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 two groups for young people.  The Tweens (aged 9-12yrs) meet in the Canons' Room on the second Sunday of the month from 5.30pm to 7pm.   The Youth Group meets in the Canons' Room on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 7.00pm to 9.15pm. 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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20 Preston Crowmarsh
Wallingford
Oxon OX10 6SL
01491 824358 (Churchwarden) or 01491 837951 (Barbara Smart (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.
Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 6:15 PM for 2 hours
 
Messy Church
In the Canons' Room. Craft activities, celebration and hospitality for all ages for Mothering Sunday. All welcome.
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 3:00 PM for 2 hours
 
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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
Ends Saturday 28th January 2017.
Resumes Monday 30th January 2017
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 28th January 2017.
Resumes Monday 30th January 2017
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

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
Confirmation Preparation
Preparation for confirmation led by Revd. Myles Godfrey
Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
until Wednesday 8th February 2017

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
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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 824358.
Friday 20th January 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Breakaway Conflict Management Self Defence
This is session being run for members of the Tweens and Youth Group in the Canons' Room Could you handle a difficult or aggressive person in a Safe and Legal way? Would you know how to protect yourself and those around you? Breakaway training addresses these issues. It can to equip anyone with the skills and techniques to defuse a situation and techniques necessary for break-away and safe escape and to protect themselves in aggressive situations where they have been threatened or physically assaulted. Cost £10 per person. To book Contact:- Nicola ntiedeman@btinternet.com Janet janetworroll@gmail.com Emma emmafirth5@gmail.com
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 6:00 PM for 3 hours
Janaway Lecture - The Lost World of Medieval Jewry in Oxford
The speaker will be the Venerable Martin Gorrick, the Archdeacon of Oxford, who is also the Interfaith Adviser for the Diocese. Following the talk there will be refreshments in the Canons' Room. Tickets £7 (£5 for students) available from Derry's Den or by calling 01491 200737/ 835927.
Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
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.
Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 6:15 PM for 2 hours
Whist Evening
Progressive Whist Evening in the Canons' Room - 7 for 7.30pm start. Contact Jeanne and Rodney Davis on 01491 824358
Friday 17th March 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Messy Church
In the Canons' Room. Craft activities, celebration and hospitality for all ages for Mothering Sunday. All welcome.
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 3:00 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 )
CofE Church Info: (627101 27/101)
Short URL: acny.uk/33/
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This page was last updated on Monday 16th January 2017
 
 
 
Benson St Helen : Church Road, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6SF

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