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 the rest of 2017

 December 31st 10.30am Sung Eucharist at Tarrant Rushton celebrating the Naming of Jesus.  It will be an occasion to give thanks and to remember the ups and downs of 2017, and to express our hopes fpr 2018. 

5th Sunday Services for 2018  These will  be in April, July, September and December.  Details to follow in February.


Christmas Carol Services in the Tarrant Valley


3rd                         10.30am               Farnham                       Christingle

10th                       10.30am              Tarrant Rushton             Christingle

10th                       4.00pm                Tarrant Hinton               Candlelit Carol Service

14th                       6.30pm                Tarrant Gunville              Candlelit Carol Service

17th                       4.00pm                Tollard Royal                  Carol Service

17th                       5.00pm                Gussage St. Michael        Carol Service

                                                                                                                                    17th                       6.00pm                Chettle                         Christingle

                                                                                                                                    17th                       6.00pm                Farnham                       Candlelit Carol Service

                                                                                                                                    17th                       6.00pm                Gussage All Saints           Carol Service

                                                                                                                                    17th                       6.00pm                Tarrant Keynston           Carol Service

                                                                                                                                    17th                       6.00pm                Tarrant Monkton            Carol Service


                                                                                                                                     Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services 

                                                                                                                                    24th                       4.00pm                Gussage All Saints          Crib Service

                                                                                                                                    24th                       5.00pm                Tarrant Rushton           Candlelit Carol Service     

                                                                                                                                    24th                       11.30pm               Chettle                       Midnight Mass

                                                                                                                                    24th                       11.30pm              Gussage St Michael        Midnight Mass by Extension

                                                                                                                                    24th                       11.30pm              Tarrant Hinton              Midnight Mass

                                                                                                                                    24th                       11.30pm              Tarrant Monkton           Midnight Mass

                                                                                                                                    25th                       10.00am               Farnham                      Family Service

                                                                                                                                    25th                       10.00am               Gussage All Saints         Family Service

                                                                                                                                    25th                       10.30am               Tollard Royal                Holy Communion with Carols

                                                                                                                                    25th                       10.30am               Tarrant Gunville            Family Communion





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