Rummage Sale

The 7th Coventry Girls Brigade are holding a rummage sale on the 14th March at Holyhead Road URC (CV6 1QL), from 10am to 2pm. Rummage Sale – poster.

Donate your previously used items by bringing them to Holyhead Road United Reformed Church front entrance on Friday 13th March between 6pm and 8pm or by calling Sue on 024 76676701 to arrange collection.

All money raised will go towards the cost of 7th Coventry Girls’ Brigade Company Camp 2015 enabling all members aged 8 years and above to take part in a weekend of activities to build confidence, independence and social skills.


Great Hot Cross Bun Hunt

HotCrossBunFor the first time, Holyhead Road United Reformed Church will be holding The Great Hot Cross Bun Hunt at the beginning of our journey to Easter.

It takes place on Saturday 28th March 2015 from 10am to 12:30pm and is for children aged five years and above. The morning will be an exciting and interactive event for children and young people to discover the meaning of Easter through games, puzzles, craft and much more.

There will be no charge for this event.

Print the form (PDF or MSWord)from this website or call / email Karen Adams or Sam Adams on 024 76 672571 / 02476670917 or to book a place for your child.

From 12:30pm to 1:30pm we will be providing tea / coffee and hot cross for anyone who would like to join us.

Can you knit a sheep for our Nativity Trail?

Our plan is to send a nativity set around as many homes during Advent as possible and each house that hosts the nativity set gets to read the Christmas story and keep a knitted sheep before passing it on to the next house.

We can all take part in the journey of the nativity set and add to the anticipation of the season of Advent as we look forward to the excitement and celebration of the birth of Jesus.

A list will be on the noticeboard at the back of church from 2nd November for you to sign up to have the Nativity set for a day during Advent.  And all your knitted sheep should be handed to Karen Adams. For more details call Karen on 024 76672571 or email    Knitting pattern for sheep.

Holiday Club 2014

We’re pleased to announce details of our holiday club this year.  It’ll be on Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August 2013, 10am to 12.30.     You can get more information and a registration form here.

The Big Lunch

We are holding our fourth Big Lunch on Sunday 1st June after our morning Church Parade service.

This year we are aiming to make it bigger and better with music from a Saxaphone Group, dancing from our Zumba group and possible some Twirling Toddlers! And of course there will be a quiz and some games suitable for all ages and not forgetting the BBQ and lots of food to share.

The service will be from 10:30am to 11:30am and the event will start at 11:45am and continue until 2:30pm. Please come along and join us for both or either – a chance to catch up with old faces and meet some new ones.

See for more details of what it is all about and if you would like more details about the Holyhead Road United Reformed Church Big Lunch please call Sue Adams on 024 76676701.

Ready, Steady, Nativity!

You are warmly invited to our one day Christmas Holiday Club:

Ready, Steady, Nativity!

Holyhead Road United Reformed Church,
Holyhead Road,
Coventry, CV6 1QL

on 30th November 2013,

9.30am to 3.30pm

Ready Steady Nativity! consent form
Please email completed form back to

Big Lunch Report

Big Lunch

The Eden Project started the Big Lunch in the belief that we, as a society, are better equipped to tackle the challenges that we face when we face them together.

The Big Lunch is based on the belief that the world can be a better place through people working together, with nature, optimism and common sense.

The Big Lunch is a chance for people from different generations to hear each other out and share stories, skills and interests – a phenomenon the Eden Project have called ‘human warming’.

On Sunday 2nd June we held our third Big Lunch at Holyhead Road URC. Lots of people took up the challenge to produce bunting and we were able to hang this from one pedestrian gate to the other showing our neighbours we were up to something!

For me the concept of ‘human warming’ was brought to life by:

  • Michael Gibson, one of our Cubs, hanging his head through the window of Lammas House to tell some residents what he was up to and asking if they were ‘ok’!!
  • Richard Adams, Jon Jelley, Charlotte Adams, Amy Jelley and Jacob Lowe working together to feed us sausages and burgers!!
  • the way that people were talking to each other as they sat and stood together to share food that different individuals had prepared;
  • the lady who joined us for a burger after an early morning start and who appreciated the generosity and welcome she received as she came through the gate;
  • the man who felt able to come and ask if he could have a cup of milk;
  • Janet Powell and Rachel Lowe racing each other on space hoppers cheered on by their Beaver, Cub, Girls’ Brigade and Sunday Club team members.

Our atmosphere was of course helped by the sun but, may our prayer in the coming weeks be that the conversations, the friendships, the working together, and the appreciation of what we all bring to the table regardless of our age continue.

Karen Adams

Big Lunch

Big Lunch