Welcome  to the website for the seven churches in the group of parishes called the Stour Vale Benefice. This covers Buckhorn Weston, East Stour, Fifehead Magdalen, Kington Magna, Stour Provost with Stour Row, Todber and West Stour.

In line with Government and Church of England guidelines ALL Church services and meeting groups (Funerals may only be attended by immediate family) have been suspended with immediate effect, until further notice. Churches have also been closed.

While we are currently unable to hold services or meet together we are connecting in a variety of new ways:

We now have our own Facebook page.

While we continue in lockdown we are broadcasting several services each every week on the Stour  Vale Benefice Facebook page.  You can join us live or watch the video later and you don’t need to have a Facebook account to join us. (If a pop-up box asks you to create an account and you don’t wish to, just click “not now” towards the bottom of that box.)  We hope they will be helpful in keeping us together as a worshipping family.

The orders of service can be viewed/downloaded/printed by clicking on each one.

Sunday Morning Communion 11am: Eucharist Pentecost

Wednesday evenings at 9:00pm Compline

Friday mornings at 9:00am  Morning Prayer

Celtic Night Prayer

Weekly Newsletter:

Week 12

Week 11 Please do take note of the request for help from the Foodbank. If you want to help but are unable to get to Stour Provost then drop items at the vicarage and put them in the large cream cupboard on the drive. We will check this each day and pass them on

Week 10

Week 9


The June edition of Octavo can be viewed or downloaded here

You can also join the Shaftesbury Team for Sunday services on their Facebook Page by video link

When things return to normal…

All of the Stour Vale Churches have their own services and other activities – reflected on their pages on this site – as well as joint activities – more details in this section.

One ministry team looks after the spiritual needs of the whole of the Benefice of Stour Vale – contacts here.


See where the Stour Vale Churches and Parishes are

Stour Vale Benefice takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Please click here to see our Benefice Safeguarding Policy

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officers, Rev’d Richard Priest on 01747 838494  email richard@allegro.co.uk, or Maria Windross on 01747 838324

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,  on  07500 664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

For our Privacy Notice please click here.


For children, toddlers and their carers

Most of the picture - the tail of the peacock - is made up of children's handprints

Munchkins artwork

For children aged 0 to 5 years

Held on Thursday mornings

In Buckhorn Weston Village Hall

All Welcome 

more details …



At present the only ring of bells rung regularly in the benefice is that at Kington Magna. Whichever parish you’re from, if you’d like to take up bell ringing get in touch or find out more by going along to Kington on a practice night.

more details …

Messy Church

Messy Church takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Kington Magna Village at 3pm.  All welcome.  For more information see our Messy Church page under activities or click here … Continue reading

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter takes place in Fifehead Magdalen Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of the month, starting with coffee at 11.15 a.m. and ending with a soup lunch at 12.30 p.m. Blankets and babies’ bonnets are needed by The Turi Children’s Project in the mountains of Kenya. School uniform is compulsory and without it … Continue reading

Joint Services

A joint benefice service is held at each church in turn on 5th Sundays of the month. Other special joint services are held from time-to-time. more info. about services in the Benefice … … Continue reading