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 

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


Latest News


All the Carol Services are listed below!

The next 5th Sunday service will be sung Eucharist on December 30th at Gussage All Saints

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The Christmas Message from the Rector

If one thing has stuck in the consciousness of folk in our secular society

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