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
The only one left for this year is
Sunday December 30th 10.30am 1662 Sung Eucharist at Tarrant Gunville
December Carol Services in the Benefice
2nd 10.30am Farnham Christingle
9th 10.30am Tarrant Rushton Christingle
9th 4.30pm Tarrant Hinton Candlelit Carol Service
13th 6.30pm Tarrant Gunville Candlelit Carol Service
16th 4.00pm Tollard Royal Carol Service
16th 6.00pm Gussage All Saints Carol Service
16th 6.00pm Chettle Christingle
16th 6.00pm Farnham Candlelit Carol Service
16th 6.00pm Tarrant Keynston Carol Service
16th 6.00pm Tarrant Monkton Carol Service
23rd 5.00pm Gussage St Michael Carol Service
24th 5.00pm Tarrant Rushton Candlelit Carol Service
24th 4.00pm Gussage All Saints Crib Service
25th 10.30am Tollard Royal Holy Communion with Carols