Wymersley Benefice  of Cogenhoe and Great Houghton  and Little Houghton with Brafield on the Green Home

The same Benefice with a new name

The present Benefice was created in 1997 with the name The Benefice of Cogenhoe and Great Houghton and Little Houghton with Brafield on the Green.  As this is quite a mouthful and will not fit in many online forms we decided to find a shorter and more memorable name.  Although the legal name of the Benefice is as above for most purposes we will now be known simply as Wymersley Benefice.

Why Wymersley? Long before the days of District and Borough Councils, in the days of William the Conqueror, Counties were divided in administrative areas called hundreds (each consisting of approximately 100 dwellings). Our four parishes were the central four of the original thirteen parishes that comprised the Wymersley Hundred, and the original meeting place for the court of the Hundred was a field called Wymersley Bush in Little Houghton parish, near where Lodge Farm is now. The name persists in our parishes today with the road name Wymersley Close in Great Houghton and “Wymersley Bush”, the pen name of a contributor to the Cogenhoe Parish magazine.


 You can find more history of the Hundred in www.british-history.ac.uk

Great Houghton Cogenhoe Brafield Little Houghton

Our Churches are open

All Church services throughout the Benefice are listed on the Services page.
Our weekly news sheet is here

Sunday Worship at Home service sheets are on the Services page  

Sermons are available on our Sermons page  

Contacting us

You will find our worship leaders on the Who’s Who page.  Churchwardens and PCC members are on the individual church pages.  

Please send information for the website to website@theunitedbenefice.org.uk  We can accept plain text, Word, Open Office, Publisher formats. Please do not send items as PDF.  Photographs should be sent as separate JPG files rather than being embedded in documents.

We belong to Peterborough Diocese of the Church of England.

Benefice Facebook Group

Join the group to see what is happening in the Benefice via Facebook.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

The Diocese asks all churches to provide a link to their Safeguarding Page for anyone having concerns.or wanting to read the safeguarding policies and procedures.  All the churches in this Benefice  are committed to following government and Church of England guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including safer recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.  Our church  safeguarding officers are:

Cogenhoe and Brafield on the Green - Jean Grubb 01604 890120

Great Houghton and Little Houghton - Sarah Arrowsmith 01604 890271


Sunday Morning Prayer
Rev Eddie is recording Morning Prayer for Sunday mornings
and you can watch this service on his YouTube channel

Sunday Virtual After Service Coffee 11.30am
Grab your own cup of tea or coffee and join others for an after-service chat

In Eddie’s Zoom meeting room.

Praise Psalm and Prayer Service Wednesday at 5pm
Midweek service in Eddie’s zoom meeting room

Thirsty at six, Thursday at 6pm
A service of praise and worship, with contemporary and lively songs - aimed at the young and young at heart. A chance to drink from Christ's spring of the water of life. Held in Eddie’s zoom meeting room.

 Explore the Book Friday at 3pm

Exploring the Bible together with Rev Irene in her zoom meeting room.  

Teen-Talk Saturday at 11am
Discussion Group for Teenagers and young people

Hosted by Rev Irene in her zoom meeting room.


Revd Eddie and Revd Irene each have a meeting room for  hosting services and social events.
 I will try to make sure all the listings are correct each week but if you find yourself
in an empty meeting room please try the other one.

  Events hosted by Revd Eddie are here

  Events hosted by Revd Irene are here

 Confirmation Service Autumn 2021

Our bishops will be confirming those who want to be in services around the diocese Between October and December this year. If you or anyone you know would like to ask about confirmation, please contact Revd Eddie.