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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maria Windross on 01747 838324
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email email@example.com
For our Privacy Notice please click here.