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.

St Helen's has a new and thriving youth group which started in April 2015. The group meets on the second and fourth Sunday evenings in each month from 7.00pm to 9.15pm in the Canons' Room behind the church. Teenagers who live in or near Benson and who are 13-18 years old are welcome to join us. The group enjoys a range of activities from camp fires to pizza-making (and eating) and the teenagers take an active part in planning and running the session as well as getting involved in events for the whole Parish.

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 in 2014.

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.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

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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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Pancake Party
Mark Shrove Tuesday with a Pancake Party at 12 Churchfield Lane. Light snacks and fresh baked pancakes will be on offer. Please bring your own drinks. Please sign the list in church. Price £3.
Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 6:15 PM for 2 hours
 
Ash Wednesday Eucharist
Sung eucharist
Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
 
Annual Vestry Meeting & Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Annual Vestry Meeting for the election of churchwardens followed by the Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting. All those listed on the electoral roll are welcome to attend and vote.
Sunday 17th April 2016 at 11:30 AM for 1 hour
 
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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
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
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
Parenting Teenagers Course
The course will run for 5 weeks, on Monday evenings: 25th January, 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th February at 7.30pm in the Canons’ Room at St Helen’s Church, Benson. Why do the course? ➢ Parenting teenagers is harder than ever for most parents today ➢ No role we undertake in life is more important than parenting We are the main influence on our teenagers’ future. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. Meeting our teenagers’ deepest needs, setting healthy boundaries, helping to develop their emotional health and teaching them how to make good choices takes skill and dedication. Taking time to reflect on our end goal can help us to build our relationship with our teenagers now. Cost is £10 per person to cover the accompanying booklet and refreshments. For more information or to book a place, please email: emmafirth5@gmail.com
Every Monday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
until Monday 29th February 2016
Ends Sunday 14th February 2016.
Resumes Tuesday 16th February 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
Printer friendly list of events
Pancake Party
Mark Shrove Tuesday with a Pancake Party at 12 Churchfield Lane. Light snacks and fresh baked pancakes will be on offer. Please bring your own drinks. Please sign the list in church. Price £3.
Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 6:15 PM for 2 hours
Ash Wednesday Eucharist
Sung eucharist
Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
PCC Meeting
PCC Meeting
Tuesday 16th February 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
PCC Meeting
PCC Meeting
Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Whist Evening
Come and play Whist in the Canons' Room. Contact Jeanne or Rodney Davies for more information. 7.00pm for 7.30 start. Tel. 01491 838494.
Friday 18th March 2016 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Annual Vestry Meeting & Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Annual Vestry Meeting for the election of churchwardens followed by the Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting. All those listed on the electoral roll are welcome to attend and vote.
Sunday 17th April 2016 at 11:30 AM for 1 hour
Whist Evening
Progressive Whist Evening in the Canons' Room - 7 for 7.30pm start. Contact Jeanne and Rodney Davis on 01491 838494
Friday 22nd April 2016 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours

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

 
     
Guidebooks
Church Open The church is open daily from about 0900-dusk. For access at other times contact the churchwardens.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Audio-Visual
Hall for Hire For hall booking see our Canons Room page
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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This page was last updated on Sunday 18th October 2015
 
 
Benson St Helen : Church Road, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6SF

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