Forthcoming Events:

The BCDM Module on The Creed, with Patrick Taylor, Vicar of Holy Trinity Stratford, will be held on Tuesdays, at 7.30 pm in Ettington Church between April 17th and May 15th. Entitled ‘We Believe’, in this module you will explore how the Bible, Christian experience and theology relate to each other, and why Christians believe what they do. By the end of the module you will have looked at the basics of Christian theology and begun to think about how you might explain these to others, both inside church and beyond.
Note that these courses are free to those living or worshipping in this Deanery: will be paid for out
of our Deanery Funds.

Deanery Lent Course
Easter is fairly early this year: Ash Wednesday is Valentine’s Day- February 14th.  So the following week see the start of our Deanery Lent Services – based on the Cathedral’s Lent Course on Reconciliation.  As ever, all services begin at 7.30pm. This year we are looking forward to welcoming several of the newcomers to our Deanery to be our speakers.
20th February            Shipston           Components of Reconciliation            
Very Revd. John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry
27th February            Ettington                        Truth                                                           
Rev. George Heighton
6th March            Tredington                        Justice and Peace                                   
Rev. Sharon Goble
13th March            Whichford                        Mercy and Forgiveness                       
Rev. Ben Dyson
20th March            Tysoe                                    Living Reconciliation                                   
Rev. Sarah Edmonds
27th March            Newbold                        Eucharist                                                
Rev. Canon Dr. Jill Tucker
Ascension Day:
Thursday, May 10th, at 7.30pm in Preston Church, speaker Rev. Canon Christopher Lamb
Deanery Quiet Morning:
Tuesday 22nd May from 10 am until 1pm in The Free School, Brailes.  Jane Smith, whose husband was the incumbent of SW7 group of parishes, is to lead it. We serve coffee from 9.30 am and for those who wish to stay we provide a light lunch at 1pm.
Finally, a note for your diaries: 2018 is our Centenary Year as a Diocese, and we are delighted that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be visiting Coventry  between May 2nd and 5th .  In particular you might like to note Saturday, May 5th when there will be a special all-day celebration at the Cathedral, for the whole family, to which everyone is invited.
Next Synod: Tuesday, June 19th, Stretton Village Hall tbc