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

    28th May 2017

    Services in the Benefice

    in May & June 2017

    Information about The Astwell Wedding Fair


    Benefice Calendar 2017          


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    Sunday 28th May 2017 - Rogation Sunday

    Please come and join our

    'Thy Kingdom Come' - Benefice Pentecost Walk

    St Rumbold's Well, Brackley to Helmdon Church

    on Sunday 4th June 2017

    We start from Helmdon Church at 8.45am, where we car-share to Rumbold's Well in Brackley to start our 3.5 mile walk back to Helmdon. For those making their own way to the start, the Well is at the junction of Pebble Lane and Church Road, Brackley and we start at 9.00am; or join us at Radstone at 10.00am.

    Apart from leaving Brackley on the Halse Road for less than half a mile, we are on footpaths until we reach Falcutt, with another half-mile to Helmdon Church. Prayers will be said at points along the way and dogs are welcome, provided they are kept under control at all times.

    The Benefice Pentecost Service will start at 11.00am, followed by a Bring and Share lunch.

    For more information, please see the poster in your Church or contact

     Bill Elkington on 01295 760438.