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

A thriving community of faith across three churches.

 

Over the past week Yann and the Churchwardens in the Benefice have been talking about how and when services might be restarted in light of the easing of lockdown restrictions. Please see below a letter from Yann:

 

Dear all,

 

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding the relaxation of restrictions beginning July 4th, we are considering when to re-start offering services in the BenBinFro churches, albeit in a more limited form than we would like due to Covid restrictions. We will not be beginning services on Sunday 5th but we hope to be able to do so as early as is practicable and once detailed guidance and legislation is issued by the government and by the Church of England. In the meantime, we will of course continue to offer online services.

 

In the meantime, remember that all three churches are open at specified times for individual prayer – see the website www.benbinfro.co.uk.

 

Blessings

 

Yann

 

 

ST MARY’S BENTLEY will be OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

From MONDAY 15TH JUNE

Between 10am and 1pm

on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS and SUNDAYS

 

 

To ensure the safety of all visitors to the church, anyone visiting our

 

churches must:

  • Comply with the current social distancing guidelines, so please keep 2 metres from anyone else in the church
  • Use the hand sanitiser in the porch on entering and leaving the building
  • Follow the directions of the volunteers on which parts of the building are open and which pews to use for prayer

 

Please note:

  • Areas of the church may be cordoned off and there will be no access to the toilet or kitchen facilities
  • No candles or tealights will be available to be lit
  • There will be no pens or paper available for individual prayer requests
  • After each visit, the volunteer on duty will clean the pew and surrounding area that was used
  • Bibles will be available should you wish to use one, when you leave these will be taken out of circulation for 72 hours

 

The other churches in our Benefice will be open for private prayer on the same days at the following times:

St Mary’s Froyle: between 1pm and 4pm

Holy Cross, Binsted: between 4 pm and 7 pm

 

 

 

 

Please find our latest Sunday video service HERE. Our services will be available every Sunday at 11am on our YouTube channel.

 

Access our Thought for the Day videos HERE.

 

Access the Worship at Home liturgy we are using for our Sunday services HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at our July/August Bentley and Binsted Parish Magazine! There are lots of church notices, community articles, a summary of Bentley's school year and some wonderful poems from Binsted School - something for everyone and lots to enjoy. Click HERE to access this month's magazine. 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Binsted Prayer Guide
Prayer guide for the Binsted prayer meeting, especially adapted for the needs of the current coronavirus situation.
Update Wednesday Prayers for Binsted Par[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [193.5 KB]

 

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

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