New to the church

A very warm welcome to Benific. My wife Louise, and I have been the leaders here since 2004 and we absolutely love it!

The church community is a vibrant, growing faith community of all ages centred on Jesus Christ. We have people from a few months old to those in their 90’s!

Our current vision is…

To see God’s kingdom increasingly come amongst us…

As a church we believe that Jesus came to give us life, and life to the full. So we long to see Him bring joy, peace, hope, healing etc into both our personal lives and the situations we face.

We consider Sunday worship to be an important time for us to gather for worship, to get a sense of belonging and to equip the church community to see God’s kingdom come in their weekly context.

Sunday Morning

We meet at 11am and our time of worship is usually finished by 12.30pm.

Our style is informal and contemporary and so we have modern worship songs led by one of a number of worship leaders.

Apart from All-Age services, the children and youth stay for the opening time of worship and then leave for their own age related teaching/activities.

There is a pre-school room at the back of church that children with parents can use during the morning service.

We want to meet with the living God during our times together and so often we will invite people to the front for prayer; as a response to what is spoken, for healing or some other need, or to simply ask for an encounter with God.

After the service there are refreshments served and there is no charge for these.

No matter where you are on your faith journey, you will be made very welcome

Some frequently asked questions:
  1. Do you have toilet facilities?
Yes, these facilities are situated in the lobby area as you come in. There is an additional toilet towards the front of the building down the left hand side, including a disabled toilet facility and baby changing.
  1. Will you ask me for money?
No, we don’t have a collection during the service. The church community is encouraged to give in order to support the work of the church and for the upkeep of the building. There is a plate/bowl as you come in and you can put money into that directly or using the white envelopes by the notice boards. Many here give regularly directly into the bank.
  1. Do you have a loop system?
Yes, If you are using a hearing aid, turn to the “T” setting for the Loop.
  1. How can I keep in touch with what is going on?
The weekly ‘WEBS Newsletter’ should give you an idea of what is happening in the short term, and a Facebook page – search for “St. Mary’s Church Wollaston” or click here.
The vicar also sends out regular emails detailing events etc. Do fill out the ‘Welcome card’ with contact details and we will keep in touch with you
  1. Help! I don’t understand some of what is happening?
Please, please ask! The vicar or another member of the church will be very glad to speak with you about any aspect of what we do.
How to find us.