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.  

We rejoice to announce that the Revd. Dr. Patrick Gilday will be joining us as the Rector of the new Benson with Ewelme Benefice on 10th July.  Patrick is currently a curate in Ascot.  We look forward to welcoming him, his wife Lydia and their daughter Madeleine to Benson in the summer.  Until then  we continue to enjoy the ministry of our visiting clergy who lead our worship.

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.

As well as providing activities for children at the 10am service in the form of FroGs (Friends of God), there are two groups for older children which run on Sunday evenings.  On the second Sunday of the month, from 5.30-7pm the Tweens Group of 9-12 year olds meet in the Canons' Room.  On second and fourth Sundays the Youth Group for 13-18 year olds meets from 7-9.15pm. 

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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20 Preston Crowmarsh
Wallingford
Oxon OX10 6SL
01491 824358 (Churchwarden) or 01491 837951 (Barbara Smart (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 Chris Ward 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 Chris at coward@btconnect.com or call 07792 070343.
Saturday 16th September 2017 at 6:45 PM for 210 minutes
 
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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
Tweens Group
A group for 9-12 year olds meeting in the Canons' Room
Every second Sunday at 5:30 PM
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
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 Chris Ward 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 Chris at coward@btconnect.com or call 07792 070343.
Saturday 16th September 2017 at 6:45 PM for 210 minutes

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 )
CofE Church Info: (627101 27/101)
Short URL: acny.uk/33/
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This page was last updated on Wednesday 10th May 2017
 
 
 
Benson St Helen : Church Road, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6SF

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