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Risen Christ church is celebrating its 50th anniversary this 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.

We will be marking the 50 years anniversary in many ways, look out for 50 decorated wooden crosses in front gardens around the area giving out the message that the Church of the Risen Christ is alive and kicking, and working within our community. Pop in and collect a free car/window sticker and help us to advertise our continuing presence in Wyken croft.


Keep an eye on our website for a list of activities we shall be having throughout the year as we continue to celebrate

‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ in our Community!


Risen Christ

50 years serving the community

yesterday, today and tomorrow

Our next coffee morning is on Saturday 14th April at 10.00 am we will be having our annual Easter Bonnet parade during the coffee morning.Come along, bring a friend. The churchyard cherubs will also meeting to tidy up the churchyard.

Holy Week

Monday 26th March 7.30 am Said Communion

in St Mary Magdalene

Tuesday 27th March 7.30 am Said Communion

in St Mary Magdalene

Wed. 28th March 7.30 am Said Communion

in St Mary Magdalene

Thursday 29th March 7.30 pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion (with handwashing)

Good Friday 30th March 10.00 am Hot Cross buns served

in Risen Christ

12.00 noon Devotions round the Cross

in St Mary Magdalene

7.30 pm Tenebrae in St Mary Magdalene

Easter Sunday 1st April 9.30 am Family Communion

in Risen Christ

5.30 pm Holy Communion in St Mary Magdalene

‘Easter Quackers’ activity afternoon This Friday 23rd March from 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Please volunteer to help at this really popular mission outreach for children in our community. If you have an idea or activity you would like to share please speak with Revd Linda. Let’s continue to share the Good News in this practical and fun way.

The children from the local schools will be visiting Risen Christ for their Easter Assemblies please come and join them:

Henley Green (Yrs. 2) This Thursday 22nd at 9.30 am

Wyken Croft: Mon. 26th (Yr 3 & 4) at 1.30 pm

“ “ Tues 27th (Yr 5 & 6) at 1.30 pm

“ “ Wed. 28th (Yr. 1 & 2) at 1.30 pm.

Come and hear the Easter story in a different way!!!!

Please pray for Kath, Corinne and Heather who are to be confirmed on Easter Morning at Coventry Cathedral

(all are welcome – the service commences at 6.00am!!)

Also please pray for Norma Smith, a long time volunteer at our lunch club who will be baptised in our 9.30am Easter Service.

May they all be richly blessed in their commitment to Jesus.

There will be no Lent meeting this Monday evening as we have the opportunity to go to watch the film ‘Mary Magdalene’. As we seek to deepen our relationship with God it is a good opportunity to be reminded about one of Jesus first disciples. Meet at Coventry Showcase at 7.00 pm. Film commences at 7.10pm If you need a lift please speak to Revd. Linda. Cost: 8.00 senior concession, 10.00 adult.

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