Benson St Helen, Benson

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Since 1st April 2017 we have been joined with the parishes of Ewelme, Brightwell Baldwin, Cuxham and Easington as the new United Benefice of Benson with Ewelme.  

Sunday Services at St Helen's consist of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer at 8.30am and a Parish Communion using Common Worship at 10am.  On third Sundays this service is a Eucharist for the Whole Family of God with greater involvement by children and music led by the church orchestra.

Morning Prayer is said in church on weekday mornings and there is a celebration of Holy Communion at 9.30am on Saturdays.

As well as providing activities for children at the 10am service in the form of FroGs (Friends of God), there is a group for older (secondary school) children which runs on the second and fourth Sunday evenings during term times from 7-9.15pm in the Canons' Room.   

Please view the calendar for details of some of the events which run in and around the church as well as special services.

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.

 

 
 

 

 
 

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Revd. Dr. Patrick Gilday
The Vicarage
Church Road
Benson
Oxon OX10 6SF

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Advent Carol Service
A service of readings, hymns and carols led by the choir around the lighting of the Advent Crown
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
 
Christmas Carol Service
The traditional service of 9 Lessons and Carols for Christmas includes music from the Church Orchestra and singing led by the Junior and Senior Choirs. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine served in the Canons' Room after the service.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Christingle Service
Children's Society Christingle Crib Service. All the children will receive a Christingle to take home.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
 
Community Carols
Traditional Carol Singing in church with Roke & Benson Band
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Parish Communion for Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Monday 25th December 2017 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
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments 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
Youth Group
Youth Group for 12-18 year olds
Every second and fourth Sunday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours

Wednesday

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

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
Printer friendly list of events
Advent Carol Service
A service of readings, hymns and carols led by the choir around the lighting of the Advent Crown
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christmas Carol Service
The traditional service of 9 Lessons and Carols for Christmas includes music from the Church Orchestra and singing led by the Junior and Senior Choirs. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine served in the Canons' Room after the service.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle Service
Children's Society Christingle Crib Service. All the children will receive a Christingle to take home.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Community Carols
Traditional Carol Singing in church with Roke & Benson Band
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Parish Communion for Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Monday 25th December 2017 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

 
     
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 with Ewelme (27/044A)
Parish Legal Name: Benson (270101 )
CofE Church Info: (627101 27/101)
Short URL: acny.uk/33/
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The current editor is: Chris Ward

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This page was last updated on Thursday 9th November 2017
 
 
 
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