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

A thriving community of faith across three churches.


Services are returning from Easter Sunday!

We are very excited to be returning to our church buildings on Easter Sunday! However, we must still follow the regulations to keep everyone safe. There is a limit on the number of people we can accommodate in each of our churches, and this is all dependent on how many and how big each of the family bubbles are that are attending. Therefore, we are limiting attendance on Easter Sunday to only those with tickets.


If you would like to obtain a ticket for an Easter Sunday service, please contact the church office from Monday 15th March to leave not only your name and contact details, but also the names of everyone attending with you so we can comply with NHS Track and Trace regulations. The tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis. We will then be in touch when tickets have been allocated confirming your place.


There will be an online service at 11am on YouTube for those who would feel more comfortable staying at home.

Thank you for your understanding. / 01420 23339

6pm prayer for the nation will be continuing for the time being now just on weekdays. See you there!

We have all given up so much this year so why not join us though Lent in taking up being thankful. Here's Gemma to explain more about what we're doing throughout Lent, including Thankfulness Jars and daily Lockdown Lent videos.


You can view the Lockdown Lent playlist HERE.




You may have seen that we're following the Prayer Course 2 in our Sunday morning sermon series.


But if you want to dig a little deeper, why not try the course for yourself?


Or better still, join one of our home groups throughout Lent to explore unanswered prayer with others.


The Prayer Course 2 - Unanswered Prayer Sessions



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.







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 the prep video!






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.







We will be restarting Binsted Parish Zoom Prayers from Wednesday 3rd February from 9:30 - 10:30am. Our next meeting is:



Weds 7th April




Wednesday Prayer Guide
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APCM Dates 2021

Bentley - Thursday 22nd April 7:30pm

Binsted - Tuesday 27th April 7pm

Froyle - Thursday 29th April 6pm



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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