Tarrant Hinton

Welcome to our Church

St Mary's church is situated in the middle of the village half way up Church Hill. We have services of varying formality each Sunday. Do try our Hinton Half Hour, coffee before hand and definitely a casual and friendly service of 30 minutes max!!

If you are interested in church history or church architecture, you will be interested in our Easter Sepulchre.  There are less than 30 of these in the country.  In Tarrant Hinton it is an arched recess in the north wall of the chancel.  In the past, from Good Friday to Easter day  the crucifix and sacred elements were deposited in the sepulchre in commemoration of Christ's entombment and resurrection. Nowadays, we have a simple wooden cross and candlesticks placed there for our Easter Day service.

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.


If you are researching Family History, baptism, marriage and death certificates are available on the following links:

Tarrant Hinton Baptisms

Tarrant Hinton Marriages

Tarrant Hinton Burials

Guide to graves and the graveyard


We have a different type of service each Sunday along these lines.  Do check further down the page or on Benefice Services for more details

1st Sunday 10.30 Family Communion followed by coffee
2nd Sunday 6pm Breakfast Church with Tarrant Gunville   -  check location!
3rd Sunday 9am Holy communion at Tarrant Gunville
4th Sunday 10.30 Hinton Half Hour Lay - led
5th Sunday   Benefice Service


July 2022    
3rd 10.30am Holy Communion
10th 9.15am Breakfast Church at Tarrant Hinton
24th 10.30am Hinton Half Hour
  Cleaning Christine and Richard


August 2022    
7th 10.30am Holy communion
21st 10.30am Hinton Half Hour
  Cleaning Val and Bobby