Ryton on Dunsmore - St. Leonard, Ryton-on-Dunsmore

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A warm welcome awaits you at St Leonard's church.

We are a lively and friendly congregation, with a good mix of ages, from babies to 90- year olds. Outgoing and at the heart of the village community. Our beautiful church was built in 1080, and the main entrance is through a fine early Norman doorway. Churchmanship is "upper central": reserved sacrament, vestments, mix of services including sung Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer Evensong, Family Services and very informal Village Worship. We were  recently visited by a Mystery Worshipper, who rated our worship 9/10 "very good", and was impressed by our hospitality and friendliness. You can read the full report by following the "Mystery Worshipper"  link in the sidebar on the right of this page.

We have a service every Sunday at 9.30 a.m. and also an evening service at 6.30 p.m.(please note that the evening service on the SECOND Sunday of every month is held at BUBBENHALL church) However, when there is a fifth Sunday in the month, this pattern will vary, and notice will be given on the "CALENDAR OF EVENTS" page- click link in panel on right.
We have Sunday School/ children's activities at all our 9.30 a.m. Sunday services.

On the second Wednesday of each month volunteers run a Lunch Club in the Church Centre.  A 2- course meal with tea or coffee is served at 12 noon and costs £5. If you would like some company and a chat please ring Hazel Smith (024 76456711).  Meals must be booked in advance.   We provide free transport in the Village Minibus- just tell Hazel if you would like to take advantage of it. We look forward to seeing you.


We have eight bells in our medieval tower, and at present we ring twice a month for the 9.30 a.m. service, plus weddings and occasional other special events. Please ring our Tower Captain, Mr. John Hammond, on 02476 511130 for times of bellringing practice and other details. New volunteers, whether experienced ringers, absolute beginners or anywhere in between, are always very welcome.

Our robed choir of men, women and children sings at the sung Eucharist twice monthly, and we also have an augmented choir (not robed) which learns music for special events and concerts. If you love to sing, and would like to be part of either choir, please get in touch with Barbara Marsh on tel 02476 304295; email all@marshes.plus.com. You don't have to be able to read music- just enjoy singing. We are all learning!

You can request our monthly newsletter via email by clicking on the "Contact us" tab at the top of this page.

There's a lot going on at St. Leonard's-
FOR A QUICK OVERVIEW,PLEASE CLICK THE "CALENDAR OF EVENTS" LINK IN PANEL ON THE RIGHT.

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Luncheon Club
Do come along to our Luncheon Club in the newly-refurbished Church Centre on the second Wednesday of each month. Cost is 4.00 for a freshly-cooked main course and pudding, plus tea, coffee and a chance to have a good chat. Please book in advance in church, or phone 01788573067 for further instructions about booking.
Every second Wednesday at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
 
Sorry, no Village Worship today because of Remembrance Service.
The earlier timing for the remembrance service (10.10 a.m.) means that it will not be possible to hold Village Worship today!
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Short, said service: "Early communion"
Every second Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Parish Communion
Sung Eucharist, [setting by Gregory Murray] Common Worship Order 1. Sermon and hymns. Coffee after the service. Sunday School.
Every first and third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Village Worship
Informal, very family-oriented worship. Starts with coffee and workshop activities in church hall, then moves into church for a short and child-friendly service.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Family Service
Hymns, prayers, readings and a talk or discussion, followed by refreshments and a chat in the church centre. A service at which people of all ages are welcome. Children take an active part in the service and special children's activities and worksheets are also provided.
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Evensong
Book of Common Prayer evensong. Sung service including psalms, canticles and hymns. Talk or sermon. .
Every first and third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
AT BUBBENHALL: Evensong
Book of Common Prayer evensong with sermon. Hymns, psalm, preces, responses sung to traditional Anglican chants.
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
A Sunday evening celebration of Holy Communion. Hymns and sermon.
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
AT BUBBENHALL: Holy Communion by candlelight
An evening, quiet and reflective, yet informal celebration of Holy Communion: Common Worship Order 1. Discussion of the Gospel of the day instead of sermon; time for open intercessions. Conducted by candlelight in the choirstalls.
Every third Sunday at 8:15 PM for 50 minutes
Common Worship

Monday

Bellringing practice
We meet on Monday nights for bellringing practice on our eight bells. Please join us- whether a complete beginner or an experienced ringer, or anywhere in between, you will be very welcome. For more information phone John Hammond on 02476 511130.
Every Monday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours

Wednesday

Holy Communion
Midweek Communion: Common Worship Order 1
Every first third fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:20 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Holy Communion
Midweek Communion: Common Worship Order 1
Every second Wednesday at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Luncheon Club
Do come along to our Luncheon Club in the newly-refurbished Church Centre on the second Wednesday of each month. Cost is 4.00 for a freshly-cooked main course and pudding, plus tea, coffee and a chance to have a good chat. Please book in advance in church, or phone 01788573067 for further instructions about booking.
Every second Wednesday at 12:00 PM for 2 hours

Saturday

Breakfast at Bubbenhall Village Hall
Come and enjoy breakfast in Bubbenhall Village Hall! First Saturday in every month, from 9.00 11.00 a.m. Full English 5.00, or bacon/ sausage etc. batches, tea, coffee- priced per item. Angela Greenway and Gill Green were delighted to have so many happy guests at the first two breakfast meetings , on April 5 and May 3, and hope to welcome even more of you next month- June 8. Proceeds to Church Funds. Do come along and bring your friends! Many thanks to Angela, Gill, and all those who are helping them in this new venture.
Every first Saturday at 9:00 AM for 2 hours
Church and churchyard tidy-up and maintenance day
On the morning of the first Saturday in every month, our enthusiastic Tidy-up team meets to share the task of keeping our church and churchyard looking beautiful. In 2007, we won the area Best-kept Churchyard competition, and we aim to maintain this high standard of care, with the help of our team of dedicated volunteers. We are also nurturing our newly-established Conservation Area. We work hard at grass-mowing, hedge-trimming, weeding, planting and many other jobs, and we always welcome new volunteers. Why not come along and lend a hand, and have a lot of fun and fellowship at the same time? Refreshment breaks are an important part of the morning!
Every first Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
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AT BAGINTON: A service of Readings and prayers in commemoration of the departed
A quiet and reflective service at which you are invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones.
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 5:00 PM for 50 minutes
AT RYTON: United Benefice Parish Communion
AT RYTON CHURCH. As it is the fifth Sunday in the month, we have a service of Holy Communion for our three parishes, led by the United Benefice choirs. Common Worship Order 1. Sung service, sermon and hymns. Coffee after the service. Sunday School/ creche activities for your children.
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
AT RYTON: Requiem of All Souls.
AT ST LEONARD'S CHURCH, RYTON. A service to commemorate the faithful departed. Those who wish are invited to light a candle in memory of departed loved ones, and after the main service to be present at the blessing of the churchyard and those buried there. Followed by a procession to bless the churchyard and the dead whose remains are buried there.
Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
St Leonard's Day: Patronal Festival
We celebrate our Patronal Festival with a service of Parish Communion in church, followed by the famous St. Leonard's day Brunch in the Church Centre.
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Sorry, no Village Worship today because of Remembrance Service.
The earlier timing for the remembrance service (10.10 a.m.) means that it will not be possible to hold Village Worship today!
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Remembrance Day Service
A service for Remembrance Sunday, after which we proceed to the War Memorial for the Two Minutes' Silence.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:10 AM for 1 hour
NO Evensong at Bubbenhall tonight- sorry!
Because of the Remembrance Day service earlier today, there will be no Evensong this evening. Sorry!
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 6:30 PM
Christmas coffee morning and bazaar.
IN THE VILLAGE HALL: St Leonard's popular annual Christmas Bazaar. Stalls, competitions, refreshments including Brunch. Father Christmas will be visiting to speak to all the children.
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 3 hours
Warwickshire Baroque Concert in Church.
Saturday, December 5th at 7.30 pm, St Leonard's church, Ryton-on-Dunsmore CHRISTMAS CANDLELIT CONCERT Followed by refreshments in the Church centre. Warwickshire Baroque conducted by Eddie Jones Warwickshire Baroque aims to recreate an evening of music familiar to our ancestors around the year 1800. This will include instrumental pieces written for Christmas and carols for everyone to join in. Some will be familiar like The Holly and the Ivy, or the Coventry Carol - also well known in the area. Some will be old favourites that have survived the passage of time. and carols for everyone to join in. Some will be old favourites that have survived the passage of time. Others have been forgotten with the passing years. All will be accompanied by the traditional string band as in the past.
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments Christmas Carols
Carols by Candlelight
We begin our Christmas worship with our annual celebration of the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols service- by candlelight. Our singing is led by the Augmented Choir, and begins at 4.30 p.m, but come early to secure your seat!
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Carol singing round the village
Do come and join us- for all or part of the evening- as we sing carols round the village in aid of Action Medical Research. Do join us if you can. It's always a fun evening with refreshments to look forward to! Contact Ba Marsh on 02476 304295.
Monday 18th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 3 hours
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Crib Service
Our popular Crib Service for children and their families.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly
Midnight Mass
Traditional Midnight Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
AT BUBBENHALL: Early Communion on Christmas morning
An early-morning celebration of the Birth of our Lord, using traditional words.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 8:00 AM for 35 minutes
AT RYTON: Holy Communion on Christmas morning.
A Service of Holy Communion on Christmas Day for all the family.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
At Bubbenhall: Family Communion on Christmas morning.
In St Giles' Church, Bubbenhall: A Service of Holy Communion on Christmas Day for all the family.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
No Bellringing practice on Christmas Day!
The enthusiasm of our bellringers knows no bounds, but even they need a day off on Christmas Day! We normally meet on Monday nights for bellringing practice on our eight bells. Please join us- whether a complete beginner or an experienced ringer, or anywhere in between, you will be very welcome. For more information phone John Hammond on 02476 511130.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
AT BAGINTON: United Benefice Holy Communion
AT BAGINTON CHURCH. As this is the fifth Sunday in the month, the morning service for our three parishes will be a celebration of Holy Communion at St. John the Baptist Church, Baginton. The singing will be led by the united choirs, and there will be coffee after the service.
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments

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Incumbent: The Revd David Robert WINTLE
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 13021
Built: 1080
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: COVENTRY (111)
Deanery: RUGBY (11106)
Parish Legal Name: Ryton-on-Dunsmore (110122 )
CofE Church Info: (611122 11/122)
Short URL: acny.uk/13021/
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