A thriving community of faith across three churches.
Prayer week is over for this year, but our prayer wall will be here to stay for a while! Please make use of the brilliant prayer stations on the virtual wall and continue to message us with your prayer requests.
Prayer week may be over, but we continue to pray.
Take a look at June's Bentley and Binsted Parish Magazine! There are lots of church notices, community articles and even a couple of poems this month - something for everyone and lots to enjoy. Click HERE to access this month's magazine.
Over the last few weeks, members of Holy Cross Church have been praying at 9:30am every Wednesday for the parish of Binsted, and we feel this is especially important in these challenging times. This is a non-denominational prayer meeting and we would like to extend an invitation across the whole parish for anyone interested in joining for these meetings via Zoom. If you are unable to stay for the whole hour, please join us for however long you can manage, and if you prefer to pray at home without Zoom, then please do so - you might like to use the prayer guide below, which we use for our meetings.
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.