Welcome to St. Benedict’s
St. Benedict’s Church stands at a busy junction, opposite the main Bennett’s Gate shops. The building was completed in the late 1950s, and was based on the model of Coventry cathedral. It includes a disabled access WC, installed proudly after much fund-raising by the then Vicar and congregation in 2013. The hall and toilet facilities are situated below the main church building, with access via the church and also through nearby Barnacres Road. The church prides itself on giving a warm welcome to all. The current vicar, Revd Richard Howlett, was licensed in January 2017, and also has responsibility for St Mary’s church, Apsley. As part of its Mission Action Plan, the church recently replaced its noticeboard with a more modern one, and aims to open the church during the weekday, to provide a ‘sacred space’ and place of rest and spiritual refreshment. “
Safeguarding at St Benedict’s
As part of the Diocese of St. Albans in the Church of England, we are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. This means taking action as a church to promote a safer culture where the welfare of children, young people and adults is paramount, to prevent abuse occurring, to protect those at risk and to respond well to those that have been abused. We will always take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and act accordingly.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is – The Revd Richard Howlett who can be contacted about any safeguarding matter at :
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Mr Jez Hirst who can be contacted at 01727 818107 / 07867 350886 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Safeguarding Policy and Privacy Notice can be found here.
What’s on at St Benedict’s
Services at St. Benedict’s
We meet to worship God together, to pray for the needs of the world, the community and those we know, and to learn from God and one another.
Sundays – 10am – Sung Eucharist
Mondays – 4pm Evening Prayer
Everyone is welcome. There is a book in the church where prayer requests are made and these are remembered in the prayer services.
To Hire our Church Hall
Contact : 0752 7598357 / 07919 992436
St. Benedict’s Vicarage
Team Vicar Revd. Richard Howlett 01442 767738