We are a friendly local church based in the village of Binley Woods to the east of Coventry.
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 tea or coffee and 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. On most Sunday mornings the children take part in the first part of the service, and then go to their own teaching in a separate room. Other times, the service is geared to provide interest for all ages.
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.
Check out the What's on information for special Sundays.
in the church, in Binley Woods and around …
Bible Fellowship Groups:
Mon 2 pm 24 Ferndale Road: 8, 22 May
Mon 2 pm 77 Monks Road: 8, 22 May
Wed 7 pm 56 Heather Road: 10, 24 May
Thu 7:30 pm 91 Heather Road: 4, 18 May, 1 June
Open Door in the Village Hall every Tuesday at 12:30 pm
We post our Special Events on the Binley Woods Facebook Page
For the full Village Hall schedule, see What's On on the village community website
Stay and Play
for 0 to 3 year-olds is in the Village Hall every Thursday morning starting at 9:30 …
We are the Thursday Morning Stay and Play
There are two weekly Stay and Plays in Binley Woods Village Hall. Ours is on Thursday mornings starting at 9:30.
Bex and Jo write:
We are staying and playing in Binley Woods village hall on Thursday mornings 9.30 - 11.15. We hope you will join us! 🙂 Cost is just £1.50 per child, and then 50p for any other children you bring with you. Snacks and drinks for the children is provided, and biscuits and hot drinks for the carers.
Who we are
We, Bex Fillis and Joanne Jones, are organising it. We are running it through the Church in Binley Woods, and have both been through the proper safeguarding process with up to date DBS's and safeguarding procedures that the church requires of all its volunteers.
Though please be clear that this is a STAY and Play group, and so the child/children you bring will be your responsibility through the duration of the session, and should never be left unattended.
Bex and Jo
Please invite people you think would be interested! If you are coming for the first time, note that we are using the back entrance to the village hall so we can keep the front door locked for security. (We unlock the front door for any double buggies!)
The other Binley Woods Stay and Play is a Saplings group on Wednesday afternoons.
A weekly lunch club every Tuesday for people living on their own …
Who are Open Door?
A group of people meet in the Morrison Room (at the back of the Village Hall) each Tuesday at 12:30 pm and prepare a welcome for folk who live on their own to come and enjoy a bit of company for an hour or so.
Twice a month we have lunch together
On the first and third Tuesday of each month we share a home cooked two course meal. A fairly typical menu would be cottage pie with carrots and peas, and apple crumble.
On the other Tuesdays...
On other Tuesdays we have sandwiches and cake, and tea or coffee. Occasionally we have a quiz, but it's very non-competitive. Mostly we just chat.
If you would like to join us just come along to the Morrison Room at the back of the Village Hall, or phone Margaret on 7654 2496.
and special services for you or your family …
Pastoral Visiting in Binley Woods …
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 contact Jonny Fillis our minister in the first instance (email: , phone: )
Bible Fellowship Groups
Groups for Bible study, prayer and fellowship, meeting in homes …
We are four groups meeting in homes
Currently, two groups meet on Monday afternoons, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, one meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, and one meets on the second and fourth Thursday evening 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.
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:
Fun and crafts for children and adults, a Bible story, a light meal, after school on Friday, twice a term …
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!
This is a photo of our Christmas Messy Church and Christingle, after we put our Christingles together!
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Or turn up at the door!
Women in Touch
A monthly meeting to share food, fellowship and informal bible study …
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 (see What's On for exceptions in the summer and major festivals) in St Margaret's Church Hall in Wolston.
We have a hearty breakfast and good conversation, followed by interesting input from a visitor of local member.
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 …
|The Church Profile gives an overview of the church||TCIBW Church Profile 2017|
|The Job Description and Person Specification for the Minister from September 2017||TCiBW Job Description & Person Spec|
|Get more church background from the report for the 2016 AGM||TCIBW Annual Report 2016|
|The AGM Agenda lists the many roles taken by members that are affirmed at the AGM||TCIBW AGM Agenda 16.4.21 top page|
|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|
|The Guidelines for the Staffing Consultative Group includes a statement of the process for appointment of a Minister, setting out the responsibilities of the denominations and the church||CiBW Guidelines for the SCG - DRAFT revision for 2017|
|Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures||Safeguarding Children|
|Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidelines||Safeguarding Adults|
|This is our Baptism policy document||BW Baptism Policy|