Recent activities

Quiet Morning

The foolishness of the cross

A time to look, pray, discuss and meditate on
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
considering the impact of the Cross on each of us
and, in particular, our world at this time.

Let us make time for prayer, meditation and discussion.

Where: St. Cuthberts Chapel, Princethorpe
When: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Time: 10am – 12.30

Tea, Coffee and Cake will be provided

Everyone is welcome

For more details, please contact Gemma Took: 01926 614193 –
Or Rev. Ali Massey: 07837 124509 –

Partnership with Shack Schools, Lebanon

Lebanon is a tiny country struggling with an enormous problem – the massive influx of refugees fleeing the horrors of civil war in neighbouring Syria.

For the next 3 years, the Draycote Benefice are supporting ‘Shack Schools’, a Global Care project. Shack Schools provide an important basic education for the children of Syrian refugees who have fled their homes and, in this case, are living across the border in Lebanon. We are committed to raising a minimum of £1500 each year for the project. 

If you’d like to help support this project, please read this leaflet and consider donating here:

Godspell Reunion

On Easter Sunday at All Saints, we held a screening of the 1996 performance of Godspell by Stretton on Stage.We had a great evening, remembering times past and watching some amazing performances from a bunch of very talented young people.

Thank you to all those who help put together the event on Easter
Sunday. The evening was well supported by both Stretton on Stage and All Saints Church and we were delighted to raise £200 for the church.

DVDs of the 1996 show are still available, email Amanda ( or call 02476542895 if you would like to one for a £5.00 donation to the church.

Richard Nelhams & Amanda Ross

St Leonards, Birdingbury at Rugby Night Shelter


Rugby Winter  Night Shelter operates between 1 December and 31 March every year, providing hot meals and overnight accommodation at 7 venues across the town, each venue operating on a set night per week. Administered by Hope 4, guests register during the afternoon for a ticket for a meal and bed that evening. Volunteers at each venue provide a hot supper, drinks, supervised overnight accommodation and breakfast. All 7 venues are run through the goodwill of hundreds of volunteers. There are people – daily- transporting camp beds, washing and ironing bed linen, organising rotas and preparing hearty suppers for approximately 15-20 guests each night.

In birdingbury we started helping in December 2015 when Church Warden Karen, with her husband and daughter, volunteered to help on Christmas Eve at St Matthews and St Oswalds, Lawford Rd – part of our own Rugby Deanery and Coventry diocese.  

Since then we have progressed to actually preparing and taking the evening meal, once in 2016 and twice this year. We now have 10 people who have volunteered and expressed interest so we hope to increase our help to three nights for the 2017-2018 programme. 

This year we attended well stocked with Rev Ali’s super squash soup, Liz’s luscious lasagne, Karen’s spicy sausage and chilli beans, Emma’s masterful mixed salad and Jenny and Leigh’s lovely crumbles. Andrew joined us as we set up beds, laid out the bed linen, laid the table for 20, prepared and served the food, poured numerous teas and coffees, cleared away and washed  up and played countless games of Uno – a favourite game with all guests! 

Well done to all those who manage and administer the programme across Rugby town- we are proud and humbled to be involved in support. See you next month and next year!