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

    15th July 2018


    All Services in Astwell Benefice during July 2018

    BENEFICE CALENDAR 2018 (version 13/7/2018)


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    Thoughts from the Astwell Benefice

    Sunday 15th July 2018 - Seventh Sunday after Trinity


    Sunday 15th July, 1pm, in the Rectory Garden

      Today we are joining rural churches throughout the UK to celebrate

    “Rural Mission Day”

    It’s a chance to pray for the work of Rural Church and celebrate the mission initiatives we are doing

    right here in the Astwell Benefice. As well as our normal third Sunday services, we

    are holding a special

    Bring and Share Benefice Lunch

    So please come and join us for lunch and bring family and friends along to join in the celebration.

    (if wet, in St Loys School Hall)