Welcome to St Mary’s Church

We hope you find what you are looking for on this website – we would love to hear from you too. St Mary’s Church is a church which is always open – please visit there if you are passing. Over the years, many people have left their prayers in this quiet space and it is a space you too may feel comfortable to spend some moments in. You will always find a warm welcome at St Mary’s. The regular congregation are fully involved in church life, and support activities both within their own community and further afield. Church services are held here on alternate Sundays, and also as part of a rotation whereby each of our Benefice Churches in turn host a service for everyone. St Mary’s is a church building where other events (particularly concerts and meetings) are focused, as the building has several distinct internal areas besides the worship space. For further details on any aspect of life at St Mary’s, please contact the Church Wardens, Peter Sampson and Ann Boulter. (Details on the ‘Contacts’ page)

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you. Every blessing.

– Rachel

Reverend Rachel Cornish


Click below to see when our next services take place at St Mary’s.

Who We Are

St Mary’s congregation come from across the surrounding area and enjoy meeting together to worship God and to share in fellowship whilst learning more about our faith.

For our regular church services, we welcome between 20 and 30 people each Sunday, ranging in age from toddler to our oldest member, who is now 96 years old. We aim to make our services warm and inviting, and encourage involvement from anyone who wishes to take a part, including as part of our Reading and Prayer Rota.

What We Believe

We believe God loves you

Whatever you can or can’t do, whatever you think (or don’t think) about God, whatever you may have done in the past (or do in the future), God loves you!


We believe that everyone is welcome in Church

Whatever you look like, whatever your lifestyle, whatever your reason for being here.


We believe we can learn from each other

We don’t have all the answers, but we do know someone who does! We don’t know everything about God, but we’re willing to learn, along with you.

Get Involved

St Mary’s Benhall Church host a range of activities within the local community to promote well being, learning and praise

Who to Contact

A comprehensive list of all our key church contacts so you can get straight to the point.

Special Events in our Community

We plan lots of fundraising activities throughout the year.

Children & Families

Get all the family involved in your local community with Messy Church and Open the Book.

Live, Learn and Love Your Faith


Find out how to get involved in the musical life at the Church.


Join our local short study courses or sign up to an Alpha course.

Life Events

Planning Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals at St Mary’s.
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Get In Touch

Reverend Rachel Cornish: 01728 768136

Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485

Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485
Mr Peter Sampson: 01728 602320


St Mary's Church is part of the Alde River Benefice and can be found on:

Dead Mans Lane, Benhall, Suffolk IP17 1JL