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

    11th February 2018


    Benefice Calendar 2018

    (version 2/2/2018)


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    Sunday 11th February 2018

    Sunday Next Before Lent


    We have arrived at the start of our 40-day journey through Lent!

    So now we begin a time of prayer and self-examination as we prepare ourselves for the immeasurable sadness of Good Friday and the ecstatic joy of Easter Day. The true depth of God’s grace revealed! As Christians, we all strive to deepen not only our faith, but our on-going relationship with God, and Lent affords us the opportunity, if we take it,

    for this to happen. So this week we invite you to begin your Lenten Journey…

    On Ash Wednesday, 14th February

    at 10am for the Imposition of Ashes and Communion at Helmdon,

    and at 12.30 at The Rectory for the first of our Wednesday Lent Lunches.

    On Saturday 17th February at 2.30pm

    at Helmdon for Lent on the Big Screen

    We are showing ‘The Shack’.

    This film should not be missed by anyone with a faith, as it is both uplifting and thought-provoking, and it is the subject of our Lenten Bible study - Monday nights at The Rectory. 7.30-9.45pm, starting on Monday 19th February.

    Lifts are available - please just ask.

    Dear Lord,

    Over the next seven weeks,

    may I give you the time and space you ask for,

    that I may truly walk with you

    to the cross and beyond,

    allowing you to reveal your love and plan for me.


    Rev’d Carole