Knit & Natter

10.30am-12.30pm on Saturday 7 September

We’re knitting green squares to create a Christmas tree to display in church in December so come along to All Saints Church, Stretton on Dunsmore to join in.

All welcome!

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 14 September at THE OAK & BLACK DOG in Stretton on Dunsmore (please note new venue)

Breakfast is at 8.30am followed by the speaker, Judge Tickle, and costs £7.50 which is for full English Breakfast, Tip and Admin costs.  All men from the Benefice are welcome.

Please book your breakfast with Paulin 024 7654 2932 or Zena 024 7654 0449 before Thursday 12 September

Crime Prevention and a Bacon Bap Breakfast

Saturday 14 September, 9.30am to 11.00am

In association with the Parish Council the Village Hall Trustees look forward to welcoming you to their popular bacon bap breakfast, coupled with a display of Crime Prevention information and FREE property marking kits

Call in for a convivial chat and enjoy Tea or Coffee and a delicious Bacon Bap and discover how you can protect your property.

Bard’s Bike Ride – 14 September 2019

Cycle or walk around Shakespeare’s stunning countryside whilst raising much needed funds for our county’s historic places of worship…

The Bard’s Bike Ride is an opportunity to explore the beautiful Warwickshire countryside and visit some of our fabulous churches on the way. There are options for differing abilities ranging from a 40 mile challenge, to an 18 mile family ride, to a gentle 8 mile walk complete with activities and refreshments along the route. You can then finish of the day with a BBQ in the grounds of Honington Hall.

For more details visit the website below.


Sunday 15 September at 4.45pm

A group of us are meeting at All Saints Church on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 4.45pm, to enjoy an hour of friendship, fellowship… and Tea &Cakes.
This is not a fundraiser, just something we wanted to do.

Please come along and join us, even for a little while. There is an Evensong Service at 6pm. You are very welcome to stay for this or not, as you wish.

If you can’t make this one, the next Communi-Teas will be taking place on:
* October 20th
* November 17th

We do hope that you will come up to church on a Sunday afternoon to join us for Tea & Cakes. You’ll be very welcome!

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Saturday 28 September, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Village Hall, Stretton on Dunsmore

Please join us to support the world’s biggest coffee morning and be part of this very worthwhile cause.

If you are able to supply a cake or a raffle prize it would be appreciated.

Contact Veronica Ward


Celebrate is on its summer break, but returns in September:

Celebrate@The Farm!!

Saturday 28 September at Bondon Farm, Birdingbury from 3.45pm

Come and join us as we celebrate Harvest and all things rural on the farm.
Home -made soup and scones / songs / crafts and very informal worship in the barn for all ages. Featuring our new BAND!! ALL ARE WELCOME

Informal worship, suitable for all ages! Family-friendly with activities for the youngsters and a simple message for the grown ups.
If you would like more information about Celebrate, or to get involved behind the scenes, there are lots of ways you can help: theme preparation, music, technology, leading, prayers. Please contact Karen:

The Gift of Years Rugby

Sunday 15 September 2.30 – 5pm at Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton

The training for worship leaders this afternoon will be followed by tea and then with an evening service at 6.30pm in the style of our Gift of Years services in residential care homes.

This training is for:

  • Those who are already leading services of worship and communion in residential care homes and sheltered housing facilities
  • Those who would like to transfer their worship leading skills from church settings to care home settings
  • Those who would be interested in becoming part of The Gift of Years worship team and helping us on a rota basis to take services in care homes. (please note it is a week day and daytime ministry)

Our Gift of Years ministry is growing – we are now in 9 care homes in Rugby. The services of worship are very much appreciated by the residents and we would like to be able to offer more services especially to homes that only have a service once a month or not at all.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Lindsay Pelloquin:
Tel: 07842 993847

United Benefice Service

All Saints, Sunday 29 September at 10.30am

Everyone is invited to Rev Ali’s last service in the Benefice. It will be a time of celebration and thanksgiving for her work in Draycote and a chance to wish her well in the next chapter of her journey with God.

Morning Worship at Coventry Cathedral – POSTPONED