March 21, 2016

England Coventry Mission

Here are free resources about the England Coventry Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: England LDS Missions.

England Coventry Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the England Coventry Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

This mission does not currently exist.

Phone Number: N/A
Mission President: N/A

England Coventry Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the England Coventry Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the England Coventry Mission

*Mission does not currently exist. (Browse LDS.org mission maps)

Videos with England Coventry RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the England Coventry Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..

LDS-Friendly Videos about England

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about England. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about England, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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England Coventry Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the England Coventry Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their mission blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

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England Coventry Mission Groups

Here are England Coventry Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the mission.

  1. England Coventry Mission (LDS) Group (353 members)
  2. England Coventry Mission (McKay Years 1980-1983) Group (67 members)
  3. England Coventry Missions (Garff and Winstanley Eras) Group (28 members)

England Coventry Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the England Coventry Mission!

Shirt designs include England Coventry Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: England Coventry missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse United Kingdom Mission gifts

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England Coventry Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the England Coventry LDS Mission.

  1. 1990-1993, Percy Edwin Alfred Winstanley
  2. 1987-1990, Robert Heiner Garff
  3. 1980-1983, Quinn G. McKay
  4. 1980, Coventry mission created.

United Kingdom LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 186,423
  • Missions: 6
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 332
  • Family History Centers: 122

Helpful Articles about England

Coming soon..

England Coventry Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from England Coventry RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey about your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 1989-1991 (Darren)
  • 1984-1985 (Rita)
  • 1986-1988 (Reed)
  • 1985-1987 (Flemming)
  • 1982-1984 (Debra)
  • 1988-1990 (Scott)
  • 1980-1982 (Eddie)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Birmingham, Stamford, Maccelsfield, Ilford in Essex. (Darren)
  • Birmingham. (Scott)
  • Cambridge, Huntingdon, Silbey, Coventry, Derby, Eastwood. I was called England Birmingham and changed shortly to the England Coventry Mission. (Eddie)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Kebabs, Yorkshire pudding, bread pudding, bangers and mash and Castle Oatcakes with egg and beans, fish and chips, chip butties. (Darren)
  • Fish and chips, white bread, chocolate. (Rita)
  • Kabobs, fresh fish & chips, Yorkshire pudding. (Reed)
  • Fish & Chips Sunday Roast. (Flemming)
  • Spaghetti bolognes, Chicken. (Debra)
  • Indian and Jamaican. (Scott)
  • Fish and Chips. Beans on toast. Sunday dinners. (Eddie)

What was a funny experience?

  • Water gun fights in the flat. (Darren)
  • A friend was a bobby and in the police station she worked in, there was a single cell. Nobody used it anymore and we thought it would be fun to take some photos. I hopped in the cell and swung the door closed only to have her tell me not to close it all the way because she didn’t know where the key was. It was a few tense moments before someone knew where the key was and could let me out. (Rita)
  • Being a Dane I thought it was funny when I had to translate for my Scottish trainer – he didn’t 🙂 (Flemming)
  • Cycling on a frosty night and my hair covered in ice. (Debra)
  • Elder Ricky Terry was my AP and when calling him to report on a weekly basis, he would always say to me …. Elder van den Bron what can I do you for. (Eddie)

What was a crazy experience?

  • My companion was moving the car up a bit and just decided by accident of course to smash it into a brick wall, he was ok until he had to call President. (Darren)
  • Our flat was broken into about 3am one Sunday morning. The perp(s) broke the glass in the door and I could here them walking up the stairs. The police said that they probably were looking to steal the appliances or the copper wiring, but realized that someone actually lived in the flat. (Rita)
  • Thankfully none come to mind. (Reed)
  • Being chased with a knife by a member’s drunk brother. (Flemming)
  • Cycling at rush hour crashing into road works. (Debra)
  • Crashing into a parked car ….due to breaking failure …..no damage to the car just a bent front wheel ……..and a few bruises ……. and my companion laughing his head off. (Eddie)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Me and my twin brother Jason were approved to serve together by Elder Ballard. We were able to baptize an entire family. (Darren)
  • Learning how personal revelation worked. (Rita)
  • A very personal experience that solidified my testimony about the power of the priesthood. (Reed)
  • Teaching a couple. Only the wife wanted to get baptized. The husband didn’t. On the day of her baptism, he had a vision in which he saw a gold carriage pulled by four white horses. It stopped, and the door was opened to let his wife, dressed in white, get on it. He wanted to get on too, but was stopped by two men also dressed in white, who told him he could not get on as he had not done what was needed to enter. He was baptized two weeks later. It’s been almost 30 years now, and they are still strong members. (Flemming)
  • Thought I’d been led to a house if only to plant a seed. (Debra)
  • Baptizing. (Scott)
  • Seeing people’s lives change. Speaking in tongues ……..being Dutch and just out on my mission and having to master the language ….apparently I spoke fluent English while speaking to a Vicar at the door …….to the amazement of my companion Elder Leyland …my trainer….telling me ……you can speak English all that time …….you liar…………lol. Only to revert to my Dutch / English again. (Eddie)

What are some interesting facts about the England Coventry Mission?

  • It’s one of the oldest areas, has lots of castles, stretches across the middle of the UK. Coventry has lots of history. (Darren)
  • Since leaving in ’88, my mission has been split and rearranged several times. No longer the Coventry mission. (Reed)
  • It merged with England Birmingham. (Debra)
  • I was called to the England Birmingham Mission in April 1980 with President Hyde as my mission president and in July being stationed in Cambridge, I was told …. now you are in the England Coventry Mission and your mission president is Quinn McKay. (Eddie)

What was the weather like?

  • Nice, somewhat rainy but not extreme as people say. Though the cold winter is super cold it’s a damp cold- it cuts right through you and I am from Canada. (Darren)
  • The first summer I was there was gorgeous. Then winter came and really never left. I was in Wales during the winter and have never experienced such a cold. I couldn’t ever get warm. (Rita)
  • Cool and wet with the exception of 4 days in the summer of ’88. Managed to get a sunburn in England. ( not easily done) (Reed)
  • A lot of rain. (Flemming)
  • Cold, wet, very sunny. (Debra)
  • Cold and raining. (Scott)
  • Summers where really nice but other then that ……….wet wet wet. (Eddie)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • In 2 years I had 2 rude people- that’s it- people were nice and patient. They were considerate. I loved the character of England- the old charm, the bakeries. (Darren)
  • The people are kind and caring. The countryside is beautiful. (Rita)
  • Everything. Still keep in contact through social media. (Reed)
  • I just love the English people so much. I go to England as often as possible. (Flemming)
  • Made lots of friends. (Debra)
  • Good people. (Scott)
  • I liked all my areas …..people have always been lovely …..really loved England …….I must say Derby was the best …..as I came back and married my wife, Ann, from the Derby Ward …….2nd of February 2016 we celebrate 31 years of a very happy marriage. (Eddie)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Have warm items and buying a wax coat helps with the rain. Doc Martins are everywhere there- that’s a definite purchase. (Darren)
  • Pack for wet and cold. (Rita)
  • Dr. Martens and a good raincoat. (Flemming)
  • Coming to England bring waterproofs! (Debra)
  • Pack as lightly as possible. (Scott)
  • Rain gear that will keep you dry ….is must. (Eddie)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Well it gave me my foundation for life, it taught me how to give and how to love. I learned how to put my faith in the Lord and completely trust Him. I prayed sincerely and grew my testimony. Nothing of earthly value or goods could ever replace that experience. I would do it in a heartbeat again. My wife also waited for me against the odds, so having an eternal companion is one of the greatest blessings. (Darren)
  • I gained my testimony. How great shall be your joy if you should bring one soul unto me. (Rita)
  • The most important convert was myself. Still growing. (Reed)
  • A love for people and a desire to serve. (Flemming)
  • Social skills, confidence, never been without employment. (Debra)
  • More confidence. (Scott)
  • I have no qualifications or any degrees ……but have been blessed with great sales jobs and being placed in positions to provide well for my family. I have served for 8 years as a Bishop in the Derby Ward (July 2007 – July 2015) which taught me so very much ………and I am still learning. All our four children are strong in the church and have served missions. (Eddie)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I gained networking skills, people skills and organizational skills. (Darren)
  • Some Welsh. My testimony. (Rita)
  • Patience. (Reed)
  • Being bold and speaking English. (Flemming)
  • Be more assertive. (Scott)
  • The ability to learn and use the skills I have learned on my mission in my daily life. Especially the basic skills ….Pray…Read the scriptures and stay humble. (Eddie)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • I wish I just hit the ground running harder and just got over the homesickness quicker. Trust the Lord and just come out of your shell quicker. (Darren)
  • It’s going to be tough. But love the people and serve them and that love will come back to you. (Rita)
  • More study on church history/ scripture study. (Reed)
  • I wish I was better prepared and had the opportunity to go to the Mission Training Center.  (Eddie)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to England Coventry?

  • First, I would go out with the missionaries as much as you can. Second, read Preach My Gospel ahead of time. Third, do not have a girlfriend- yes, I know I did, but it does play on your mind a lot. (Darren)
  • Love the people. (Rita)
  • Be prepared to lose yourself in the work. Trust in the Lord. (Reed)
  • Do it. You’ll treasure the experience for ever. (Flemming)
  • Be yourself. (Scott)
  • I would encourage all young people to contemplate serving a mission ……if it weren’t for my mission ….where would I be.  I know that this is His church as it bears His name. We have a loving Heavenly Father who loves us and His son is Jesus Christ and He Atoned for each one of us ……because of His love for all mankind, I am grateful for for the restoration that took place through the Prophet Joseph Smith and I sustain President Thomas S Monson as prophet seer and revelator and the only person to exercise all priesthood keys. (Eddie)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Lots of language meaning words. It was awesome- ours were all cool words. (Darren)
  • Never call pants, pants. They are trousers. (Rita)
  • I could not differentiate between the the words .. a few and a couple …so I would say …a couple of few ….. During Christmas we would read the Christmas story to investigators …so when reading… the little babe lay in a manger …..I would read the little babe lay in a manager……(Eddie)