Welcome to the Chase Benefice

The Church of England Chase Benefice is situated across the Dorset Wiltshire border in part of the beautiful Cranborne Chase and was formed in 2001.

It is made up from 12 churches in the  9 parishes of Chettle, Farnham, Gussage All Saints, Gussage St Michael, Tarrant Gunville, Tarrant Hinton, Tarrant Keynston, Tarrant Monkton with Launceston and Rushton, and Tollard Royal.  The church in Tarrant Crawford is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust and is open for one service a month from May to September each year.  Tarrant Rawston church is privately owned.  


Anyone interested in local history?  Richard Foley has produced "Tarrant Hinton, Profile of a Dorset Village 1900 - 2015"

The book is sixty four pages of fascinating facts and figures with many old and new photographs and reminiscences of village life.  To purchase a copy (£10) contact Richard on 01258 830433 or at Patience Cottage, Tarrant Hinton.  All profits go to St Mary's Church, Tarrant Hinton.

5th Sunday Services for 2018 

Sunday April 29th a choral Evensong, 6pm at Tarrant Hinton with guest preacher The Rev'd Tim Gunter, former Vicar of St Michael's Sunning.

Sunday July 29th 10.30am Family Service at Tollard Royal

Sunday September 30th 6pm Songs of Praise at Gussage St Michael

Sunday December 30th 10.30am 1662 Sung Eucharist at Tarrant Gunville








Latest News

Lent Groups

There is a Lent Group in Tarrant Gunville and one in Tarrant Hinton, continue reading for the details!

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February's Pastoral Letter

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