Events

We’ve moved!

The Parish Office is now at the Community Room at Knightlow School. We’re open Monday and Thursday mornings as usual during term time from 10am – 12noon. The email address is draycotebenefice@gmail.com, phone number 07591 116551.

Revised service schedule, effective from February 2020

  9.15 am 10.30 am 6.00 pm
1st Sunday Frankton BCP Bourton Family Worship
2nd Sunday Birdingbury Holy Communion

Stretton Family Worship

3rd Sunday Bourton Holy Communion

Frankton Family Worship

Stretton Evening Worship
4th Sunday Stretton Holy Communion

Birdingbury Family Worship

5th Sunday Benefice Holy Communion rotation

Bell Ringing

All Saint’s Church has on-going tuition for bell ringers meeting at church on Tuesday evenings. The minimum age is 12 years depending on height.

If you would you be interested in having a test evening, you would be made very welcome.

Please contact Peter Lewis. 07796196435

Celebrate@4

Saturday 25 January at BDF Village Hall from 3.45pm

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: karen.armbrister@btinternet.com

Plough Service

Saturday 25 January at 3pm at St Mark’s, Bilton

The Warwickshire Group of The Farming Community Network warmly invite you to their annual service to bless the plough and our farmers to ensure good crops at harvest time. The 2020 service will be on Saturday 25 January at 3pm at St. Mark’s, Bilton, CV22 7RN.

All are very welcome to this special service to pray for our farmers and the food that they produce, particularly needed after a difficult and wet season. The preacher will be Revd Dr. Mark Betson, National Rural Officer for the Church of England and FCN volunteer. Refreshments will be served after the service.

For more information please email Barbara Clutton by clicking here.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 8 February at THE OAK & BLACK DOG in Stretton on Dunsmore

Breakfast is at 8.30am, followed by the speaker, 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 6 February.

Stretton on Dunsmore Ladies Fellowship Bag Making Day

Saturday 15 February, 10am- 2pm in the Village Hall

Will be holding a session to make bags to hold drains following surgery, supporting the breast care unit.

For lunch, please bring a small plate of food to share.

If you would like to help, please come along – no experience necessary!

Materials will be provided, but if you have any surplus material or cotton, please bring it along with you, as any donations are helpful. If you are able to bring a sewing machine, cotton, scissors, pins, needles etc please do so.

For more information please contact Veronica Ward: 02476545896, or email: veronica.christine45@gmail.com

The Pilgrim Singers Concert
On Saturday 15th February, the Pilgrim Singers will deliver a one hour pilgrimage through timeless choral masterpieces. The nine pieces form a musical journey and spiritual meditation – from the anguish that life can bring, (Mendelssohn’s ‘Hear my prayer/O for the wings of a dove’) to peace at the end (Brahm’s ‘Wie Lieblich’ from his Requiem). The centrepiece will be the UK premiere of ‘To Be a Pilgrim’, a modern piece by the American composer, Bell.

The Pilgrim Singers are a group of choral singers, who share a love of singing sublime choral music. It will take place on 15th February from, 1pm – 2pm at Holy Trinity Church, Priory Row, Coventry, CV1 5EX.

Intercessions Refresher and Training

Sunday 7 March, from 9.45-11.45am

Thelma and Karen are going to lead a short workshop on leading intercessions which could also be a suitable refresher for existing pray-ers as well.
It will take place at Stretton church after morning prayer, so 9.45-11.45 including coffee.
It will be a mixture of led discussion and practical application.
Please do offer this to anyone from your PCC or congregation who might find it useful.

Communi-Teas

Sunday 15 March

A group of us are meeting at All Saints Church on the 3rd Sunday of every other 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.

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!