Christmas Events and Services

There is so much going on this Christmas – Christingles, Carols, some quiet time and even, on Sunday 23 December a Live Outdoor Nativity (more information below)

Service times and locations here: Draycote Christmas Info Sheet 2018

The Draycote Benefice of Churches Live Nativity
Bondon Farm, Birdingbury (by kind permission of Wallace and Josie McCurdie)

Sunday 23 December at 4pm

Join our torchlight procession from Birdingbury Club at 3.40pm
Bring torches (no candles please) and do dress warmly!
Parking available on site for those in need
Refreshments will be served after the service in Birdingbury Club, Main St, to which all are welcome

BCDM Modules starting in November

Four new modules in the BCDM (Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission) are starting in November:
God’s Mission and the Old Testament
Digital Issues facing Christians Today
Discovering and Using our Spiritual Gifts
The Bible in Five Acts

More information is available on the Diocese website:

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, 19th January and 16th March (tea and coffee provided, please bring some lunch to share)

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


3.45pm on Saturday 26 January at Bourton Village Hall

Bag Making Day

10am – 2pm on Saturday 9 February at Stretton Village Hall

Making drain bag covers for post-op patients. Any offers of materials gratefully received. Bring and share lunch.