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We are a friendly local church based in the village of Binley Woods to the east of Coventry.

We are currently without a Minister.   Our main church contact is Dianne Hodgetts on 07925 342955, or send us an email on

We meet on Sunday mornings at 10:30 in the Binley Woods Village Hall.  In our worship we draw on the richness of Christian worship styles, especially those from our Anglican and Baptist roots.  Our services normally end before 12.00 noon, and afterwards you can stay for a chat.

All are welcome.  Whether you want to rejoice and give thanks for new blessings, or sit quietly through the service in God's presence, or seek help and healing, or just want to take a look, you will receive a warm and considerate welcome.

We have Holy Communion around twice a month which is open to all who know and love the Lord Jesus, and there are regular slots with a topic on mission and service and on prayer for healing.

We welcome children.  We welcome children of all ages -- we have a supervised table for children, with quiet activities.

Getting to the Village Hall:  The Village Hall is on the south side of Rugby Road, with a large car park at the rear.  Disabled parking spaces are at the front.  Postcode is CV3 2AX.  See quick map. Also see on Google Maps.

For upcoming events and specials, including Christmas and Easter, please check our Facebook page regularly,

Lionheart Holiday Club 2023

Lionheart is coming to Binley Woods Village Hall the first full week of School Summer Holiday, Mon 31st July to Fri 4th August and Sun 6th …

Lionheart and the Great Pyramid Adventure

The theme of this summer 2023's Lionheart is Lionheart's Adventures in Knight School. Look out for the Lionheart posters, coming soon!

Lionheart is a fast-moving time of activities run by a professional team and designed for children to have great fun as they learn more about God and themselves – no one is bored! The children always have a great time with parachute games, songs, bible stories, drama, crafts, puppets and more.  Each day the theme follows the challenges Lionheart encounters, challenges which children encounter e.g. honesty and bullying.

Please check our posts on our Facebook page to get the latest updates.

Lionheart is for Primary School children who have completed their year in Reception up to Year 6 and places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

It runs from 10 am to 12 noon each weekday, and for the family on Sunday 10:30 to 11:30.  The cost is £20 for the week (£5 per day) for the first child and £15 (£4 per day) for each brother or sister in the same family.

All adults are fully DBS checked for working with children.

For more information, or to reserve a place, contact Janet Stanley on  07761 484834 or

Print a Registration Form to send or deliver to Janet.

View our Privacy Statement for Lionheart.

Contact Us

Get in touch …

Contact Us

We are currently without a minister

Our main contact for phone calls is Dianne Hodgetts on 07925 342955

Our postal address is our Manse, which is regulalry checked for post.

The Church in Binley Woods
20 Daneswood Road
Binley Woods

Our emails are: for general enquiries for communications that would normally go to our minister for the church secretary

Our phone numbers are:

The manse landline phone number is 024 7654 3948

Check out our Facebook Page

Stay and Play

for 0 to 3 year-olds is in the Village Hall every Thursday morning in term-time starting at 9:30 …

We are the Thursday Morning Stay and Play

We are now the only Stay and Play in Binley Woods Village Hall.  We are on Thursday mornings starting at 9:30.

We are a term-time stay and play group which runs at Binley Woods Village Hall on Thursday mornings from 9.30 to 11am, supported by the Church in Binley Woods.  All are welcome – we are a very friendly group attended by parents, grandparents and childminders.  £2.50 first child, 50p each additional child in the family, includes snack and fruit.

Our main communication is through our Facebook Group.  Check it out to see what’s we are doing.

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Life Events

and special services for you or your family …

Please contact us directly if you live in Binley Woods and want to ask about a special service for a Life Event for yourself or in your family and we will be able to talk about your needs.  While we have no minister, in the first instance please call Dianne Hodgetts on 07925 342955 or send us an email to arrange to discuss the options available.

Pastoral Visiting in Binley Woods …

There is a network of people within the church who seek to support members of the church, church contacts and each other by visiting and sharing friendship. A pastoral coordinator tries to keep alert to people in need of a visit and put visitors in touch with them.

People experiencing life crises are visited by the minister and others to provide spiritual, emotional and practical support in the difficult times of life. If you or someone you know needs such support, please phone Dianne Hodgetts: 07925 342955)


See the church’s safeguarding arrangements …

Safeguarding Arrangements

To raise any safeguarding matters with The Church in Binley Woods, please contact Shân Dobinson on 07799 668800 or send an email to:

The Coventry Diocesan Safeguarding Team is on 024 7652 1345 (24 hours).

You can read our Safeguarding Policy Documents here:

Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidelines
Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures

Other safeguarding contacts:

  • Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm
  • Click to visit Safeguarding on the Coventry diocesan website
  • The local social care team for Warwickshire is: 01926 886922
  • National helplines:
    • NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
    • Childline – 0800 1111
    • Stop it Now – 0808 1000 900
    • NAPAC – 0808 801 0331
    • Samaritans – 116 123
    • Family Lives – 0808 800 2222
    • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
    • Action on Elder Abuse – 0808 808 8141

Bible Fellowship Groups

Groups for Bible study, prayer and fellowship, meeting in homes …

We are two groups meeting in homes

Currently, one group meets on Monday afternoons, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, and the other meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

What do we study?

We use study material from a wide range of sources.  Sometimes each group chooses its own topics and material.  Other times, all the groups follow the same material, keeping in step together.  For example, all the groups recently followed LICC’s Fruitfulness on the Frontline together, and separately we have used Scripture Union study booklets, Open Doors’ material on persecuted Christians, and others.

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Our study is informal.  We learn together and from each other, using material which supports this approach.

What is a meeting like?

Each group develops its own style of meeting.  As well as the study topic, there is time for prayer and fellowship.

Joining a Group

We welcome people who are not members of the Church in Binley Woods.  Please contact one of us if you are interested in joining a group:

Monday afternoons: Margaret Bolton (7654 2496)
Wednesday evenings: Janet Stanley (7654 4124)

Messy Church

Fun and crafts for children and adults, a Bible story, a light meal, after school on Friday, every two months …

Messy Church in Binley Woods

is an opportunity to explore God’s Big Story together as a family, through crafts, food, stories and lots of fun!

What happens at Messy Church

We start at 4pm with a variety of crafts around tables and a game.  Then we all get together for a short Bible story, and follow with a light meal.  We’re usually finished around 5:30 pm.  There is no charge.

Messy Church is designed as a family-friendly session.  Parents, grandparents, carers are invited to attend with their children (no children may be left unattended) – but don’t worry, the crafts, stories and food will be enough to keep you entertained!

We’re meeting every two months, and the remaining dates in 2022 are 30th September and 3rd December.  And of course there’s Lionheart Holiday Club every year in the first week of the school summer holidays.

Contact us

Have a look at our open Facebook Group today to get a feel for what it’s like, and join it to keep up to date with all the latest news and plans!  We are also grateful to the Primary School for putting announcements before each Messy Church in their online weekly newsletter.

To find out more, contact John Stanley on 07342 957689 or email him on

Or turn up at the door!

Arise Mens Breakfast

ARISE! Men’s Breakfast

Monthly Full English at St Margaret’s church hall, Wolston …

ARISE! is a Men’s Breakfast at 9:00 every third Saturday morning (with seasonal exceptions) in St Margaret’s Church Hall in Wolston.

We have a hearty breakfast and good conversation, followed by interesting input from a visitor or local member.

ARISE! Men's Breakfast photo Contacts:

In Binley Woods: Paul Bowes on 024 7654 4195

In Wolston: Peter Bridges on 024 7654 3410

St Margaret’s Church Hall is next to St Margaret’s Church – see map


Formal church documents for reference …

These are reference documents.  They are all PDF documents, requiring Adobe Reader.

The Church Profile gives an overview of the church TCIBW Church Profile 2017
The Standing Orders is the operating document for the church CiBW Standing Orders 2011 FINAL
The Constitution is a formal document defining the relationships of the church with its wider denominations and setting out its scope BW Constitution
Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidelines Safeguarding Adults
This is our Baptism policy document BW Baptism Policy