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NOTICES

  • Morning Prayer in St Ben’s and our Benefice

    Come along to join us in the Office of Morning Prayer held in St Ben’s on Wednesdays at 9am. Morning Prayer is held on Tuesdays 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.

  • SERVICES

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  • Lent Guest Preachers

    You can watch recordings of the sermons given so far by our Lent Benefice guest preachers at St John’s by clicking/tapping the picture.

  • 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 Tuesdays at 10.30am.

  • Benefice Communion Service with guest preacher in St John’s on Sunday 3rd March

    This coming Sunday we have a Benefice Communion service at 10am in St John’s. This is the third of the Lent series of services with a guest preacher addressing the Lent theme of Journeying: Living as a Pilgrim People. For details click/tap the picture or this link.

    There will be no Sunday morning service in St Ben’s this Sunday, but there will be Prayers around the Cross at 4pm.

  • Prayers around the Cross

    On each of the first five Sundays of Lent, there will be a short service of Prayers around the Cross held at 4pm in St Ben’s featuring a Taizé cross and Taizé chanting. For details, click/tap the picture or this link.

  • Sunday Mornings in Lent

    Our theme for Lent this year is Journeying: Living as a Pilgrim People. There will be eminent guest preachers at St John’s on the first five Lenten Sundays (starting 18th Feb) addressing this Lent theme, with post-service Q&A, discussions and lunch. So we don’t miss out, we won’t have Sunday morning services on some of the five Sundays. For details, click/tap the picture or this link.

  • This week’s news sheet

    Click/tap on the picture to download/view the news sheet for the week commencing Sunday 25th.

  • Come and Sing Taizé

    We’ve restarted Taizé singing on alternate Thursdays in February and early March, gathering in St Ben’s at 7pm for about an hour. The next meeting is on 29th February.

  • Weekly Prayer List

    Click the picture to see who especially needs your prayers this week.

  • Updated rates for hiring St Ben’s

    If you hire St Ben’s regularly you may not be aware that we’ve introduced modest increases to some of our charges. We now also levy a charge if you require heating above 15C. Our new rates are shown in our online booking form at this link. If you’ve previously negotiated a special rate, please talk to Liz – contact details at this link.

    If you haven’t hired our church before, click or tap the picture for more information.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

Official Noticeboard

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.

Inclusive Church

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

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: