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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 activitie 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

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We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Risen Christ this year with an anniversary service on Sunday 4th June which will be attended by the Bishop of Coventry, lots of things will be happening to make this year very exciting.

We will be continuing our celebrations with a Carvery Lunch at Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club on Sunday 4th June the cost will be 10.50 (5.50 children).If you would like to go please give your name to Jackie Ridgway with a 3.00 per person un-returnable deposit. If you would like to pay by instalments (after paying the 3.00) please see John Symonds

Photographs of Risen Christ, or photographs of family celebrations at Risen Christ, are still wanted.

There will also be a Cross Trail around Wyken, please take a cross to decorate , any way you wish - let your imagination run riot! Please then display in your front garden for all to see! There are still window/car stickers available at the back of church.

A BIG THANK YOU to all those who donated and helped over our busy weekend – the Friday fun day – WHAT A SUCCESS!! This was followed on by a remarkable gathering of Churchyard Cherubs who continued to work hard tidying the churchyard and then a fantastic coffee morning with some lovely Easter bonnets. This is what it means to be ‘family’ – all are welcome in this place!

Plant a Pansy plant – Our ‘50’ in daffodils and crocus is now looking jaded and we hope to be planting pansies which should bloom until bedding plants are available. If you would like to donate a tray of yellow pansies please bring them along next week, when we will plant them.

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world

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