We are an Anglican congregation in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England in the Diocese of Coventry with a heart for social justice. We are “liberal” and “inclusive”, recognising that everyone is made in God’s image. Accordingly, we welcome all into our midst, irrespective of their race, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, physical or mental abilities, culture, background or their present or past situations.
Please see our safeguarding page to learn about our policies, or to find out how to report an issue.
Services – online and in the building
Our church building is currently closed for public worship, and only open on Thursdays 2-3pm for private prayer. We continue to have a number of services running online, please see our What’s On page for more details. If you would like us to pray for you, please email email@example.com. We would love for you to join us!
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14.27)
Chapelfields Community Fund
Are you experiencing debt? Are you one of the many who have been furloughed, or lost your job and income? Or one of the small businesses in our area that have been forced to close? We know that the coronavirus pandemic has had a tragic effect on people in our communities – with serious health and economic consequences. Here are two projects that might be able to help.
We’re excited that CAP (Christians Against Poverty) have reopened their new client enquiry line. We are pleased to, once again, have a dedicated debt specialist from CAP working in the Earlsdon, Hearsall and Chapelfields area one day a week. Supported by a number of churches in the area, including Earlsdon Methodist, Hearsall Baptist, St Barbara’s, and St. Mary Magdalen, Ian Burton from Coventry CAP Debt Centre is available to advise those struggling to help themselves become debt free. If you are aware of friends or neighbours who need support with debt and/or money management, you can contact the national CAP office (freefone number: 0800 328 0006). Or, for a much quicker local response, please email or ring the Reverend Dwayne Engh (vicar at St Mary Magdalen Church) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02476 672976. All contact is confidential.
We understand that many people are encountering unique difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic at this present time. Because of that, we are also very pleased to announce the launch of the Chapelfields Community Fund, which has been set up to try to meet the needs of those in the Chapelfields parish who are most disadvantaged. The fund aims to pro-actively support local residents at risk of social and/or financial exclusion, who have very limited or no other means of financial support. Although it may continue indefinitely, the fund’s initial intent is to address those in need because of the coronavirus pandemic or the likely economic recession that will follow.
Established by St Mary Magdalen Church in Chapelfields, we are pleased that other organisations including ECHO, Hearsall Academy and All Souls Roman Catholic Church have indicated interest in supporting us. However, we recognise that we currently have limited funds and a very limited reach – and would therefore love it if other businesses or organisations might be willing to join us in serving the community.
Want to help out? Want to donate to the fund? Do you or someone you know need help? Contact us by ringing the Reverend Dwayne Engh (the Vicar at St Mary Magdalen Church) at 02476 672976 or email email@example.com.
Application form: chapelfields_community_fund_application_form
Bunting for Hope
The Invitation is for you to participate in a community group project to create a very long celebration bunting all along the church fence and around the church yard. We hope that you, the whole church congregation, neighbours and friends in and around Chapelfields, of all ages, will take part!
The idea is to capture a sense of goodness and kindness during the pandemic. How do you respond to the following questions?
- Where do you see hope in this pandemic?
- Where do you see love in this?
- Where do you see God in this?
- Where do you see joy in this?
- Where do you see the helpers in this pandemic?
- What do you grieve? What have you lost? Who has helped you?
The plan is to make bunting showing where we saw or felt love, goodness, God’s presence, help or kindness in the pandemic (and if the answer is a desperate “nowhere,” that’s fine too).
We invite each person to decorate one or more triangles with their answer(s). You can draw or write your ideas with fabric pen or use a combination of images and words.
If you have skills in embroidery, applique, patchwork, knitting etc. – feel free to use them! (Just be sure that whatever materials you use can withstand some of the British weather).
The hope is that as many people as possible will decorate one or more triangles. You can use the triangles in this box or make your own. See triangle size and pattern on the attachment.
The Deadline for submissions is open. We can use your triangles at any time and will simply add yours to the others when it is received.
When you have finished your triangle(s), either:
- Put them through the letter box at the church (The black post box on the wall to right of the glass doors on Sir Thomas White’s Road)
- Put them through the letter box at the vicarage
- Post them to directly to the Vicar (a.k.a. Dwayne)
Please note that the vicarage is NOT next door to the church. The address is:
The Rev’d Dwayne Engh 63 Broad Lane Coventry CV5 7AH
A huge thank you to The Rev’d Cécile Schnyder from St Clement with St Peter Parish Church in London for the inspiration!
Questions? If you have any questions or are in need help (or inspiration), please get in touch with Dwayne. You can call 024 7705 0501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love, prayers and wellbeing to you all. We look forward to receiving your contribution.
During this difficult time the work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it.
We give to our church in a variety of ways, and we are grateful for the continuing donations of our generous church members and friends, but with the closure of all our buildings we cannot receive the rental income that we usually would, so we really need your help now. If you are able to give more at this time, you can make a one-off donation to us here or find other ways to donate to us on our get involved page on this site. Please know that we are enormously grateful for any help you can give us.Donating to St Mary Magdalen from Rev’d Dwayne Engh on Vimeo.