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Risen Christ church celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Many people living in Wyken still remember the slogan ‘Be a brick, buy a brick’ when people were asked to contribute 6d each week to buy a brick, so helping to pay for a new Church in Wyken.

Subsequently Risen Christ Church was consecrated in June 1967 by Bishop Cuthbert Beardsley and has been worshipping and working in the community ever since. Risen Christ Church is a much loved place of worship with both contemporary and traditional services being offered and the list of people who have worshipped here is endless and their witness in the community has been and is very visible.

Over the 50 years we have welcomed many from the community at celebrations such as Weddings and Christenings and we have conducted many services of thanksgiving at times of personal loss. We regularly hold coffee mornings (second Saturday of each month 10.00 – 11.30am) to bring community together for a chat over a bacon batch! Likewise we have seen thousands of people gathering for community activities in the church hall and smaller rooms such as dancers, slimming clubs, youth clubs, allotment meetings, music groups, pension and advice sessions, older people using our day care and lunch club and children and parents/carers using the play groups.


Risen Christ

50 years serving the community

yesterday, today and tomorrow

Revd Ali Hogger Gadsby will be inducted as vicar at St. Paul’s church, Foleshill on Tues. 24th April by the Bishop of Coventry. The service will commence at 7.30 pm. Please do hold Ali and family in your prayers at this time of exciting change! All are invited to attend!

We are looking for people to clean St Mary Magdalene, if you feel you could help please have a word with Revd. Linda. St. Mary Magdalene church is used for worship every Sunday and also has many funerals, weddings and baptisms held there because of its links in our community and beyond. Can you spare an hour or so each week to keep the church welcoming?

We are still looking for someone to do our next coffee morning on 12th May, if you can help please have a word with Revd Linda or Janet Colgrave. The winner of this month’s tote was Marjorie Wilkinson, a member of our Lunch Club.

Would you consider being part of a rota to help with Sunday School? Until we have a new Sunday School leader, children will remain working together during the service at the back of church.

All are invited to attend Revd. Denise Dekker’s final service at Holy Cross next Sunday at 5.30 pm. There will be a Songs of Praise and light refreshments following on from that service. Please do pray for Revd. Denise and Dan as they prepare to leave Holy Cross. We wish them a long and happy retirement! Please also pray for the church family at Holy Cross during this time of change.

Tickets for the Christian Aid Quiz are available, the cost is 5.00 (this includes a jacket potato, cheese and beans supper). Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets available from Sheila Hughes or the office.

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