Welcome to St Benedict’s Test Page


  • This week’s news sheet

    Click/tap on the picture to download/view the news sheet for the week commencing Sunday 1st.

  • Weekly Prayer List

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

  • Sacred Cinema at St Ben’s on Friday 6th

    Our season of Sacred Cinema continues this Friday (6th) with the 1993 Bertolucci film Little Buddha about Lama’s search for a Tibetan Master’s next Incarnation.

    There’ll be refreshments available during a half-time break of this 2 hour film. To see the poster, including the programme to December, click/tap the picture or this link. You can watch the official trailer at this link. Entrance will be free of charge, with donations gratefully accepted.

  • Come and Sing Taizé

    We’re restarting Taizé singing, this time on alternate (almost) Thursdays in October and November, meeting in St Ben’s at 7pm for about an hour. Dates pencilled in are 5th and 19th October, and 2nd and 23rd November. More details to come.

  • 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.

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 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: