About St. Benedict's

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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 church does not currently have a vicar as we are in a ‘vacancy’, praying that the right person comes forward for us and St Mary’s church in 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.

We are delighted to announce that the Rev’d Alice Jolley, currently Assistant Curate at St Nicholas with St John Newport in Lincoln Diocese, has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Langelei Team Ministry with special responsibility for St Mary’s Apsley End and St Benedict’s, Bennetts End.

This is subject to the completion of legal formalities after which further information will be announced.

Please remember Alice and Coral in your prayers as they prepare for their move.


Safeguarding @ St. Benedict's

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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 Officers at St Benedicts are:

Susan Rivett 07908 644600

Katharine Harper 07881 602024

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Mr Jez Hirst who can be contacted at 01727 818107 / 07867 350886  safeguarding@stalbans.anglican.org

Our Safeguarding Policy, Privacy Notice and Safeguarding Guidelines can be found here.  Please click on the links below to view.

St Benedict’s Data Privacy Notice

St Benedict’s Safeguarding Policy

St Benedict’s Safeguarding Guidelines




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Services @ 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.
Sunday services
Sundays – 11:15am – Family Communion (the church will be open from 10:30am)
Everyone is welcome.
The church is also open as a quiet space for prayer on Wednesday 9am to 4pm

Contact us @ St Benedict’s

St. Benedict’s Vicarage
Peascroft Road
Bennetts End
Hemel Hempstead
Currently no phone

Team Vicar
For all enquiries Tel: 01923 266596

To Hire our Church Hall Contact  

Pete Roberts on 07845 173111 or spurs19.pr1598@gmail.com