Welcome to St Mary’s Church, Benhall
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.
St Mary’s Church is part of the Alde River Benefice, a group of seven churches across eight local villages. Church services are held here as part of a rotation whereby our Benefice Churches regularly host a service for everyone. There are also Services which are specific to St Mary’s, in particular the Family Service which is usually held on the fourth Sunday of the month. Details of these can be found by clicking on the ‘Church Services’ page of this website.
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, Elaine Hawes and Carolyn Glennon. (Details on the ‘Contacts’ page)
We look forward to meeting and getting to know you. Every blessing.
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 30 and 40 people when meeting as a Benefice. 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 Rotas and our Choir.
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.
St Mary’s Benhall Church host a range of activities within the local community to promote well being, learning and praise
Who to Contact
Live, Learn and Love Your Faith
Get In Touch
Reverend Bill Sokolis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485
Carolyn Glennon: 01728 605761
Elaine Hawes: 07796 687252
St Mary's Church is part of the Alde River Benefice and can be found on:
Dead Mans Lane, Benhall, Suffolk IP17 1JL