The Benefice of Bentley, Binsted & Froyle Churches
The Benefice of Bentley, Binsted & Froyle Churches

A thriving community of faith across three churches.


All of our services are family friendly, with books and toys for our children to play with if they want to. The services indicated with a flower have more formal children's provision, either a children's corner with activities or dedicated children's church sessions. You can be sure of a warm welcome at BenBinFro, no matter your age! And we don't mind noise either, bring the whole family, because we are one big church family after all.

Anna Chaplain to Older People

(P/T 12hrs per week over 2 or 3 days)


Pay: £10 320 per annum

Job location: Bentley, Binsted and Froyle and the surrounding area. The nursing homes are based in Bentley, as is the Benefice office. There is flexibility for working from home.

Holidays: 25 days p.a. pro rata, plus public holidays.


The Benefice of Bentley, Binsted and Froyle are looking to appoint an Anna Chaplain covering the villages of the benefice, plus looking to develop support in the villages of Kingsley and Oakhanger, who will be joining the Benefice through Pastoral Reorganisation.  The Anna Chaplaincy is a post promoting the spiritual welfare of older people. It is a pioneering role offering spiritual support to older people, especially, though not exclusively, to those living in residential and nursing homes and to their relatives and the people who care for them.


The Anna Chaplain also has a wider role within the community as an advocate, and champion of the contribution older people make to society. This is an opportunity to draw alongside people of strong, little or no faith, and in encouraging the wider church to celebrate and cherish older members of their congregations.


The role also involves supporting the existing, and recruiting new “Anna Friends”, who are volunteers with a passion for ministry among the elderly made up of congregation members from the churches in the Benefice.


It is an occupational requirement for the person appointed to be a professing and practicing Christian (Equality Act 2010).


The role is a part-time one of 12 hours per week. Enhanced DBS and references will be required.


For further details please email


To apply, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a short letter telling us why you would like to be considered for this post to by email to


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 13th March 2024.

Interview date will be Friday 22nd March 2024.

Try Alpha, a place where no question is too silly or too complicated, a place for discussion and a place where you will feel welcomed.


Starting each evening with a meal, the evenings follow on with a video and discussion.


Starting on Tuesdays from 23rd January 2024

7pm at Bentley Church Hall


Let us know if you're interested (for catering purposes) -


PRAYER - there will be a Zoom prayer meeting before each session, 6:30-7pm. This is open to all who would like to pray for the course, those leading and attending. Contact Christopher ( for the Zoom details.



We are very excited to introduce our brand new praise services in Bentley and Kingsley!


These are slightly different from each other, but full of praise, worship and prayer nonetheless.


At Bentley you can expected extended times of sung worship, excellent Bible and discipleship teaching and lots of time to pray or receive prayer.


At Kingsley we'll be focussed on contemporary worship and prayer for the village - a new venture for Kingsley that we're really excited about.


Let's see where God leads us!


Messy Church - for our families


Supper provided!


Sunday 17th March - Froyle

Sunday 21st April - Binsted


Binsted - Wickham Institute, GU34 4NX

Froyle - Froyle Village Hall, GU34 4LG


If you would like to get involved in helping with Messy Church, please contact the church office.


Benefice prayers have changed day - we're now meeting on the second TUESDAY of the month.




Tuesday prayer for the nation continues on the rest of the Tuesdays in the month at 9:30am at Binsted church.


Join us to pray.



We would love for you to join us for our Monday morning Benefice prayer meeting on Zoom. 


Click HERE to join.


We follow a simple pattern of liturgy, reading Scripture, discussion and prayer to set us up for the week ahead.


Click HERE to access the liturgy.




St Mary's, Bentley

Holy Cross, Binsted

St Mary's, Froyle


At Bentley, Binsted and Froyle, we take safeguarding very seriously and the PCCs have adopted the House of Bishop's parish safeguarding handbook, Promoting a Safer Church, which you can see on the Our Policies tab. Further safeguarding documents can be found on the Winchester Diocese websiteSafeguarding children, young people and adults experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect is the responsibility of us all whether they are in the communities in which we live or part of our Christian family.


If you have a concern regarding a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm, or you would like more information regarding DBS checks, please speak to our Benefice Safeguarding Administrator, Gemma Ball 01420 23339 or email Or, please contact your respective Parish Safeguarding Officer for your church:


Bentley - Jill Kiely,, 07976 904235

Binsted - Susan Bourne,, 07957 160356

Froyle - Sarah Roberts,, 07831 294852


Winchester Diocese Emergency Contact:

Jackie Rowlands - Safeguarding Manager

01962 737317 or - To Raise a Concern


0300 555 1373 - Out of Hours

999 - Immediate Risk

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