St Swithun's Church

St Swithun’s, Long Bennington is a beautiful warm and friendly Church. Outside of Sunday worship, the church runs a number of events to help support the local community, from regular social gatherings, to special events for various age groups. There is a strong Pastoral team who visit people in the wider local community. 

The church has been at the heart of the community for nearly 900 years.  Built on the original north south route (The Viking Way) over time the road has moved west, so the building is no longer at the centre of the village.  However the mission is to remain at the heart of our local community.  This is achieved through serving  local people by providing a range of services, from a place to meet and socialise (monthly Tea 'n’ Chat), to concerts and talks.  

A variety of worship is offered in the Parish. Informal Worship on the first and third Sundays is led by local ministers each month. Holy Communion is offered on the second and fourth Sundays. On one Sunday per month an early morning service of the Book of Common Prayer is offered. On fifth Sundays joint services for all four parishes have been held in rotation around the group.  Other special services for families, which draw larger than normal congregations include the Christingle service, Easter service, Palm Sunday service and Pet Blessing service.  The ministry team and church members actively participate in school assemblies, and also several services where the whole school comes to the church to worship. A Church representative is on the board of governors of the School. 

There are two regular Home Groups, which meet to deepen fellowship and christian discipleship.

Please contact Rev'd Harriet Orridge  Email:    Tel: 01400 281281

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