Life Events at St Mary’s

Celebrating new life, sanctifying your love, confirming your faith or grieving the passing of a loved one are just some of the reasons you may choose to visit Benhall St Mary’s.

What are you planning?   Wedding  |  Baptism  |  Confirmation of Faith  |  Funeral

Weddings

Getting Married at St Mary’s, Benhall

At St. Mary’s we believe that marriage is at the heart of family and community life, and weddings are a particularly special occasion in the life of the church and local community. If you are considering marriage then our Reverend, Rachel Cornish, will be happy to discuss your wedding with you.

If you’re not sure where to start, there are some fanastic resources available on the following website: https://www.yourchurchwedding.org. There is advice on choosing hymns, bible readings and prayers. It also offer tips to the best man, bridesmaids and ushers and gives you an idea of the costs involved in choosing to get married in the Church of England.

 

Baptisms

Getting Baptised at St Mary’s, Benhall

What is baptism?

Baptism is a response to God’s love – a desire and a commitment to respond to God’s call to follow the example of Jesus Christ. It is also a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends; remembering that you are loved by God, are part of a wider community and have a place with God’s people.

Contacting your vicar

If you, or a member of your family are considering being baptized, and would like more information, please contact the Reverend Rachel Cornish on  01728 768136

Confirmations

Getting Confirmed at St Mary’s, Benhall

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized at a christening when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. A great resource of all the FAQ’s is here: www.churchofengland.org/life-events/confirmations/

Contacting your vicar

If you are considering being confirmed, and would like more information, please contact the Reverend Rachel Cornish on  01728 768136.

Funerals

Planning a Funeral at St Mary’s, Benhall

When sad and difficult times come along we are here to help you, particularly when you lose a loved one. At St Mary’s, we are able to lead funeral services and to spend time with you in your grief. We will offer help and advice in planning the funeral service and will support you in every way we can, particularly by praying for you and your family at this time.

If you need help with planning a funeral please contact Reverend Rachel Cornish.

Your funeral director will also provide practical help.

Get In Touch

PRIEST-IN-CHARGE
Reverend Rachel Cornish: 01728 768136
reverend@benhallstmarys.co.uk

BENEFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485

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

Location

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

Dead Mans Lane, Benhall, Suffolk IP17 1JL