A thriving community of faith across three churches.
On the first Wednesday of the month, there is a prayer meeting in Binsted church for the surrounding village and people. Sadly, due to the lockdown, we are unable to meet in the usual way and so we would love for you to pray in your homes at the usual time of 9:30am this Wednesday 1st April. The Binsted Churchwardens have also decided to make this a weekly time of prayer rather than monthly. To find out more about the usual prayer meeting, click HERE.
Please find below a document to guide you in your prayers, especially adapted to meet the needs of the current situation.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS
Updated on Tuesday 24th March:
The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.
It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.
Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.
In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given."
"We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated."
The Church buildings of Bentley, Binsted and Froyle are usually open 365 days a year. It is however absolutely right that in these circumstances we sadly close our doors. But we are your parish Churches. We are still here for you. We are working with our village communities to help those who are vulnerable at this time.
Do get in touch with any of our Clergy:
If you are in practical need in the village of Binsted or the surrounding area, please contact:
Or the Binsted Churchwardens:
If you are in Bentley or surrounding area, please contact Linda Fuller - 01420 23752 and 07891 825410.
The Diocese have given guidance regarding the upcoming APCMs for Bentley, Binsted and Froyle churches. They have extended the date for APCMs and their associated election dates until the 31st October 2020. Therefore the Electoral Roll revision timetable is also postponed to line up with the extended APCM dates.