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