Welcome to the Draycote Benefice

Our benefice is currently in vacancy, please contact a church warden if you need information or help.

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Our vision is to work with one heart to become examples that inspire our communities to come to faith and to share the transformative power of God’s love

Our Churches

While we work closely together, each of our parishes has unique qualities and strengths

Service at Birdingbury, 10 October at 10.30am

Sadly the service scheduled for 10.30am this coming Sunday at St Leonard’s is cancelled. Rev David has had to pull out and we have no one available to lead an alternative offering.

We can offer you alternative services, where I hope you will receive a warm welcome, at:
9am Holy Communion at Flecknoe
10.30am Harvest Festival at Stretton
10.30am Holy Communion at Dunchurch
11.00am Harvest Festival at Leamington Hastings
11.00am Family all age Service at Willoughby (I am leading this one!)

9pm Online Night Prayer via Zoom

We apologise to all those who were hoping to attend and those who were going to be undertaking various duties.


The Churches in the Draycote Benefice are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults of all ages and expects all of its members to share this commitment by complying with the current Coventry Safeguarding Policy implemented in March 2018. You can find further information on our Safeguarding page.

Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Janice Robinson: safeguard.draycote@gmail.com

The Parish Office: draycotebenefice@gmail.com and telephone number: 07591 116551

Diocesan Safeguarding Team 024 7652 1345

Our Worship

We aim to make all our services of worship inspirational and to meet the needs of everyone, wherever they may be on their Christian journey. Our normal service pattern within the benefice includes both Eucharistic and lay-led worship each Sunday. We are holding both in church and online services at present. Up to date information is on our News page.

Young people

We have developed initiatives to encourage more young people to become involved in the life of the church and see this as an ongoing challenge. We work closely with Knightlow, the Church of England Primary school in the benefice to nurture the Christian faith in our young people.
Find out more.

Living our faith

We follow up our warm welcome in church with opportunities to form friendships and to be encouraged in faith through our events and activities. Find out more…


Prayer is central to our Christian life. Across the benefice we have regular home groups, weekly morning prayer and enjoy quiet reflection sessions during Advent and Lent. Our active benefice prayer chain circulates confidential prayer requests from anyone in need. Find out more.

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