- Annual Church Meetings on Tuesday 30th
Our Annual Meeting of Parishioners to elect churchwardens will be held on Tuesday 30th May at 7.15pm followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting directly afterwards at 7.30pm.
Click the picture to go to our noticeboard to see the official meeting notices.
- Morning Prayer in St Ben’s and our Benefice
Come along to join us in the Office of Morning Prayer now held in St Ben’s on Tuesdays at 9am. Morning Prayer is now held on Wednesdays in St John’s at 9am. On Fridays, a Celtic style morning office, put together by our curate Kieron, is held in St Margaret’s Chapel, also at 9am.
- Weekday Communion
Holy Communion is held weekly in St Ben’s on Fridays at 10am. This is a short service of about half an hour following Common Worship. Please join us then.
St John’s also has a weekly Holy Communion service on Wednesdays at 10am.
- Holy Communion at St Ben’s on Sunday 4th June at 11am
You are invited to join us for this traditional Communion service following our familiar pattern using Common Worship.
- This week’s news sheet
Click/tap on the picture to download/view the news sheet for the week commencing Sunday 28th.
- Come and Sing Taizé
Join us as we gather in St Ben’s to sing Taizé together at 7pm for an hour every other Tuesday through June and July. The next meeting is on June 6th.
- Weekly Prayer List
Click the picture to see who especially needs your prayers this week.
- Contemplative Prayer Group
A group meets for contemplative prayer every Thursday at 3.30pm in the Lower Hall of Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury (behind the Catholic Church on Magdalene Street).
There’s a short introduction from (for example) the Desert Fathers, Benedict, Ignatius of Loyola, the Carmelites – Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence (The Practice of the Presence of God). This is followed by half an hour’s silence, after which there’s an opportunity for sharing.
For more information phone Helen Marquis on 01458 831267.
- Archbishops’ Prayer for Ukraine
Click the picture to read a prayer from our Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell.
For downloads of daily readings and other news items that could affect you, take a look at St John’s News page by clicking here.
Hiring our building and booking events
If you want to hire our building or book a wedding, baptism or other service, please go to our Booking and Contact page.
Click the picture to go to our page for official notices and documents. Note that details of services and other activities are not posted there.
St Ben’s is part of the Inclusive Church network. Click on the logo to read more on our Who We Are page.
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Our Google events calendar can be viewed here
Safeguarding refers to the range of plans and activities that are put in place to protect children and adults who may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect from being harmed. Safeguarding in the church community – making our church safe for young people and vulnerable adults – is everyone’s responsibility.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
If you wish to report concerns or possible abuse, please contact one of the following:
- Parish Safeguarding Officer: Arwen of Westrop,
07511 117975, email@example.com
- Churchwarden: David Chapman,
07942 264354, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Churchwarden: Liz Pearson,
07967 046672, email@example.com
- Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Andrew Duncan,
07736 903855, firstname.lastname@example.org