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.

The Service Rota for the May rota is available here and for June here

Don’t forget we now have Mid-Week Holy Communion at East Stour, 10:30am at East Stour Church.wed communion

Weekly Newsletter:

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Extracts from the June 2024 edition of Octavo can be viewed or downloaded here 

If you would like to receive Octavo regularly contact your Church Warden.

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 Officer, Jeremy Stanford         07766 071538

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,  Suzy Futcher (Mon – Thurs) 07500 664800 – suzy.futcher@salisbury.anglican.org or Jem Carter (Tues – Fri) 07469 857888 – jem.carter@salisbury.anglican.org

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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.

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Messy Church

Messy Church is currently on hold, but please check back as this may change.  For more information see our Messy Church page under activities or click here … Continue reading

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter now meets at East Stour Village Hall on the third Monday of the month.  We will meet between 2:30 and 4:30 pm with tea, coffee and cake to speed the knitting and sewing needles! We are currently knitting baby blankets for Yeovil Hospital’s Intensive Care Baby Unit.     … 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