Update

                                                          

20th September 2020

A reminder that this morning's online service at 10.30am includes communion. Please hve your 'bread and wine' to hand. You can join the service here.

20th September 2020

Today's audio Word for the Day is from Graham Carpmail and focusses on the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:18-23. You can find it here.

19th September 2020

Sunday 4th October will be our on line Harvest Celebration

Our Theme will be TIME FOR TREES in TANZANIA an Operation Agri Project that Ralph and Jane Hanger have been involved with. There will be details of how you can make a donation to the project as our Harvest offering.

We would like as many of you of all ages to contribute short Harvest prayers either written onto a leaf shape….or just send in the words which we can put on a leaf to display in the service. Short prayers relating to Harvest Thanksgiving/Creation/Environment /Poverty would be great. We may get to read some of them in the service but all will be part of our worship of our Creator God.

Please email them to us asap before Wednesday 29th September.

19th September 2020

Today in Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair starts a series of reflections on "King David's Last Words." In this one, among other things we are asked to consider "What is it in us, in our character and in our actions, that will have lasting value, eternal value?"  You can find it here.

This one invites us18th September 2020

Our FSG Group (young people) is having a Zoom Chat meeting after the servcie on Sunday morning. We think those involved know about it but if you think you should be there and haven't got the details please contact Neil or Liz.

18th September 2020

Anna Grimshaw thinks about what can be learnt from rampant ivy in her garden in Word for the Day. You can see her conclusions here

17th September 2020

In Word for Today Rev Graham Banks reminds us that we are all unique creations of God. You can see it here

16th September 2020

We have added another postcard from North Norfolk today which you can see here. But don't let not having been away deter from sending one - postcards from suburban Coventry or exotic Kenilworth are equally welcome.

16th September 2020

Today, at 2pm, Helen will be waiting to meet you on Zoom for a chat. There is no agenda, just an opportunity for chat and sharing and to see some perhaps familiar faces. 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 September 2020

A reminder that our online Bible Study series starts on Thursday this week and details of how to join and introductory notes are now available here

16th September 2020

Word for the Day is a spoken contribution from Margaret Newby who reads Luke 24:13-37 and reflects on the reading. You can hear it here

15th September 2020

This evening at 7.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. We hope you will be able to join us. The login details can be found here. If you are not registered for access to the Members area of the website you can request the login details here.

15th September 2020

In the next in the series on Galatians in Word for the Day, Rev Neil Martin looks at the joy of freedom. You can read it here

14th September 2020

Issues with the survey advised below now seem to have been resolved by our website provider so please help us by completing the form. To do this please go the News for Members page here. If you are not registered for access to the Members part of the website please email us for information on how you can give your views. If you do have further difficulties with the form, please let us know here.

14th September 2020

As many of you will know we are seeking your views on two important matters through a short survey. At the moment the system is not working properly. If you complete the survey and submit it you should get an on screen message confirming it has been submitted but some people are getting a blank screen. As far as we know these are being received by us. Others are getting an error message when submitting. These are not being received by us. We will let you know when things have been sorted out.

14th September 2020

Our online Bible Study starts on Thursday this week and details of how to join and introductory notes are now available here

14th September 2020

Today in Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger shares some of his experiences related to sharing his faith. You can read it here

13th September 2020

As announced in the service this morning we are seeking  the fellowship’s views on two important matters. To find out more please go the News for Members page here. If you are not registered for access to the Members part of the website please email us for information on how you can give your views.

13th September 2020

In Word for the Day you can hear Gill Barber reading from Ephesians 3 and she has also provided a prayer to follow the reading. You can find Gill's contribution it here.

12th September 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair shares his experience of lost connections and wonders what other vital connections could be lost. You can find it here.

11th September 2020

Miranda Shieh provides today's Word for the Day with a theme of "Make Him Lord". You can read what she has to say here.

10th September 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. We hope you will be able to join us. The login details can be found here. If you are not registered for access to the Members area of the website you can request the login details here.

May we suggest that if you have not done it recently that you check that the version of Zoom you have is up to date. This can avoid some problems that arise. You can update by clicking here and then on the 'ZoomClient for Meetings' download button. Depending on your device you may have to set the download installer program running. (eg bottom left of the screen if you are using a Windows 10 laptop or desktop computer).

10th September 2020

Today in Word for the Day Rev Graham Banks asks decisions what should we ask God about. You can read how Graham answers his own question here.

9th September 2020

A reminder that today's 'Helen Chat' is at the different time of 11am. A  special aspect to the weekly zoom chat with Helen as we are going to take the opportunity to wish a zoom chat regular, Jenny, a very Happy Birthday. You are warmly invited to join with us and we ask that you have a slice of cake or biscuit and a drink with you so we can all sing Happy Birthday to Jenny over cake!"  You can find the login details here or email Helen for them here

9th September 2020

In our spoken Word for the Day Robert Whale says that the passage he reads is our assurance that "whatever happens in this life, Jesus is the Light that leads to eternal life". You can hear Robert here.

8th September 2020

We have been asked by HEBA (Heart of England Baptist Association) to publicise this but we don't have any inside information about what is happening.

8th September 2020

Apologies to anyone who looked at today's Word for the Day before 9am - the wrong material was briefly on the website, now corrected.

8th September 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday we have "Helen Chat" as usual but this week there are two significant differences. Firstly it will be at 11am rather than the usual 2pm. Secondly there is an extra special aspect to the weekly zoom chat with Helen as we are going to take the opportunity to wish a zoom chat regular, Jenny, a very Happy Birthday. You are warmly invited to join with us and we ask that you have a slice of cake or biscuit and a drink with you so we can all sing Happy Birthday to Jenny over cake!"

8th September 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Neil Martin continues the series on Galatians looking this time at Chapter 4. You can read it here.

7th September 2020

We have an issue with displaying some photos on the website at the moment. We are waiting a resolution by the provider of our content management system.

7th September 2020

Today David Depledge thinks about "Messy Lives", past and present, in Word for the Day. You can read what he has to say here.

6th September 2020

As we have just ended another online

service we would like to thank our

technical team for all they have been

doing. This morning it was Jon White,

Andy Knott and Joseph White in the

Chapel and Dan Simonds was

working from home. Thanks guys!

6th September 2020

Today Chris Burrell considers change and seeing it through God's eyes in Word for the Day. You can find it here.

5th September 2020

In Word for the Day Allan Aspinall shares a personal testimony of how a passage of scripture helped him through a challenging time in his life. You can read it here.

4th September 2020

Today we have a spoken Word for the Day from Brenda Parsons based on Psalm 116 and a meditation that encourages us to help the struggling. You can hear it here.

3rd September 2020

One might think that Word for the Day from Rev Graham Banks is aimed at musicians although we suspect that most of us know enough about music to get the message. You can see it here.

2nd September 2020

Today, at 2pm, Helen will be waiting to meet you on Zoom for a chat. There is no agenda, just an opportunity for chat and sharing and to see some perhaps familiar faces. 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.

2nd September 2020

Another Word for the Day from Miranda Shieh today and she is thinking about staying focussed. You can read it here.

1st September 2020

A reminder that this evening we resume our online Prayer Meetings at 7.30pm. 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.

1st September 2020

Our Word for the Day is the next in our series on the book of Galatians. Today it is looking at Chapter 3 and is provided by Iain Colville. You can read it here.

31st August 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger considers the actions of ambassadors - in football and in Christian life. You can find it here.

30th August 2020

Today in our service we saw Olly Boxer baptised. Olly has provided a longer version of his testimony than he gave in the service.  You can read it here.

30th August 2020

As Monday this week is a Bank holiday the Chapel will not be open for private prayer but we will be back to (the new) normal on Monday 7th September with opening from 10.30 to 11.30am. Strict safety measures will continue to be in place and a face covering must be worn.

30th August 2020

Word for today is from Army Chaplain Kevin Jones, husband of our Church Administrator Helen. He has recorded some brief thoughts about his role as a Padre and reads Luke 15:1-7 for us. You can hear it here.

29th August 2020

The online Assembly for the Baptist Union of Great Britain will take place on 16 September 2020 at 7pm. It will be an opportunity to hear about and pray for the work of Baptists Together. The Annual Report for 2019 will be presented and updates will be given on the BU's work so far in 2020 and  plans for the future. 
The event will be hosted on Crowdcast. To be able to participate in the event and vote, you will need to register in advance on the Baptist Assembly event page on Crowdcast. However, if you just wish to watch the event it will be streamed on this YouTube page.


29th August 2020

For the autumn we will be having one Zoom prayer meeting each week. We will alternate the evening & afternoon times starting with the Tuesday evening Group on Tuesday 1st September at 7.30pm and then the following week Thursday afternoon 10th at 2.30pm and so on. Details will be on the website each week to remind us whether it is "a Tuesday evening week" or "a Thursday afternoon week" and also the login details.

29th August 2020

Tomorrow, Sunday, will see our service (10.30am here) include the Baptism of Olly - a first for our online services. Do join us to celebrate this important act of commitment and witness by Olly.

 

29th August 2020

How does the Law of the Old Testament fit with salvation by faith in Jesus of the New Testament? This is the question that Liz Martin considers in Word for the Day, here.

28th August 2020

Word for the Day is from Rev Graham Banks. He invites us to think about decisions that affect our destiny. You can read it here.

27th August 2020

Today Rev Ian Macnair reads Psalm 16 to us as our Word for the Day. You can hear it here.

26th August 2020

Rev Neil Martin provides today's Word for the Day and starts us looking at Galatians.

Wednesday means we have "Helen Chat" at 2pm hosted by our Administrator, Helen Jones. This an opportunity just to chat with whoever else is there. To join the Zoom meeting use the details in the Members Area of the website (here) or, if you are not registered for that part of the website email us for the details

25th August 2020

In Word for the Day Miranda Shieh continues her short series on 'Being at Peace' by looking at how to cast our cares on God.

24th August 2020

Word for the Day is provided by Rev Ralph Hanger and he asks us to consider, "Uncertainty or certainty – knowing or just hoping – if we are honest, which is it that characterises our faith and thus our attitude to life?  

HEBA (Heart of England Baptist Association) would like us to know that we are remembered in their prayers today. Did you know they have a newsletter that you can subscribe to? subscribe@baptist-heartofengland.org

23rd August 2020

A reminder that in our online service this morning (10.30am) we shall be sharing communion. Please have something you are happy to use as "bread and wine" ready.

23rd August 2020

Word for the Day is another of our audio recordings, today from Judith Brazier talking about and reading Psalm 19 - here.

22nd August 2020

Over the last several weeks lockdown has eased and a few of the usual distractions of summer have been available with the addition of catching up with some of the things denied by lockdown. In Word for the Day Rev Graham Banks reminds us of our place as Christians as a stone in God's wall, something we need not to get distracted from. You can read Graham's message here.

21st August 2020

Today sees the fourth and final part of Rev Macnair's series on the Ten Commandments in Word for the Day. You can read it here.

20th August 2020

We have added a new postcard to our Virtual Postcards page (here). Apologies to Iain, Simeon and Hannah for the delay in getting it there due to some technical issues we have been having.

20th August 2020

Word for the Day is a reading from Psalm 139 and a prayer from Margaret Newby. You can find it here

19th August 2020

Wednesday means we have "Helen Chat" at 2pm hosted by our Administrator, Helen Jones. This an opportunity just to chat with whoever else is there. To join the Zoom meeting use the details in the Members Area of the website (here) or, if you are not registered for that part of the website email us for the details

19th August 2020

In Word for the Day Liz Martin points us to words of blessing for any who are in difficult times. You can read it here

18th August 2020

Rev Ian Macnair brings us the third in his series on the Ten Commandments for Word for the Day. Today he talks about what they teach us about Jesus and what they say about our priorities. You can find it here.

17th August 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger reflects on the weekends commemoration of VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day, the end of all hostilities in the Second World War). He encourages us to consider what we can learn about acknowledging God's presence in our lives. You can read it here.

17th August 2020

In case you missed it, in our service on Sunday morning David Depledge noted that we have now not been meeting in person for over 5 months. Inevitably this has had an effect on our contact with each other. He encouraged each of us to contact one person this week who we haven't talked to for a while, perhaps even since lockdown began. It is just for a chat, to hear how they are getting on and to share how things are for us. He said that if you you don't know how to start the conversation "blame David," that is say he told you to do it.

16th August 2020

Today Liz Martin thinks about Spiritual growth and Maturity in Word for the Day. You can read what she says here.

15th August 2020

Word for the Day takes a form of a passage of scripture being read to us; today the reader is Jenny Young. You can find it here.

14th August 2020

An update for Church Members from Jan Fisher (Church Secretary) is available on the News for Members page here. Members not registered for access to the Members Area can do so here. If you have lost your password a new one can be obtained here.

14th August 2020

In Word for the Day Miranda Shieh continues her short series on 'Being at Peace' by looking at how to cast our cares on God. You can find it here.

13th August 2020

Rev Neil Martin continues his series on Psalm 40 in Word for the Day. Today he asks "God, how long will you put up with me?" Find out the answer here.

12th August 2020

Wednesday means we have "Helen Chat" at 2pm but, with Helen on holiday, Lesley Austin is stepping in again to host the group today. This an opportunity just to chat with whoever else is there. To join the meeting use the details in the Members Area of the website (here) or, if you are not registered for that part of the website email us for the details

12th August 2020

In Word for the Day Kay Hamer ponders what is Social about Distancing and points out that God is exempt. You can read Kay's thoughts here.

11th August 2020

Rev Ian Macnair is bringing us a short series in Word for the Day under the theme "The Top Ten". Today he looks at at Top Ten of disobedience. You can read it here.

10th August 2020

Today’s Word for the Day is one where we have something read to us. In this case it is Psalm 46 read by Coral Lynes who breaks new ground by singing to us before and after the Psalm. You can hear Coral’s offering here

If you would like to offer a reading for Word for the Day, perhaps with a brief explanation as to why you chose the passage and/or a short prayer after it please contact us to for more details.

9th August 2020

Miranda Shieh has contributed Word for the Day for Sunday. In it she thinks about current worries and stresses and how they affect us as Christians. Find it here.

9th August 2020

Quite a few people in the Church use "Our Daily Bread" Bible reading notes. The next edition is due in September but we are advised there may be a short delay due to the present situation - we will keep you informed.

If you have not previously used the notes but would like to do so please contact Graham Carpmail or the church office here

8th August 2020

In Word for the Day we have a reading of Psalm 103 read by Ruth Jess. You can hear it here.

7th August 2020

HOPE Coventry exists to enable Coventry churches together to transform our city with the love and power of Jesus Christ. Their projects include Coventry Winter Night Shelter, Good Neighbours Coventry and the Prayer House. They also seek to connect the church in Coventry by publicising events and projects in and around the city. We thought you might like to see their August Newsletter which, among other things, contains some job vacancies. Find it here.

7th August 2020

In Word for the Day we are running down the Top Ten, not with 'Fluff' Freeman (for those old enough to recognise the reference) but with Rev Ian Macnair. This is the first of a series of four over the next few weeks - you can see the first one here.

6th August 2020

There are new contributions to Our Stories and to our collection of Virtual Postcards this week. Have you seen them?

There is no Prayer Meeting today - they will resume in September.

6th August 2020

Rev Neil Martin asks in Word for the Day "What do you trust in?" You can find his thoughts here.

5th August 2020

We have been building a relationship with a group of churches - Acts Chapel - in Liberia for some time and earlier this year Pastor Roberts spoke in one of our services. You can see the latest update from them here

5th August 2020

Wednesday means we have "Helen Chat" at 2pm but, with Helen on holiday, Lesley Austin is stepping in to host the group today. This an opportunity just to chat with whoever else is there. To join the meeting use the details in the Members Area of the website (here) or, if you are not registered for that part of the website email us for the details

5th August 2020

Word for the Day comes from Simeon Colville who considers how we make time for God. You can read it here 

4th August 2020

The Light House is a Christian Counselling Centre with which the church has had close connections for over 30 years. As a result, many in the church pray for the work of the Light House and 30 receive their Prayer Letter. These have been delivered by hand which is not for now possible. So if you are one of those people who received the Prayer Letter please let Louise, the administrator, know if you would like to recdeive it by email or by post, at least for the time being. You can contact Louise at the Light House here. (Of courrse the Light House would be pleased to hear from you if you want to start receiving the Prayer Letter.)

4th August 2020

Word for the Day today is slightly different as it includes an audio recording of scripture read by Lesley Austin. Listen here

We plan to do similar things in coming weeks although the majority of "Words" will still be in written form. We invite anyone who would like to submit a reading to do so but suggest that before you record it you contact us to check that the passage has not already been submitted by somebody else. We also would like to invite you, if you can, to say why the passage is important to you and/or add a short prayer at the end of the reading.

If you have any problems with getting the recording to play, please let us know - contact us

4th August 2020

A reminder that our prayer meetings are suspended during the month of August and therefore there is no Zoom meeting this evening. They will recommence in September.

3rd August 2020

 In Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger is thinking about Rainbows. See it here 

2nd August 2020

In Word for the Day, Rev Neil Martin tells us when he sings and hums and when he doesn't. You can find out more here 

1st August 2020

"God knows what is ahead of you all the time and shines just enough light for you to take one step at a time. But you will have to decide to continue walking in that light in order to get to where you’re going, " read more in today's Word for the Day written by Miranda Shieh.

Do have a look at the Virtual Postcards page today, we have 2 more arrived. Click here

31st July 2020

Have you ever said, " I shouldn't have said that, the words just came out of my mouth" or, "I wrote that email a bit too hastily and sent it before I should have done."? Today in our  "Word for the Day" our own QR communications person, David Depledge provides us with 4th part in the Christian Fellowship series he has contributed, asks us to focus on how important what we say and how we say it.and how that ultimately reflects on us and God. You can find it here 

Prayer Meetings

Our online Prayer Meetings on Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon will not take place in August but will return in September so watch out for details towards the end of August.

Cloverley Hall Church Weekend

Has now been rebooked for April 23rd - 25th 2021

30th July 2020

(Apologies for the lateness of Word for the Day, but technical issues were encountered, the article is there now)

Rev Neil Martin provides our "Word for the Day" (hereand he asks us the question which may have us revisiting the Psalms most of today, "what is your favourite Psalm?"  If you know what your favourite Psalm is then it would be great to hear your voice read it out to us, how? please record your reading and send it in and we will put it on the website (audio only). You can use "Whats App" on your phone or "Zoom" or other medium to record and if you are not sure how, then again please contact us here

Today you are welcome to join the QR Prayer Meeting at 2.30pm, this will be the last one led by Neil for August and will restart in September. Click here to join.

Finally, the QR Church Weekend has been rebooked for April 23rd-25th 2021 at Cloverley Hall, Shropshire, all those who had signed up for this year should have receibed an email advising of the new booking. If you did not sign up but would like to go then please get in touch with the office  here

 

29th July 2020

Update on Church Weekend to Cloverley. The good news is that we have rebooked for April 23rd-25th 2021 (we were due to go this year in October). If you are interested in joining the weekend and have not got your name down, then contact the office to add your name to the 40 QR folk already signed up. Our speaker will be Ian Kirby who preached at our online service recently.

 

Thank you to Rev Graham Banks for today's "Word for the Day."  So let us consider how our anxiety we can be feeling is connected to wanting to know what is going to happen next, let us rest awhile and be reassured that God is at work, today as He is for tomorrow. You can find it here 

Today is another opportunity to talk via Zoom to other folk in the fellowship as well as Helen in our "Zoom Chat with Helen" at 2pm. Details are in the Members Area or contact Helen here

Please do send us a message for the website for others to read as to what you are up to this week via our "Virtual Postcards" Click here

28th July 2020

Ever feel worthless, messed up, made too many mistakes in life?  Miranda Shieh reminds us in our "Word for the Day" that God does not define us as the world wants to, but sees in us so much more. Take a look and feel energised for the day with God's promise to each and everyone of us.

Tonight it is our weekly church prayer group at 7.30pm. Please do consider joining in via Zoom (or telephone if Zoom not an option). This meeting was set up during lockdown to pray for the Covid-19 issues that faced us all, locally and globally and as a church fellowship, If you would like to join details can be found on the Members Area or contact Helen in the office here

 

27th July 2020

Ralph Hanger provides today's "Word for the Day" and asks us to revisit our "lockdown selves" and if we made commitments to God  that we now need to put into action?

26th July 2020

Today's Word for the Day has Joseph White sharing what he prepared for the Youth Group devotions recently, and makes us think about patience in particular. You can find it here 

25th July 2020

A reminder that our service at 10.30am tomorrow includes communion. Please join us with something you are happy to use as the "bread and wine" for this important time together.

25th July 2020

You can't say everything there is to be said about traffic lights in one Word for the Day so Rev Ian Macnair is back this morning with Part 2. Read what Ian has to say here 

24th July 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair is talking about traffic lights......yes, really!  You can find it here 

23rd July 2020

The REAL group is an opportunity for ladies to get together to enjoy activities together. In Our Stories today we have a report on their present actvivty. You can see more here.

23rd July 2020

Word for the Day from Rev Graham Banks talks about experiencing earthquakes, actual and metaphorical. You can read it here 

22nd July 2020

The team at the Heart of England Baptist Association are praying for us today as part of  their commitemnt to pray for the churches in the Association.

22nd July 2020

Today, there is the weekly opportunity to have a chat with Helen at 2pm via Zoom. Drop by for 5 minutes to say(wave) hello or stay awhile. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

22nd July 2020

Today we come to the end of our marathon series on the 28 chapters of Matthews Gospel in Word for the Day. We end with a massive challenge and amazing promises. See what Rev Neil Martin has written here 

21st July 2020

We have a new contributor to the Our Stories page. Why not have a look at the range of different styles of contribution and perhaps make a contribution yourself? You can find the page here.

21st July 2020

In case you missed it, we have launched something new for the summer. It is called "Virtual Postcards". We are not going to give a detailed explanation here but we would like you to read the details here and we hope you will want to join in.

21st July 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. The link to meeting is in the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

21st July 2020

In Word for the Day, David Depledge continues his series on Christian Fellowship by asking if we share what we have. You can read it here.

20th July 2020

'Remembering' is the theme for Ralph Hanger in Word for the Day. You can find it here.

19th July 2020

If today is a day when you need encouragement (Isn't every day for all of us?), then Rev Neil Martin's Word for the Day provides it. You can find it here.

18th July 2020

There is a message from Rev Graham Banks on the News for Members page of the website, here.

[The Members area of the website is accessible by Members who have registered with the website. If you have not yet registered you can do so here. If you have lost your password you can get a new one here]

18th July 2020

Yesterday Miranda Shieh in her Word for the Day identified our spiritual enemy. Today she goes on to think about howq we should defeat him. You can read it here.

17th July 2020

Today we have launched something new for the summer. It is called "Virtual Postcards". We are not going to give a detailed explanation here but we would like you to read the details here and we hope you will want to join in.

17th July 2020

In the first part of a series of two, Miranda Shieh looks to identify our spiritual enemy in Word for the Day. You can find her contribution here.

16th July 2020

We are sorry to say that we are not going to be able to proceed with the Church Weekend at Cloverley in October. We have been trying to find alternative dates to roll forward our booking to 2021 but neither Cloverley nor their sister centre at the Quinta have any suitable availability at appropriate times of the year. We are therefore negotiating the cancellation of our booking. We are still exploring other options and will update you in due course. 

God bless,

Neil, Iain and Liz

16th July 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm there will be a Prayer Meeting on Zoom - details are here. If you are not registered for access to the Members Area of the website please email us for the details.

16th July 2020

Rev Graham Banks contributes another in the series "Psalms of Crisis" for Word for the Day. Today he looks at Psalm 22 and when we feel abandoned and alone. You can find it here.

15th July 2020

Thank you to Ian Macnair who today provides the second part for "Word for the Day" following on from yesterday.

Today, there is the weekly opportunity to have a chat with Helen at 2pm via Zoom. Drop by for 5 minutes to say(wave) hello or stay awhile.

Advance notice for Thursday 16th July  the QR car park (Grosvenor Road entrance) will be closed  from the morning onwards whilst repairs are made to the car park bollard, this is weather dependent. Please ensure you do not park there on Thursday. Thank you.

14th July 2020

Today we have the first of two articles from Ian Macnair helping us to look at our prayer life.  Why not join the prayer group this evening led by Rev Graham Banks at 7.30pm? You will be very welcome and if you have not been to one before that is no problem, you can contribute or you can remain quiet and listen. This is a meeting that lasts just under the hour. Details of how to join are in the Members Area or contact Helen who can let you know what to expect and how to join, click here

 

13th July 2020

Ralph Hanger provides the Word for Today and encourages us to reexamine our attitudes based on recent world events.

 

12th July 2020

Today in Word for the Day we are reminded by Neil the merits of being quiet. 

 

11th July 2020

In the second of his occasional series in Word for the Day on fellowship, David Depledge thinks about the importance of fellowship in our broader Christian lives. You can find it here.

10th July 2020

Today we have some more updates to "Our Stories."   In the 'Words' part we have a lovely 'thank you' letter and a link to a video showing some craft work (here) while in the Arts and crafts photo gallery (here)there are new contributions showing what people have been up to.

10th July 2020

On Sunday (12th) we have a guest preacher for our online servcie at 10.30am. Ian Kirby is from Moorlands College where he is a Vice Principal. He is the Director of Cross-Cultural Training and lectures on the BA programme in modules such as contexts of faith and working cross-culturally. Ian previously lived in Kyrgyzstan for ten years, where he was involved in church planting and teaching. He has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and was one of Liz Martin's favourite lecturers! 

10th July 2020

In Word for the Day, Miranda Sheih asks "What do we need to do to offer our whole life to God?" and offers some forthright answers. You can see what she says here.

9th July 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm there will be a Prayer Meeting on Zoom - details are here. If you are not registered for access to the Members Area of the website please email us for the details.

9th July 2020

In these troubled times it is reassuring to know that Godis our refuge. Rev Graham Banks says more in Word for the Day, here.

9th July 2020

This evening we shall have the last in the current series of online Bible Studies led by Ralph Hanger. The notes can be found here. There will be a summer break before starting a new series in late August or early September - watch for details.

8th July 2020

Each Wednesday our Church Adminstrator, Helen, invites you to  "Helen Chat", a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom)  (between 2pm and 2.40pm).  You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

8th July 2020

"Quartz Christianity" is an interesting, potentially world changing, concept spelt out by Rev Ian Macnair. Find out about it in our Word for The Day here.

7th July 2020

Today we have a new piece of cross-stitch from Coral Lynes in the Our Stories craft gallery (here). We hear that others have been producing lovely things too. Please send us your photos - we love to see them.

7th July 2020

In your darker moments in these last four months have you ever wondered if all is lost? Iain Colville looks at that thought in Word for the Day which you can find here.

7th July 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm led by Rev Neil Martin. The link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

6th July 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger asks the question "Do we know how to handle the Bible?" You can read his thoughts on the subject here.

5th July 2020

A subject has been drawn to our attention that some might choose to react to. We have decided the best way to inform you of the issue is to give you a link to the website of CARE. If you do not know the organisation they say "Our mission is to bring a uniquely Christian insight to the policies and laws that affect our lives. We believe in a better story for our society and culture, one where the life of every human being, from conception to natural end, is respected and upheld".

The issue at the moment is "The UK Government's Domestic Abuse Bill will help address the scourge of domestic abuse in all its forms. But pro-abortion campaigners have said they will try to use the Bill to radically change the law on abortion in England and wales and make it even more permissive."

For full information click here

5th July 2020

The Open Heaven Online Celebration Service  is today (5th July) at 6:00pm, broadcast from the Open Heaven YouTube channel - YouTube Link

5th July 2020

We have some further reflections on our current situation in "Our Stories" today. You can find it here.

5th July 2020

Today Simeon Colville makes his first contribution to Word for the Day. He considers how best to deal with being scared, whether it is of the pandemic or anything else. You can find it here.

4th July 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Neil Martin says "We should be wary of the lure of institutions, and of power". Is that an issue for us? Find out more here.

3rd July 2020

In a new contribution today to 'Our Stories', Ralph and Jane Hanger tell of the start of their "lifetime adventure". Read it here

3rd July 2020

In Word for the Day, Miranda Shieh considers the consquences of being critical of God's servants. You can read her thoughts here.


2nd July 2020

Important announcement  - Returning to worship in the Chapel

Our aim is to enable the best worship experience possible for all our fellowship (both those who might be willing to come to the chapel and those who were either uncomfortable with this idea at present or who are unable to come), while strictly complying with all the safety regulations.

We have listened to input from members and, taking that into account with an assessment of the far-reaching practical implications of the safety regulations, the Diaconate has agreed that gathering together for worship in our chapel will not take place in July or August, and may be considered for September at the very earliest.   We will monitor the situation on a continual basis and formally review it again in August, after which a further update will be published.  In the meantime, on-line services will continue.

A fuller statement for members is here. If you are not registered for access to the Members Area of the website please e-mail us for assistance


2nd July 2020

This evening, Rev Ralph Hanger will be leading our online Bible Study on Zoom at 7.30pm. The details are here.

2nd July 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm there will be a Prayer Meeting on Zoom - details are here. If you are not registered for access to the Members Area of the website please email us for the details.

2nd July 2020

Today Rev Graham Banks brings us the next in his series on Psalms of Crisis in Word for the Day. He considers what we can do if we are losing our safety rope, here.

1st July 2020

Each Wednesday our Church Adminstrator, Helen, invites you to  "Helen Chat", a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom)  (between 2pm and 2.40pm).  You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

1st July 2020

We sometimes describe ourselves as a 'fellowship' but what does that mean? In Word for the Day David Depledge encourages us to think about that question. You can find it here.

30th June 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. The Prayer Guide to be used at this meeting is here

The link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the links.

30th June 2020

Thank you for your responses to the Deacons request for your views on how and when we should re-open the church building for worship. All the responses were before the Deacons when they met last night to consider the way forward. Obviously there are no precedents to learn from so having so many views was really helpful. Also before them were the extensive Government Guidelines on re-opening places of worship although these were only published yesterday. (These can be seen here if you would like to see for yourself). Further information about the way forward for QRBC will be published on this website when it is available.

30th June 2020

Betrayed, denied and deserted. In Word for the Day Liz Martin asks "When we talk about the goal of discipleship being becoming like Jesus, is this what we have in mind?" Find out more here.

29th June 2020

It is a busy day on the website today - we have two thought provoking new contributions to "Our Stories" and one briliant contribution to our "Alphabet Thoughts"

29th June 2020

We made a mistake in eNews (the emails sent out to members and others who want it). Talking about Chris Headon's book of photographs taken in lockdown, we said that if their was sufficient demand she would produce another book. What we should have said was that Chris wants to know if there are those who want a copy of the first book  as she needs 25 people to commit to buying a book before a reprint is viable. If you would like a copy please let us know by email.

29th June 2020

Rev Ralph Hanger has contributed Word for the Day. How can an election in a distant African country give us something to think about today? Find out here.

28th June 2020

Some more reading has been added today to the Our Stories part of the website which you can find here. If you have got something to add please do send it to us (email)

28th June 2020

Church Treasurer, John Mongomery, has issued an update on the church's financial position which can be found via the News for Members Page of the website (Here). If you are not registered for access to the Members part of the website but would like to know more, email us.

28th June 2020

Today's online service at 10.30am will include communion. Please come prepared with something to use as bread and wine.

28th June 2020

Today we have the second part of Rev Ian Macnair's consideration of Christians who show "strength in spite of weakness, weakness in spite of strength." You can find Word for the Day here 

27th June 2020

How are you as a Christian?  "A bit on the nervous side and a bit of a weakling" or "a great example of muscular Christianity"? In Word for the Day, Rev Ian Macnair considers who can best serve God. Read his thoughts here.


26th June 2020

Important Announcement - On the News for Members page of the website there is some information about the timing of a re-opening of the Church building for worship and an urgent request for Members views on certain issues before the De4acons meet on Monday. Click here to go to that page. If you are not registered for access to that part of the website the information will also be in this week's eNews email. Otherwise contact Helen, the church administrator, here


 

26th June 2020

A bit of advanced notice for a week on Sunday from Open Heaven- the project to Prayer Walk every street in Coventry in June. This is what they say:-

"We are excited to be hosting an Online Celebration Service on Sunday 5 July at 6:00pm, broadcast from the new Open Heaven YouTube channel - YouTube Link
It will be an hour-long service, including worship from musicians and singers from a number of different churches; short prayer sections; special features; and some input from Bishop Christopher Cocksworth.  We really hope you can join us"

 

26th June 2020

Today we have a new contribution to the Our Stories page which you can find here

26th June 2020

Has lockdown been a chance to catch up on some sleep? Or perhaps it has allowed us to sleep spiritually? In Word for the Day Miranda Shieh thinks about the spirit of slumber. You can find it here.

25th June 2020

This evening, Rev Ralph Hanger will be leading our online Bible Study on Zoom at 7.30pm. The details are here.

25th June 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm there will be a Prayer Meeting on Zoom - details are here. If you are not registered for access to the Members Area of the website please email us for the details.

25th June 2020

When the weather is as hot as currently it can be hard to sleep at night but other things can spoil our sleep as well. In Word for the Day Rev Graham Banks talks about these things and about how to solve the problem. You can find it here.

24th June 2020

Each Wednesday our Church Adminstrator, Helen, invites you to  "Helen Chat", a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom)  (between 2pm and 2.40pm).  You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

24th June 2020

Yesterday the Prime Minister announced that places of worship can hold services from 4th July. What he actually said was:-

"Mr Speaker, I know that many have mourned the closure of places of worship, and this year, Easter, Passover and Eid all occurred during the lockdown. So I am delighted that places of worship will be able to reopen for prayer and services – including weddings with a maximum of 30 people, all subject to social distancing."

Previously some guidance had been published about re-opening (here) but this now has an update pending. Many of the physical steps necessary to make the premises compliant have already been done (e.g. marking a one way system, installing hand sanitisers) but decisions about a re-opening date will be taken when the guidance is updated, albeit re-opening to a rather different sort of experience to the one we left behind in March. Meanwhile our online services will, of course, continue and we will keep you informed of developments.

 

 

24th June 2020

So the Downing Street Daily Briefings have ended after 94 epsiodes but our Word for the Day carries on - today's is the 100th. In it, appropriately enough, Anna Grimshaw talks about easing of restrictions and our need for hugs. You can read it here.

23rd June 2020

We have a new contribution in Our Stories for you to see (here). Do keep looking at the different parts of the website and do keep sending your contributions to help us keep in touch.

23rd June 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. The link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the links.

23rd June 2020

The series on Matthew's Gospel that we have had in Word for the Day has reached the Last Supper. Rev Neil Martin asks "If you had asked the disciples there on that night the question, would you rather have Jesus with you in body, or the Spirit within, as he promised in John 14, what do you think they would choose?" We have some change to cope with too. Read Word for the Day here.

22nd June 2020

Have you been angry about social injustice recently? Whether the answer to that question is yes or no, Rev Ralph Hanger has something to say to you in Word for the Day. You can find it here.

21st June 2020

We have our first new contribution for a while to Our Stories today (here). We are still looking for more contributions if others would like to add an experience, a relection or a story. Email us.

21st June 2020

A reminder that the funeral service for our long standing member Jenny Caudwell is on Monday (22nd June) at 2.45. Details of how to join in online are here and we have now added the Order of Service. If you are not registered for access to the Members part of the website please email us for information.

21st June 2020

On Fathers Day, in Word for the Day, Rev Ian Macnair continues to guide our thoughts about fathers and he has some really good news. You can read what he has to say here.

20th June 2020

In the post below our 'Who Let The Dads Out?' team point out that while many celebrate Fathers Day, others find it difficult. In Word for the Day, both today and tomorrow, Rev Ian Macnair explores how fathers are, how fathers are seen and how God is the totally loving and reliable father. You can find it here.

19th June 2020

On Sunday it is Fathers Day. We shall be having a special service to mark the day led by our "Who Let The Dads Out" tea, We hope you will join us at 10.30am on Sunday either on Facebook live or our Youtube ChannelThe team say "Whilst we know many of you will be celebrating Fathers' Day in some way, we are also aware that not everyone has positive experiences of Fatherhood. Maybe your own relationship with your father was not good, or your Father is no longer around. We know that for some Father’s Day (just as Mothering Sunday can be for some) is a painful and difficult day - and that may be particularly true this year. However, at Who Let the Dads Out? we believe that it is important for us to celebrate the positive role that strong father figures have in all our lives, whether those father figures are Dads, Grandads, Uncles, step-dads, or just friends. And of course, we want to celebrate the role of our heavenly Father God in our lives. We hope that, in that context you will be happy to join us in that celebration."

19th June 2020

In Word for the Day Iain Colville includes an extract from a poem by Godrey Rust including the line "father forgive them, they don't know what we are doing".  Iain considers whether we know what God is doing - read it here.

18th June 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm there will be a Prayer Meeting on Zoom - details are here. If you are not registered for access to the Members Area of the website please email us for the details.

18th June 2020

This evening, Rev Ralph Hanger will be leading our online Bible Study on Zoom at 7.30pm. The details are here.

Some people have commented that evenings are not a good time for them to concentrate on a Bible study.  If you would like to join in an afternoon (or maybe morning) Bible study, please contact Ralph Hanger and let him know of your interest and which afternoons (or mornings) you would be free.  If there is enough interest and a suitable time can be arranged we will try to get this set up.

18th June 2020

Rev Graham Banks continues his series on 'Psalms of Crisis' in Word for the Day today thinking about Confession, or, as graham has sub titled it 'When I've Screwed Up'. You can find it here.

18th June 2020

Just a little bit later than usual with our updates this morning due to technical issues. 2020 was to be the year of the new website but all work on it stopped when we went into Church Online mode in March. We have been reminded of the current systems frailties in the last three months so hopefully the time will come before too long when we can move on from it. Meanwhile on with today's updates....

17th June 2020

A couple of weeks ago we launched Alphabet Thoughts. We asked you to think about how you have experienced the recent weeks and particulartly what you have learnt from it and we asked you to do it in a particular framework. For a full explanation AND to see or hear the first submission the please click here. There is still plenty of time for you to join in!

17th June 2020

Each Wednesday our Church Adminstrator, Helen, invites you to  "Helen Chat", a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom)  (between 2pm and 2.40pm).  You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

17th June 2020

"Lord help us to see beyond 'stuff', circumstances, expectations, problems or worries so that we might concentrate on seeing you." Kay Hamer continues to explore what we can learn from Zacchaeus on Word for the Day. Find it here.

16th June 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. The link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the links.

16th June 2020

In Word for the Day, Kay Hamer uses the story of Zacchaeus to highlight that Jesus knows us and where we are. You can read what Kay has written here.

15th June 2020

Our memories aren't always as good as we would like them to be. In Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger talks about the importance of remembering God. Find it here.

14th June 2020

Talking about the parables in Matthew 25, Liz Martin says "They are for us, His followers" and she asks "Are you ready?"  Read more in Word for the Day here

13th June 2020

In Word for the Day Miranda Shieh reminds us of the vital nature of the Holy Spirit in our lives. You can read it here.

12th June 2020

A couple of reminders for you.

Firstly the Who Let The Dads Out team are looking for help in advance of Fathers day on 21st June - more here.

Secondly June is the month of the Open Heaven event - more here

12th June 2020

Today Rev Neil Martin looks at Matthew 24 in Word for the Day. Is this the apocalypse that you ordered? Find out here.

The series on Matthew is getting towards its end with just four chapters to go after today. If you would like to suggest another New Testament book  to be gone though as the next series contact Neil.

11th June 2020

Following a change in Government restrictions, from next Monday, 15th June, the Chapel will be open for private prayer from 10.30 to 11.30am on Mondays only. Numbers will be limited to 10 at any one time. There will be a one way system in operation within the chapel area and that we will be asking people for contact details in case of the (very unlikely)  need for contact tracing. Also we will ask people to use the hand sanitiser dispensers on entry and exit from the chapel area. No other facilities (including toilets) will be available on the premises and face coverings should be worn. (Help with how to make a face covering is here.)

11th June 2020

A little reminder about our new project Alphabet Thoughts. We would love you to join in - full details are here

11th June 2020

Details of the funeral of our member Jenny Caudwell are now on the News for Members page of the website. This includes how you can join in the service through a video link. Access to the News for Members area of the website requires you to be registered on the website and to have a password. If you are not registered and would like the information please email us. If you are registered and have lost your user name or password please email for help. (It is much less work for us to answer your email than for you to attempt to register again if you have previously registered).

11th June 2020

Today Rev Graham Banks starts a series of thoughts based on the theme "Psalms of Crisis" for our Word for the Day. You can find the first one here.

11th June 2020

This evening, Rev Ralph Hanger will be leading our online Bible Study on Zoom at 7.30pm. The details are here.

If you had wanted to join in the 'Return of the Exiles' Bible study but feel difficult about joining in the middle, this week would be a good time to join as we start to study the Book of Nehemiah.

Some people have commented that evenings are not a good time for them to concentrate on a Bible study.  If you would like to join in an afternoon (or maybe morning) Bible study, please contact Ralph Hanger and let him know of your interest and which afternoons (or mornings) you would be free.  If there is enough interest and a suitable time can be arranged we will try to get this set up.

10th June 2020

Each Wednesday our Church Adminstrator, Helen, invites you to  "Helen Chat", a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom)  (between 2pm and 2.40pm).  You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

10th June 2020

Part 2 of Rev Ian Macnair's Word for the Day on Psalm 121 reminds us that God watches over us at al times and in every circumstance. You can find it here.

9th June 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. The link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the links.

9th June 2020

Word for the Day from Rev Ian Macnair is part 1 (of 2) entitled "A song of ascents" based on Psalm 121. You can read it here. 

8th June 2020

The latest addition to the 'Our Stories' page is an appreciation of one of our church members, Jenny Caudwell, who died last Friday. You can read it here.

8th June 2020

Our latest project is called Alphabet Thoughts. If you haven't already seen it we would like to encourage you to have a look here. We hope you will want to get involved.

8th June 2020

In Word for the Day, Rev Ralph Hanger tells us the story of a man who was nearly his uncle..... and challenges us to learm more about our faith. You can find it here.

7th June 2020

In the service today we are asking for help with our Fathers Day service in two weeks time. You can find what help we would like here.

7th June 2020

We have got to Matthew 23 in Rev Neil Martin's progress through the gospel for Word for the Day. Today Neil askes "Who do you worship?" You can find it here.

6th June 2020

We have had some absolutely great photos - over 100 of them-  sent to Our Stories - why not take a look here?

6th June 2020

A message from Chris Headon about the Photo Book that she produced:-

Thank you to everyone who has had our photo books and especially to those who have already made donations via the QRBC website.We have currently raised over £200 to be split between Coventry City Mission and Global Care. 

If you have still to make your donation, please see click here for payment details or speak to John Montgomery about donating by cheque. 

We now have no books left. We can order more, but won't do so unless we have orders for them and until we have all the donations for these. For more details of the book click here

6th June 2020

There is further pastoral news on the News for Members page of the website, here

6th June 2020

The beach, raves, Dominic Cummings, oh, and Pauls letter to the church in Rome are all in Word for the Day from Rev Graham Banks. Find it here.

5th June 2020

On Sunday 21st the 'Who Let the Dads Out' Team are leading our Father's Day service. To help with that they  would really like it if people could send them short statements about their "Dad" (or Uncle, Step-Dad, Grandad, or other father figure) - they would like to know:-

Something funny your Dad has done during lockdown and/or Something you've learned about your "Dad" in the last few weeks
and/or Something you miss about your Dad  and/or Something you learnt from your Dad 
and/or Your favourite "Dad" joke

These can be in the form of words, picture, videos, sound clips which they will edit together and use in the services, and can be from anyone - we'd love a response from across the church family. Please email submissions to WLTDO@qrbc.co.uk by Sunday 14th June.

5th June 2020

How is the supply of hope today? In Word for the Day David Depledge considers "the necessity of hope". You can find it here.

4th June 2020

Having finished our successful "Feathers and Wing for Pentecost" project last week, today we launch a new project. It requires a different set of skills to be involved and we hope that some who did not feel they had the right skills for the previous project will be able to join in with "Alphabet Thoughts" - full details are here

4th June 2020

In Word for the Day, Anna Grimshaw tells us how she found Wainbody Wood and what the significance of that is. Find it here.

3rd June 2020 

On 12th March the leadership of QRBC announced that the church building would be closing due to the Coronavirus situation. On the following Sunday there was no service but we were soon back in action with an online service which, you will realise, has happened every week since. But how does that happen? Is it hard to do? How complicated is the technology? Who is involved. Now you can get the answer to all of your questions in a special documentary produced by the online service team and released today. It is well worth watching which you can do here. If you have any comments or unanswered questions please email.

3rd June 2020

The latest brief update for members has been posted today. It can be found here.

3rd June 2020

The notes for this week's online Bible Study are now available here.

3rd June 2020

It's Wednesday so it is time for "Helen Chat", a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom) with Helen, our Church Administrator (between 2pm and 2.40pm).  You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

3rd June 2020

Miranda Shieh talks about the power of praise in Word for the Day, here.

2nd June 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. This is our fourth week of using Lectio 365's ‘Praying through the Coronavirus Pandemic'. This was intended to be a daily guide to be used over the period of a week. We are adapting it to use over the next few weeks on Tuesday nights (unless circumstances dictate change). You can use this digitally or download a paper version here. The link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the links.

2nd June 2020

Reading the Gospels, it is easy to be critical of the Pharisees, but where may our pride take us? Rev Neil Martin tells us in Word for the Day which you can find here.

1st June 2020

The unseen enemy is the subject for Word for the Day from Rev Ralph Hanger. You will find it here.

31st May 2020

Today in our service at 10.30am you will hear more about the "Open Heaven" project. You can find out more about Open Heaven here

31st May 2020

On this Pentecost Sunday, Rev Graham Baks explains about its origins in Word for the Day, here.

30th May 2020

Word for the Day from Chris Burrell reminds us where we need to put our trust. You can read it here.

29th May 2020

We used Zoom yesterday afternoon for the Prayer Meeting, we used it yesterday evening for the Bible Study, we will use it on Sunday for Chat groups for adults, young people and children but from tomorrow these won't work for you if the version of Zoom you are using is not up to date. We explained what to do earlier in the week - here. Sorry to nag but we don't want you to miss out. If you need help e-mail us

29th May 2020

Chapter 21 of Matthew's Gospel is the basis for our Word for the Day from Iain Colville which you can find here

28th May 2020

Today at 2.30pm we have a prayer meeting. The link to this is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

28th May 2020

Part two of Rev Ian Macnair's Words for the Day on the Inbetween Times can be found here.

27th May 2020

A message for Church members from Jan Fisher (Church Secretary) - Please look in the Governance page in the Members area as we are seeking your views on Nominees to be HEBA representatives on the BMS Council. You can find it here.

27th May 2020

Once again we have important news for Members in the Members area of the website, this time about forthcoming funerals. You can find it here. If you are not registered for access to that part of the website you can request the information by email

27th May 2020

IMPORTANT - Use of Zoom 

We use Zoom for many meetings at the moment. It has had some criticism in the press about its security measures. They have done several security updates to address these issues. From Saturday 30th May old (insecure) versions of Zoom software will no longer work so we will need to be up to date. If Zoom offers you an update please accept it. If you want to be sure you are fully up to date you can go here and download the latest version - the top download on the page. You then will have to click zoominstaller.exe - probably bottom left of the screen if you have Windows 10.

If you are using a mobile phone you will need the sixth download button on the page.

27th May 2020

"Helen Chat" is a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom) with Helen, our Church Administrator between 2pm and 2.40pm on Wednesdays. We had the largest number yet joining in last week. You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

27th May 2020

Word for the Day from Rev Ian Macnair looks at "the inbetween times". You can read it here.

26th May 2020

There is a further update today on the News for Members page of the website.

26th May 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. This is our third week of using Lectio 365's ‘Praying through the Coronavirus Pandemic'. This was intended to be a daily guide to be used over the period of a week. We are adapting it to use over the next few weeks on Tuesday nights (unless circumstances dictate change). You can use this digitally or download a paper version hereThe link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the links.

26th May 2020

Mhairi Boxer makes her first contribution to Word for the Day. She says "I want to feel the intention of God’s written Word that it is our very breath of life." but is that achievable? Read more here.

25th May 2020

What a beautiful morning! Have you heard the birds singing? Rev Ralph Hanger has some thoughts about nature in Word for the Day, here.

24th May 2020

There has been something of a surge in contributions to our "Feathers and Wings for Pentecost" project in the last couple of days. See what we have had here. We have also had more additions to "Our Story" including our first video contribution  -  here for the words (and video) and here for the photos.

24th May 2020

Its not fair......... Is it? It can't be fair......... Can it?  Is God fair? Rev Neil Martin has some thoughts in Word for the Day, here

23rd May 2020

If you are a church member please keep checking the News for Members page in the Members Area of this website for pastoral news. There is a further update today.

23rd May 2020

We all cope differently with our present trials. In Word for the Day Rev Graham Banks asks "which boat are you in?"  You can see what he says here.

22nd May 2020

There is some new pastoral news today in the Members section of the website - here

22nd May 2020

And another preview - In Sunday's servcie Sandra Hobley will be speaking briefly about Open Heaven - Coventry, a Prayer Walking initiatve. The written information is a bit long to put in Update but you can find out more here.

22nd May 2020

A little preview -Chris Banks has taken up felting and has made some amazing creations. She is going to be interviewed in the service on Sunday and will give others the opportunity to join an online zoom felting course. 

 

22nd May 2020

Just over a week left to get your "Feathers and Wings for Pentecost" contributions to us. If you don't know what we are talking about take a look at this.

 

22nd May 2020

How are things at home? For some, on their own, lonely? But if you are living with others there can be a different issue which Miranda Shieh considers in our Word for the Day.

21st May 2020

Last week we let you know about a book that Chris Headon has put together (here). The books are expected to arrive in the next few days so if you have ordered one or would like to order one please click here for further information.

21st May 2020

Today at 2.30pm we have a prayer meeting. The link to this is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

21st May 2020

During lockdown, have you had trouble keeping track of what day it is? Today in Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair is asking and answering that question. You can see what he says here.

20th May 2020

There is a new posting of pastoral news in the Members Area of the website, here.

20th May 2020

"Hello Helen" is a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom) with Helen, our Church Administrator between 2pm and 2.40pm on Wednesdays. You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

20th May 2020

Word for the Day from Rev Neil Martin thinks about how the culture we live in is not the same as the culture of God's Kingdom. Find it here.

19th May 2020

Tonight we have a Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm. This is our second week of using Lectio 365's ‘Praying through the Coronavirus Pandemic'. This was intended to be a daily guide to be used over the period of a week. We are adapting it to use over the next few weeks on Tuesday nights (unless circumstances dictate change). You can use this digitally or download a paper version hereThe link to meeting is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the links.

19th May 2020

“If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?” Gideon asked. In Word for the Day Rev Graham Banks considers if it is a question we might also be asking. Find it here.

18th May 2020

The Heart of England Baptist Association have sent a message - "We just wanted you to know that, as a HEBA family, our churches are praying specifically for your church today".  They have a rota of praying for 5 HEBA churches each day so that they pray for us about once a month. The churches prayed for each day are on the HEBA Facebook page if you would like to join this activity.

18th May 2020

In the last 24 hours or so we have added more material to Our Stories -Words, Our Stories-Nature and Feathers and Wings for Pentecost. We would like to encourage you to keep going back to these pages to see the contributions. Perhaps it will inspire you to contribute yourself?

18th May 2020

In Word for the Day Rev Ralph Hanger asks whether we have answers to some important questions. Find out which questions here.

17th May 2020

Don't forget that in this morning's service we are going to be sharing Communion. Please have something you are happy to consider as "bread and wine" ready. You will find the service here at 10.30am. Arrive in good time - it would be good to greet others in the 'chat' column.

17th May 2020

Rev Neil Martin in Word for the Day tackles one of the biggest issues that many are dealing with at the moment - Relationships. You can find his thoughts here.

16th May 2020

In Word for the Day, Miranda Shieh exhorts us to joy. You can find her thoughts here.

15th May 2020 

Our member Chris Headon is putting together a book of photos and thoughts and she will let you have a copy in return for a donation. Donations (suggested £5) will be split between Coventry City Mission and Global Care. To reserve your copy please email us by 20th May. To see sample pages click here.

15th May 2020

This Sunday our worship service will include communion. If you can, please be prepared by having something to use as "bread and wine" to hand. 

We would like to help us feel that we are “together” by showing photos of the congregation with their “bread and wine” in the Communion service on Sunday. Could you please send photos as soon as possible to this email address?

We also want to feel together during all the services so we would encourage you to announce your arrival and greet people before the service and even comment during the service on the Youtube chat alongside the video of the service.

15th May 2020

Graham Carpmail has, for some time, been distributing "our Daily Bread" bible study notes. He has a message about how to get them in the current circumstances here.

15th May 2020

There is a new report from the Secretary available to Church Members here. It is in the members area of the website - if you are a member and not registered for access to this you can do so here. Alternatively you can email the Secretary to a request a copy here

15th May 2020

In these extraordinary times we have had some big issues to think about and today Anna Grimshaw in Word for the Day tackles a really big one - our willingness to give up control of our lives to God. You can find it here.

14th May 2020

Today at 2.30pm we have a prayer meeting. The link to this is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

14th May 2020

Can we imagine such a God who sees past our shame and uncleanness to the precious pearl beneath? This is the question that Kay Hamer asks in Word for the Day. You can find it here.

13th May 2020

Our Feathers and Wings for Pentecost project is getting with the first contributions now on the site. You can catch up with what it is all about here or go direct to the contributions so far here.

13th May 2020

"Hello Helen" is a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom) with Helen, our Church Administrator between 2pm and 2.40pm on Wednesdays. You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. You can find the joining details here. If you are not registered for access to the members part of the website or if you would like to join in by telephone please email Helen.

13th May 2020

On Thursday evening Rev Ralph Hanger will be leading another session in our online Bible Study series on "The Return of the Exiles". The notes for the session and details of how to join in are here.

13th May 2020

Rev Neil Martin provides today's Word for the Day and considers being weak. You can find it here.

12th May 2020

More about the Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm today:-

We plan to use Lectio 365 ‘Praying through the Coronavirus Pandemic'. This was intended to be a daily guide to be used over the period of a week. We are going to adapt it to use over the next 7 weeks in Tuesday nights.(unless circumstances dictate change). You can use this digitally or download a paper version here

Hope to see some of you later!

Graham 

12th May 2020

A big Thank You to those who have used the Donate button on the website since we set it up. If you haven't yet done so, please read this about the financial situation the church faces.

12th May 2020

Today at 7.30pm we have a prayer meeting.  

12th May 2020

The same situation but different views- In our Word for the Day Rev Graham Banks urges us to the view of Faith. Find it here.

11th May 2020

Have you had a look at Our Stories recently? We have had further contributions in the last few days to both the Photos (Nature) and the Words. You can find Our Stories here, then click the links at the bottom of the page.

11th May 2020

At a time when we are all wondering what we can do and what we cannot do, Rev Ralph Hanger tackles the subject of Freedom in our Word for the Day, here.

10th May 2020

In our online service today at 10.30am we hear how the present crisis is affecting some of our mission partners working in other lands. The preacher is Pastor Louis Roberts from Acts Chapel, Monrovia, Liberia. You can find the service here and, if you miss it live, you can what the recording later on the same link. There is also an extended interview with Pastor Roberts here.

10th May 2020

In our Word for the Day Rev Neil Martin wonders if the writers of the New Testament needed a bit of Public Relations training....  You can find it here.

9th May 2020

Our online service tomorrow at 10.30am is a little bit different with a focus on some of our partners working in other parts of the world and the preacher is Pastor Louis Roberts from Acts Chapel in Monrovia, Liberia.

9th May 2020

1 Kings 19:11-12 ‘And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.’ 

In our Word for the Day Rev Ian Macnair asks if we are listening for that "still small voice." Find his thoughts here.

8th May 2020

We have a request from Canley Community Church - "We are looking to employ a Church Community Worker in the Autumn. Would you please pass the attached job description to anyone you know who would fit the bill or be interested?" The Job Description is here

8th May 2020 

Baptists Together

Jan Fisher (Church Secretary) writes "Some of us have been joining the twice-weekly prayer times on YouTube and found them helpful and well presented, but the main reason to advertise this Sunday’s session is that it will be followed by the Presidential hand-over which would have happened at the Assembly (which has been postponed/cancelled).   Ken Benjamin will be giving a short review of his year in office, and then Yinka Oyekan will be setting out his understanding of the vision for the year ahead.   I believe the whole thing is due to finish by 9pm"

8th May 2020

Today we launch another project which we hope many, of all ages, will join in. It is called Feathers and Wings for Pentecost and based on Psalm 91:4 ‘He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.’  By Pentecost (31st May) we plan to have a display of your contributions online. You can find full details of the project here. Thanks to Judith Brazier for putting it together.

8th May 2020

As today we mark the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, we invite you to look at the memories of some of our members on a special website page here

8th May 2020

The prophet Elijah features in our Word for the Day both today and tomorrow. Today's Word from David Depledge can be found here.

7th May 2020

Yesterday we launched our page of V-E Day memories. If you were very keen and went straight to it yesterday morning you may want to go back for another look as more memories came in and were added during the day. Find it here.

7th May 2020

A reminder that this evening we have the next online Bible Study with Ralph Hanger. You can find all the details here. If you have not attended the previous studies you can still join in.

7th May 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have an online Prayer Meeting. The link to this is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

7th May 2020

Angels are the subject of Word for the Day from Miranda Shieh. You can find it here.

6th May 2020

This Friday, 8th May is the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day - Victory in Europe Day - marking the end of the second World War in Europe. Today we are launching a special page on our website with memories of that huge day in the nations history. You can find the page here.

6th May 2020

In Word for the Day Liz Martin says "[They] had pretty much nothing together. They fought, they bickered, they argued as to which one was best, they boasted, they had moments of astonishing stupidity." Find out who she was talking about here.

5th May 2020

Recent research from Tearfund has shown that since lockdown started, the numbers of people engaging with church has increased, with 1 in 4 (24%) UK adults saying they have watched or listened to a service online. Clearly there is a big demand for online church at the moment, so its great that QRBC has engaged with this. 

In particular thanks to all those who have now subscribed to the Youtube channel - we now have 101 subscribers, which will help other people find our services and other content - the more subscribers and regular viewers we have the higher up Youtube search rankings we will come.

The increased number of subscriptions also means we can have a meaningful address for our content - you can find all our previous services, plus a number of other video items we have created here:- www.youtube.com/queensroadbaptistchurchcoventry. Please do share this with friends or family who may be looking for an online church experience in this time, and please let us know how we can improve our online offering!

5th May 2020

Today we have greetings from our Mission partners Paul and Christine Kyalimpa in Uganda. You can read Paul's letter here.

5th May 2020

This evening at 7.30pm we have an online Prayer Meeting. The link to this is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

5th May 2020

There are a couple of new items of news in the Members Area of the website here. (This area is only accessible with a password if you are a Chruch member and registered with the website).

5th May 2020

Today's Word for the Day is the fiftieth that we have published. Rev Graham Banks talks about what is certain and what is not certain, here.

4th May 2020

In the last few days we have had a couple more 'words' contributions to "Our Stories" and several more photographs. You can find them be following the links here.

4th May 2020

This is the first of three significant announcements this week. Now available on this website are a series of Bedtime Blessings put together by Sarah White.  Sarah says "Particularly at the moment as many of us are struggling to sleep, adults and children - I felt that it might benefit children to stop before bed and spend some time with God.  I plan to write enough of these for a couple of weeks of bedtimes, you can then rotate them or create your own. The format is the same each day –

Firstly to pray (short suggested prayers are included; I have deliberately kept them generic and have tried to avoid emotive topics as the purpose is winding down before bed, please adapt as you see fit).

Then listen to a song (linked).

Followed by being read the blessing in the image (- different each day)

I’ve tried to aim at primary school age children and have linked to a variety of different style of songs across the 2 weeks.  Feel free to use them as is appropriate for your family."   You can find the Blessings here.

 

4th May 2020

There is a lot of speculation in the press sbout what "the new normal" will be like. Ralph Hanger shares some ideas on the subject in Word for the Day, here

3rd May 2020

We hope you will join us for our online service today. It goes out starting at 10.30am but the recording is available thereafter. Just click here.

Immediately after the service we have chat groups. The links for those will be on the homepage of the website at the end of the service. Do drop in for a while. (These are not recorded).

3rd May 2020

Can Matthew 15 really help us with how to live under a pandemic lockdown? Have a look in Word for the Day from Iain Colville here.

2nd May 2020

Online events this weekend (in addition to our worship service) are "Praise to the ends of the earth" this evening and "City Praise and Prayer" tomorrow evening. Full details are in the updates below on 28th and 27th April respectively.

2nd May 2020

Word for the Day from Rev Ian Macnair follows on from yesterday's and is entitled "Fatal Attraction - The Sequel". Find out more here.

1st May 2020

In the last few days we have added material - both photos and words - Our Stories. You can find it here. And don't forget, if you want some help in writing something you could try using our questionnaire which is here.

1st May 2020

Today Rev Ian Macnair provides our Word for the Day. Do we have unusual temptations and weakneses in these strange days> You can read it here.

30th April 2020

This afternoon at 2.30pm we have an online Prayer Meeting. The link to this is on the Members part of this website. If you don't have a log-in for the website please email us and request the link.

30th April 2020

A reminder that this evening we have the next online Bible Study with Ralph Hanger. You can find all the details here. (Don't leave it too late as you will need to let Ralph know you wish to attend by email to get the Zoom link.)

30th April 2020

"You need to consider who you really are and whose you are". This is one of the challenges to us in our Word for the Day from Miranda Shieh. You can find it here.

29th April 2020

With the weather not so good this week it is harder for many to keep children and young children active entertained. Do forget we have two Facebook groups with loads of ideas to help. You don't need to have an account with Facebook to see QRBC Kids and QRBC Youth.

29th April 2020

Many of you will realise that a lot of effort has been put into getting our Sunday services online and to improve the technical aspects week after week. We have a request for your help from our technical team.  They have asked that "we encourage you to Subscribe to the YouTube channel (the means we use to get our services online)- this will help you as it means you will get notification of the services as we add them, but also will help other people find us - the more subscribers we get the higher we will appear in search rankings etc. Also, if we can get over 100 subscribers (we have 82 so far) we are able to set a web address that will take people directly to our 'channel' - ie youtube.com/QRBCCoventry - which will make it much easier to publicise going forward". How do you Subscribe to YouTube - simply click here and click the red  "Subscribe" button on the top right of the screen. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

29th April 2020

Today we have passed the landmark of 100 photos posted in the Our Stories section of the website.  We have also had 15 written contributions (just gone up to 16!)-. We would like to have more of both. You can see the posts and find out how to contribute here

29th April 2020

NEW!   "Hello Helen", is a weekly chance to chat (on Zoom) with Helen, our Church Administrator between 2pm and 2.40pm on Wednesdays. You do not need to have "Admin" business - it is just an opportunity for a general chat. The link to join is in the Members Area of this website (here). If you are not registered for access to that part of the website please email Helen for the details.

29th April 2020

How is your faith today? Is it going to be tested today? Liz Martin has some thoughts on this in our Word for the Day which you can find here.

28th April 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday, if you fancy a chat Helen Jones, our adminstrator, would be pleased if you would join her on Zoom between 2pm and 2.40pm. If you would like to do this, please email Helen and she will send you the Zoom login information.

28th April 2020

Tonight at 7.30pm we have our online Prayer Meeting. Tonight we will be using a prayer guide from 24-7Prayer.com

You can find the guide here (- you might also find it helpful if you are not joining the Prayer Meeting). If you are joining the Prayer Meeting please note that you will need to have some things with you as shown in the Guide. Joining details (Zoom) are in the Members Area of this website or, if you are not registered for access to that, email us.

28th April 2020

Next Saturday there is an online Festival of Praise (It was originally scheduled for the Royal Albert Hall). All the details can be found here.

 

28th April 2020

"It is a worrying time" - we have heard, read and said this a lot recently. Rev Graham Banks has some thoughts on worrying in today's Word for the Day which you can find here.

27th April 2020

The Our Stories part of this website has many contributions from the church community. The most popular in terms of contributions is the photographs of the natural world enjoyed here in Coventry. We recommend that you take a look here.

27th April 2020

City Praise and Prayer is going online. On Sunday 3rd May 6pm-7pm, people from churches across Coventry are invited to pray for our city and beyond, including prayer times led by Bishop Christopher Cocksworth, Father Tom Farrell and other church leaders, City Praise and Prayer Online will be a chance to worship and pray in our homes whilst being part of a city-wide ‘united church’.

The service will also include worship led by a mixed band from across a number of churches, which has been recorded remotely, time and space for people to engage in prayer in their homes and a special recording of ‘The Blessing’ for Coventry, by Coventry worship leaders. You will be able to join in on this link.

27th April 2020

Plenty of talk about how lockdown will end at the moment and Rev Ralph Hanger joins in as he looks at a previous lockdown situation. You can find it here.

26th April 2020

Do join us for our service today at 10.30am (or later to watch the recording). This link will take you to both. The service is led by Rev Neil Martin and the preacher is our former Minister Rev Keith Parr.

26th April 2020

Now here is an interesting question - Are you getting all the benefits you are entitled to? Have alook at Miranda Shieh's Word for the Day (here)

25th April 2020

This Sunday is our Church Anniversary - 136 years since we moved into the present building. The guest speaker in our servcie tomorrow with be our former minister, Rev Keith Parr. Do join us at 10.30am on YouTube. The link is on the front page of this website.

25th April 2020

In the last few weeks we have heard it said hundreds of times that these are difficult times financially for these organisations and those companies, not to mention the tough times that some individuals are having. Unfortunately this also applies to QRBC. The Treasurer has set out the situation for you  to understand and consider here.

25th April 2020

In our Saturday Word for the Day, Iain Colville lays out some of the challenges from the parables in Matthew 13. You can find it here.

24th April 2020

Our Word for the Day is again from Rev Ian Macnair. Is he advocating short sermons.........? Find out here.

24th April 2020

There are a couple of new items on the News for Members page. This is only accessible to those who have registered as Members with the website. If you would like to register click here. Please do not re-register if you have lost your password but instead click here. If you need help please email us

23rd April 2020

Today at 2.30pm we have a prayer meeting on Zoom. We hope you will join us to pray at this difficult period for us all. Joining details are in the Members Area of this website or, if you are not regsitered for access to that email us.

23rd April 2020

This evening a new series of online Bible Studies starts led by Rev Ralph Hanger. The studies look at the return of the Jewish exiles to their own land through the eyes of Ezra, Nehemiah and Haggai. More details of how to join in and an introductory leaflet can be found here

23rd April 2020

Rev Ian Macnair provides todays Word for the Day and urges us to 'give careful thought to our ways'. You can find it here

22nd April 2020

In Word for the Day our journey through Matthew's gospel is back today and looking at Chapter 12. Rev Neil Martin asks do we keep the rules and whose rules are they anyway? You can read it here.

21st April 2020

We have produced a questionnaire (here) to offer a way to share your story with us all in the Our Stories section of the website and we have had the first reply (here).

21st April 2020

How are you surviving the present "storm"? David Depledge shares some thoughts in our Word for the Day, here

21st April 2020

1 John 5:14  (NIV-UK)

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Tonight at 7.30pm we have a Prayer meeting on Zoom. Please join us if you can. The login details are in the Members Area of the website (here) or you can get them by email 


 

The archive from March and the rest of April 2020 is here