Churches Together in Benington and Walkern

St. Peter's Benington with St. Mary's Walkern

Dates For Your Diary

St Mary's Church Tower

The work on the tower at St Mary's is finished and the tower is looking very splendid, but must be allowed to settle completely before any bell-ringing starts. It is a very important and major piece of repair work which has needed to be done, but of course it has placed a great demand on our funds. The work will probably cost over 60,000 and we are very grateful to Ron Hollings, our buildings churchwarden, for overseeing the work and also for researching many grants and sources of funding.

Operation Christmas Child 2018

The leaflets about the Christmas shoe boxes are available now in Walkern from St Mary's and URC. The final date for collection from the churches is Sunday18th November.

St Albans Diocese Pilgrimages

2019 & 2020


  • In May, Archdeacon Paul & Canon Liz Hughes offer a ten-day programme to the Holy Land, based in Jerusalem and Galilee.
  • In September Archdeacon Janet will be leading a progress along the Camino Trail to Santiago de Compostela. This tour offers some limited walking but also uses air-conditioned coaches.


2020 is the year of the Oberammergau Passion Play and three tours are available, with bookings for each now open.

  • In June The Revd Dennis Stamps, Rector of Harpenden, will host a tour based in St Martin & Lofer
  • During the August school holidays Bishop Michael and his wife Lizzie will lead a programme staying in Imst
  • In September The Revd Canon Abi Thompson and The Revd Dr Berkeley Zych, Sub Dean & Precentor of St Albans Cathedral, are leaders for a visit based at Strobl on the Wolfgangsee.

Please see for further details and contacts for each trip or if you have a general enquiry and wish to express an interest, without obligation.

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