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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Wallingford
Oxon OX10 6SL
01491 838494 (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 Vicki Holcroft 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 Vickie at vickieholcroft@gmail.com or call 01491 825950 or 07771728634.
Saturday 17th September 2016 at 6:45 PM for 210 minutes
 
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
 
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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 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
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Whist Evening
For details contact Rodney and Jeanne Davis 01491 838494
Friday 2nd September 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust STRide
Churches across Oxfordshire will be open for the day to welcome cyclists, riders and striders who will be raising money for the OHCT and their local church. People who are able to give up time to welcome visitors to St Helen's Church can also be sponsored. Sponsorship Forms are available at the back of the church. The event runs from 10am to 6 pm.
Saturday 10th September 2016 at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
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 Vicki Holcroft 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 Vickie at vickieholcroft@gmail.com or call 01491 825950 or 07771728634.
Saturday 17th September 2016 at 6:45 PM for 210 minutes
Janaway Lecture
Details to be confirmed
Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 7:30 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
Whist Evening
For details contact Rodney and Jeanne Davis 01491838494
Friday 28th October 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
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
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Big Band Concert
To be confirmed
Saturday 26th November 2016 at 7:00 PM for 1½ 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 27/101)
CofE Church Info: (627101 27/101)
Short URL: acny.uk/33/
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The current editor is: Chris Ward

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This page was last updated on Monday 22nd August 2016
 
 
 
Benson St Helen : Church Road, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6SF

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