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.
See below for alternative means of keeping in touch.
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.
While we are currently unable to hold services or meet together we are connecting in a variety of new ways:
Week 4 – please note if you would like to hear “The Poet Thinks About the Donkey” by Mary Oliver please contact Richard and he will email you the recording.
We now have our own Facebook page.
We will be streaming some services during the coming week so do visit the page – you do not need to join Facebook to view the page or watch our streamed services. The orders of service can be viewed/downloaded/printed by clicking on each one.
Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April at 7pm: Celtic Night Prayer
Maundy Thursday 7pm: Maundy Thursday Communion
Good Friday 2pm: Meditation at the Cross
The April 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.