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.

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. John Burrell (Vicar)
The Vicarage,
Church Road,
Benson,
Wallingford
Oxon OX10 6SF
(01491) 832008

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St Helen's Quiz Night
Make up a team of 6 and enjoy a stimulating evening in the Canons' Room. Supper included. Price £8 per person. Please bring your own drinks.
Saturday 1st November 2014 at 7:30 PM for 3 hours
 
The Parish Eucharist
Holy Communion on Remembrance Sunday - Please note time.
Sunday 9th November 2014 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 9th November 2014 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 9th November 2014 at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
 
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Big Band Concert
The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Big Band return for an evening of music by Glenn Miller and Cole Porter. Tickets £15 from Jeanne and Rodney Davis (838494) or Derry's Den.
Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
 
Advent Carol Service
A service of readings, hymns and carols led by the choir around the lighting of the Advent Crown
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
 
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
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 6:00 PM 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 8th November 2014.
Resumes Monday 10th November 2014
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

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Holy Communion
Holy Communion in the Day Room at the Millstream Centre on the first Wednesday 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
"Expecting Christ" Discussion Course
A four session discussion course taking place on Thursday evenings or Friday mornings at the Vicarage. In this course we look at several moments in our faith and lives where a door opens and lets Christ in, catching the sense of expectancy which comes at Advent and also throughout the year. How does Christ surprise us and meet us in the family and community, our own personal lives, in prayer and in approaches to the end of life?
Every Thursday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
from Thursday 13th November 2014 until Thursday 4th December 2014
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

"Expecting Christ" Discussion Course
A four session discussion course taking place on Thursday evenings or Friday mornings at the Vicarage. In this course we look at several moments in our faith and lives where a door opens and lets Christ in, catching the sense of expectancy which comes at Advent and also throughout the year. How does Christ surprise us and meet us in the family and community, our own personal lives, in prayer and in approaches to the end of life?
Every Friday at 9:45 AM for 1½ hours
from Friday 14th November 2014 until Friday 5th December 2014
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St Helen's Quiz Night
Make up a team of 6 and enjoy a stimulating evening in the Canons' Room. Supper included. Price £8 per person. Please bring your own drinks.
Saturday 1st November 2014 at 7:30 PM for 3 hours
Janaway Lecture - "Zen and Christianity - a common ground?"
A talk by Sandy Chubb, a Christian, Zen Teacher and former Director of the Prison Phoenix Trust. Zen meditation has helped many ordinary people transform their lives, particularly through the work of the Trust. After the talk there will be time for questions followed by complimentary light refreshments with wine or soft drinks. Tickets £7 (£5 for students and under 18s) from Derry's Den in Benson or by calling 01491 200737.
Tuesday 4th November 2014 at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Parish Away Day
This year's Away Day will take place at Ripon College, Cuddeson and be led by Dr Michael Beasley, the Diocesan Director for Mission. All welcome.
Saturday 8th November 2014 at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
The Parish Eucharist
Holy Communion on Remembrance Sunday - Please note time.
Sunday 9th November 2014 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 9th November 2014 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 9th November 2014 at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Big Band Concert
The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Big Band return for an evening of music by Glenn Miller and Cole Porter. Tickets £15 from Jeanne and Rodney Davis (838494) or Derry's Den.
Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Whist Evening
Whist Evening in the Canons' Room. Contact Jeanne and Rodney Davis on 01491 838494
Friday 28th November 2014 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Advent Carol Service
A service of readings, hymns and carols led by the choir around the lighting of the Advent Crown
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
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
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
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Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Grade 2* Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Floodlighting Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Church Open Nurture Courses Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities
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Hall Booking Secretary 8 Church Road Benson Wallingford OX10 6SFCosts on application to Secretary

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The church is open during regular service times and at other times by arrangement with the Vicar or Churchwardens.

Nurture Courses

Emmaus - Courses in Lent / Eastertide

 
Other information
Clergy: The Revd Godfrey {John} BURRELL
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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Benson St Helen : Church Road, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6SF

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