A WHOLE WEEKEND OF FUN
HOPE Coventry Pentecost @ Motofest (June 3rd / 4th)
There are so many exciting things going on (see below) but we do need your support as well, and you can play your part...
Firstly please make sure everyone is aware of what's happening and encouraging volunteers from previous years (or new ones) to help again. Information is below.
Secondly by considering a gift to this work (many thanks if you've already done this!).
Although our budget is reduced on last year, only seven churches have so far donated/pledged, (compared to 20 in 2016) and our budget is currently showing a shortfall of around £1700.
If you would like more info on our expected costs, please see below.
We are aiming to be a blessing to our city and share the love of Jesus wherever the opportunity arises, and we are thrilled to have the support thoughout the weekend of a team ten of YWAM DTS trainees from many nations led by Ben Foster.
HOPE COVENTRY UNITED GATHERING:
Sunday June 4th, 10.15am-11.30am
As part of this year’s Pentecost celebrations, at least nine city congregations will be gathering together in one united expression of our unity in Christ.
This is the first time this has ever happened in Coventry for so many congregations to join together as one on a Sunday morning rather than meeting at their normal venues.
It is an exciting expression of the real heart for unity which exists amongst leaders in the city.
Others who feel unable to close their normal Sunday meeting can show their support by sending a group to represent them.
Please join us for this open air gathering, with an inter-church band leading us in worship, prayer for the city, a powerful testimony and a short talk with an evangelistic thrust by Dave Boden of Mosaic Church. (The band will be playing from 10.15am, welcome at 10.30am)
NOTE: In the event of significant rain, nearby Queens Road Baptist Church will host the event.
Greyfriars Green is part of the new development in the city centre. It is a banked area of grass capable of accommodating 1000+ people, and a stage will be set up there by Radio Plus as part of the Motofest weekend. Motofest organiser James Noble of Jubilee Church is very happy for this gathering to take place as part of the weekend’s events.
PLEASE NOTE: NO seating will be provided, so if standing for an hour will be a problem for you, you are welcome to bring a folding chair or a blanket/plastic sheet to sit on.
The area is very close to Coventry train station and Central Six Retail Park (note: you are expected to shop there to park there)
Other car parks have a flat rate Sunday charge of 50p, £1 or £1.50 all day, apart from Salt Lane car park which charges £3 for 1 hour or more.
Nearest car parks:
City Arcade (Greyfriars Road, CV1 3RW - £1.50),
Grosvenor Road, CV1 3FF - 50p – outside ring road)
Moat Street, entrance in Croft Rd, CV1 3RZ - 50p)
Barracks (Barracks Way, CV1 1DD - £1.50)
PARTIAL RING ROAD CLOSURE:
Please note that as part of the Motofest events, Ring road junctions 4 (London Road) to 8 (Holyhead Road) will be closed all weekend, so please enter the city centre via J9 (Radford Road), J1 (Foleshill Road), J2 (Stoney Stanton Road or J3 Sky Blue Way.
You could consider using your local bus route to the city centre. You can check out timetables online. eg: searching for "Coventry bus 4" will bring up "Route 4 timetable and map." Sunday morning services are usually hourly, becoming more frequent after 11am.
Other Pentecost events running alongside Motofest:
- Stage show, Broadgate - local Christian bands playing live, (Sat 3rd 12noon-5pm)
- Kid's crafts - in marquee in Hertford Street
- Face painting - in separate marquee in Hertford Street
- Healing on the Streets in Hertford Street.
- Free water bottle distribution - labelled Hope Coventry - gift from Coventry churches.
- Live at Saturday evening concert - Brian Houston (Christian professional musician from Ireland - sponsored by Hope Coventry) and Rob Halligan.