ST BENEDICT'S CHURCH, GLASTONBURY

Site updated 01/12/19

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.

Check out our entry on A Church Near You for forthcoming events and more details of services.

We're also on Facebook: Facebook

Our Google calendar carries the most up-to-date info and can be viewed here.

The church is now open for visitors on Saturdays from 10am to noon and on Mondays from 10am to 2pm.

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, here to access an educational resource pack for schools in PDF format (~760 KB) and here to download a PDF file of the pictures that go with the resource pack (~26 MB).


REGULAR SERVICES

First Sunday of each month:

8.00 am

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Holy Communion (BCP)

9.30 am

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Eucharist
Service relocated from St John's during reordering.

11.00 am

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

Second Sundays:

8.00 am

-

Holy Communion (BCP)

11.00 am

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Shared non-eucharistic worship with Glastonbury United Reformed Church.
Venue alternates between St Benedict's and the URC
but service is at 10.30 am when at the URC.
See church notice board or church online diary for details. Followed by coffee and biscuits.

Third Sundays:

8.00 am

-

Holy Communion (BCP)

9.30 am

-

Eucharist
Service relocated from St John's during reordering.

11.15 am

-

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

Fourth Sundays:

8.00 am

-

Holy Communion (BCP)

9.30 am

-

Eucharist
Service relocated from St John's during reordering.

11.15 am

-

Worship and Word (lasts about an hour).
A non-eucharistic service with Bible teaching.

Fifth Sundays:

United Benefice worship with St. John’s and Meare. Venue and times vary. See here for details.

Every Tuesday:

9.00 am

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Morning Prayer (lasts about 25 minutes)

10.30 am

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Eucharist (lasts about 40 minutes)
Moved from Thursday

Every Wednesday:

9.00 am

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Morning Prayer (lasts about 25 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


SAFEGUARDING

Safeguarding refers to the range of plans and activities that are put in place to protect children and adults who may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect from being exploited or harmed.

Safeguarding in the church community – making our churches safe for young people and vulnerable adults – is everyone's responsibility.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here (PDF viewer needed).

If you wish to report concerns or abuse please call one of the numbers shown below:

Table of contacts


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