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.

 Our last Benefice Service for 2019

Sunday 29th December 10.30am BCP Sung Eucharist at Tarrant Hinton

Christmas Services

 8th   10.30am   Christingle                   Tarrant Rushton            24th   4.00pm   Crib Service                    Gussage All Saints         

12th    6.30pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Tarrant Gunville                       5.00pm   Candlelit Carol Service      Tarrant Rushton   

15th    4.30pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Tarrant Hinton                       11.30pm   Midnight Mass                Chettle

           6.00pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Gussage All Saints                  11.30pm   Midnight Mass by Ext      Gussage St Michael

           6.00pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Tarrant Keyneston                 11.30pm   Midnight Mass by Ext      Tarrant Hinton

22nd    4.00pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Tollard Royal                          11.30pm   Midnight Mass                Tarrant Monkton

           5.00pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Gussage St Michael         25th  10.00am   Family Service                Farnham

           6.00pm   Christingle                   Chettle                                  10.00am   Family Service               Gussage All Saints

           6.00pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Farnham                                 10.30am   Family Communion        Tarrant Gunville

           6.00pm   Candlelit Carol Service   Tarrant Monkton                     10.30am   Communion with Carols  Tollard Royal




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