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:
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.
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
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
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.
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.
HELP DURING LOCKDOWN
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.