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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.

Photo of CIBW congregation in the Village Hall

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.

We've started uploading most of our Sunday morning sermons.  At present you will see them as a list of files on a shared Google Drive, here.  The names of the files indicate their date, shown as year|month|day.  We're working on listing the topics and Bible references.

Check out the What's on information for special Sundays.

Rachel Jeffreys is our new Minister:  We are currently "in a vacancy" but it will come to an end in October.  We rejoice that our new Minister, Rachel Jeffreys, will be starting in Binley Woods in October.  Our Leadership Team continues to lead the church's ministry until then.

We've had some problems with our minister's phone number, so if you need to phone us, please call the temporary number 024 7654 4124.  Or email or

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Get in touch …

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Our postal address is our Manse, where our Minister lives:

The Church in Binley Woods
20 Daneswood Road
Binley Woods

Our emails are: for general enquiries for our minister for our secretary

Our phone numbers are:

The manse landline phone number is 024 7654 3948
During our vacancy, please call the temporary number 024 7654 4124


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What’s On

in the church, in Binley Woods and around …

November and Christmas 2018

Bible Fellowship Groups:
Bible Fellowhip Groups are on holiday in August.

Open Door in the Village Hall Tuesday 6, 20 August at 12:30 pm

Sat 3rd 08:30 Prayer Meeting 77 Monks Road
Tue 6th 17:00 Leadership Team meeting for prayer and pondering
Wed 14th Wednesday Bible Fellowship Group social meal at the Roseycombe
Fri 30th Book Club: 12:30 Badgers Tearoom (Brandon Marsh), 14:00 at 24 Ferndale Road

Looking ahead:

Friday 6th September 16:00 Messy Church, Village Hall
Saturday 7th September 14:00 Rachel Jeffreys' ordination and Hannah's dedication, South London
Sunday 29th September 10:30 Harvest Thanksgiving in the Sunday morning service, Village Hall
Sunday 27th October 16:00 Rachel Jeffreys' induction as Minister of The Church in Binley Woods, Village Hall

We post our Special Events on the Binley Woods 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.

Karen and Joanne 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, Karen Hucker 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.
Karen and Joanne

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!)

Join our Facebook Group.   Email Karen if you have any further questions.

Open Door

A lunch club on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 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) twice a month on 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.

Open Door shared meal in the Village Hall

We have lunch together twice a month

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.

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.

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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.  In the first instance call Jonny Fillis our Minister on 7654 3003 or send him 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.. Two pastoral coordinators try 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 contact us on (email: , or phone Ann Watts: 7767 9200)


See the church’s safeguarding arrangements …

Safeguarding Arrangements

To raise any safeguarding matters with The Church in Binley Woods, please contact Ann Watts on 024 7767 9200 or John Stanley on 024 7654 4124 or send an email to: which will direct to a member of our Leadership Team, who are responsible for dealing with safeguarding matters while we do not have a minister.

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.

Photo of a Bible Fellowship Group

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, 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!

Christmas Messy Church Christingle

Contact us

Have a look at our open Facebook Group today to get a feel for what it’s like, and join it keep up to date with all the latest news and plans!

To find out more, contact John Stanley on 7654 4124 or Janet Stanley on 7654 4124 or email her on

Or turn up at the door!

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Women in Touch

A monthly meeting to share food, fellowship and informal bible study …

Women in Touch is an opportunity for women from different groups within the church to meet to share food, fellowship and informal bible study in a home, socialising, discussing, reflecting and sharing faith together in a supportive atmosphere. WIT meets monthly usually on the third Friday of the month.  Contact Jan (7654 4548) or Sue (07771 933604).
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 (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 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 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



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