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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Oxon OX10 6SL
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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 Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Advent Sleepout Challenge
The Youth Group will be "sleeping out" overnight in the Canons' Room to help raise money for the Church Urban Fund and awareness for the plight of the homeless and marginalised at this time of the year.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 8:00 PM
 
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 Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Mass
Come and celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
 
Holy Communion on Christmas Day
A said service for Christmas morning following the Book of Common Prayer
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
 
Parish Communion for Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
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End of Term Service
End of term service for the Primary School
Friday 16th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ½ 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 Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Advent Sleepout Challenge
The Youth Group will be "sleeping out" overnight in the Canons' Room to help raise money for the Church Urban Fund and awareness for the plight of the homeless and marginalised at this time of the year.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 8:00 PM
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 Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Come and celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion on Christmas Day
A said service for Christmas morning following the Book of Common Prayer
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Parish Communion for Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 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
Ends Friday 23rd December 2016.
Resumes Monday 26th December 2016
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

Tuesday

Advent Course
The course will be led by Revd Canon Theresa Scott will take the form of a three part Discussion / reflection using the book: "Waiting on the Word - A poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany" by Malcolm Guite, poet and author, Chaplain Girton College Cambridge. (If people want to buy the book ISBN 978-1-84825-800-6 Canterbury Press 2015) The three sessions will focus on the poems written by Malcolm Guite. 1. Tuesday 29th November 7.30pm and Wednesday 30th November 10.30am "ST LUCY - THE SHORTEST DAY" 2. Tuesday 6th December 7.30pm and Wednesday 7th December 10.30am "O ANTIPHONS (Antiphons sung on the seven days before Christmas) 3. Tuesday 13th December 7.30pm and Wednesday 14th December 10.30am "O EMMANUEL Meetings will be in the Canons' Room
Every first second and last Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
until Wednesday 14th December 2016

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
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PCC Meeting
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
End of Term Service
End of term service for the Primary School
Friday 16th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ½ 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 Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Advent Sleepout Challenge
The Youth Group will be "sleeping out" overnight in the Canons' Room to help raise money for the Church Urban Fund and awareness for the plight of the homeless and marginalised at this time of the year.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 8:00 PM
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 Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Come and celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion on Christmas Day
A said service for Christmas morning following the Book of Common Prayer
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Parish Communion for Christmas Day
Family Communion Service for Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
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

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 Thursday 1st December 2016
 
 
 
Benson St Helen : Church Road, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6SF

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