Welcome to St Benedict’s


  • Weekday Communion

    Holy Communion is held weekly in St Ben’s on Fridays at 10am. This is a short service of about half an hour following Common Worship. Please join us then.

    St John’s also has a weekly Holy Communion service on Wednesdays at 10am.

  • Sacred Cinema at St Ben’s this Friday

    Our new season of Sacred Cinema starts this Friday (22nd) with the 1972 Zeffirelli film Brother Sun, Sister Moon about the life of St Francis of Assisi. You can watch a trailer at this link.

    There’ll be refreshments available during a half-time break of this 2 hour film. To see the poster, including the programme to December, click/tap the picture or this link. Entrance will be free of charge, with donations gratefully accepted.

  • Celtic Communion Service on Sunday 24th

    Our Sunday service this week at 11am is Holy Communion in the context of Celtic Style worship. As usual, the service will be held in the round with our seats circling the altar table in the nave.

  • Morning Prayer in St Ben’s and our Benefice

    Come along to join us in the Office of Morning Prayer held in St Ben’s on Tuesdays at 9am. Morning Prayer is held on Wednesdays in St John’s at 9am. On Fridays, a Celtic style morning office, put together by our curate Kieron, is held in St Margaret’s Chapel, also at 9am.

  • This week’s news sheet

    Click/tap on the picture to download/view the news sheet for the week commencing Sunday 17th.

  • Weekly Prayer List

    Click the picture to see who especially needs your prayers this week.

  • Come and Sing Taizé

    We’re restarting Taizé singing, this time on alternate (almost) Thursdays in October and November, meeting in St Ben’s at 7pm for about an hour. Dates pencilled in are 5th and 19th October, and 2nd and 23rd November. More details to come.

  • Contemplative Prayer Group

    The group is restarting after the Summer break.

    A group meets for contemplative prayer every Thursday at 3.30pm in the Lower Hall of Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury (behind the Catholic Church on Magdalene Street).

    There’s a short introduction from (for example) the Desert Fathers, Benedict, Ignatius of Loyola, the Carmelites – Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence (The Practice of the Presence of God). This is followed by half an hour’s silence, after which there’s an opportunity for sharing.

    For more information phone Helen Marquis on 01458 831267.

  • Archbishops’ Prayer for Ukraine

    Click the picture to read a prayer from our Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell.


For downloads of daily readings and other news items that could affect you, take a look at St John’s News page by clicking here.

Hiring our building and booking events

If you want to hire our building or book a wedding, baptism or other service, please go to our Booking and Contact page.

Official Noticeboard

Click the picture to go to our page for official notices and documents including our latest Annual Report and Financial Statements. Note that details of services and other activities are not posted there.

Inclusive Church

St Ben’s is part of the Inclusive Church network. Click on the logo to read more on our Who We Are page.

Click the icon to check us out on Facebook

Our Google events calendar can be viewed here


Safeguarding refers to the range of plans and activities that are put in place to protect children and adults who may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect from being harmed. Safeguarding in the church community – making our church safe for young people and vulnerable adults – is everyone’s responsibility.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.

If you wish to report concerns or possible abuse, please contact one of the following: