Bridge Benefice - Sturminster Marshall

St Mary's

Sturminster Marshall

Bridge Benefice - Kingston Lacy

St Stephen's

Kingston Lacy

Bridge Benefice - Shapwick

St Bartholomew's

Shapwick

The End of the Bridge Benefice

And that's the end of the Bridge Benefice.  After 35 years of friendship and fruitful collaboration our three churches have been made to go their separate ways, due to the Milton and Blandford Deanery's plans for reorganisation.  St Mary's, Sturminster Marshall is now part of the Benefice of Red Post; St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy and St Bartholomew's, Shapwick have joined the Wimborne Villages Benefice over the border in the Deanery of Wimborne.

Sadly, as a result of this split, the Bridge Benefice Choir is no more.  But the music won't stop.  Visit our Music page to find out about our plans for the future and to listen to some performances.

This website will now highlight what's going on in our three separate churches, so do continue to visit.

The photo at the top of the page shows White Mill Bridge, where the three parish boundaries meet.  There has been a mill here on the River Stour for centuries.  Now in the care of the National Trust, it is well worth a visit.

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You can still watch our Good Friday Service HERE.

And you can still hear it on Radio Wimborne's

"listen again" feature at radiowimborne.co.uk

Coronavirus update

Our churches are now open for services,

following all Covid precautions.

We are active in the community and we are still praying.

If we can support you in any way, please do contact us.

The communities of Sturminster Marshall, Kingston Lacy and Shapwick produce a monthly magazine, The Bridge, which is delivered to over a thousand households in the area.  You can read the July 2021 edition here.

June's edition is still available here.

Services in our Parishes

1st Sunday

9.15am

Parish Communion

AT ST MARY'S

2nd Sunday

9.15am

Parish Communion

AT ST STEPHEN'S

3rd Sunday

9.15am

Parish Communion

AT ST BARTHOLOMEW'S

4th Sunday

9.15am

Parish Communion

AT ST MARY'S

5th Sunday

AS ANNOUNCED

IN EACH PARISH

Safeguarding

 

In our parishes we take our responsibilities concerning the safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults very seriously, and we try to ensure that we always work in accordance with best practice.  To view the Safeguarding Policy of each of our churches please visit their webpages.

STURMINSTER MARSHALL, KINGSTON LACY AND SHAPWICK