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.

St Mary's Church, Benhall

Worship

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 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.

Get Involved

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

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Who to Contact

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

Special Events in our Community

We plan lots of fundraising activities throughout the year.
Activities for Children

Children & Families

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

Live, Learn and Love Your Faith

Music in Benhall Church

Music

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

Learning

Join our local short study courses or sign up to an Alpha course.
Getting Married in Suffolk

Life Events

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

ASSOCIATE PRIEST
Reverend Bill Sokolisbillsokolis51@gmail.com

BENEFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485

CHURCH WARDENS
Carolyn Glennon: 01728 605761
Elaine Hawes: 07796 687252

Location

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

Dead Mans Lane, Benhall, Suffolk IP17 1JL