Welcome to the Chase Benefice


In the forthcoming re-organisation of parishes within the Milton and Blandford Deanery of Salisbury Diocese, Chase Benefice will cease to exist.

Farnham, Chettle and Tollard Royal will be joining with Sixpenny Handley with Gussage St Andrew, and Pentridge to form a new benefice.

Tarrant Keyneston and Tarrant Rushton with Rawston are now part of the new Two Rivers Benefice.

Tarrant Monkton, Tarrant Hinton and Tarrant Gunville will join together with Stourpaine, Pimperne and Durweston.

David and Henriet Miell will be moving on 4th July.  We wish them well in their retirement in Devon.


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 currently made up from 10 churches in the 7 parishes of Chettle, Farnham, 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.

The Chase Benefice comprises many people, often volunteers, who work hard to maintain our churches and the presence of God in our parishes.

If you have any questions or concerns, in the first instance please speak in confidence to the Chase Benefice Administrator.  She will do all she can to help or refer you to another member of our team.

Gill Baverstock, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   01725 516311









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Magazines for the Chase Benefice

The Tarrant Times serves the southern villages of the Benefice.  The Inner Chase Magazine serves Farnham, Tollard Royal and Chettle.

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Pastoral Letter for May


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