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

A thriving community of faith across three churches.


Important Notices:


Need something to do with the children over the summer?


Join in with our Creation Trails! Between the 9th and 15th August, there will be lots of posters put up around Bentley and Binsted. Each poster will have a QR code, which will take you to a video, and an activity to do either at that stop or at home. Make your way round our villages to find out more about God's creation and how we can look after it.


See the file download below - this has a list of stops (you do not need to visit them in order, or in one day. You've got the whole week to make the most of it.) And a Bingo sheet to take with you!


You will need a smartphone or a way to scan QR codes.


Creation Trails Info Pack
A helpful list of stops, and a bingo sheet to take with you.
Creation Trails Info pack.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1'017.3 KB]



We are returning to Messy Church in September.


It was great to have so many people join us over Zoom for the past few months - we're looking forward to the Autumn when we are hopefully able to meet in person.


Have a great summer,

The Messy Church Team.



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. And at the moment from the comfort of your own home!


Join us from 4:30pm on Zoom, bring your own tea and cake, cheese and biscuits, or whatever takes your fancy, for a chat. Then on YouTube from 5pm for our Live@5 service.




Bored? Need something to keep you occupied? Feeling creative? Why not hop aboard Froyle's Ark!


The flood waters may still be high but when the waters have receded, the Ark will land in Froyle. What animals do you want to see there? What do you want to save from the flood?


Make - It's time to get creative and make some animals to board the Ark! You can make them in any way you like - knit, crochet, paint, scuplt, photograph, build, animate or write.


Share - email pics to


Show - look out for the real life Ark at St Mary's Upper Froyle


Take a look at for inspiration...





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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