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

Our Minister is Rev Rachel Jeffreys.  You can call her on 024 7654 3948 or 07570 510080, or email her on

Covid-19 Virus: We are holding services every Sunday morning at 10:30 in the Village Hall, and continue to take protective measures such as as wearing masks and 1-metre social distancing - but we can sing through our masks!  We can fit enough people in the hall so that you can turn up without booking --  so we would like to welcome you.  The service is streamed on Zoom and on our channel on YouTube, which is retained on YouTube for catch up.  More information is also available on our Facebook Page
We also recommend looking at the Facebook Page for Binley Woods, which has information about support and important contact details in the community.


Read on to see what we do in better times...

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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.  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.

Contact Us

Get in touch …

Contact Us

Our Minister is Rev Rachel Jeffreys

Our postal address is our Manse, where Rev Rachel lives:

The Church in Binley Woods
20 Daneswood Road
Binley Woods

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

Our phone numbers are:

The manse landline phone number is 024 7654 3948
Rachel Jeffreys' church mobile number is 07570 510080

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.

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 Rachel Jeffreys our Minister on 7654 3948 / 07570 510080 or send her 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 currently responsible for dealing with safeguarding matters.

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 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



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