A new Minister

22 Jan 18

We are now able to announce that the Rev. John Langlands will be joining us on the 3rd June 2018 details of arrangements will follow in due course. 

John's message is below 

Rev’d John & Frances Langlands For the past 9 years we have been active in our local church at Allesley Park and Whoberley where I currently serve as an SSM curate (Self Supporting Minister).  I grew up in Glasgow and my first job was in London, where I met and married Frances, who grew up in a village in Essex.  We have two children and three grandchildren. For 23 years I was a Free Church minister, and I have re-engaged in the business world since 2001, relocating to Coventry in 2008.  During this time, God has been gradually moving me back into church ministry within the Anglican Church.  I was ordained deacon in 2015 and priest in 2016.  Frances has been a Teaching Assistant at Our Lady of the Assumption primary school, Tile Hill, for the past 9 years. I became a full time Church minister in rural Norfolk, where my call was to rural, pioneering, mission work which spanned thirteen years. During these years, I not only committed myself to the growth of the village chapel, whose witness covered a wide geographical area but I ensured that I expanded my vision beyond the boundaries of Norfolk village life to the national needs of rural Britain.  I became involved in a number of Christian national rural organisations.  In 1992, the call of God took us to minister in the Harwich peninsula, North East Essex My grounding in rural work equipped me to recognise the importance of pastoral visitation and building strong individual and community relationships.  The gospel is for all ages and I am particularly aware of the importance of drawing alongside those of more mature years. Working at E.on has brought me further understanding and experience of engaging in the secular world of work as a new mission field. My move to Coventry enabled me to embrace responsibilities and ministries in my local Church, and I believe these have helped to give me a more rounded and balanced life. We are both fully involved in a variety of activities at St Christopher’s. We are looking forward to meeting you all and serving God in partnership with the churches of Ansley and Arley.

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A new Minister

We are now able to announce that the Rev. John Langlands will be joining us on the 3rd June 2018 details of arrangements will follow in due course. John's message is below Rev’d John & Frances Langlands For the past 9 years we...


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As from 5th June 2016  Rev. Peter Allan has retired. However the life of the church will continue, although there may be a few changes.  If you want to contact the church please do so via the web link or email. Alternatively please telephone one of the church wardens Margaret Antill 01827 874520 or Moreen Freestone 024 7638 1833  one of the deputies Diana Kealey 024 7639 5089 or Margaret Oliver 01455 822822 all will be happy to help in any way they can.