August services


We are planning to stream a diocesan service on all five Sunday mornings in August.

These non-eucharistic services will reflect the various traditions and contexts across the diocese.

Churches that want to engage with one or more of these services can do so in three different ways:

  • By simply pointing people to the diocesan service
  • By point people to the diocesan service and then hosting your own Zoom coffee afterwards
  • By incorporate the diocesan sermon into your own service

If you want to act missionally, consider getting permission from local community Facebook groups to stream our services. That is how one church with a usual Sunday attendance of 50 adults has managed to attract 1500 devices viewing their worship every week!

Sunday 9th August

‘Embracing Change' - a themed service of the word will be streamed at 10.00 am on our Facebook Page and on our Youtube Channel.

Worship leader:                    Mrs Karen Armbrister    

Speaker:                                    Dean John Witcombe  

Reading:                                    Mark 4.35-41 

Sunday 16th August

'Building Hope'

Worship leader:                    Mr Matt Goodwin     

Speaker:                                    Rev Simon Betteridge


Sunday 23rd August

'Maintaining Spiritual Fervour'

Worship leader:                    Rolene Cort     

Speaker:                                    Rev William Smith


Sunday 30th August

'Taking Heart'

Worship leader:                    Mr Nigel Blease      

Speaker:                                    The Ven Barry Dugmore


Further details about these services will be published shortly.

Previous Services

Sunday 2nd August

‘Sabbath Rest’ - The full service can be viewed on our Facebook Page or our Youtube Channel.

The Venerable Sue Field's Sermon 


Sunday 9th August

‘Embracing Change’ - The full service can be viewed on our Facebook Page or our Youtube Channel.

Dean John Witcombe

Sermon on Embracing Change by the Very Revd John Witcombe from Diocese of Coventry on Vimeo.