Benson St Helen, Benson

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We are currently in a vacancy but services continue as normal thanks to the many clergy who come to help.

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.

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

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Messy Church
In the Canons’ Room. Harvest craft activities, celebration and hospitality for all ages. All welcome.
Saturday 8th October 2016 at 3:00 PM for 2 hours
 
St Helen's Quiz Night
Make up a team of 6 and enjoy a stimulating evening in the Canons' Room.
Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7:00 PM for 3 hours
 
The Parish Eucharist
Holy Communion on Remembrance Sunday - Please note time.
Sunday 13th November 2016 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 13th November 2016 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 13th November 2016 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 27th November 2016 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. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine served in the Canons' Room after the service.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Christingle Service
Children's Society Christingle Crib Service. All the children will receive a Christingle to take home.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
 
Community Carols
Traditional Carol Singing in church with Roke & Benson Band
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
 
Midnight Mass
Come and celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
 
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Sunday

Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Every first and last Sunday at
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Sunday at
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Sunday at 12:00 AM
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
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 12th November 2016.
Resumes Monday 14th November 2016
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

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

Friday

Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Every first and last Friday at
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Friday at
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Friday at 12:00 AM
until Sunday 2nd October 2016

Saturday

Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Every first and last Saturday at
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Saturday at
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
Youth and Tweens Groups visit to Woolhope
The Youth and Tweens Groups are returning to Woolhope Cockshoot for an away weekend with their leaders. Fun, games, fresh air, some quiet time and a visit to Gloucester all included.
Saturday at 12:00 AM
until Sunday 2nd October 2016
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Messy Church
In the Canons’ Room. Harvest craft activities, celebration and hospitality for all ages. All welcome.
Saturday 8th October 2016 at 3:00 PM for 2 hours
Youth Group
Sunday 9th October 2016 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
PCC Meeting
Thursday 13th October 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Whist Evening
For details contact Rodney and Jeanne Davis 01491838494
Friday 14th October 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
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. Ticket prices to be confirmed. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in the Canons' Room.
Saturday 15th October 2016 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Youth Group
Youth Group Meeting in the Canons' Room
Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Church and Churchyard Autumn Tidy up
Please come along and help tidy up the church and churchyard ready for the winter.
Saturday 29th October 2016 at 9:00 AM for 3 hours
PCC Meeting
Tuesday 8th November 2016 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
St Helen's Quiz Night
Make up a team of 6 and enjoy a stimulating evening in the Canons' Room.
Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7:00 PM for 3 hours
The Parish Eucharist
Holy Communion on Remembrance Sunday - Please note time.
Sunday 13th November 2016 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 13th November 2016 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 13th November 2016 at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Big Band Concert
To be confirmed
Saturday 26th November 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Advent Carol Service
A service of readings, hymns and carols led by the choir around the lighting of the Advent Crown
Sunday 27th November 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
PCC Meeting
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
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 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Christingle Service
Children's Society Christingle Crib Service. All the children will receive a Christingle to take home.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Community Carols
Traditional Carol Singing in church with Roke & Benson Band
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Mass
Come and celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Morning
Prayer Book Communion on Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 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 (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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