CATHEDRAL MATTERS CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY NOTICES Cathedral Architect The Chapter of Coventry Cathedral is appointing a Cathedral Architect from June, 2015 to be its principal professional adviser on all matters relating to the fabric of the Cathedral, its structure, contents and its setting. The Architect will be responsible for overseeing all major repair and conservation works and for any maintenance work which would materially affect the fabric. The post holder will have overall responsibility for advising Chapter on all aspects of the fabric. Spiritual Formation Course 2015 Discover ancient resources that have sustained Christians across the world over the past 2000 years. Richard Foster wrote in his book “Celebration of Discipline” – “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.” If you are looking for ways to grow deeper in God, this course could be the next step for you. Why not come and explore what The successful applicant will be a registered it’s all about at one of our FREE taster events architect or a member of the Royal at Methodist Central Hall on Tuesday 18th Institution of Chartered Surveyors, who is November at 7.30pm, or at St John’s Church qualified as a chartered building surveyor. He Centre, Berkswell on Wednesday 26th or she will have an understanding of and November? enthusiasm for complex 20th Century and historic ecclesiastical building, together with Leaflets for the courses which will run at the ability to work creatively with the both centres in 2015 are available on the Chapter to enhance the Cathedral’s ministry community table, or you could ask Margaret through innovative architectural solutions. Parker (76594916) or Margaret or John Lloyd about their experiences of the course A detailed information pack can be at Berkswell in 2013 and 2014. downloaded from www.coventrycathedral.org.uk or telephone And finally… we’re on live TV! 024 76 521200. Applications, in the form of The BBC One Show will be broadcast live a curriculum vitae, should be received by from the Cathedral on Wednesday 12th Monday 8th December 2014. November at 7pm. Thank you for to all those who are taking part. Dean John WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2014 11th November at 11am - Remembrance Day service in University Square. 14th November - Anniversary of the Blitz events and the Peace Prize Ceremony (at 6.30pm). 15th November at 7.30pm - Saint Michael’s Singers perform Verdi’s Requiem. w/c 17th November - Cathedral closed for Coventry University Graduations. Saturday 29th November at 4pm Baptism and Confirmation service. Please send items for inclusion in the next edition of Cathedral Matters by end of TUESDAY 11th November 2014 please. Tel: 02476 521200 or email: [email protected] 9th November 2014 Three before Advent THIS WEEK 8.00am 10.00am 4.00pm 6.30pm Sunday 9th November Holy Communion The Cathedral Eucharist Choral Evensong Cathedral Praise Sunday 16th November 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am The Cathedral Eucharist 4.00pm Choral Evensong 6.30pm City Praise and Prayer at the Welcome Centre A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN The Coventry International Prize for Peace and Reconciliation It was announced earlier this week that the Coventry International Prize for Peace and Reconciliation has been awarded to Thérèse Mema Mapenzi from the Justice and Peace Commission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Peace Prize recognises those who work at a grass roots level with a passion for reconciliation and a determination to change their communities for the better. Thérèse Mema Mapenzi is the Sexual Violence Programme Leader for the Justice and Peace Commission funded by CAFOD. Rape is a weapon of war which has a devastating impact on the lives of women and girls and the communities within which they live. Her work provides a safe place and a voice for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence through a project called the Listening Rooms. I am hugely excited about Thérèse’s work; both because of its impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo but also because as a way of working with people who have suffered trauma it can translate so easily into other contexts. I hope that we will be able to set up something like the Listening Rooms here in Coventry that is inspired by her example. The award will be presented on Friday 14th November in the Cathedral at 6.30pm - all are welcome to attend. We hope that Thérèse will be joining us at the Cathedral Eucharist next week. With love in Christ, John The Very Reverend John Witcombe MA MPhil CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY NOTICES CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY NOTICES Breadmaking – can you spare some time to help? Bread for our Sunday and daily services is baked by members of the community. If anybody wishes to take part in this very important and rewarding part of our worship please speak to Eileen Third. Silent Voices 1st - 16th November 10am-4pm In the Chapel of Unity there is a thought provoking photographic exhibition showing everyday life in the village of Bil’in, in the occupied West Bank of Palestine, as seen through the eyes of the children who live there. Entry is free (with an e-pass that can be downloaded from the Cathedral’s website). Ann Farr together to provide a Christian service for the people of Coventry according to need as a sign of God's love in their midst. The CSC steering group sees itself as heirs to the vision, never realised, for an ecumenical Christian Service Centre, as well as a Chapel of Unity, proposed in 1944 as an essential Peace building and Bach part of the new Cathedral. Tuesday 11th November John Witcombe, Keith Parr, Adam Sanders, Join us for an evening of reflection including Yvonne Stone, Greg Bartlem, Helen Spicer, Gavin readings and music by JS Bach. Donald Kibble, Kathryn Fleming, Jean Fargher. Margaret Reeves, who has undertaken mediation work Lloyd. in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Serbia since 1999, will be performing a combination of JS Bach’s Cathedral Walkers chorale preludes. The concert will begin at Wednesday 19th November 6.30pm, and doors will open at 6pm. The This is our last walk of the year, so don't miss concert will be free. Olivia Hayes out! We aren't parking at the lunch pub this time, so read the details on the Community Verdi’s Requiem Table more carefully than usual. Please let Saturday 15th November at 7.30pm me know if you intend to walk, to lunch (NB: Don’t forget to purchase tickets to enjoy slightly earlier than usual at 12:15), or both. Verdi’s Requiem on Saturday 15th November Dave Goodall, 024 7646 1946 with our own Saint Michael’s Singers. Tickets are available at the Nave reception and Gift Job Vacancy - Events Manager Shop. Pam Norman (35 Hours a week, £25,000 per annum) We are looking to recruit an experienced An hour of prayer for the Christian Events Manager to generate sales and lead on Service Centre the logistical and operational planning and Thursday 13th November 12.10pm-1pm delivery of a range of profit making Led by Reverend Yvonne Stone (from conferences, gala dinners, receptions and Warwick Road United Reformed Church) meetings and to oversee non-revenue events and will be held in the Chapel of Christ the and exhibitions as required. Servant following the noon Litany of Reconciliation. This hour of prayer is held The closing date for receipt of applications is every second Thursday of the month - on noon on Friday 14th November 2014 and th Thursday 13 December it will be led Adam interviews will take place at our offices on Sanders from the Methodist Central Hall. Thursday 27th November 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Tuesday 18th All are welcome to join us in seeking God for November. The job pack and application Bardsley Work Club, the first initiative of the form can be downloaded from the Cathedral CSC, and for future projects, through which website: www.coventrycathedral.org.uk or the Cathedral, Queens Road Baptist Church, email: Methodist Central Hall, Warwick Road URC, [email protected] Urban Hope and Mosaic church seek to work They provide safe space to share and listen, to seek understanding, healing and reconciliation. They continue to provide schools, hospitals and other essential services to local people, maintaining a sense of normalcy as much as possible. Often their leaders can become trusted peacemakers. If faith groups can respond to conflict then perhaps they can also help to prevent it. That is the concept being investigated in a “Airline, carry me to Bethlehem, to see workshop that is being hosted by St Michael’s the Lord ... “ House, which looks at the role of faith groups Hmm! No, doesn’t work, does it? But what and faith-based organisations in conflict will work is a pilgrimage to the Holy Land prevention and early warning. The project next year, June 8th – 18th led by Canon brings together a network of The Anglican David Tilley who has worked in Bethlehem Alliance, Coventry Cathedral, the Office of and Jerusalem in recent years. Walk in the the Archbishop of Canterbury and academics footsteps of Jesus and the disciples, paddle in from Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, the Sea of Galilee, renew your baptism Peace and Social Relations. promises where Jesus was baptised, and follow the Way of the Cross in the Old City Visiting our cathedral over two days will be of Jerusalem. A never-forgotten, life-changing bishops and other senior clergy from Nigeria, experience! Further details and brochure Pakistan, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, the from David. 02476 302508, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. [email protected],uk. They will then travel to Lambeth Palace to present their research to a wider group of Churches look to prevent conflict and government, civil society, community and violence faith leaders. Each of these countries has Stories of war and violent conflict are never suffered deeply from violent conflict. We far from our minds or from the media. hope that in coming together, sharing their Whether it is civil war in South Sudan or stories and learning from the research, our turmoil in the Middle East, the results can be visitors will be able to leave equipped and devastating. 1.5 billion people live in countries inspired to continue and build upon their affected by conflict, and they are three times faithful work of peace-making. more likely to be undernourished. The World Amy Taylor, Programme Co-ordinator (Archbishop Bank believes the cost of the average civil war of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry) to be more than 30 years’ worth of GDP. Conflict is more than costly. It is Cake Today development in reverse. The Choir Parents Association are holding a cake sale after the morning service to raise Churches, mosques and other local faith funds for the choir. groups are often the first responders during Clayre Coopey times of conflict and crisis. They provide emergency relief and shelter to the displaced.
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