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Bishop of Coventry to lead Further and Higher Education work

The Bishop of Coventry, Dr Christopher Cocksworth, has accepted an invitation from the Archbishops and Canterbury and York to be the Church of England's lead bishop for Higher and Further Education.

Three BCDM modules starting in January

In January 2022 there will be two BCDM modules taking place in person and a third taking place on Zoom.

Get ready for Christmas on A Church Near You

A Church Near You received more than 77 million page views nationally last year and 81 per cent were first-time visitors. Many of these people will have been looking to visit a local church over Christmas – make sure they can find out what your church is doing.

£1.25 million grant for a younger and more diverse church

The Diocese of Coventry is to receive £1.25 million in Strategic Development Funding (SDF) for outreach work in parishes serving estates and suburban areas in the city of Coventry and the Warwickshire town of Bedworth.

Retirement of Ruth Marlow is announced

Bishop Christopher has announced that Ruth Marlow will be retiring as Diocesan Secretary at the end of January. Ruth has served the Diocese of Coventry in this key role for over five years.

Advent 2021 Resources

We are creating a fully customizable 9 Lessons and Carol service for you to download for free, to use, watch and most importantly share with others.

Redeem our Communities - 25 November

ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) has considerable experience of hosting 'ROC Conversations' community engagement initiatives having conducted over 250 of them across the UK.

Bishop Christopher plants tree to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee and COP26

Bishop Christopher has planted a tree as part of the Queen's Green Canopy and urges our prayers for COP26.

Bishop Christopher visits Richard Ratcliffe

The Bishop of Coventry has visited Richard Ratcliffe, husband to Nazanin, who is on hunger strike outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Loving the Enemy - a new book by Revd Andy March

Next month, debutant author, Andy March releases the biography of his grandparents, Englishman Fred Clayton and German woman Rike Büttner-Wobst from Dresden, who rose above extreme suffering and defied the hatred and enmity of warring nations to build an enduring bridge of love.

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