Benson St Helen, Benson

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Sunday worship at St Helen's is made up of a quiet service of Holy Communion at 8.30 am using the 1662 Prayer Book and a Parish Communion using Common Worship at 10 am with hymns and choir.  There is a Sunday Club for school age children called FrOGs (Friends of God) during this service and a children's corner at the back of church for pre-school children.  There is also a children's choir.  On the third sunday of the month there is a Eucharist for the Whole Family of God in which the children take part and the church orchestra accompanies the congregation.  Refreshments are served for everyone in the Canons' Room after the 10 am service every sunday. Details of other services and events can be found on the right of this page along with a short history of the church.

If you are planning to visit St Helen's and would like a look inside before you come, open the link to Church Interior on the right of this page for a panorama filmed last Eastertide.

Information about those buried in the main churchyard and the new churchyard on the other side of Church Road can be found using the documents on the right hand side of this page.  Please note that whilst records may indicate the names of those buried in the churchyard, not all graves are marked with monuments.

 

Young People at St Helen's Church

A new group for 13-18 year olds has recently formed in the church. Further details are available via the link on the right of this page.

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Barbara Smart
1, Church Close
Benson,
Wallingford
Oxon OX10 6SF
(01491) 837951 (Churchwarden) or 01491 838494 (Rodney Davis (Churchwarden))

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Progressive Supper
An annual fellowship and fundraising event for the church. Participants provide a course and host mystery guests who then disperse to different hosts for the next course. Contact Vicki Holcroft if you are able to help provide a course for this event. Alternatively you can just come along and enjoy everyone else's creative cuisine. Email Vickie at vickieholcroft@gmail.com or call 01491 825950 or 07771728634.
Saturday 19th September 2015 at 6:45 PM for 210 minutes
 
Parish Memorial Service
A Service of Readings, Prayers and Hymns to remember those whom we love but no longer see. A cup of tea will be available after the service in the Canons' Room.
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 3:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
 
The Parish Eucharist
Holy Communion on Remembrance Sunday - Please note time.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School
 
Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday Observance in Castle Square, Benson. We shall remember by name those who have given their lives in conflicts since World War II in addition to the names on the War Memorial.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:45 AM for 20 minutes
 
Annual Service of Remembrance in the Parish Church
Remembrance Sunday Service for the whole parish. Roke and Benson Brass Band will provide the music for this service. Coffee will be served afterwards in the Canons' Room.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
 
Advent Carol Service
A service of readings, hymns and carols led by the choir around the lighting of the Advent Crown
Sunday 29th November 2015 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
 
Christingle Service
Children's Society Christingle Crib Service. All the children will receive a Christingle to take home.
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
 
Community Carols
Traditional Carol Singing in church with Roke & Benson Band
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
 
Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Friday 25th December 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Book of Common Prayer Liturgy with Authorised Version Readings
Every Sunday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
PARISH EUCHARIST
Common Worship Order One
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Ends Saturday 7th November 2015.
Resumes Monday 9th November 2015
Family Friendly creche Coffee Common Worship
Eucharist for the Whole Family of God
An all-age worship service with children in church and our own Orchestra leading the music. Third Sunday of the month.
Once a month
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche

Monday

Retreat to Holy Island
We will be going to Lindisfarne, Holy Island (off the coast of Northumbria) again this year for a Retreat. It is a time of refreshment for body, mind and spirit. The island is a beautiful place with an inspiring history. All welcome.
Every Monday at 12:00 AM
from Monday 14th March 2016 until Friday 18th March 2016

Tuesday

Retreat to Holy Island
We will be going to Lindisfarne, Holy Island (off the coast of Northumbria) again this year for a Retreat. It is a time of refreshment for body, mind and spirit. The island is a beautiful place with an inspiring history. All welcome.
Every Tuesday at 12:00 AM
from Monday 14th March 2016 until Friday 18th March 2016

Wednesday

Retreat to Holy Island
We will be going to Lindisfarne, Holy Island (off the coast of Northumbria) again this year for a Retreat. It is a time of refreshment for body, mind and spirit. The island is a beautiful place with an inspiring history. All welcome.
Every Wednesday at 12:00 AM
from Monday 14th March 2016 until Friday 18th March 2016
Holy Communion
Holy Communion in the Day Room at the Millstream Centre on the first Monday of each month.
Please check the pew sheet
Every first Wednesday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Thursday

Retreat to Holy Island
We will be going to Lindisfarne, Holy Island (off the coast of Northumbria) again this year for a Retreat. It is a time of refreshment for body, mind and spirit. The island is a beautiful place with an inspiring history. All welcome.
Every Thursday at 12:00 AM
from Monday 14th March 2016 until Friday 18th March 2016
Women's House Group
An opportunity to meet and discuss church related subjects at 12 Chiltern Close, Benson. For more information contact Sylvia Baker 01491 832336.
Every second Thursday at 2:30 PM for 1 hour
Study Group
A group which meets at 12 the Moorlands to study and discuss the readings for the following Sunday's service
Every fourth Thursday at 7:45 PM for 1 hour

Friday

Retreat to Holy Island
We will be going to Lindisfarne, Holy Island (off the coast of Northumbria) again this year for a Retreat. It is a time of refreshment for body, mind and spirit. The island is a beautiful place with an inspiring history. All welcome.
Every Friday at 12:00 AM
from Monday 14th March 2016 until Friday 18th March 2016
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Janaway Lecture
"Islam and Christianity - a dialogue" - Revd. Christopher Lamb
Tuesday 8th September 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust STRide
Churches across Oxfordshire will be open for the day to welcome cyclists, riders and striders who will be raising money for the OHCT and their local church. People who are able to give up time to welcome visitors to St Helen's Church can also be sponsored. Sponsorship Forms are available at the back of the church. The event runs from 10am to 6 pm.
Saturday 12th September 2015 at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
Progressive Supper
An annual fellowship and fundraising event for the church. Participants provide a course and host mystery guests who then disperse to different hosts for the next course. Contact Vicki Holcroft if you are able to help provide a course for this event. Alternatively you can just come along and enjoy everyone else's creative cuisine. Email Vickie at vickieholcroft@gmail.com or call 01491 825950 or 07771728634.
Saturday 19th September 2015 at 6:45 PM for 210 minutes
Church and Churchyard Autumn Tidy up
Please come along and help tidy up the churchyard ready for the winter or "autumn" clean the church.
Saturday 10th October 2015 at 9:00 AM for 3 hours
Autumn Fancies Concert
An evening of songs from across the centuries in aid of Music for Autism and St Helen's Church. Alice Rowse, Adrian Boorman, Christine Cairns, Sara McDouall-Saw and accompanist Jonathan French return for what promises to be another entertaining evening.
Saturday 17th October 2015 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Janaway Lecture
Val Ferguson will talk about the Quakers. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet informally after the talk over light refreshments in the Canons' Room.
Tuesday 27th October 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Parish Memorial Service
A Service of Readings, Prayers and Hymns to remember those whom we love but no longer see. A cup of tea will be available after the service in the Canons' Room.
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 3:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
The Parish Eucharist
Holy Communion on Remembrance Sunday - Please note time.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School
Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday Observance in Castle Square, Benson. We shall remember by name those who have given their lives in conflicts since World War II in addition to the names on the War Memorial.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:45 AM for 20 minutes
Annual Service of Remembrance in the Parish Church
Remembrance Sunday Service for the whole parish. Roke and Benson Brass Band will provide the music for this service. Coffee will be served afterwards in the Canons' Room.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
Advent Carol Service
A service of readings, hymns and carols led by the choir around the lighting of the Advent Crown
Sunday 29th November 2015 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Christingle Service
Children's Society Christingle Crib Service. All the children will receive a Christingle to take home.
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Community Carols
Traditional Carol Singing in church with Roke & Benson Band
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Christmas Morning
Prayer Book Communion on Christmas Day
Friday 25th December 2015 at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Friday 25th December 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 

Emmaus - Courses in Lent / Eastertide
     
Guidebooks
Church Open The church is open during regular service times and at other times by arrangement with the Vicar or Churchwardens.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 33
Style of worship: Central Eucharistic
Our Patron: Christ Church Oxford
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: ASTON & CUDDESDON (27402)
Benefice: Benson (27/044 M)
Parish Legal Name: Benson (270101 27/101)
CofE Church Info: (627101 27/101)
Short URL: acny.uk/33/
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