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Church Services and the Coronavirus


Morning Prayer for this Sunday 9th August 

- click the link below




for the readings and collect click here


While we have no services in church, the Rector has produced a Daily Service Sheet for you to use at home.  Click on the link to read it.

There are also links below to daily morning prayer and daily evening prayer

Daily morning prayer: https://universalis.com/lauds.htm

Daily evening prayer: https://universalis.com/vespers.htm




 The Church of England has a website for prayer:


"In line with Government advice and these are unprecedented times; the Churches of the Chase Benefice are not holding public Services until further notice.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of 23rd March, the Archbishops have written to clergy in support of the measures, requiring that churches must now close both for private worship and public services.

Our church buildings are therefore now closed for public worship,  private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice.

However, the Rector will be conducting Worship with my family each Sunday Morning at 10:30 am and would ask that each Church Member join him in prayer in your own homes by either reading Morning Prayer, or at least the Lord’s prayer and intercessions.  You can use this link to a copy of the Benefice Short Morning Prayer."

You can find the readings for the Sunday on this web page;
In our prayers at home;
Pray for the containment of the Coronavirus.
Pray for our nation’s leaders, that they would have wisdom in how to deal with the virus.
Pray for medical professionals, that God would guide and protect them as they treat those affected.
Pray for our brothers and sisters whose businesses and job stability will be affected.
Pray especially for those who are the most vulnerable to the effects of the virus.


While we have no services in church, the Rector has produced a Daily Service Sheet for you to use at home.  Click on the link to read it.


A call to Daily Prayer
There is a world-wide initiative for everyone to pray at 12 noon, beginning with the Lord’s Prayer. In addition intercessions such as those above can be used, adding you own family and friends.  There is on the Chase Benefice Website.



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.


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