Small World

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Blog | One Comment

It’s September and we’re starting a new term of ESOL classes at the Jesus Centre here in Coventry. Students are coming in to register and I’m greeted by a wide-smiling African face and a greeting in broken English: “Do you remember me? I met you in Calais.” Well, the memory doesn’t always serve me well. […]

Hunger for God’s Word is Growing!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorised | No Comments

People are hungry for the word of God! A new wind is blowing – a new eagerness to voyage through the pages of the Bible on a path of discovery. Recently I went to RAW (Real and Wild), our annual youth event, and led a discussion group on ‘Digging Deep’ – why and how to […]

Catch the Fire! On a Damp Evening!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorised | No Comments

Catch the Fire is a year old. We all celebrated with a bonfire and ice-cream (never mind that it what raining, cold and some of us were also sitting under umbrellas). Despite the wet, we managed to set and keep the fire alight and yes, it raged!   Catch the Fire is a group where […]

Calais to Coventry

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorised | No Comments

After going to the Calais regugee camp several times in the last year I wanted to get involved in a more sustainable way. So I’ve been helping out at some of the ESOL classes at the Jesus Centre. I’ve enjoyed it but I’ve recently become a lot more aware of how important they really are. […]

Reflections on Foleshill Jesus Festival

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Events | One Comment

Foleshill Jesus Festival is over now. The marquee is being taken down and no doubt tomorrow there will be a big brown patch in the grass on the park where it has stood for the last week. On Friday night we enjoyed ‘Music Live’ – a mixture of Romanian, English and Indian music played by […]

So This is Outreach? An Indoor Bonfire . . .

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Events | No Comments

Dusk is settling, the crowds of children attending Sport in the Park have gone and the smell of the world’s cuisines fills the night time air in Foleshill. People are sitting chatting along the roadsides and at the edge of the park. Inside the Golden Marquee a makeshift ‘bonfire’ is being made, a large pile of […]

Why Has Nothing Been Done?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Events | No Comments

Earlier this year there was a disturbing report in the Coventry Telegraph:  young people in Edgwick Park, Coventry, have been groomed by older men for sexual activity by means of drugs and alcohol. Two girls reported they had been raped in the area. The headline asked ‘Why Has Nothing Been Done?’ In August churches in the […]

At Least Once a Year

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Blog, Sunday Morning Ministry | No Comments

A wise member of our congregation once advised us that we should preach about 1 Corinthians 13 at least once a year. Yesterday was one of those ‘at least once’ occasions. James reminded us that the Corinthian church was the original messy church! It consisted of disunity, immorality, drunkenness, pride, confusion about spiritual gifts and […]

Muddy faces!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

  We had a great kids ‘splot’ at church this week…The kids got to have their faces painted with mud. My boys dream come true!! After talking about what the mud did to them (dirty, rough, uncomfortable, disgusting) they were encouraged to think about what sin does to us on the inside and how it’s […]

Thank you!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

We’re off to the Calais refugee and migrant camp again and this time we’re taking food parcels – we’re travelling as I write! Thank you so much to those of you in the congregation who have contributed food items, empty bottles for cooking oil and prayers. There are 8 of us this time and we’re […]