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

A thriving community of faith across three churches.

 

Due to the latest lockdown, our in person services are cancelled but online services will continue every Sunday at 11am on our YouTube Channel until we can return - BenBinFro Churches.

 

 Please keep an eye on the website for further details or contact the office if you have any questions. We will be working from home but we will continually monitor emails and answerphone messages.

 

 

admin@benbinfro.org / 01420 23339

Every year we love gathering in Binsted for the Real Nativity. Sadly, this year, we can't do it in quite the same way. But do not be afraid... We have got something special planned. We would love you to join us on YouTube for

THE REAL NATIVITY

COMING FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER at 18:30

 

 

 

Please find our latest Sunday video service HERE. Our services will be available every Sunday at 11am on our YouTube channel. See above for 'live' service times and locations during October.

 

Access our Thought for the Day videos HERE.

 

Access all our previous online services HERE.

 

Join us for our monthly online Messy Church gatherings, now at the new time of 4:30pm!

 

We'll be crafting, singing and learning from the Bible together in the comfort and safety of our own homes. Don't panic, we'll make sure you know what materials you need in advance and afterwards we will be posting a summary video with the craft and story to go alongside each service on YouTube in case you miss out.

 

Here's how to prepare for Messy Church -

Craft Prep Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

We will be restarting Binsted Parish Zoom Prayers from Wednesday 7th October from 9:30 - 10:30am. We will return to monthly meetings:

 

Weds 4th Nov

Weds 2nd Dec

 

A new prayer guide will be posted here for you to use at home or to join in praying with others on Zoom.

Prayer Guide
Wednesday Prayers for Binsted Parish dur[...]
Microsoft Word document [18.0 KB]

 

 

 

 

 

This year we are not able to hold our Real Nativity in person, so instead we are bringing it to you. This project began way back in September and we just can't wait to share this with you. Please join us at 18:30 on Friday 18th December on our YouTube Channel - BenBinfro Churches.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

 

This year we are not able to hold our Christingle service in person, so instead we are bringing it to you. This year's virtual Christingle features pupils from Bentley school with some familiar voices, a bunch of lively carols, and a whole lot of Christmas cheer! We can't wait to share this with you so please join us at 16:00 on Christmas Eve on our YouTube Channel - BenBinfro Churches.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

HELP DURING LOCKDOWN

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 - admin@benbinfro.org. 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.

 

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.

 

St Mary's, Bentley

St Mary's, Froyle

Safeguarding:

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 safeguarding@benbinfro.co.uk. Or, please contact your respective Parish Safeguarding Officer for your church:

 

Bentley - Jill Keily: 07976 904235

Binsted - Kathleen Digby: 01420 23951 or kathleen.digby@talk21.com

Froyle - Jan Elliot: 07710 267555, 01420 22435 or jan.elliott9353@gmail.com

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