We are open for prayer and worship 

– join us online or in church!

At the heart of Christmas...

Place Jesus at the heart of your Christmas this year. 

You are welcome to join us at any of our village churches to celebrate the good news together. 

Face masks are optional and there are places to sit socially distanced if you wish.

For details of our Advent & Christmas Services click here

Services across the villages of the Wantsum Benefice 

You are welcome to attend any of our services across the Benefice. 

At each church it is possible to sit with friends although there are also areas where social distancing is maintained should you wish. Face coverings are optional, but we are mindful of people who may feel vulnerable. 

We are singing again, and you will find something familiar in our worship and welcoming faces at each of our churches. 


1st Sunday

2nd Sunday

3rd Sunday

4th Sunday



Holy Communion


Holy Communion




Holy Communion

Morning Worship

Holy Communion

Morning Praise




Holy Communion


Family Praise with Communion in Mar, June, Sept and Dec.

St. Nicholas 10.30am

Village Worship

Holy Communion

Morning Light


at Manor Hall

Holy Communion


Minster. 10.30am EVERY WEDNESDAY Holy Communion (BCP)


Festival Evensong (BCP) throughout the year – as advertised.



If you wish to talk to someone, need support or would welcome prayer please contact:

Revd Richard Braddy         01843 821250                     email: click here


Some of our local churches are open 

for prayer, peace and reflection: 


St Nicholas-at-Wade      Daily 10.00-16.00

St Mary’s, Minster          Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs 10.00-16.00

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton   Sunday 14.00-16.00                             

If coming into church, please wear a face mask and use the hand sanitizer on entry. 

 Church Online


Church online - informal worship on our YouTube Channel (Wantsum Benefice)  click here. 


Daily Newsletter – with reading & reflection and links to other events – 

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If you wish to talk to someone, need support or would welcome prayer please contact:    

Revd Richard Braddy         01843 821250         

Or contact us via email: click here


Wantsum Benefice:

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For prayers at this time - please click here.

A prayer for all affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

With our hearts full of anxiety for the safety of the world,

we cry to you, Lord, for:

protection for the healthy,

courage for the frightened,

consolation for the bereaved,

wisdom for the doctors,

strength for the carers,

good news for the poor,

and, in the goodness of your mercy, an end to the virus.


    Keep praying     Keep connected      Show unusual kindness      Keep safe


Welcome to the Wantsum Benefice. We are a group of four churches bringing alive the good news of Jesus to our communities situated along the River Wantsum.

We are here to serve the people in the areas of Chislet, Minster, Monkton and St Nicholas-at-Wade by making real the love of God through Jesus Christ.   Whether you live locally, are a visitor, looking for something new or have questions to ask we hope you will come and join us and be part of the journey we are making together.

Here you will find information about our four churches, our services and activities and how to make arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals.

We'd love to welcome you to any of our events and activities, or at a Sunday service at any of our churches. We know that going to church for the first time can feel strange, so we'll do everything we can to make you feel welcome and at ease. Whatever's going on in your life, just come as you are, and see what difference God can make.

Rev Richard Braddy, Vicar Wantsum Benefice