A benefice is a parish or group of parishes, normally under the care of a single stipendiary (paid) minister, although a number of other arrangements are possible. Aston St Mary is one of five making up the Beane Valley Benefice which includes Aston, Bramfield, Stapleford, Waterford and Watton-At-Stone. By clicking on the name or the photograph of each church below you will be directed, in a new window, to the relevant churchs' website.
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We are a small and friendly Anglican congregation meeting at 11.15 am most Sundays and at other times as detailed in the services and events section of our website.
Our beautiful and historic church in the heart of this small village dates from Saxon times, was rebuilt in 1090 and extended c1370. The tower was added in 1840 during major renovation work. St.Andrews was the first Living of Thomas a Becket and after his murder in 1170, the village became a place of pilgrimage....
We are a friendly Anglican congregation meeting at 9.30 am every Sunday and at other times as detailed in the Services and Events section of this website. Our beautiful and historic church is set on a hillside overlooking the village of Watton, a special place to mark the important events of our lives: baptisms, thanksgivings for the birth of a child, weddings, renewal of vows and funerals as well as sharing our hopes and fears with God in worship.
St Mary the Virgin, Stapleford
We are a small Anglican congregation worshipping at 6.30 pm on three Sundays a month and at 11.15 am on the second Sunday as detailed in the service and events section of our website. Services take place in our beautiful church famous for its pre-Raphelite stained-glass windows from the William Morris factory and outstanding mosaics.