ST BENEDICT'S CHURCH, GLASTONBURY

Site updated 21/07/14

HEADLINE: St Benedict's Church building is now open again after 7 months of major reordering works inside.

Finding Us

St Benedict's is located near the top of Benedict Street, which continues down from the bottom of Glastonbury High Street. Click here for a map (in a new window), courtesy of streetmap.co.uk.

Our regular service schedule is shown below.

Contact email: Email address.

St Benedict's viewed from the west

Who are we?

We are a Church of England congregation which forms part of a United Benefice with St John's in the High Street, and St Mary's at Meare.

Click here to read more about us and our worship.

History

The church was originally dedicated to St. Benignus or St. Bennings and retained this until the middle of the 17th century. Bishop Benignus was a great friend and disciple of St. Patrick and became his successor.

Click here to learn more, and here to access an educational resource pack for schools in PDF format (~1.6 MB).


REGULAR SERVICES

First Sunday of each month:

11.00 am

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Parish Eucharist (lasts just over an hour).
Uses Common Worship (modern language); mostly said.

Second Sundays:

10.30 am

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Shared non-eucharistic worship with Glastonbury United Reformed Church.
Venue alternates between St Benedict's and the URC.
See church notice board for details. Followed by coffee and biscuits.

Third Sundays:

11.00 am

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Café Church
Fellowship and informal worship shared around tables with tea, coffee and biscuits.
Followed by a simple lunch.

Fourth Sundays:

11.00 am

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Parish Eucharist (lasts just over an hour).
Uses Common Worship (modern language); mostly said.

4.00 pm

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4J@Ben's
Café StyleChurch (see above) particularly aimed at young families, but still with something for everyone.
Includes crafts, games, stories, videos.
Followed by tea with sandwiches and cakes.

Fifth Sundays:

United Benefice worship with St. John’s and Meare. Venue and times vary.

 

Every Tuesday:

9.00 am

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Morning Prayer (lasts about 25 minutes)

Every Thursday:

10.30 am

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Eucharist (lasts about 40 minutes)

Details of other events in St Benedict's can be found here and events in the Benefice can be found at our Benefice diary site here