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.
Our last Benefice Service for 2019
Sunday 29th December 10.30am BCP Sung Eucharist at Tarrant Hinton
8th 10.30am Christingle Tarrant Rushton 24th 4.00pm Crib Service Gussage All Saints
12th 6.30pm Candlelit Carol Service Tarrant Gunville 5.00pm Candlelit Carol Service Tarrant Rushton
15th 4.30pm Candlelit Carol Service Tarrant Hinton 11.30pm Midnight Mass Chettle
6.00pm Candlelit Carol Service Gussage All Saints 11.30pm Midnight Mass by Ext Gussage St Michael
6.00pm Candlelit Carol Service Tarrant Keyneston 11.30pm Midnight Mass by Ext Tarrant Hinton
22nd 4.00pm Candlelit Carol Service Tollard Royal 11.30pm Midnight Mass Tarrant Monkton
5.00pm Candlelit Carol Service Gussage St Michael 25th 10.00am Family Service Farnham
6.00pm Christingle Chettle 10.00am Family Service Gussage All Saints
6.00pm Candlelit Carol Service Farnham 10.30am Family Communion Tarrant Gunville
6.00pm Candlelit Carol Service Tarrant Monkton 10.30am Communion with Carols Tollard Royal