Welcome to the Astwell Benefice

    Welcome to the Astwell Benefice Website.The Astwell Benefice is a group of parishes with six churches situated in beautiful rural South Northamptonshire.

    Our parishes are:

    St Mary Magdalene, Helmdon with Stuchbury and St Lawrence, Radstone
    St James the Great, Syresham with St John the Evangelist, Whitfield
    St Mary and St Peter, Lois Weedon with Weston and Plumpton
    St Mary the Virgin, Wappenham

    We hope our website will help you find out about the services we offer, and we welcome

    anyone to join us for worship  at any of our churches.

    Our Rector, Reverend Carole Peters-King can be contacted on

    01327 860798, or carolepeters@aol.com.

    (She is usually 'off-duty' on Thursday evenings and all of Friday)

    Sarah Rudkin, Parishes Administrator, can be contacted on: rectorastwellbenefice@aol.com

    Please click on the following links for regularly updated useful information (pdf files will open in a new window):

    Weekly Pews News for

    18th March 2018

    All Services in the Astwell Benefice during

     March and April 2018


    Benefice Calendar 2018

    (version 16/03/2018)


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    Thoughts from the Astwell Benefice

    Lent in the Astwell Benefice This Week:

    Monday 19th March 

    Beyond Lent Bible Study

    7.30pm, The Rectory, Lois Weedon

    Wednesday 21st March

    Midweek Benefice Communion

    10am, St Mary Magdalene, Helmdon


    Lent Soup Lunch

    12.30pm-1.30pm, Whitfield Village Hall

    (Donations to Christian Aid)

    Thursday 22nd March

    Lent Film – ‘The Gospel of St Mark’

    2.30pm, 9 Wappenham Road, Helmdon NN13 5QA

    Don’t forget our new pattern for Sunday services across the Benefice starts in May!

    Our Benefice Worship Committee has been listening to our congregations and has come up with a new pattern of services across the Benefice, which will appeal to everyone. The new pattern provides regular sustained Parish worship that appeals to our communities and allows us to join together once a month for a Benefice Eucharist at the slightly earlier time of 10.30am, something many people have requested.

    Visit our website Calendar to check how the services at your church are changing from May 1st!