Bishop Stephen visits St.Mary’s

On Sunday December 7th Bishop Steven attended our celebration service of thanksgiving and dedication for the recent refurbishment work carried out St. Mary’s. We also had an opportunity to review and recommit to God the mission and ministry of The Rivers Team.

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Thursdays @ St. Andrews


Coffee Pot

10.30 – 12.45pm.   Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and meet with friends join in a variety of activities or sit and read the newspaper. Each week there will be an activity to join in if you want including quizzes, walks, crafts.

Lunch Stop

1.00 – 1.45pm.    Chat over a simple meal with a cuppa.

Soul Space

2.00 – 3.00pm.   Join us for an act of worship. Find out more about the Christian faith.

All Welcome

There are no set charges. Gifts towards the work of the church appreciated.

More details from The Church Office (01709 361630)


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New Lipreading Class

For further information or to book your place
Contact: St Andrew’s Centre, Brinsworth—01709 361630 or

Rev. Helen Bent – Associate Vicar

Rev. David & Rev. Helen Bent

Rev. David & Rev. Helen Bent

Profile of Rev. David Bent (Team Rector) and Rev. Helen Bent (Associate Vicar)

Following a degree in Agricultural Science at Leeds University, David spent 13 years working as a Farm Adviser before training for the Anglican Ministry. He was ordained in 1996 and has been Team Rector since 2000. Since then he has facilitated the inclusion of Tinsley and Waverley into the team and overseen many changes and developments in mission and ministry across the team.

Helen originally trained as a musician at Sheffield University, specialising in Singing and Piano. Following a teaching career, she was ordained in 1998 and worked as Bishop’s Adviser in Music and Worship until April 2015. In May 2015 Helen was appointed as Head of Ministerial Training in a role jointly managed by RSCM and Praxis. Helen is also licensed as Associate Vicar in The Rivers Team.

In their ministry David and Helen are keen to help God’s people grow to maturity in the Christian faith, and for people in the local communities to know God’s love for them.

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