 28/03/2021

Are you 50+ ? If you haven't had you initial jab have a look at the post below.

The NHS in Coventry and Warwickshire is calling on anyone aged 50 and over who hasn’t had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to attend one of our walk in clinics this Sunday 28, Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 March at the Stoneleigh NAEC.

No appointment needed, just turn up between 10am-4pm.

Please share with family, friends and colleagues aged 50 and over who live in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

25/03/2021

Gather up the ingredients and join the Easter Bake Along 2pm on the 27th. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=929051567864840

23/03/2021

Week 5 of the Lent Course tomorrow evening - 7.30pm
Usual zoom link

Week 5 of the Lent Course tomorrow evening - 7.30pm
Usual zoom link

23/03/2021

National Day of Reflection

God of love,
As we think about all that has changed this year,
help us to trust that you are always with us.
As we remember those who have died,
help us to trust they are at peace with you.
As we reach out to others with kindness and care,
may hope shine out in every heart and home.
Amen.

National Day of Reflection

God of love,
As we think about all that has changed this year,
help us to trust that you are always with us.
As we remember those who have died,
help us to trust they are at peace with you.
As we reach out to others with kindness and care,
may hope shine out in every heart and home.
Amen.

National Day of Reflection | The Church of England 22/03/2021

National Day of Reflection | The Church of England

We’re supporting the National Day of Reflection on 23 March, the first anniversary of the UK lockdown, to commemorate this tragic loss of life and to stand together with everyone who’s grieving.

National Day of Reflection | The Church of England Prayers, liturgy and other resources to help mark the anniversary of the first lockdown, as part of the National Day of Reflection organised by Marie Curie on 23 March.

[03/18/21]   18th March 2021 From:Jennifer
Greetings in the name of Jesus, our suffering Servant and triumphant Lord.
As I send out this message, it is the anniversary of our first online worship service. One year ago today, we began morning and night prayer services. We have gathered online for mutual support and prayer during this trying year. In doing so, we have discovered the goodness of God, our need for one another, and the truth that Jesus can meet with us in our own homes, and even through technology.
It is necessary for us to continue meeting via Zoom for a little bit longer. There is good news; the vaccines and the physical distancing measures are making a difference. St George’s PCC met last week, and I would like to share with you the plan for worship services in the short term.
Holy Week
Maundy Thursday
6:45 pm We have the opportunity for an ONLINE agape meal. This will remind us of the Last Supper. I will send out more information about this next week.
Good Friday
There will be a Walk the Way of the Cross opportunity on Good Friday. This will be especially suitable for families or anyone who would find it helpful to walk the Stations of the Cross. This will be an individual activity as we are not able yet to gather people together.
2-3 pm Like last year, there will be an ONLINE meditation Good Friday afternoon.
Easter Sunday:
9 am Communion in person in the church building.
10:30 am Worship on Zoom
The details remain the same to join the online gatherings:
Join Zoom Meeting: Ask for details ( usual link)
6th-30th April: services will return to Zoom only.
Sundays in May and June: 9 am in person communion and 10:30 Zoom. This may be reviewed if the Government guidance changes.
Morning and night prayer online:
Tuesday and Thursday prayer at 10 am and 9 pm, as well as Wednesday at 10am, allows us to connect with each other, pray, and share our concerns and prayer requests. I am available to talk and pray with you, as are we all for each other.

I recognise just how weary we are after an entire year of restrictions. It is ok to feel like your capacity is low. Writing this note in the 4th week of Lent, reminds me of the Lenten themes of wilderness and rescue. God is our Covenant partner. He shares the resources of heaven with us. Most especially, He shares His Son, Jesus, walks the way of pain and suffering to the Cross, and there, through His death and resurrection, brings us rescue. The life we seek is found in Jesus. I pray for you to receive this Good News afresh this Lent and Eastertide.
We are not alone as we have our brothers and sisters in Christ to journey with us. If your capacity is low reach out. I thank you for looking out for each other when folks have found it hard to reach out. I would also like to thank all those of you who have been so faithfully supporting the ministry of the church through your financial contributions. Our income has dropped £10 000 this year. If you are at all able, please pray and consider an extra gift at Easter to support the expenses and mission of the church.
As always, I am available to talk and pray with you. Please call me on 02476 591 994.

I pray you may know the grace of God, who meets us in the wilderness and replaces our poverty with the fullness of life in Christ.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6-7)

Grace and peace of Christ be with you,

Jennifer Wickham, Vicar
St George's Church, Barkers Butts Lane, Coventry, CV6 1EA

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116-118 Barkers Butts Lane
Coventry
CV6 1EA
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