Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019

Resources for 2019 have been prepared by Christians from Indonesia, the largest country in South East Asia, made up of more than 17,000 islands, 1,340 different ethnic groups and over 740 local languages, united by one national language Bahasa Indonesia. With some 86% of its 260 million people estimated to be Muslim, it has the largest Islamic population of any country. About 10% of Indonesians are Christian. Indonesians have lived by the principle of gotong royong which is to live in ‘solidarity and by collaboration’, regarding all Indonesians as brothers and sisters.

But gotong royong sits ill at ease with the neo-liberal approach to economics that has led to economic growth, and corruption infecting politics and business, often with devastating effects on the environment. Meanwhile those who are supposed to promote justice and protect the weak fail to do so. As a consequence, a country rich in resources bears the burden of many people living in poverty. Particular ethnic and religious groups are often associated with wealth in ways that have fed tensions.

The Christians of Indonesia found that the words of Deuteronomy, ‘Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue…'(see Deut. 16:18-20) spoke powerfully to their situation.

Christian Aid

Each year Christian Aid provides the Go and Do action points for each of the daily reflections – linking into the important work of Christian Aid in the relief of poverty and advocacy of justice.

Social media

Show your support for Christian Unity by posting unity messages and details of your events to our Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Twitter wall – simply add the #wpcuwall hashtag to your Twitter post (note they take 15 minutes to appear). You can also find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2019 hashtag.


Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019


Giving Tree Project

Struggling to afford Christmas presents this year?

In receipt of housing benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit?

The Giving Tree Project at CCM might be able to help! We can provide presents for any children 16 and under living at your address, if you are receipt of housing and child benefit.

In order to qualify please bring evidence that you receive housing and child benefit to any of the below registration sessions (you won’t receive the gifts that day, but will be told when you can collect them).

Limbrick Wood Baptist Church, Faseman Ave, Tile Hill North, Coventry CV4 9RD.
Wednesdays 7th, 14th and 21st November 9:30am-11am

Other Venues:

Coventry City Mission, Deedmore Road, Wood End, Coventry, CV2 2AA.
Tuesdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November 9.30 – 11.30am

Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Coventry, CV1 3EG.
Mondays 5th, 12th and 19th November 9:30am-11am.

What’s on in Coventry this weekend?

There is lots happening in Coventry this weekend – see the HOPE Newsletter for more details

HOPE@Motofest 2nd-3rd June 2018

Dear HOPE Coventry friend,

In just over a week, up to 150,000 people will descend on Coventry for a weekend of cars, fun, and laughter. HOPE Coventry churches have come together to offer family activities and a Christian presence in the city centre – but we need YOU to come along too!

We need 6 volunteers to set up and pack down our large tents on Sat 2nd June from 7.30am-9.30am and Sun 3rd June from 4pm-5.30pm at Greyfriars Green (Warwick Road). We need 14 more volunteers to paint children’s faces for just 1 hour – if you are good at make up, the skills are transferable! Face paints are provided. Most are needed on Sun 3rd June, but also for Sat 2nd June. The Healing on the Streets team needs 6 more people willing to pray for passers by who want prayer in town between 12-3pm on Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd June. Free training at 7.30pm in Binley tomorrow night (Wed 23rd May) – text Ian on 07877 935545 or reply to this email for the address. Dozens of ambassadors are also needed for 2-3 hours over the weekend to guide visitors to Motofest, giving out programmes and information (training on the day).

To volunteer for any of the above, simply reply to this email.

Don’t forget – there is an open-air United Worship Gathering in the Hope Arena, Greyfriars Green on Sunday 3rd June 10.30-11.30am, to which all are welcome – facebook.com/events/620047944994705/. The full Motofest events programme can be downloaded here: www.coventrymotofest.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Motofest-2018-Event-Guide.pdf.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the Motofest weekend!


Chris Edwards and Angus Ormes, on behalf of the HOPE@Motofest team

New Series: Discipleship Explored


What’s the best love you’ve ever known?

Discipleship Explored helps followers of Jesus turn up the gospel soundtrack to their lives.

It goes beyond simply teaching the right moves – go to church, pray, read the Bible, share the gospel – and focuses on the music which drives discipleship: the love of Christ. The greatest love anyone can ever know.

At LWBC we are running an eight-session journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippians and is ideal for believers at any stage of the Christian life.

It is free, as per our normal format doors will open at 7.30pm for refreshments and we will start promptly at 7.45pm so we can aim to be done by 9.00pm.

Look forward to seeing you on May the 2nd for our first session.

Intentional Discipleship – Family relationships


1.       Intro: Purpose of the I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) series:

1.1.       Aimed at Christians, not unbelievers

1.2.       Salvation not in doubt; question now is the level of fruitfulness and service we give God

1.2.1.    Luke 19:11-18 (AUDIO) different results and rewards

1.2.2.   1 Corinthians 3:10-15 (AUDIO)  as above, different results and rewards

1.3.      There will be a final outcome for everyone in LWBC, and we want to ensure as many as possible hear the words in Matthew 25:21: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”


2.       Principles

2.1.       The focus of this session is how we conduct ourselves in our relationships. We are not like the world, so as with everything we look to see what the bible says.

2.2.     Foundation for living together: the family unit. Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” This is backed up by Jesus in Matthew 19:5 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”. This establishes the basic building block of society: a man forming a relationship with a woman to the exclusion of all others, which is  why adultery is prohibited. The modern fads of homosexuality and transgenderism are built on nothing solid, and are the product of darkened minds of unbelievers and the schemes of the devil.

2.3.     The fundamental building block is then meant to produce children. In passing, children are meant to have a mother and a father; homosexual or lesbian parents are not God’s design, and deprive children of the complementary nature of male and female parents.

2.4.     Marriage by the way is permanent; there is an outlet if a spouse has committed adultery (Matthew 5:32), but otherwise it is till death do us part. So the first principle between husbands and wives is that you stick at it, and walking out on each other is never an option.

2.5.     We need to look at what God says to husbands, wives, and children.

2.6.     Love is the key in everything 1 Corinthians 13:14 “Let all that you do be done with love”.


3.      Husbands

3.1.     Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and do not bitter toward them”.

3.2.    Ephesians 5:22-33 … 23 For the husband is head of wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body… 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or sprinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body of His flesh and His bones. 31″For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great , mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself…and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

3.3.    God focuses on the things which husbands need to hear.


4.      Wives

4.1.    Colossians 3:18 “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”

4.2.   Ephesians 5:22-33 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord… 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything…and let the wife see that she respecta her husband.

4.3.    God focuses on the things wives need to hear.







Intentional Discipleship – Living in the workplace


1. INTRO: Purpose of the I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) series:

1.1. Aimed at Christians, not unbelievers.

1.2. Salvation not in doubt; question now is the level of fruitfulness and service we give God

1.2.1. Luke 19:11-18 (AUDIO) different results and rewards

1.2.2. 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 (AUDIO) as above, different results and rewards.

1.3. There will be a final outcome for everyone in LWBC, and we want to ensure as many as possible hear the words in Matthew 25:22 “Well done, good and faithful servant”


2. Principles

2.1. There is a fundamental divide between people: those who are God’s (us) and those who aren’t. Incidentally, we need to make sure we are on the right side – 2 Corinthians 13:5 – “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?” – unless indeed you are disqualified.

2.2. In the world believers and unbelievers mix together as a matter of course. We are not told to avoid unbelievers entirely (1 Corinthians 5:10). This session is about how we as believers should live and conduct ourselves during our regular contact with unbelievers which isn’t just the world of work. This will cover our behaviour / actions and words.

2.3. The fundamental destiny for us is that we will be with God forever, and we are loved incredibly by Him. 1 Peter 2:9 – “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”  Unbelievers is contrast have no covenant relationship with God and He looks on them and treats them differently from us.

2.4. God wants to demonstrate Himself to the world and we’re the ones through whom He is going to do it. Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” So, the world will look at us to see what God is like.

2.5. God is also looking to expand His church and to add to it with people getting saved: 2 Peter 3:9 – “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” Part of His strategy  is to use us among the unbelievers we come across on a daily basis – work, leisure, shopping or any regular contact we have with people – to get them saved. We therefore need to be wise – he who wins souls is wise Proverbs 11:30 – and confident about what to say and how to actually get people saved.

2.6. God may also use us in acts of mercy or kindness, healing, revelation or other supernatural ways, not just straight gospel preaching.

2.7. God says you are to be My witnesses, not preachers: Acts 1:8 – “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”   A witness simply tells what he or she has seen and heard and experienced, usually in answer to questions, and if we are faithful to that, God can use our individual testimony and lifestyle to point people to Him.

2.8. God has prepared things for each of us individually to do for Him. Ephesians 2:10 – ” For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  God directs our steps and puts each of us individually in front of the people He has selected for us personally to relate to: Proverbs 3:6 – ” Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him. And He shall direct your paths…”  You may speak to people I will never come across and vice versa. We need to have confidence that God has directed our steps to bring us across those we come across daily.

2.9. We need to ask God for an ability to read situations and see spiritually where people are at, and which fish are biting: e.g. Acts 14:9 – Not everyone will be interested, so we need insight and direction from God as to who to go to.

2.10. We need to be bold and to ask God for boldness to say what we ought to and ask that the gospel will make headway. Ephesians 6:19-20 – “that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” 

2.11. Salvation at the end of the day is vital and that should at least make us concerned for the unbelieving world, whether that drives us to prayer, evangelism or righteous living in front of people.

2.12. We need (in a defensive way – not everyone is an evangelist) to make sure that our lifestyle does not detract from our message.

2.13. Halfway house between direct evangelism and not giving off any negatives: always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in within you – 1 Peter 3:15 – “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defence to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”  

2.14. Find what works for you and do it – 2 Timothy 4:5
“Well i like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it” – DL Moody

3. Working this out

3.1. Get known as a Christian as a first step.

3.2. The world can spot hypocrisy and so will look intently at us to look, if we are hypocrites. So, we need not to be.

3.3. Be known as someone whose work or work ethic backs up the gospel – would your employer / customer have anything negative to say about you?

3.4. Pray for opportunities to preach.

3.5. Intercede for those who you are amongst – ask God to convict them, and to get them seeking after Him, to give them revelation, to make them open.

3.6. What did you do at the weekend? Sometimes pushing at a door can have consequences.

3.7. Make sure we know the salvation message and if we get a 2 minute slot, what to say: Acts 16:30-31 ” And he brought them out and said:” Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

3.8. Bringing things to a head: useful questions:

  • Would you like to become a Christian?
  • Would you like to become a Christian now?

3.9. Difficult situations: unclean humour: being asked to lie e.g. secretaries; drunkenness as office culture; fiddling

3.10. Need for wisdom especially in the public sector where ideologically anti-Christian

3.11. Share things with other Christians and get them to pray for your situation / see if  they have anything helpful to say.

3.12. How do you deal with nasty people? Forgiveness; loving your enemies – make them tea but also keep your distance if difficult; don’t trust everyone, let God vindicate you.

4. Discussion points

4.1. What are the scriptural differences between us and the unbelieving world, both in terms of how God relates to us and them, and the differing ultimate destinies of both groups?

4.2. What positive experiences have you had in the workplace / among regular groups of unbelievers when sharing your faith ?

4.3. Have you got any tips for others on this whole issue?

4.4. Are there any things you think you could be doing differently?

4.5. What can we take away from this topic?

Intentional Discipleship – Sacrifice and commitment


He [Christ in you, the hope of glory] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.

Would you call yourself ‘mature in Christ’? Find yourself wanting to take that next step…? Wanting to go just that bit deeper with God…?

We are running a 9 week starter course to springboard into specific studies and practical application throughout the year.

Free to join, we start at 7.30pm for refreshments with a prompt start at 7.45pm.

If you came to our Firm Foundations course, this will follow a similar fun, factual and practical pattern, along with some activation!


1. Intro: Purpose of the I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) series:

1.1. Aimed at Christians, not unbelievers.

1.2. Salvation not in doubt; question now is the level of fruitfulness and service we give God

1.2.1. Luke 19:11-18 (Audio)  Different results and rewards

1.2.2. 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 (Audio) as above, different results and rewards

1.3. There will be a final outcome for everyone in LWBC, and we want to ensure as many as possible hear the words in Matthew 25:21 (Audio): Well done, good and faithful servant


2. Principles

2.1. Overriding principle: be attuned to God and how He may communicate with you – part of that will be through the Bible.

2.2. Your life is not your own – “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” 1 Corinthians 6:20 (Audio). God owns us and therefore He has the right to say what we do with our lives. We expect to be able to say what happens with anything we own; similarly re God.

2.3. Failure to accept this results in a continual battle in ourselves or with others; accepting it gives peace.

2.4. God comes first, we come second.

2.5. AW Tozer: “We can afford to suffer now; we’ll have a long eternity to enjoy ourselves”.

2.6. 2 Samuel 24:24 (Audio) “Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.”  There is a cost involved in sacrifice and we shouldn’t minimize it.

2.7. Mentality: soldiers in army: 2 Timothy 2:3 (Audio)” You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”

2.7.1. Link with volunteering and cheerful giving mentality: we voluntarily sign up.

2.8.  Luke 9 (Audio) areas of cost.

2.8.1. “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?” Luke 9:23-25 The world is only fleeting and offering nothing that will last forever. Cost can be anything but it will involve denial of something precious to you.

2.8.2. Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him: “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Than He said to another: “Follow Me.” but he said “Lord, let me first go bury my father.” Jesus said to him: “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God“. And another also said: “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him: “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for kingdom of God” . Luke 9:57-62 Home comforts, relatives, friends.

2.9. We are to be living sacrifices: Romans 12 (Audio) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2

2.10. Mental element key thing: be transformed in our minds; importance of perspective; vision drives everything – hard to sustain without it.

2.11. Rest and leisure is what comes after God’s work has been done.

3. Working this out

3.1. Time: divides into sleep, necessities, discretionary time/ leisure. How do we decide?

3.1.1. God time: spiritual growth – prayer / bible.

3.1.2. God time: service.

3.1.3. God time: practicalities – 10 hours / 6 hours / 1.5 hours.

3.2. Money – again, necessities / discretionary.

3.2.1. God: basic – church / ministries / poor and needy.

3.2.2. God – practicalities: set an amount / over and above.

3.3. People / relationships – believers v unbelievers

3.3.1. Unbelievers: moving them towards God or away from God? Evangelism / evangelist

3.3.2. Believers: going to

3.3.3. Believers: receiving from

3.3.4. Building the church and making you / others more fruitful  – deep calls to deep. Psalm 42:7 Audio

3.3.5. Avoid draining / fruitless people.

3.3.6. God’s leading.

3.3.7. Friendship – make sure they’re good for you.

3.3.8. Family – don’t be afraid to asses things as with anyone.

3.4. Leisure – not sacrosanct, an area God isn’t allowed to touch.

3.5. Importance of habits.

3.6. Make strategic decisions. re your time and money.

3.7. Surround ourselves with like-minded people.

3.7.1. Do I push people towards or away from (greater) commitment to God?

3.7.2. Average of 5 people (dead or alive).

4. Discussion points

4.1. To what extent is our life ours, from which we give God something, or the other way round?

4.2. Time: what should take priority in our lives?

4.3. Money: how should being a Christian affect what we do with money?

4.4. Relationships: should we engage with people strategically? if so, how?

4.5. Is there anything God may ask us to do that we are not comfortable with?

4.6. What can we take away from this topic to make us more fruitful?  


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

JANUARY 18–25, 2018

The theme for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power,” is taken from the book of Exodus 15:6. The resources for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the churches of the Caribbean by an ecumenical team of women and men under the leadership of His Grace Kenneth Richards, Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Antilles Episcopal Conference, together with Mr. Gerard Granado, General Secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC).

Throughout the Biblical narrative of salvation, an unmistakable motif is the unrelenting determination of the Lord to form a people whom He could call His own. The formation of such a people, united in a sacred covenant with God, is integral to the Lord’s plan of salvation and to the glorification of His name. The prophets repeatedly remind Israel that their covenant demanded that relationships among its various social groups should be characterized by justice, compassion and mercy. Reconciliation often demands repentance, reparation and healing of memories.

As Jesus prepared to seal the new covenant in His own blood, His earnest prayer to the Father was that those given to Him by the Father would be one, just as He and the Father were one. When Christians discover their unity in Jesus, they participate in Christ’s glorification in the presence of the Father, with the same glory that He had lived in the Father’s presence before the world existed. Therefore, God’s covenanted people must always strive to be a reconciled community that serves as an effective sign of how to live in justice and peace for all the people of the earth.

Today, the Bible continues to be a source of consolation and liberation, inspiring Christians to address the conditions that currently undermine the Body of Christ. The Church, like Israel, is called to be a sign and an active agent of reconciliation.

The resource materials for the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are prepared by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement ministry, Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute (GEII). When available, items may be purchased at their secure website GEII.org. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere from January 18-25 each year.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began as an eight day period of prayer called the Church Unity Octave here at Graymoor established by founders of the Society of the Atonement, Mother Lurana White, SA, and Servant of God Father Paul of Graymoor. Fr. Tom Orians, SA, Associate Director of Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII) emphasizes its importance explaining, “As Christians pray and work together in seeking to bring about Christian Unity one discovers just how important this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is for our world today.”



Monday, 15 January 2018 at St Oswalds, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church, 7:00 AM

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 at St James, 8:00 AM

Thursday, 18 January 2018 at Our Lady of the Assumption

Friday, 19 January 2018 at St John Vianney, 7:00 PM

Saturday, 20 January at St Andrews, 8:00 AM

Sunday, 21 January 2018 at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church, 6:30 PM – United Evening Prayer and Praise Service for the Week of Prayer for the Christian Unity.


The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands is looking for Volunteers

to become Independent Custody Visitors

Do you have 2-3 hours to spare each month to volunteer as an Independent Custody Visitor, visiting police custody sites to check on the health and wellbeing of people who have been detained in custody?

Can you communicate well with a diverse range of people?  Do you work well in a team? Do you have a general interest in people and care about their wellbeing?

Would you be confident in raising issues or concerns if you had to?

If you can say yes with confidence to these questions, then you could be what we are looking for.

We are recruiting NOW for Independent Custody Visitors in Oldbury, Perry Barr, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.


What’s in it for you?

Learn and experience something new

Do something that is out of the ordinary

Learn new skills / improve existing skills

Meet new people and share an interest

Make a positive contribution to a fair and just society for all


For more information please visit: 



If you would like to speak to someone informally please call Sarah Matta on (0121) 626 6060

News and Scam Alerts from Coventry Trading Standards – 14 November 2017

News and Scam Alerts from Coventry Trading Standards – 14 November 2017

In this issue:

Prosecution news: Jail for rogue trader who targeted Coventry pensioners

YasinThree rogue traders pleaded guilty to offences under Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations following an inspection into roofing work at the home of an elderly couple in March 2016.

The plight of the pensioners, both in their 90s, only came to light thanks to the vigilance of staff at the city centre branch of the Coventry Building Society. They raised concerns with Trading Standards after the brother, a veteran of World War II and his sister had been escorted to the branch by one of the traders, Nadeem Yasin, to withdraw nearly £7,500.00 to pay for roofing work being undertaken at their home.

The picture is Nadeem Yasin outside Coventry Magistrates Court after a previous hearing in January 2012 for similar offences.

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Alcohol Awareness Week … and the perils of cheap vodka

alcoholTrading Standards is supporting Alcohol Awareness Week.

​The event runs all this week and is part of a national campaign to talk more about the stigma around alcohol abuse, addiction and the effects on people who drink too much and those close to them.

The Public Health Team has recently commissioned a Drug and Alcohol community service, which will be run by the organisation Change, Grow, Live.

The service is part of Public Health’s work to tackle substance abuse in the city, support victims and reach out to vulnerable people in Coventry. You can find out more about the service on their website.

In recent national Trading Standards news, the dangers of buying cheap vodka have been highlighted following a prosecution from North East Lincolnshire Trading Standards.

The fake vodka came to the attention of Trading Standards officers last year when a woman said a bottle of Chekov vodka she had bought for £10 smelled of screen wash and she became ill for a number of days after drinking it.

Investigations later showed the alcohol in the bottle exceeded permitted levels and was also found to contain an organic agricultural chemical.

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Warning: Whapsapp Asda voucher scam

asdaTrading Standards is warning Whatsapp users to be on their guard for a scam message doing the rounds.

The message tells WhatsApp users that, to celebrate Asda’s 68 anniversary, the retailer is offering everyone a free £250 voucher.

All you need to do is click on a link and fill in your details.

There are two tell-tale signs the scam is fake: the spelling and grammar mistakes and, if you manually type in the supposed url mentioned in the offer ( http://www.asda.com/mycoupon ), you will see that the page does not exist on Asda.

Trading Standards advise people to avoid unsolicited links in messages, even if they appear to come from a trusted contact.

Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, suggests anyone who has fallen victim to this scam to report it online or call 0300 123 2040.

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Will Aid Month

willNovember is Will Aid Month in the UK. 

The scheme provides cheaper access to legal services for writing a will. People can have their will written up or amended by a participating solicitor in exchange for a donation to one of several approved charities 

Recommended suggested donations are £95 for a single will and £150 for a basic pair of mirror wills.

 For more information go to www.willaid.org.uk

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Aldi Recall: Clancey’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts

Aldi is recalling its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label. 

Product: Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts
Brand: Clancy’s
Pack size: 200g
Best before end: 07/2018
Batch code: 7292 7291 

Advice: If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to cashew nuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought.

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aldi peanuts

Midweek Fellowship

We provide a safe place where we can be ourselves, enjoy good fellowship, growing as believers, sharing, praying, studying and discussing the bible together.

Meetings start at 7.30pm every Wednesday!


Informal gathering for the women of the church to get to know each other better, enjoy hot drinks, sometimes enjoy games, quizzes, sing-songs, crafts, and have a ‘thought for the evening’.


Coffee Morning

Every Wednesday from 9am Limbrick Wood Baptist Church is open for a free cuppa, friendly chat with a biscuit… toast… or even some other delicious treats that have been donated.

The Café is run by volunteers from the church and funded by the church and other local organisations including the ‘Good Neighbours Project’.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Free Tea and Coffee
  • Free refreshments
  • Friendly chat
  • Puzzles, craft and games
  • Outdoor spaces including our new playground
  • Other seasonal activities

Kids Club

Kidz Klub exists because we think Kids are amazing! God loves children just as much as adults and we believe that God wants to share his amazing love with them. The Kidz Klub team are desperate to see the kids of Coventry with a smile on their face and for them to know they are loved and made for a purpose.

For more info please see their website: http://kidzklubcoventry.com/

Team Leader: Sarah Adamson
Contact number: 07890 868390
When: Tuesday afternoons
Times for team: 3.30pm (set up) or 4.30 – 7.30pm
Times for kids: 5.00 – 6.15pm