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For the latest on the use of the Church Building for worship and other activities and requested precautions to be taken by those attending please click here. 

All services at 10.30am on Sundays will continue to be streamed for the foreseeable future

(Updated on 5th May 2022)

5th July 2022

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

29th June 2022

The latest Newsletter from HOPE Coventry can be found here.

27th June 2022

The QRBC Prayer Diary for July is available here.

22nd June 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

21st June 2022

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

16th June 2022

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

15th June 2022

The latest Newsletter from HOPE Coventry can be found here

12th June 2022

Our service on 19th June will reflect the fact that it is Fathers Day and our Communion service this month will be on 26th June.

10th June 2022

Click here and here and here and here and here for the ingredients list concerning the cakes that have been dsitributed to our local fellowship.

9th June 2022

The last of our current series of online Bible Studies on Hebrews is tonight at 7.30pm. For more details and the notes for the session please see here.

On Saturday (11th) we have our online day of Prayer and Fasting. Full details are on the Members News page of the website. If you do not have access to this but would like to attend please request details from Helen, our Administrator.

There is no online Prayer Meeting today. The next one will be next Thursday (16th) at 2.30pm.

3rd June 2022

ARTY CRAFTERS

An invitation to come & enjoy a welcome drink from 10am followed by:-

CRAFTING WITH CHRIS   On Thursday 9th June in the Small Hall There will be a selection of colour matches. You are asked to bring a basic kit including a ruler, pencil, scissors & pva or gluestick. Thank you.

Advance Notice

Thursday 14th July - 10am – 12.30pm  ARTY CRAFTERS’ SUMMER SOCIAL in the SERVERY

This will be a Bring & Share event with hot and cold drinks provided. If interested in further details for either date, please contact Coral Lynes or Helen in the Office.

30th May 2022

The Church Prayer Diary for June is available here.

Senior Fellowship - Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee - Wednesday June 1st in the Lounge.
10.30am onwards – tea/coffee, scones & cream, other refreshments.
After 11am (until 12 noon) quizzes with Judith Brazier.
All are welcome to join us

26th May 2022

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

The online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here. If you want to know more about the Bible Study please contact Ralph Hanger or Helen.

19th May 2022

Advance notice that the weekend of 28th and 29th May sees the Radio One Big Weekend coming to Memorial Park. This is a very big event and there will be many road closures around the Park. Full details can be found here.

The online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

18th May 2022

There is no Online Chat with our Adminsitrator today as Helen is on holiday.

17th May 2022

Christian Organisation 'Care' have organised a meeting in Coventry (Brandon actually) on Wednesday 8th June at 6.30pm. Many of you will know one of the guest speakers, Heidi Crowter, who went through Girls Briagde and Duke of Edinburgh's Award and also got married at the church. For more details please click here.

15th May 2022

There is no church service at QRBC today but we are all encouraged to watchthe service live from Baptist Assembly at 10.30am Click here

 

14th May 2022

Here is the link for Baptist Assembly Sunday service at 10.30am https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/378134/Sunday_morning.aspx

 

13th May 2022

A reminder that as there is no church service at QRBC this week due to two events taking place this weekend. First, the Church Weekend Away in Shropshire is finally happening after being postponed from March 2020 and secondly, Baptist Assembly takes place (in person for the first time in two years) in Bournemouth. The programme for Baptist Assembly can be found here The links can be found here

We are all invited to watch the online service on Sunday May 15th from Baptist Assembly. Details of the Sunday Speaker, Alan Donaldson is below:

Alan Donaldson Photo

Alan Donaldson, a pastor and former General Director of the Baptist Union of Scotland was appointed earlier this year as the new European Baptist Federation (EBF) General Secretary. After some years in industry, Alan studied at London Bible College before becoming a children’s evangelist with the Billy Graham organisation in Moscow, Russia. After further study at the Scottish Baptist College he took on senior pastorates at Leven and Dumfries Baptist Churches, these churches experiencing significant development under his leadership. 

From 2010 to 2019 Alan served as General Director of the Baptist Union of Scotland and during this period was an active member of the BUGB Council, BMS Council and the Family Solution Team.

Recently Alan added to his existing theology degree an MTh in Applied Theology from Spurgeon’s College.
 Alan is married to Ruth and they have two grown-up children and have fostered 14 others over 17 years. He is a keen sportsman with curling being the main outlet for his competitiveness.

 

12th May 2022

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

The online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here. If you want to know more about the Bible Study please contact Ralph Hanger or Helen.

 

11th May 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

City Praise and Prayer is now fully booked  in the Old Cathedral ruins on May 15th at 6.30pm. The organisers from the various churches are trying to see if an overflow area can be used so please keep checking the link provided in the next sentence. Tickets (free) are required for this and more information can be found here  It will be a standing event but you are welcome to take a chair with you..

Finally there will be no newssheet for May 15th and today will be the last day to submit items for the newssheet for May 22nd.

The online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here. If you want to know more about the Bible Study please contact Ralph Hanger or Helen.

 

10th May 2022

Church Meeting this evening for Church Members. Details in 8th May below..

Also a reminder there will be no church service on May 15th. Baptist Assembly will be taking place and the service will be available to watch live online.

City Praise and Prayer will be in the Old Cathedral ruins on May 15th at 6.30pm. Tickets (free) are required for this and more information can be found here So far 1000 tickets have been issued. It will be a standing event but you are welcome to take a chair with you..

Finally there will be no newssheet for May 15th and if you would like to include anything for the newssheet for May 22nd please let Helen have it by 11th May. Thank you.

 

8th May 2022

Church Members are reminded there is a Church Meeting on Tuesday 10th May 7.30pm and if you are able to attend please do so, for those unable to attend the meeting will be on Zoom. The Agenda and Church Minutes are available as usual in the Church Members' Area only. Click here

 

6th May 2022

This Sunday we have a particular focus on volunteering. There are a number of roles where we are particularly looking for people to join the team, and which are listed in the attached Booklet (here) and Response Form (here).  Printed copies of the booklet will also be available on Sunday.  

Please have a look to see where you can help share the load.  There are a wide variety of different opportunities for service - and everyone can play their part.  If you are interested in helping with any of these roles, or you have other skills or gifts to offer, please complete the Response Form and return to Iain, Helen or any deacon. 

Please note that our COVID protocols have been updated this week. The latest guidance can be found here. 

4th May 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

A reminder that there is no online Bible Study this Thursday - it will be back next week.

The weekend of 14/15th May is proving to be very busy with our Church Weekend at Cloverley and the Baptist Assembly in Bournemouth and online. There will be no service on our premises on 15th May - we shall be joining the online service from the Baptist Assembly.

Another event on 15th May is City Praise and Prayer which will be in the Old Cathedral ruins at 6.30pm. Tickets (free) are required for this and more information can be found here

3rd May 2022

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

1st May 2022

There is a new post on the News for Members page today. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking this link.

28th April 2022

There is a new contribution in our "Life of Faith" blog today from Rev Alan Betteridge. You can find it here.

In a change from previously published information, there is no Online Bible Study tonight or next Thursday. The studies will resume on 12th May.

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

27th April 2022

Global Care, a long time mission partner of the church, are having a Prayer Event for their work in Sri Lanka. It is on 9th May on Zoom and you can get all the details here.

26th April 2022

Acts Chapel in Liberia is a group we have partnered with over recent years. They have sent us an update as they have their Anniversary Celebrations 2nd May - 8th May. Their focus on making more disciples is evident - they will be baptising 30 people who have been learning and growing in classes at church .

They are also celebrating licensing 10 people who have been through Bible school including 3 people in Bible College and 4 people who have completed their Diploma at Bible School.

The three churches of Acts Chapel - Sinker - Kakata and 72nd Street are all saving as congregations to buy land to build churches at Kakata and 72nd Street.

The new school is going well and nearing completion on track and ready to open in September with 100 free places for street living children.

Please uphold the pastors- Louis, Mydea ,Morris and Taylor, and the congregations in prayer as they continue to serve their communities and spread the gospel.

25th April 2022

Some future dates for your diaries:-

8th May - we have designated this Volunteering Sunday and before and after the service we will be showcasing the opportunities to volunteer at QRBC as we re-build from the pandemic disruption.

15th May - there will be no service in the Chapel as we will be joining the online servcie from the Baptist Assembly.

11th June - this will be our next Prayer Day on Zoom - more details nearer the time.

21st April 2022

The church Prayer Diary for May is available here (printable)

20th April 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

A reminder that there is no online Bible Study this Thursday - it will be back next week.

The weekend of 14/15th May is proving to be very busy with our Church Weekend at Cloverley and the Baptist Assembly in Bournemouth and online (more here). Another event on 15th May is City Praise and Prayer which will be in the Old Cathedral ruins at 6.30pm. Tickets (free) are required for this and more information can be found here

 

19th April 2022

Our weekly online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

17th April 2022

Two well appreciated Easter services this morning - thanks to all involved including those who prepared the extensive flower arrangements. The flowers will be distributed to some of our members in the next day or two
This collage was created as part of the activities in the All Age service. Each quarter sun was coloured by a different person while there were several alternative activities for others.

16th April 2022

We think this is a very helpful reflection for this weekend and for the situation in Ukraine from the European Baptist Federation General Secretary, Alan Donaldson - click here. (The video opens with the sound switched off. Click bottom write to turn it on).

Alan Donaldson is also going to be the speaker at the Baptist Assembly service on Sunday,15th May which we shall, as last year, be sharing.

If you are planning to join us online for the Age Age service on Easter Sunday morning please have a look at these documents so that you can join in the activity. Click here and here. You may wish to print them if you have the facilities.

15th April 2022

Just to confirm that there will be breakfast between our Easter Sunday services. With grateful thanks to the willing volunteers who came forward after last week’s service, a breakfast of bacon and sausage batches will be served after the 8.30am service and before the 10.30am service. A vegetarian option will also be available. 

14th April 2022

A reminder that our Easter Reflections and services start this evening. Full details can be found here.

13th April 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

On Thursday there is no afternoon Prayer Meeting but the Thursday evening Bible Study group are inviting everyone to join them for a Maundy Thursday Reflection. Full details of that and our other Easter services are here.

 

12th April 2022

Our Foodbank distribution point had a visit from Coventry South MP, Zara Sultana this week. She said

"There are more foodbanks in Britain than McDonalds restaurants. That's a damning indictment ........ but I am so grateful to those who step-in to help, like the amazing team at Queens Road Baptist Church who I visited today".

Foodbank Manager, Graham Carpmail says "I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU for all that the team did today at foodbank. Thanks to your devotion and hard work we were able to help 34 people and provide food for 71 people. I think a record for our foodbank in recent years. It's great being part of a loving, caring team."

11th April 2022

At the time of the service on Sunday we had not concluded arrangements for the breakfast between the two services on Easter Sunday morning. We can now confirm that breakfast will be available featuring Bacon and Sausage batches.

There will not be an online Prayer meeting on Tuesday this week so the next meeting will be on Tuesday 19th April at 7.30pm.

7th April 2022

The online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

 

6th April 2022

Welcome to Wednesday. The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

Maundy Thursday (April 14th 2022)

The Zoom Bible study group will be having a slightly more reflective time on Maundy Thursday anticipating the events of Easter together.  This will include a time of Communion.  Anyone who would like to join in this time with them would be very welcome.  It will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th April.  You will need your own elements of bread and wine (juice).  You can log in through the ordinary Bible study zoom link on the website or contact Ralph at ralphean@aol.com and he will send the link to you by email.  We look forward to fellowship with you.

 

5th April 2022

Our weekly online  Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

 

2nd April 2022

The documents relating to the Church AGM tomorrow are now in the Church Meeting Directory in the Members Area. You will need to be logged in first before clicking. 

 

31st March 2022

The next online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

30th March 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will not be available to chat on Zoom this afternoon due to another commitment. The meeting will be back next week.

Notes for Thursday evening's online Bible Study are available here.

Following the recent appeal £1289.33 has been sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for Ukraine. Thank you.

29th March 2022

There is a new post about the AGM on the News for Members page today. You will need to be logged in before clicking the link.

25th March 2022

HOPE Coventry is an organisation that helps the churches of Coventry work together. For any local Christians interested in supporting refugees, you are invited to join them on Zoom on Thursday 7th April at 7.30pm for the HOPE Coventry Refugee Hosting information evening on:

  • Who and where are refugees in Coventry and coming to Coventry?
  • What is hosting a refugee in your house really like?
  • What Christian support is available to refugees presently? How can your local church join in?

HOPE Coventry will provide an evening of discussion and Q&A regarding what local Christian initiatives are available to help Ukrainian and other local refugees. This will include personal experiences of the positives and challenges of hosting refugees. This is the booking link.

24th March 2022

We mentioned yesterday that Liz Martin's Ordination and Commissioning is this Saturday at 2pm. The service will be streamed on YouTube on this link. Regretably we still have not found a way to stream the drinks and cakes which will follow the service. Our Regional Minister has written about the service here.

23rd March 2022

Welcome to Wednesday. The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

A reminder that Liz Martin is to be ordained into Baptist Ministry and Commissioned as a Chaplain in the YMCA on Saturday 26th March at 2.00pm at QRBC.
Everyone is invited come along to support Liz and pray with and for her on this significant occasion. The service will also be streamed and the link will be available soon.

22nd March 2022

Our weekly online  Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

 

21st March 2022

Our next online Prayer Meeting is tomorrow (Tues 22nd) at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

16th March 2022

The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

The next online Prayer Meeting is on Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

14th March 2022

Liz Martin is to be ordained into Baptist Ministry and Commissioned as a Chaplain in the YMCA on Saturday 26th March at 2.00pm at QRBC.
Everyone is invited come along to support Liz and pray with and for her on this significant occasion.

13th March 2022

Judith Brazier writes:- 

Our March/April Reflective Service and booklet is now available here. Our intention is to try to produce a recording and booklet every two months, though my apologies that February disappeared into the ether, due to my having no internet/Wi-Fi/phone for 3 weeks after an under-pavement explosion and fire near me caused all the cables to melt!! (Nearly as good as ‘dog eats homework!!). As ever, our thanks go to all who make this possible, those meeting to provide the music, recording the different elements of the service, producing the discs, contributing to the booklet, printing and distributing it. If you would like to receive the servcies as a CD rather than in the internet please let me know.

11th March 2022

There is an interesting new post today on out "Life of Faith" blog - here..

10th March 2022

A reminder that there is no Bible Study this evening but it will be back next Thursday.

9th March 2022

The latest Newsletter from HOPE Coventry can be found here.

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

8th March 2022

The next online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

For those who are formally members of the church a reminder that we are seeking nominations for Deacons which need to be submitted by next Sunday - details on the Church Meeting page here. You will need to be logged in before clicking the link.

7th March 2022

We have launched an Emergency Appeal in support of the people of Ukraine which will be channelled through the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal. Please ensure that we know your gift is for Ukraine - perhaps the safest way is by a brief email. You can make a gift in a suitably marked envelope when you visit the church premises or by transfer to the church bank account (Sort Code  40-52-40, Account Number 00019973) or by debit or credit card using the "Donate" link here (A small charge is deducted from your donation by the card processing company).

There will be no online Bible Study this Thursday (10th March) so the next meeting, which will be focussed on Lent, will be on 17th March.

4th March 2022

On Sunday we have a baptismal service and you can read more about those being baptised in our Life of Faith blog here

Help for Ukraine 

Locally based charity Feed the Hungry is now collecting donations of goods to help refugees from Ukraine. The charity is currently collating a shipment of:

Sleeping bags and blankets Hygiene / toiletries and nappies
Dry food – rice, noodles and pasta Snacks and biscuits
Travel mugs and water bottles Tea, coffee, sugar and dry milk

Anyone who wishes to donate any of these items can bring them into The Halo Centre, Progress Way, Binley Industrial Estate, Coventry, CV3 2NT during office hours (8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday)

Items can also be brought to QRBC and we will make sure they get to the Halo Centre. 

3rd March 2022

The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is tonight at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

A reminder that there is no online Prayer Meeting today.

2nd March 2022

A reminder that this evening we are invited to join with Christians across Europe to pray for Ukraine. See the details in the post for 27th February below.

Next Sunday we are delighted to be having another Baptismal service as Simeon and Hannah witness to their faith. We invite anyone who has not been baptised to consider whether now is the time for them - it is not necessary to be a teenager! You can find more about baptism here.

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

One of our long term Mission Partners is Coventry Youth for Christ. You can read their latest news and items for prayer here.

 

1st March 2022

The Chapel of Unity have organised a series of Lent Reflections on Zoom. More details are here.

28th February 2022

The Church's Prayer Diary for March is here.

News of the next meeting of the Arty Crafters group is here.

27th February 2022

Praying for Ukraine with Baptists across Europe 

The European Baptist Federation invites everyone to join an international prayer gathering on Zoom every Wednesday at 6pm UK time during the month of March. In particular, this will be a time to pray together for the situation in Ukraine. If you'd like to join, you will need to register on the EBF website (https://www.ebf.org/prayforpeace  -scroll down to 'Call to Prayer' section) and they will send you the link for the Zoom call. 

This week only, there will be no QRBC prayer meeting on Thursday afternoon to encourage as many as possible to join the EBF prayer gathering. 

There's also more information to guide your prayers for Ukraine on both the BMS World Mission website (https://www.bmsworldmission.org/news/pray-for-ukraine/) and the EBF (https://www.ebf.org/prayforpeace)

25th February 2022

Our covid protocols will remain unchanged this Sunday and for the coming week.

A reminder that there will be a short church meeting following the Sunday service on 27th February. For those who are formally members of the church the documents to read are on the Church Meeting page here. You will need to be logged in before clicking the link.

 

24th February 2022

The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is tonight at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

 

23rd February 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions for her or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contact. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is Thursday at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

22nd February 2022

The next online Prayer Meeting is on today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

For those who are formally members of the church there are important new documents to read on the Church Meeting page here. You will need to be logged in before clicking the link.

21st February 2022

There are two new contributions on our Life of Faith blog today. You can find them here.

17th February 2022

There is new information for Members on the Church Meeting page. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

The next online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is tonight at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

There are some "housekeeping" items on the 'News for Members' page today.

16th February 2022

 

Next Sunday we have another Baptism in our worship service at 10.30am. Carmela Chabala will declaring her faith and it would be great to have loads of people there to encourage her. Perhaps if you have been hestitating about being in church in person, this would be a good day to give it a try?

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contactThe Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

11th February 2022

Our COVID Protocols have been updated the week and can be found here.

10th February 2022

The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is tonight at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

With half term not far away some may be interested in having a family outing to The Narnia Adventure organised by Youth with a Mission and Holy Trinity Church. More details are here.

9th February 2022

There is new information on the News For Members page. You will need to be logged in before clicking the link.

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contactThe Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

8th February 2022

The next online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

5th February 2022

The latest from Foodbank about their needs is here. Anyone who wishes to donate food you can bring it to the Queens Road Foodbank distribution centre rather than the warehouse or at a supermarket if that is easier.

4th February 2022

The February Prayer Diary is here. Apologies for the late posting.

As a church we have some links with Cloverley Hall (residential conference and retreat centre), using it for Church holidays. They have asked us to let you have information about a retreat - "Living with Loss". You can find out more here.

2nd February 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions or just wants a bit of (electronic) human contactThe Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

On Thursday evening we have our weekly online Bible Studies with Rev Ralph Hanger. For the first part of 2022 we are studying the book of Hebrews. Everyone is most welcome to join in whether it be weekly or as and when you can. Study notes can be found here as can the Zoom link which is different this week.

There are a couple of new pieces of information on our News for Members page here. Please make sure you are logged in before clicking the link.

Our ARTY CRAFTERS group next meets on Thursday 10 February from 10 a.m. Marie will help us to create a Novelty Shaker Card. You will need pencil, ruler, scissors, pva glue & narrow double-sided sticky tape if you have it, also small scraps of coloured/small-patterned paper of your choice if you wish. However, Marie will have most materials to hand. Please contact Coral Lynes or the Church Office for further information.  It will be helpful to let her know if you intend to be there. New members are welcome.

31st January 2022

We have received some information about the World Day of Prayer which takes place on 4th March. You can find out what is planned here.

27th January 2022

The next in our series of online Bible Studies on the book of Hebrews is tonight at 7.30pm. You can find the notes and login details here.

26th January 2022

Our service next Sunday will include communion. Pre-packed bread and wine (fruit juice) will be provided in the Chapel but if you are joining us online please have something to hand that you are happy to use as the bread and wine.

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions or just wants a bit of human contactThe Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

25th January 2022

We have a new contribution to our Life of Faith page here.

The next online Prayer Meeting is on today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

Thanks to everyone who took part in and attended the Baptismal Service last Sunday, especially, of course, James who testified to his faith in and commitment to Jesus. If you would like to know more about being baptised please contact our Minister here or leave a message on ther Church office phone 024 7652 0621

21st January 2022

A reminder that this Sunday's servcie includes a Baptism - you can join us online if you cannot be there in person, the link is on the homepage. The website has had plenty of new content this week. Apart from the news below there has been new material on our blog, A Life of Faith and on the News for Members page - you will need to be logged in to make the latter link work.

20th January 2022

Our regular online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

This evening we have our weekly online Bible Studies with Rev Ralph Hanger. For the first part of 2022 we are studying the book of Hebrews. Everyone is most welcome to join in whether it be weekly or as and when you can. Study notes can be found here.

19th January 2022

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions or just wants a bit of human contactThe Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

18th January 2022

In the service last Sunday morning our Minister, Rev Neil Martin, offered a booklet related to his sermon on Bible Reading. The booklet contains help on how to get the best from time reading the Bible and a number of reading plans. There is also help in using Audio Bibles. If you did not get a booklet then you can now download one from here with a choice of formats. Either laid out to be printed as a booklet here or laid out to print on A4 sheets here.

There is news of a former member on the News for Members page

17th January 2022

Next Sunday's service will include a Baptism. We hope you will be able join us for this important event! There are more Baptisms "in the pipeline" - if you would like to consider being baptised please contact our Minister, Rev Neil Martin here or ring the Church Office 024 7652 0621.

15th January 2022

Some information from the Baptist Union:-

"Coming back together - Baptist Assembly 2022
Next 14-15 May we will be gathering in person at Bournemouth to hear what God is saying to us as a movement with many creative connecting and conversation spaces. Following the huge success of our online Assembly in 2021, this year we will also be broadcasting live our main sessions on YouTube. Pre-register today and receive a discount code before tickets go on sale - click here"

14th January 2022

The Agenda and other documents for the Church Members Meeting on Sunday are here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

12th January 2022

Tomorrow we resume our weekly online Bible Studies with Rev Ralph Hanger. For the first part of 2022 we will be studying the book of Hebrews. Everyone is most welcome to join in whether it be weekly or as and when you can. Full details including an introduction to the book and study notes can be found here.

Our Administrator, Helen, will be on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm to chat with anyone who has questions or just wants a bit of human contactThe Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

11th January 2022

The next online Prayer Meeting is on today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

10th January 2022

Some information about Sunday services for the rest of the month:-

16th January  - the service will be as normal but about 10 minutes after it end there will be a Church Members meeting. It will also be possible to 'attend' via Zoom. Zoom details, the agenda and other papers will be on the Church Meeting page in the Members area of the website later this week. (Although the time is different this is routine meeting).

23rd January  - the service will include a Baptism.

30th January  - the service will include Communion.

6th January 2022

The first online Prayer Meeting of the New Year is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

5th January 2022

Last Sunday we had a technical problem, just before the service started, that meant that the sound quality for the pre-recorded parts of the service was poor on the stream of the service on Facebook and YouTube. We apologise for that. You can now hear the three short talks clearly on our Life of Faith page here. And those who were not able to join us last Sunday may like to listen to the talks which were about our verse for 2022 - 'And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.'  2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIVUK).

After a Christmas break our Administrator, Helen, will be back on Zoom this afternoon to chat with anyone who has questions or just wants a bit of human contactThe Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

There will be no Bible Study this week but next week they will re-start at 7.30pm on Thursday (13th). Details of the studies will be available soon.

1st January 2022

Welcome to the New Year on the QRBC website. Our Prayer Diary for January is here

23rd December 2021

This year in the run up to Christmas we have been supporting Coventry City Misssion's Giving Tree Project. This year's distribution has now been completed and Mission Director Darren Burgess has sent an update and his thanks. You can see it here.

22nd December 2021

You can find some very important information about changes to the Christmas Day service here

You can find a new contribution to our "Life of Faith" page here

19th December 2021

Don't forget that as well as our morning service today at 10.30am (with children and young peoples Nativity presentation) we also have the Carol Service at 6.30pm. Both services can be attended in person (see latest COVID protocols here) or online (links on the homepage).

If you have never looked at our "Life of Faith" page, today may be a good time to start! Click here.

17th December 2021

It has been a busy week on the website with, in addition to lots on this page, new material added to several parts - click to see A Life of Faith, News for Members and Church Finances (You will need to be logged in for the latter two).

And now today we have a new Reflective Service which you can find here. Judith Brazier writes:- 

‘We’ve been producing a Reflective Service now for the past 13 months, together with a booklet with the words of the hymns and songs, and some Church news and items for those who can’t easily access the internet. We know who receives the booklet and have sent them a Questionnaire to see how we should continue the Reflective Services.

What we don’t know is how many other people listen online. If you are one of those we would be really grateful if you could complete the Questionnaire online (here) or ask for a paper copy. Thank you.’

16th December 2021

The third and last of our Advent Bible Study series is tonight at 7.30pm on Zoom. You can find the details here.

If you haven't seen it already you might like to see the Coventry Foodbank Christmas Song - You might well find some familiar faces involved. Find it here

Stan & Coral wish all friends in our Queens Road church family Peace & Joy at Christmas

 

(Stan and Coral asked us to put this on the website. If anyone else would like to do something similar please feel free to send it to here. If you send a picture please be sure that you have permission from the copyright owner.)

15th December 2021

You can chat with our Administrator Helen on Zoom this afternoon (and every Wednesday). It can be just a general chat or you can ask questions about anything to do with the church - she might not have all the answers but will know who does! The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

It may not yet be Christmas but our Mission Partner Global Care is already thinking about January. You can find out more here.

A message from the leaders of our Duke of Edinburgh Award group:-

"We’ve decided to cancel DofE on Friday so that leaders and participants can improve their chances of having a better Christmas. We will restart on Friday 7th January for the Expedition planning. New participants are welcome to join us on that night. So if you have any family or friends who’d like to join us, please can they visit our website dofeqrbc.co.uk

Have a great Christmas!!"

14th December 2021

The next online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

13th December 2021

A reminder that you can find out all the details about Christmas at QRBC here

11th December 2021

There is a new finance report from the Treasurer available for Members. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking here

10th December 2021

A reminder that you can find all the details about Christmas at QRBC here.

Africans Pastors Fellowship is a long term mission partner of the church. You can read an update from them here

More updates from mission partners Coventry City Mission and Global Care are here

9th December 2021

The COVID rules have changed - please read the implications for our church activities here.

The next online Prayer Meeting is today at 2.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

This evening is the second Bible Study in our Advent series - you don't need to have been at the first one to join in. You can find the details here.

A message from Joy Knott:-

"Thank you so much to every single person who supported my Virtual Christmas Craft Day! It took a lot of planning but, as usual, it came together in the end. Thanks to those who joined the event on Facebook and WhatsApp. I hope you enjoyed watching & following the art & craft videos. It was good fun!

Thank you most of all for supporting me by donating to this worthy cause. Together we have raised an amazing £2,439.56!  Progress in treating and combating secondary breast cancer does not happen without research and this needs funding. The cure won't be found in my lifetime but, thanks to you, one day it will

Joy xxx"

8th December 2021

You can chat with our Administrator Helen on Zoom this afternoon (and every Wednesday). It can be just a general chat or you can ask questions about anything to do with the church - she might not have all the answers but will know who does! The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

The service next Sunday (10.30am) will include Communion. If you join us in the Chapel you will be provided with a prepacked set of "bread and wine". If you are joining us online please have something you are happy to use as the "bread and wine" to hand.

3rd December 2021

Our Baptismal Pool is going to be in use on Sunday. As a Baptist church, we believe that baptism is one of the most significant events in the life of a Christian. It is an occasion where we come to affirm and declare our faith to a watching world. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate together as a congregation, and to welcome new members into our fellowship. This Sunday (5th) at 10.30am our service will include the Baptism of Dan who, with his wife Pari, has been attending QRBC for around 6 months. We invite you to be with us in person if you can or, if not, to join us online on Facebook Live or on YouTube (link on Homepage).

Some weekend reading for you. The latest Newsletter from HOPE Coventry is here and, looking further afield, BMS World News is here.

The church Prayer Diary for December can be found here.

2nd December 2021

This evening at 7.30pm we have the first of three online Bible Studies for Advent. You can find all of the details here

1st December 2021

You can chat with our Administrator Helen on Zoom this afternoon at 2pm. It can be just a general chat or you can ask questions about anything to do with the church - she might not have all the answers but will know who does! The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

We are looking forward to next Sunday morning's service (10.30am) which includes a Baptism. Do join us in person if you can or otherwise online - the link to YouTube will be on the home page of this website as usual. You can find out more about Baptism here.

Do take a look at our "Life of Faith" page. We have new information about what the Foodbank team have been doing and their may be other contributions that you also haven't seen.

30th November 2021

The next online Prayer Meeting is today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

26th November 2021

Are you up to date? There is new material on our A Life of Faith page and, if you are a member, news from the Treasurer and about premises maintenance on the News for Members page.

Rev Ralph Hanger writes

Although some of us are not happy about it, the honest truth is that quite a number of people have begun their preparations for Christmas already.  Crafted presents have been started, holiday plans are underway, Christmas decorations are coming out and Christmas menus are being contemplated.  One thing is sure, by the time Christmas day comes much preparation and many plans will have been made.  It is almost unthinkable that Christmas could come round without making any preparations for it. So many lists to be ticked off before the day – Cards – Christmas letters – presents packed, labelled and distributed – food – drink – family visits – spiritual?  Now there’s a thing!  How much effort goes into preparing ourselves spiritually for the big day?

We enjoy singing the carols and listening to the same Bible passages being read each year, but how much effort do we put in to getting ourselves ready to meet with Jesus as we celebrate his birthday?  Even after so many years of celebration, how well do we know the real significance of Jesus coming as a baby.  Can we separate the facts of the story from the fanciful romanticism of nativity plays or Christmas carols?  Does it matter?

Advent, which starts on the Sunday nearest 30th November (28th November this year) and finishes on Christmas Eve, is a period to encourage us to prepare spiritually as well as practically for this great day.  A series of Advent Bible studies will take place on Zoom to help us with this.  The studies are on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and last from an hour to an hour and a half, depending how much people talk!  If you would like to take advantage of these, please check this website and/or let Ralph Hanger know (ralphean@aol.com).  He will let you haver zoom link.  Let us do all we can to make Christmas a great occasion practically but also spiritually as we acknowledge the baby as our King and Lord.

25th November 2021

A reminder that there is no Bible Study this evening but next Thursday will see the start of an Advent series of studies.

24th November 2021

We have a new devotional piece on our Life of Faith page from Graham Carpmail. You can find it here

You can chat with our Administrator Helen on Zoom this afternoon (and every Wednesday). It can be just a general chat or you can ask questions about anything to do with the church - she might not have all the answers but will know who does! The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here. 

23rd November 2021

Following the completion of the series, our Online Bible Study is taking a break this week but will be back next week, 2nd December , with a short Advent series. We hope you will be able to join us then.

18th November 2021

A reminder about our Prayer Morning this coming Saturday - 9.30am until approximately 12.45. If you are not able to be present you can join us on Zoom here

17th November 2021

A reminder that next Sunday's service will include communion. If you are in the Chapel you will be provided with bread (a wafer) and wine (grape juice). If you are going to be joining us online please have something you are happy to use as the bread and wine to hand.

Chat with our Administrator, Helen, each Wednesday between 2pm -3pm via Zoom. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.  There is no agenda, you can chat, you can (hopefully) laugh together and generally enjoy each other's company. However, if you want to ask Helen a question relating to her administration role, a query about a booking, or report an issue you have spotted etc. please feel able to do so, as that is also why Helen has made herself available every week during the pandemic and will continue to do so.

On Thursday evening we have the last session of our weekly Bible Study (via Zoom) on the Letters to the Churches. It starts at 7.30pm. You can find more information and the Study Notes here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here

16th November 2021

The December - February edition of Our Daily Bread Bible Reading notes are now available, please contact Graham Carpmail if you would like one. Graham would then add your name to the list of people who receive a copy on a regular basis.

A reminder that next Sunday, 21st November, we are inviting you to bring your gifts for the Coventry City Mission Giving Tree. For all of the details click here. We have now added the link to their Amazon wishlist to the details page as it is not easy to find. On the same link you can also find information about other organisations that you might like to support in the run up to Christmas including a link to a new video from Global Care.

12th November 2021

Here is a City of Culture event where we can potentially express where our hope lies. You might want to take a look at this?

Global Care, one of our Mission partners are already planning for the New Year. You can find out how to be involved here

 

11th November 2021

This evening we have the penultimate session of our weekly Bible Study (via Zoom) on the Letters to the Churches. It starts at 7.30pm. You can find more information and the Study Notes here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here
 

10th November 2021

Chat with our Administrator, Helen, each Wednesday between 2pm -3pm via Zoom. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.  There is no agenda, you can chat, you can (hopefully) laugh together and generally enjoy each other's company. However, if you want to ask Helen a question relating to her administration role, a query about a booking, or report an issue you have spotted etc. please feel able to do so, as that is also why Helen has made herself available every week during the pandemic and will continue to do so.

The key fob reader for entry into the church building is now working again. Thanks to Andy Knott for repairing it after it was vandalised last week.

9th November 2021

For Church Members, a reminder that it is our Church Members meeting on Tuesday (9th). More details including the proposed Budget for 2022 can be found here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link. It is important to attend in person if you can but, if that is not possible you can join by Zoom - details on the link above.

8th November 2021

The latest of our Reflective Services can be found here.

Today we welcome the return of the Alzheimer's group - Singing for the Brain. They have not met in person since the pandemic began in March 2020, although they have met by Zoom.  They are really looking forward to returning to the QR premises that are familiar to them. Sadly they lost a number of their group over the past 18 months and understandably it has been an extremely difficult time for both the group members and their carers, usually their spouses. Karen Harris is our QRBC Group Host who will be looking after them in their morning session and Margaret Newby will be looking after them in the afternoon session.  The group will meet the 2nd Monday of each month. If you want to know more please contact Helen.

7th November 2021

A reminder that two weeks today on 21st November we are inviting you to bring your gifts for the Coventry City Mission Giving Tree. For all of the details click here. We have now added the link to their Amazon wishlist to the details page as it is not easy to find.

6th November 2021

For Church Members, a reminder that it is our Church Members meeting on Tuesday (9th). More details including the proposed Budget for 2022 can be found here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

There is also a new item on the News for Members page.

4th November 2021

This evening we continue with our weekly Bible Study (via Zoom) starting at 7.30pm. You can find more information and the Study Notes here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here

There are a couple of new items for Members here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

3rd November 2021

Chat with our Administrator, Helen, each Wednesday between 2pm -3pm via Zoom. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

There is no agenda, you can chat, you can (hopefully) laugh together and generally enjoy each other's company. However, if you want to ask Helen a question relating to her administration role, a query about a booking, or report an issue you have spotted etc. please feel able to do so, as that is also why Helen has made herself available every week during the pandemic and will continue to do so.

2nd November 2021

The next online Prayer Meeting is on today at 7.30pm. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

1st November 2021

The next City Praise and Prayer gathering is on Sunday 14 November at 6.30pm at CLM Church (Parkside, CV1 2HG) and will also be live streamed on the City Praise and Prayer YouTube Channel. More information is on the City Praise website here.

It is time to think about the organisations we will help in the run up to Christmas as they help the most disadvantaged people at home and abroad. You can find the information that you will need on our special webpage here

31st October 2021

The November Prayer diary is available here (printable).

 

In this morning's service we said farewell to Rev Graham Banks on his retirement. Graham first served the church here as Associate Minister in the 1980’s and joined us again in November 2016 as Team Leader.
Graham and Chris are in Plymouth this weekend on grand-parent duties but were, thanks to Zoom, able to join us in the service to receive our thanks for their time with us. Four members prayed for them in this new period of their lives. 

 

29th October 2021

The weekly newssheet is available here for 31st October 2021

 

28th October 2021

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

This evening we continue with our weekly Bible Study (via Zoom) starts at 7.30pm. Please note the log in details are different for this week. You can find more information here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here

Preparations are gathering pace for The Light Party this Sunday 31st October starting at 3pm. Please do pre-book by contacting Sarah White or the Church Office.

 

27th October 2021

Got a question for the Church Administrator? Then why not get in touch via Zoom today. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

Tomorrow's Bible Study (via Zoom) starts at 7.30pm. Please note the log in details are different for this week. You can find more information here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here

Save the Dates.

31st October 3pm - 5pm (pre-booking essential) Light Party

31st October 5pm - 6pm (no need to book) Prayer and Praise service

TUESDAY 9th November 7.30pm Church Member's Meeting in the Chapel and online (via Zoom)

13th November Sandra and Graham Hobley are organising a walk around Draycote Water.

 20th November Prayer Morning for all the Fellowship - please make this a priority in your diary. More details nearer the time.

 

21st October 2021

A reminder that there is no Bible Study this evening but the series resumes next Thursday, 28th October.

Save the Date - On 20th November we will be holding a Prayer Morning - please make this a priority in your diary. More details nearer the time.

Today we have launched a new webpage covering Advent and Christmas at QRBC. Obviously this is quite early and there are still some things to be confirmed but, as always, we are focussing on helping others at this time of year and ways that we can do that are shown on the page. Most of this needs to be done in the next few weeks. You can see the page here

Today we have new contributions to our Life of Faith page including a devotional from Graham Carpmail which is an audio piece based on Ecclesiastes 4 1-8. You can find it here.

20th October 2021

You will always be able to contact the Administrator, Helen on a Wednesday between 2pm -3pm via Zoom. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

There is no agenda, we can chat, we can (hopefully) laugh together and generally enjoy each other's company. However, if you want to ask Helen a question relating to her administration role, a query about a booking, or report an issue you have spotted etc. please feel able to do so, as that is also why Helen has made herself available every week during the pandemic and will continue to do so.

 

19th October 2021

Today it is our weekly prayer meeting online at 7.30pm. Details can be found here

 

17th October 2021

Save the date   - There will be a church walk around Draycote Water on Saturday November 13th starting 10.30am All welcome, including friends & relatives. More details to follow.

 

Click for more information and to book

15th October 2021

Hopefully work on the new part of the Railway Station will soon be complete however we have been notified by the City Council of more road closures in the coming weeks which will affect road access to QRBC. The information they have sent us is here.

The Church has been sent a considerable amount of Public Health information related to COVID and Flu and we have had some debate about how we should communicate it further, if at all. A summary of the information can be found here and some posters will be displayed in the Reception area of the church building. If you have any comments please let us know here.

14th October 2021

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

A reminder that there is no Bible Study this evening and next Thursday. The series resumes on 28th October.

There is a new message for Members here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

The latest Newsletter from HOPE Coventry can be found here

13th October 2021

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

12th October 2021

Great news! We are able to host a Light Party halloween alternative again this year. Unfortunately though it cannot be the same kind of event as usual. Therefore we are running an entirely craft -based event and you will be allocated a table for you family or group of friends for the duration of the event. There will be craft, table top games and hot dogs. 

The informal Prayer and Praise celebration event in the chapel will follow the craft, you are welcome to come to either or both. Booking is required for the craft event but not the celebration.

Tables hold a max of 6 people - when booking we will need to know the number of adults and the number of children you are booking for, the number of vegetarians and any friends you wish to be sat near to.

Covid precautions will be in place and masks are encouraged when arriving and when moving around.

8th October 2021

We have a new article on our Life of Faith page today. You can read it here.

7th October 2021

This evening the next online Bible Study starts at 7.30pm. You can find more information here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here. Please note that after this evening there will be a break in the Bible Study series until 28th October

6th October 2021

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

The Treasurer's latest update for Members on the church's financial position is here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

The Church's largest contribution to overseas mission goes to BMS World Mission. To see the latest news about them view their newsletter here.

5th October 2021

This evening at 7.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

1st October 2021

The October Prayer Diary is here (printable).

Do you know about HOPE Coventry? They say of themselves "HOPE Coventry enables Coventry churches together to transform our city with the love and power of Jesus Christ." Their website is here and you will find a link to their latest Newsletter on the front page of it.

30th September 2021

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

This evening the next online Bible Study starts at 7.30pm. You can find more information here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here

29th September 2021

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

If you haven't yet made a gift for our Harvest cause and would like to do so the details of how to do it are on the backpage of last Sunday's Newssheet here.

Notes for the Bible Study on Thursday evening (30th) are available, with other details, here

There is some pastoral news for Members here. (Please log in before clicking the link)

Some dates for your diary:-

Next Sunday, 3rd October - Barbra Depledge will have jars of homemade jam, marmalade and chutney available before and after the service in return for a donation for Foodbank. Find her in the Large Hall vestibule.

Light Party 31st October  - This year, Covid permitting, we plan to hold a small, craft-based Light Party for all ages on the afternoon of Sunday 31st Oct, followed by an informal prayer and praise service - more details later. If you would like to help with this please contact Sarah White here.

23rd September 2021

This evening the 2nd of our online Bible Study will start at  7.30pm. You can find more information here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here

Have you discovered our new "A Life of Faith" page? We have another new posting on there that you can find here. If you would like to contribute something either send it to us or, if you prefer, talk to us about it first - contact us here.

Global Care is a locally based Christian organisation which we support. They are having a Prayer Day on Friday 24th September. You can get more details here.

Harvest Sunday is 26th September and QRBC Foodbank would be grateful for food donations to add to the Food Parcels they give out on a Monday. Donations of the following would be gratefully received.

Tinned Meat

Tinned Fish

Any vegetarian food

Jam

Marmalade

Bars of Chocolate

Packets of Biscuits

 

22nd September 2021

There will not be  a Zoom Chat with Helen today. Helen will be back next Wednesday at 2pm

 

21st September 2021

The next online Prayer Meeting is on today at 7.30pm.

You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website by requesting the link here.

 

Please note that tomorrow, Zoom Chat with Helen is unable to take place. Helen apologises for this interruption in what has been almost 18 months of weekly chats, but Helen will be on Zoom chat next week.

 

 

17th September 2021

The Reflective Service for September (audio only) is now available here.

16th September 2021

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

This evening our new online Bible Study starts at 7.30pm. You can find more information here and the login details here or if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website email Ralph here

Have you discovered our new "A Life of Faith" page? We have another new posting on there that you can find here. If you would like to contribute something either send it to us or, if you prefer, talk to us about it first - contact us here.

Global Care is a locally based Christian organisation which we support. They are having a Prayer Day on Friday 24th September. You can get more details here.

15th September 2021

Information from yesterday's Church Meeting is available to Members here - Please log in before clicking the link.

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

A reminder that we are into the period of Heritage Open Days and QRBC will be open tomorrow 16th and Friday 17th September from 11am to 2.30pm with a display of Archives and people on hand to help you understand more about the history of the Fellowship. Whether you have been coming to the church for years and never quite caught up with our heritage or if you have never been to the church building before we would be pleased to see you - no prior notice required.

On Thursday evening a new series of online Bible Studies begins led by Rev Ralph Hanger - more details here.

 

14th September 2021

The Agenda and other documents for the Church Members Meetiing this evening can be found here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the links.

13th September 2021

Tomorrow (Tuesday 14th) we have our Church Members meeting online at 7.30pm. Members can find login details etc on the Church Meeting page. Please ensure you are logged in before you click the link.

12th September 2021

Next Sunday, 19th September, we have designated as "Return to Church" Sunday. More details of this are in this week's Newssheet which you can find here.

There has been a small change to the information about Sunday services in the Chapel relating to who is shown on the live stream - you can see the latest information here.

Rev Ian Macnair has provided a contribution to our "Life of Faith" page which directly relates to the sermon in today's service. You can see it here.

9th September 2021

We are into the period of Heritage Open Days and QRBC will be open on 16th and 17th September from 11am to 2.30pm with a display of Archives and people on hand to help you understand more about the history of the Fellowship. Whether you have been coming to the church for years and never quite caught up with our heritage or if you have never been to the church building before we would be pleased to see you - no prior notice required.

8th September 2021

There is an update for Church Members from Jon White, the Treasurer, on church finances which can be found here. Please ensure that you are logged in as a Member before clicking the link.

The Heart of England Baptist Association (HEBA) are holding an online Women's Conference on 13th November. Full details can be found here (Note there are two pages of information).

Today we have a new contribution to our "A Life of Faith" page. You can find it here

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

 

7th September 2021

As part of the City of Culture programme they are holding an event to celebrate Faith -details in last week's Newssheet As part of this the church is now festooned with blue ribbons.

This evening at 7.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

Next Sunday, 12th September, sees the return of children's Sunday morning activities, specifically JaM (Jesus and Me). Also the creche will be available during the service.

5th September 2021

In case you have missed it there have been some changes to the website so there is no "Word for the Day" today. It is replaced by a new page "A Life of Faith". You can read about the changes on that page. We do encourage you to seriously consider whether you can make a contribution to that page whether you have provided material for the website before or not. If you have any queries please email us.

4th September 2021

This week for the first time since the pandemic started we will have a Newssheet available at the service on Sunday - please ask a Steward if you would like one. The Newssheet is also being emailed to those who previously received eNews. If you don't get a copy and you would like to receive it weekly please let Helen know here. Similarly if you have any difficulty opening the document please let Helen know.

3rd September 2021

In today's Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair completes his three part series on Psalm 130 - a song of ascents. You can find it here

1st September 2021

Rev Neil Martin considers our past, our present and our future in Word for the Day. You can read it here

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

30th August 2021

In today's Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger writes about prayers that we might pray that could be considered dangerous. You can read it here

29th August 2021

Our Prayer Diary for the month of September is available here (printable)

27th August 2021

Today's Word for the Day is supplied by Rev Ian Macnair  Click here

An update concerning the forthcoming Thanksgiving Service of the life of Doug Wylie. It would be very helpful if you could let Helen know if you will be attending, this is so that the stewards can get people seated swiftly and safely. Many thanks. Email Helen here

 

25th August 2021

Today's Word for the Day is supplied by Graham Carpmail  - Graham has us thinking about Psalm 67 Click here

An update concerning the forthcoming Thanksgiving Service of the life of Doug Wylie. It would be very helpful if you could let Helen know if you will be attending, this is so that the stewards can get people seated swiftly and safely. Many thanks. Email Helen here

 

23rd August 2021

From LIz Martin

Psalm 116:1-7

1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.

3 The cords of death entangled me,
    the anguish of the grave came over me;
    I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
    “Lord, save me!”

5 The Lord is gracious and righteous;
    our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the unwary;
    when I was brought low, he saved me.

7 Return to your rest, my soul,
    for the Lord has been good to you.

 

Genesis 2:2-3. So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed.  On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.

 

We live in a world which never stops. We’re always on our computers, phones, tablets, TV, games consoles, let alone the other things we do with our time: work, family life, housework, hobbies. So where is there space in our day, and in our week, to rest? Sometimes, the activities in which we engage can be restful; other times, they are a distraction from rest, and we feel more burdened having done them. When I talk about rest, I’m talking about the idea found in Scripture, in the psalms and elsewhere; that idea of soul-care, that deep rest which restores, a letting go of our worries and cares, and allowing that deep part of ourselves to breathe.

Genesis 1 tells us that God created the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them. And we were the pinnacle of this creation, thus accounting for our great worth in His eyes. But God, when He had finished this ‘work’, rested. And so He set a pattern for us too; at the end of our work time, we need to rest. For some of us, it’s not so much finding rest from work, but, as the psalmist experienced, rest from anguish, distress or sorrow.

For us to rest is often for us to let go, let go of our desire to be in control, to plan, and to stop, and, weirdly, this takes some discipline. For me, choosing to rest is a good reminder that God is in control, He know all things, and holds all things together. I can trust Him to take care of the things that are too much for me, or for which I feel responsible. You can rest secure in the character and faithfulness of our God, knowing that you can: Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

 

 

22nd August 2021

Advanced notice of Return to Church Sunday:- On Sunday 19th September we want to welcome as many as possible back to worship in the Chapel. Our preacher will be Rev. Neil LeTissier, our Regional minister. We hope that you will join us after the service for tea/coffee and cake as we reconnect with one another and share fellowship.

21st August 2021

Our latest Reflective Service (audio only) is now available here

20th August 2021

Today, In what is our 450th Word for the Day, Rev Ian Macnair starts a three part series looking at Psalm 130 -"As the psalmist thinks about his need he thinks about his God." You can read it here.

19th August 2021

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

There is recent pastoral news on the News for members page of the website, here. You will need to be logged in before clicking this link.

18th August 2021

Word for the Day is from Iain Colville who uses Psalm 62 to look at our confidence and trust in God. You can find it here.

Helen is back from her break and you are invited to her for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

16th August 2021

Faith, Hope, Love, Art is a project of Coventry City of Culture. A number of our congreagtion have been involed with this. Before it comes to an end others might want to join in. 

Printing / Collage
1.5 hr bookable sessions
Monday 16:
Up to 4 spaces at 2.30
Monday 23:
Up to 4 spaces at 12.30
Up to 4 spaces at 2.30

EnviroArt
Drop-in sessions
15mins - 30mins
Tuesday 17 & 24
Between 1.30 - 5.00pm

Batik
1hr 45mins bookable sessions
Friday 20th:
Up to 4 spaces at 10.30am
Up to 2 spaces at 12.45pm

To book click here

16th August 2021

In today's Word for the Day David Depledge suggests that life is not easy but that God will be with us in every situation. You can read it here.

For an update from the Tech Team on streaming services from the Chapel please click here.

13th August 2021

Rev Ian Macnair provides today's Word for the Day, read it here

12th August 2021

Over the next weeks and months former activities will re-start and perhaps new activities will be launched. This is the place to keep up to date with what is happening. First potential date for your diary is for meetings of the Senior Fellowship which will re-start on Wednesday 6th October with refreshments from 10.30am and the speaker from 11am. The speaker on a musical theme on 6th October will be our Organist, Robert Whale.

11th August 2021

We are invited to participate in the recording of hymns and songs for the BBC's Songs of Praise on 9th September. If you are interested please see the full details here.

Coral Lynes uses a variety of scriptures to help us think about friendship in our Word for the Day which you can find here.

10th August 2021

We are making prayer for individuals available again immediately after our weekly service. This can be in person or via Zoom. If you would like to be prayed for please let Helen know by the Friday of any week so that arrangements can be made - contact Helen here.

9th August 2021

Rev Ralph Hanger provides today's Word for the Day. He invites us to think about how we see the future and you can find it here.

When Graham Capmail preached on 1st August he used an illustration of a bike that he saw in a shop window that he really, really wanted. In answer to all those who have asked, yes, Graham did get the bike in the end!!

Coventry Youth for Christ are producing a regular email News and Prayer letter. If you would like to receive it contact them here

9th August 2021

We are making prayer for individuals available again immediately after our weekly service. This can be in person or via Zoom. If you would like to be prayed for please let Helen know by the Friday of any week so that arrangements can be made - contact Helen here.

6th August 2021

In Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair continues his series "The Magnificent Five" based on the book of 2 Timothy. Today he focusses on Timothy's mother and grandmother and on Paul's faithful friend Onesiphorus. You can read it here.

5th August 2021

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

4th August 2021

In today's Word for the Day Iain Colville encourages us to rest in God's safety and provision as he shares Psalm 63 with us. You can find it here.

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join us for a chat this afternoon, today not with Helen who is on holiday, but with Parish Nurse Lesley. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Lesley on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing us here.

2nd August 2021

Today's Word for the Day from Rev Ralph Hanger is inspired by a holiday on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal. You can read it here.

30th July 2021

Rev Ian Macnair encourages us to become the person God created us to be in today's Word for the Day. You can read it here.

The Prayer Diary for August can be found here (printable)

28th July 2021

Today's Word for the Day from Graham Carpmail thinks about the gift of time. You can  find it here.

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join us for a chat this afternoon, today not with Helen who is on holiday but with Parish Nurse Lesley (with a little technical support from David). There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Lesley on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing us here.

27th July 2021

This evening at 7.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

Just a reminder that over the summer holiday period Word for the Day will be published on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.

26th July 2021

Today we publish our 439th Word for the Day - a remarkable achievement as all but a very small handful have been written by people in our fellowship. But it is summertime and people need a break so, for the time being, we are reducing our Words for the Day to three each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In Today's Word for the Day Rev Neil Martin considers the enormity of some of the things said about Jesus in Colossians 1. You can read it here.

23rd July 2021

In today's Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair looks at the roles of some leaders in the early church. You can find it here.

Arrangements during staff holidays are now on the News for Members page, here. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

22nd July 2021

Many of us find our minds whirring over things we cannot understand or control. In today's Word for the Day, Liz Martin takes Psalm 131 and encourages us to trust God in these things. You can read it here.

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

This evening Rev Ralph Hanger leads the final Bible Study in the series on the Minor Prophets (details here). After a mammoth 39 Bible Studies in the last year we will be taking a summer break. Watch this space for what happens next.

21st July 2021

Inheritance is the theme of today's Word for the Day from Ruth Jess. You can find it here.

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

20th July 2021

In Word for the Day Rev Neil Martin continues his series on the book of Colossians by looking at what we can learn about prayer from Paul's prayers. You can find it here.

There have been a couple of updates on the Return to the Chapel page of the website in the last two days. You can make sure you are up to date here.

Just to confirm that there will be no online prayer meeting today - it will be at 2.30pm on Thursday this week.

19th July 2021

The BBC have apparently told their journalists not to use the phrase 'Freedom Day' but this doesn't stop Rev Ralph Hanger talking about it (or sort of) in today's Word for the Day. You can read it here.

There is new information today on the Return to the Chapel page here.

18th July 2021

The July Reflective Service is now available here. (This service is audio only).

16th July 2021

Today in Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair looks at triumph and tragedy beginning with the Titanic. You can find it here

15th July 2021

Iain Colville provides our Word for the Day looking at what we can learn from Psalm 66. You can read what he has to say here

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

Rev Ralph Hanger will lead the next in the online Bible Study series tonight at 7.30pm. The details are here. There will only be one more study in this series as we look at Malachi next week. We will then have a summer break. 

The presentation from the Treasurer at the recent Church Members Meeting is here. Please make sure you are logged in before clicking the link.

14th July 2021

There is an update today on our page about returning to using the church building and related matters. You can find it here. 

Today's spoken Word for the Day from Graham Carpmail looks at the power (for good or bad) of words. You can find it here

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

13th July 2021

In Word for the Day Rev Neil Martin considers the qualities we most admire in others. You can find it here

A reminder for Church Members that we have a Members meeting tonight at 7.30pm on Zoom. The Zoom login details and documents for the meeting are here. Please ensure you are logged in on the website before you click this link.

12th July 2021

There are new documents on the Church Meeting page in advance of the Church Meeting tomorrow evening. The login details for the Church Meeting are also on that page. Please ensure that you are logged in before clicking the link.

In today's Word for the Day David Depledge thinks about things around us that are changing and those that are not changing. You can read it here

11th July 2021

A reminder that there is a Church Members meeting (on Zoom) on Tuesday this week and there are very important pieces of information for Church Members on the Church Meeting page in the Members Area of the website. Please ensure that you are logged in before clicking this link

9th July 2021

Back in early April Rev Ian Macnair brought us a 'Reality Check' in Word for the Day. Today it is time for another one - this time looking at God's insistence on truth. You can find it here

8th July 2021

In Word for the Day Liz Martin looks how it is when times get hard and takes encouragement fom Philippians 4. You can read it here

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. You can get the link to the Prayer Meeting by clicking here or, if you do not have access to the Members Area of the website, by requesting the link here.

Rev Ralph Hanger will lead the next in the online Bible Study series tonight at 7.30pm. The details are here.

7th July 2021

In our spoken Word for the Day Graham Carpmail talks about showing grace. You can find it here.

As usual on a Wednesday you are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

6th July 2021

Rev Neil Martin provides our Word for the Day looking at Faith based on Psalm 16. You can read it here.

5th July 2021

In today's Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger writes about Independence - of Americans, of the Jewish people and of us. You can find it here.

4th July 2021

There are very important new pieces of information for Church Members on the Church Meeting page in the Members Area of the website. Please ensure that you are logged in before clicking this link

3rd July 2021

There are places available if you wish to attend tomorrows service in person - it helps if you can let Helen know that you are coming - here. The service will be led by our former minister Rev Keith Parr. (The service will, of course, also be online here.)

2nd July 2021

In today's Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair writes about Jesus "stilling the storm" and how that applies to the storm we are now living through. You can read it here

1st July 2021

There is new information for Members on the News for Members page today. Please ensure you are logged in before clicking the link.

Rev Ralph Hanger will lead the next in the online Bible Study series tonight at 7.30pm. The details are here.

Iain Colville provides today's Word for the Day looking at Psalm 57 and urging us to sing out our praise to God. You can find it here

30th June 2021

Graham Carpmail bases today's Word for the Day on Hebrews 10:19-25. You can hear it here

Our friend and mission partner in Uganda, Pastor Paul Kyalimpa, died recently. Ralph Hanger has written an appreciation of him and his work which you can read here.

You are invited to join Helen for a chat this afternoon. There is no agenda, just an opportunity to connect with other people. Join Helen on Zoom at 2pm to talk with her and others who join in. The Zoom login details are here or if you are not registered for the Members part of the website you can request the details by emailing Helen here.

20th June 2021

There are, as we are sure you are aware, a lot of City of Culture activities going on in the City. One that may be of interest is an artistic venture that involves Nikki Bovis-Coulter from Limbrick Wood Baptist Church. You can find out what she is doing here.

20th June 2021

HEBA, the Heart of England Baptist Association, have arranged an online Gathering on Sunday 27th June which will include an opportunity to hear the President of the Baptist Union speaking. Full details are here.

18th June 2021

On Thursday 17th June the Coventry Foodbank marked 10 years of service to the city with a time of praise and worship. Volunteers past and present and many civic dignitaries gathered to recognise the remarkable work undertaken by so many people over the past 10 years in supporting those in most need across our city.

Looking back over the past 10 years, Coventry Foodbank has grown considerably in size, from a small office in Broadgate to the 25,000 square foot Halo Centre in Binley linking with 13 Churches across the city who host and organise distribution centres.

This month the Coventry foodbank will be issuing a food parcel to the 200,000th user; over the ten years £3,000,000 worth of food has been given to people in need.

Coventry foodbank would not have been able to support the most vulnerable in the city without the fantastic support of churches and the dedication of the volunteers. The Foodbank proud of all the volunteers, past and present, and how they have made a positive impact in changing lives and communities in Coventry.

Queen’s Road Baptist Church, one of the founding churches, was recognised by a presentation made to Graham Carpmail for his support and dedication to foodbank over the past 10 years. This presentation in turn also marked the debt of gratitude to all the volunteers of our church and fellowship.

 

28th May 2021

Last year in June a project called Open Heaven inspired and arranged the Prayer Walking of every road in Coventry. This year they plan to do the same. For further details please see their website here

28th May 2021

The church Prayer Diary for June is available here (printable).

7th May 2021

A further update from Coventry City Council about road closures is as follows:

Dear all

Due to the predicted high winds this weekend we are unable to carry out work with the crane that requires the road and lane closures. Therefore for this weekend (Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May), there will be no closures and the road will operate on a contraflow system as it currently does in the week.  

This does mean that there will need to be an extra weekend closure to complete the work, and therefore, weather permitting, the following closures will be in place:

  • Saturday 15 May and Sunday 16 May - outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full closure of Warwick Road, Spencer Road/Avenue and the area of Warwick Road between the junction of Spencer Avenue and Warwick Road from 4pm on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday
  • Saturday 22 May and Sunday 23 May - outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full closure of Warwick Road, Spencer Road/Avenue and the area of Warwick Road between the junction of Spencer Avenue and Warwick Road from 4pm on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday
  • Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May - outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full closure of Warwick Road, Spencer Road/Avenue and the area of Warwick Road between the junction of Spencer Avenue and Warwick Road from 4pm on Saturday until 11.59pm on Sunday

I will keep you updated if this changes.

Best wishes

Faye Griffiths

Coventry City Council

Engagement Manager

024 7697 1966

 

30th April 2021

The latest information about road closures around the church this weekend can be found here

6th April 2021

The Tech Team are recruiting new volunteers!

As we emerge from lockdown, the Tech Team are looking for more people to join us to enable the smooth running of our "hybrid" services. We used to be able to operate with two people - one on the sound desk and one on the video desk, but with the addition of streaming we now need to increase that number to five - an additional sound operator, a 'streaming' operator and a camera operator. 

Full training will be provided for any new volunteer - no prior experience is needed and you don't need to already be a technical whizz - as long as you are comfortable with a computer we can teach you what you need to know. You can choose to specialise in one of the roles or learn several - its up to you.

Even after you have been trained, we will ensure that new volunteers are rota-ed alongside an experienced member of the team who will be responsible for ensuring that everything works together, so you can focus on your assigned role. 

Please consider if this is something you would be willing to do to help the church to continue to move forward as we come out of lockdown, and keep our community worshipping together as we have managed throughout the last year. If you would like to know more please contact Jon White, Andy Knott or Don Brown* - we'd love to talk with you more, and we won't hold you to anything, we promise!

* If you don't have contact details for these people email here and we will pass it on.

 

26th March 2021

The church has a very long association with St Andrews House residential care home with many members who have lived there over the years and several members who have been involved in the management and in leading services. They have asked us to share a video about the facility which we are happy to do here.

21st March 2021

Anyone who uses Warwick Road in their journey to or from church needs to be aware of the following Road Closures that are planned.

"Coventry Railway Station improvements – crane on Warwick Road
So that we can safely and quickly get on with the improvement work to the railway station, we need to put a crane on Warwick Road. The crane will be located just south of the railway bridge, near to the Michaelmas Road and Warwick Road junction and it will be used to lift in parts of the new footbridge and canopies.
For the majority of the time the crane is in place, a contraflow system will be used so that single lane traffic can run in both directions on Warwick Road south of the Central 6 roundabout. However, there are times when we will need to temporarily close lanes or the whole road to traffic and pedestrians. These dates and times are subject to weather conditions, but we expect the following closures on Warwick Road: 

Amended Dates

Saturday 24 April and Sunday 25 April - Full closure of Spencer Avenue/Road between 4pm on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday up to and including 15 and 16 May.

Saturday 10 April and Sunday 11 April  - Full Closure of Warwick Road between 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday

Saturday 17 April and Sunday 18 April - Outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full closure from 4pm on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday

Saturday 24 April and Sunday 25 April - Outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full closure from 4pm on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday

Saturday 1 May and Sunday 2 May Outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full closure from 4pm on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday

Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May - Outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full closure from 4pm on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday

Saturday 15 May and Sunday 16 May - Outbound lane (from city centre) closed from 12.01am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday. Full Closure of Warwick Road from 4pm on Saturday until 11.59pm on Sunday

Signed diversion routes will be in place. The closures will be between the Spencer Road junction and the Central 6 roundabout. Access will be available to Central 6 from the north (city centre direction) of the roundabout during closures.

Parts of the crane will need to remain on Warwick Road between the closures and this means that the junction of Warwick Road and Michaelmas Road will be closed for the full six-week period. Access to Michaelmas Road will be via Stoney Road, this will be clearly signed.

21st March 2021

On Tuesday 23rd March there will be a National Day of Reflection, organised by Marie Curie, and for Christians, this will be a day to both reflect and pray. Across the country, churches are invited to be prayerful one year on from the start of the first lockdown. There will be a minute’s silence at 12 noon followed by a ringing of church bells and later a doorstep vigil at 8pm.  
The National Day of Reflection looks to reflect on our collective loss, support those who have been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.

General Secretary of Churches Together in England, Rev Dr. Paul Goodliff said: “the churches in membership with Churches Together in England want to ‘fan the flames’ of prayer at every opportunity, and I welcome the way in which we can not only remember the past year on this National Day of Remembrance, with all of its challenges and sorrows, but also as Christians bring together remembrance and prayer. Our hope, whether in life or death, is in the mercy and kindness of God, and we join with so many who will pray on the 23rd March.” 

Rev Lynn Green, General Secretary of Baptists Together, says 'A year on, we pause together to reflect.  I would encourage all of us to take a moment on 23rd March to remember and to acknowledge the losses we have experienced, the pain of our communities and the struggles the pandemic has created across our world.  As we pause, we pray in hope to God who calls us by name and leads us  with the promise of perfect, unending love.'

13th March 2021

As a church we have various links with Mission partners in other countries. We have recently had news from Acts Chapel in Liberia which you can see here

3rd March 2021

Before the pandemic, when our Foodbank centre was open, representatives from Christians Against Poverty were regularly present to offer help to those with debt issues. Ian Burton from CAP has sent us an update of what has happened since the situation changed which you can read here.

25th February 2021

St Andrews House is a residential home for older people which many of you will know about. Before Covid they had a waiting list of people to come & stay but now, like most care homes, they have empty rooms. They would greatly appreciate this being made know as appropriate. More details are here.

19th February 2021

Operation Agri is an organisation we, as a church, support. They have a webinar on Monday, 1st March at 7pm.  There will be various reports on projects, including two of Paul Kyalimpa’s (with whom we are in a long term partnership), a recent  video on the Imarika project ( which we featured in our Harvest Service) and hopefully an interview with someone from a project in Asia. Details of how to book your place are here.

17th February 2021

We have not had any previous contact as a church with these organisations but they sent us this information which some might like to see.

"In partnership with Together For Change, The Message have secured funding for a Message Bus that will operate exclusively in Coventry and Warwickshire.

A Message Bus is a double decker bus that is completely refurbished to become a mobile youth friendly space, that in partnership with the local church is a fantastic tool to engage with young people in the local community. When a young person steps onboard a bus they enter a safe space to go as well somewhere full of things to do with their mates, such as playing on games consoles, nail bars, DJ studio equipment and much more. Every young person also gets to hear the gospel for themselves as our teams share the love of Jesus in God slots. For more information, please click here  

A bus for Coventry and Warwickshire has been purchased and is currently undergoing it’s renovation, and we have begun to advertise for the role of Bus Manager/Evangelist.  We would really appreciate it if you would be willing to share the listing for the role with your church family. The listing can be found here

14th February 2021

The 2021 Bible Tour Lent Challenge is a 40-day invitation to take a deep dive into the Bible. Revd Dr Helen Paynter, Tutor in Biblical Studies at Bristol Baptist College, set herself a lockdown project of releasing a video each day, until she had gone through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We offer these here, in conjunction with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, as a Lent Course for individuals and churches. You can view the entire course here or follow on social media as we release the videos for each day.

12th February 2021

We still do not know when it will be possible to resume having a congregation in the Church and whilst we can be certain that many things will be different to how they were before the pandemic, not all of the details are yet known. One thing we can be certain of is that the way of getting into the main church car park will be different.

Next Tuesday, 16th February, a new road will open near the church. So as before, from the junction above Junction 6 of the Ring Road we will take the slip road down towards the clockwise Ring Road but now we will turn left off it earlier than previously onto the new road (which has two way traffic). This will take us to Westminister Road where we will turn right and then right again into the now two way Grosvenor Road where the car park is at the end on the left. The previous access into Grosvenor Road from the slip road will be closed off.

When leaving the church we need to remember that Grosvenor Road is two way. We can either retrace our route back onto the slip road to the clockwise Ring Road or exit through one end or the other of Westminster Road.. 

10th February 2021

Church Member Anita White works for Global Care, an international childrens charity which we as a church have supported over many years. Anita has asked if we might draw your attention to a new book of studies based on the book of Ruth that Global Care has produced so here goes!

‘Where You Go, I Will Go’ is a 40-day series of Bible studies, reflections and prayers, suitable for Lent (or any other time of year.)

As well as being a contemplative and study resource, this Bible study book also incorporates true stories of the challenges faced by real children around the world, encouraging us to consider what it means to love like Ruth – to choose to walk with someone from poverty and desperation, to a place of hope.

The book is also available in audio format - a download link with all copies purchased. The cost is £7 (free delivery) and you can buy it here (Scroll to bottom that page).

All money raised through the sale of the book will support Global Care's work with vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities around the world.

And one final bit of information - the book is written by Keith and Karen Parr. (For those not familiar, Keith is a former minister of our church).

29th January 2021

The Well Healing Centre in Leamington are arrranging a Listening to God Morning:- an online event:-

"Pain and Suffering, God and the Bible: Where’s the Truth?"  on Saturday 20th February 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

How, in the midst of life’s storms, are we to make sense of what the Bible says about God’s goodness and love? Too many ‘solutions’ to the traditional problem of evil require us to accept that suffering isn’t really as bad as we think. The Bible, in contrast, acknowledges the deep anguish of our hurting world, and claims to offer a solution that brings healing, peace and hope. This event will unpack the Biblical account of suffering and equip you to reach your own conclusions about its truth and power.

Further details of the event and how to book are available from The Well's website:

 

26th January 2021

We have important news about Coventry Foodbank:- 

From 1st February, the management of the foodbank will move from the Trussell Trust to the organisation Feed the Hungry. They will, however, remain a part of the Trussell Trust network of food banks.

Feed the Hungry is an international charity, with its UK base in Hinckley and offices in 10 other countries. It is food aid charity whose vision aligns with that of the Trussell Trust and food banks in the network. You can read more about what they are currently doing on their website.  Feed the Hungry has strong networks in Coventry, which Foodbank will aim to help build upon to provide the community with an even greater service.

They will also welcome back a familiar face in the form of Gavin Kibble (a founder of Coventry Foodbank), as Regional Operations Director at Feed The Hungry with direct responsibility for Coventry Foodbank.

Day-to-day food bank support will continue as before, with people struggling to afford food still able to access emergency food at the foodbank’s 17 centres in the city. But in the future people will also be able to access a wider range of support with business mentors, work clubs, clothes recycling, and advice on welfare, debt, health and wellbeing.

Graham Carpmail, manager of our Foodbank Distribution Centre, has agreed to become a Trustee of the Feed the Hungry organisation.

 

9th January 2021

In view of the present high rates of Coronavirus infections the church leadership has decided that a plan to re-open our building for worship on 17th January cannot go ahead. (This decision has since been affirmed by a recommendation from the Baptist Union). Services will continue to be streamed each Sunday for the foreseeable future and the question of returning to the premises to worship will be kept under review

8th January 2021

It goes without saying that the pandemic in general and lockdown in particular can cause issues for all of us. You might like to consider these free courses (on Zoom) for yourself or for someone you know.  (For more information about the organisation running the courses please email us).

8th January 2021

Inevitably some people are seeing the roll out of the COVID Vaccine as an opportunity to scam people. Please see this warning from the NHS and West Midlands Police.

14th December 2020

The time of Samuel David as Intern in our Jordan Well project is coming to an end and we have two videos to show  and tell what has been achieved. Firstly a collation of pictures which is here (2½ minutes) and a detailed interview with Samuel by Andy Ransberry can be found here. (30 mins). And finally we also have a video of the song "Cornerstone" which the Jordan Well group made for use in our Sunday worship, here.

 

13th December 2020

Opening the chapel for congregational worship.

The Diaconate has decided that assuming that COVID regulations (which are long and complicated in relation to worship services) or other factors do not change, the Chapel will be open for a congregation to worship with effect from Sunday 17th January 2021. It will not be as it was in the past due to the regulations but, of course,  everyone involved will endeavour to make it as helpful as possible.   Being present will be a very different experience to what it was before the virus with one way systems, masks, no congregational singing and no mingling of households.

Numbers will be limited, particularly at first, so we will implement an advance booking system, details of which will be publicised in early January (No bookings can be taken before then.)  We would like to emphasize that the services will continue to be streamed as they are now so there is no pressure to attend if you are not yet comfortable with the idea. If you have been joining our services from somewhere not local to Coventry you will be able to stay with us. Please keep watching the website for more information in the New Year.

 

3rd November 2020

Road works continue around the church and this will affect access to the main car park this weekend. We have been advised as follows

"The work for new road surfacing and markings is scheduled to take place between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th November 2020. subject to weather conditions. The working hours are between 8.00 and 16.00. We will maintain access to Westminster Road and the car parks next to Grosvenor Road and Warwick Road at all times, via a diversion route between the city centre, junctions 6 and 7 of the Ring Road on Westminster Road and Regent Street to enable us to carry out the work safely. Access to Grosvenor Road will be for "restricted access only" and primarily for residents. Existing on-street parking will not be maintained on Grosvenor Road."

From other information received earlier, we know that when the new link road from Westminster Road to the northbound slip road is opened, the current access from the slip road into Grosvenor Road by QRBC will be closed.   In Grosvenor Road, the existing contraflow lane for cyclists heading for the city centre will be removed along with the islands and parking bays, and the road will be re-marked to permit two way traffic.   We believe there will then be no parking allowed in Grosvenor Road, and access to QRBC will be via (the new link road if required), Westminster Road, and Grosvenor Road in the opposite direction to “normal”.

Therefore, please note that (a) access to our front car park may be temporarily restricted, and (b) Grosvenor Road may suddenly become two-way, so we will need to look right as well as left when leaving the front car park.

Please exercise extreme caution if and when you are visiting the church building over the next few weeks.

 

2nd November 2020

This year instead of a Light Party as alternative to Halloween we encouraged people to follow a Light Trail around 16 Coventry Churches. We had a good take up for this across all age groups. Thanks to Sarah White for leading this event. Some people who were not able to participate have asked if they could see the photos that had to be spotted in the windows of the various churches so here they are. You will need to click here and then come back and click here to see the rest.

BREAKING NEWS from Sarah  "We're going to do a Nativity trail similar to this Light one. But we plan to ask members of the congregation to draw or paint cartoon style nativity characters that we can then use and put up around the churches again"  Watch out for more news about this shortly in our daily Updates 

28th October 2020

One for the diary

8th October 2020

Queen’s Road Foodbank opens again

We are pleased that we have been able to open our foodbank again on a Monday 10.00 -12.00, joining the other 11 centres in the City who are providing an emergency food parcel to people needing support.

People in need of help can obtain a voucher from care professionals, such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and the Citizens Advice. This voucher is then exchanged at one of the centres for a prepacked food parcel. We are also able to issue a voucher in emergency situations.

Trussell Trust have worked with nutritionists to develop a food parcel that contains sufficient nutrition for adults and children, providing at least 3 days of healthy balanced meals for individuals and families. We also provide essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products.

If you would like to provide practical support with donations of tinned meat, fish or vegetables, long life juice, squash, cereals, tea, coffee and packet mashed potato this would be would be appreciated. Financial gifts would also be appreciated.

Please pray for our team, for protection and good health as we set out to meet the needs of the many people in our City who are finding life really difficult at this time.

8th October 2020

African Pastors Fellowship (APF ) is an organisation that we as a Church support. We thought you might like to see this short video about their current activities.

22nd May 2020

Open Heaven is an initiative in the city of Coventry, uniting churches from every denomination, network and stream, to prayer-walk every street during the month of June 2020.

As we unite together in prayer, we believe we will see God move here for His glory. 

We invite you to be involved!

Some members of the fellowship of QRBC are planning to take part and we welcome and encourage others to do so.

Prayer-walking will be done as individuals or pairs in strict adherence to Government safety guidelines, and you can choose to cover as few or as many streets as you like. You can even be involved if you are in isolation at home or are otherwise unable to go out.

If you are interested and would like more information about what is involved, please contact Sandra Hobley or Jan Fisher or email

Full details are available on the Open Heaven website

 

1st November 2019

The Light Party, an alternative to Halloween is one of the most attended events of the year at QRBC.  Once again the event was brilliantly imaginative and well organised by the team. So many people were involved in making it happen, and it was lovely to have so many of the young people helping too. With a Glow Disco, Face painting, hot dogs and drinks, biscuit decorating, many crafty activities, apple bobbing and other activities there was plenty to do. Over 300 people came along - it was great to celebrate the light rather than the darkness together.

 

 

18th April 2019

Last Saturday we held our Love Event with activities for all of the family. Number attending were, in all honesty, a bit disappointing but those who were there  report having had a very good time. The creations in the photo were by Collins Chabala, one of our Deacons.

 

25th March 2019

Please note that there will be no service at 6.30pm next Sunday ( 31st March 2019) due to a significant part of the usual evening congregation being at the Church Weekend Away.

15th March 2019

Rev Neil Martin writes:- I begin this article with a confession that I believe is appropriate at this time. My confession is that, at times, I fall into the category of a walking stereotype of a man. When I'm in the kitchen, I'll walk around, open all the cupboard doors to find something, and then yes, I do, I wander off, and leave them all open. I can spend 20 minutes looking through cupboards for something, only to have Liz wander in, look in the first drawer I was at, and produce the searched-for item. You see, I am a cliché: without someone to help organise me, I would have no social life. So, with that in mind, I have drawn together a group of fellow sufferers of Male Stereotype Syndrome (MSS), to organise social events that men who suffer with the awful stigma of stereotypitus may attend. (Please note all men are welcome, including those who do not suffer with MSS.) Please find the dates of planned activities below, with the names of the relevant organisers. Please come and talk to me  or email if you have any questions. The first dates are:-

Thursday 21st March at 7.30pm                              The Old  Windmill pub

Monday 8th April at 7.30pm                                    Curry House (contact Iain Colville)

 

15th February 2019

Just a few weeks ago we launched an appeal to raise money to buy a motor bike for one of the workers at Acts Chapel, Kakata, Liberia - one of our partners overseas. An amazing £798.50 was collected by QR to send to the church to purchase a motorbike for £640.00. The appeal is now closed. The extra monies will be use towards replacing parts, fuel etc. Thank you for your support.

21st December 2018

As usual in the period before Christmas lots has been happening.  At a recent Girls Brigade event the audience were treated to some music items and a poem acted out by the Explorers. Then the older girls performed 'Babushka'  - a Russian tale about a grandma who met the Three Wise Men and then went on her own quest to find the Christ child.

Well done everyone!

 

20th December 2018

In the run-up to Christmas over 100 children from three schools have beento the church to experience "Rewind to Christmas"
The children meet and can talk to the characters in the Nativity story as they learn what happened around Jesus birth.

The children also engage in creative activities.

16th December 2018

Lots going on in this pre-Christmas season - you can see some of it in this Gallery of photos.

20th November 2018

Hundreds of shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child appeal have been collected from the church today and taken to the processing centre in Whitley where they will be checked and packed into cartons and ultimately shipping containers that will take them to children who have very little.

The shoeboxes were from the church community and others, including schools, who used QRBC as the collecting point for their boxes.

17th November2018

The service of Ordination and Induction has been held, conducted by Regional Minister, Rev Adrian Argile with Rev Prof Philip McCormack, Principal of Spurgeon's College preaching. Photographs of the occasion can be found here.

 

11th November 2018

27th October 2018

Another wedding between QRBC members with Rev Graham Banks conducting the service. More photos can be found here

 

29th September 2018

Very longstanding QRBC members Graham and Brenda have been married with Rev Graham Banks conducting the service. More photos of this happy event can be found here

15th July 2018

We were looking forward to the service in celebration of 100 years of Girls Brigade at Queens Road Baptist Church and it did not disappoint!
Click the link to see some photos from the occasion.

 

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