Personal Assistant at Hope

Hope in Rugby is recruiting for a Personal Assistant to work with the Executive Director. If you are interested, please send your CV to More information about HOPE can be found on their website The closing date is 22 February 2019.

Hope Personal Assistant Job Description

BCDM Module: Preaching Better

Have you got some experience of preaching, but want to refresh what you do? Have you given a talk once or twice but are not sure whether you’re doing the right thing? Has your vicar asked you to speak, and you’re scared stiff about it?! This module is for experienced preachers who want to improve their preaching, as well as for beginners who have never preached a sermon before. We shall ask what the aim of preaching is, how to prepare your text and yourself, how to communicate well, and do some practical exercises, including preparing a sermon to preach to the group. The style will include high quality, interactive input and will be fun! This module takes place over two Saturdays and it will be important to attend both sessions.

Dates and Time: Saturdays 9:30-3:00, 16 March (tea and coffee provided, please bring some lunch to share)

Venue: Church House, 17 Butter Street, Alcester, B49 5AL


Informal worship, suitable for all ages! Family-friendly with activities for the youngsters and a simple message for the grown ups.

3.45pm on Saturday 23 February at Bourton Village Hall.

Men’s Breakfast

For men from across the Draycote parishes, held on the second Saturday of each month at 8.30pm at the Three Horseshoes in Princethorpe.

Next meeting: March 9 when Rev Ali will be the guest speaker.

Please contact Paulin or Zena if you would like to attend, or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Bell Ringing at Stretton

There are vacancies for up to six people to join our bellringers.

If you are interested, you will be very welcome on Tuesday evenings from 7pm at All Saints Church Bell tower.

It is open to all from 12 years upwards and no previous experience is necessary.

For more information contact a Church Warden (form at bottom of the page).

From Darkness into Light: Palm Sunday Singing

Performance: 3pm on Sunday 14 April at St Leonard’s, Birdingbury

Rehearsals: locally and workshop on Saturday 9 March from 2-4.30pm

Please contact our curate, Rev Gail ( if you would like to take part in this locally-composed ensemble of hymns and songs following Christ’s journey from Creation to Cross.