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

A thriving community of faith across three churches.


Important Notices:

We are going to be taking a short break for November, December 2021 and January 2022


We have found that as we are slowly returning to holding services and activities following the lifting of pandemic restrictions, quite a number of people don’t feel able to help in the ways they did at the beginning of 2020.


The Messy Church Team has shrunk and some rethinking needs to take place.


Please do get in touch if you have any comments or thoughts on how we return to providing Messy Church in Binsted OR Complete our short survey online:


If you are willing to help us in any way – please do let us know.


We are considering the day of the week and time that we currently meet – would a change make it easy for your children to attend?


Kathleen Digby -

Nick Carter -

Kathy Ogilvie Thompson - 07710 623784




Live@5 is back!


If you've never been to a Live@5 before, it's our more relaxed and informal time of worship, prayer and learning from the Bible. We've shaken things up a bit and each week we have something different to offer - all services are in person.

Bentley church, 4:30pm refreshments for 5pm start.


Week 1 - Holy Communion

Week 2 - Big Praise

Week 3 - iPad (still in person!)

Week 4 - YumYum (starts at 5pm)



A brand new youth club!


We're really excited to launch four:twelve! This is for young people in school years 5-10, meeting every other Friday evening in Bentley school hall. 


There will be fun and games, sweets, competitions, quizzes, film nights, seasonal specials and more!


Register your interest by contacting Gemma -, or call 01420 23339 for the church office.




Binsted's Wednesday Prayers are back IN PERSON!


1st Wednesdays of the month:



3rd November

1st December



We'll be meeting at Holy Cross Binsted but if you don't yet feel comfortable meeting in person, you can still join us through Zoom.


Join us to pray for Binsted Parish.

Binsted Prayers Prayer Guide
06 10 2021 Wednesday Prayers for Binsted[...]
Microsoft Word document [18.3 KB]





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


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.






Do get in touch with any of our Clergy:

  • Revd Yann Dubreuil - 07777 684533
  • Revd Christopher Ogilvie Thompson - 07776 178690
  • Or if you would like to speak to the Church office - We are currently working from home but are still able to pick up emails and calls regularly.


If you are in practical need in the village of Binsted or the surrounding area, please contact:

  • Kay Hunter Johnston on 01420 54474

Or the Binsted Churchwardens:

  • Kathy Ogilvie Thompson - 07710 623784
  • Stella Croom Johnson - 07740 861256
  • Liz Carey - 07974 405815.


If you are in Bentley or surrounding area, please contact Linda Fuller - 01420 23752 and 07891 825410.


St Mary's, Bentley

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 Keily: 07976 904235

Binsted - Kathleen Digby: 01420 23951 or

Froyle - Jan Elliot: 07710 267555, 01420 22435 or

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