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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

About the Bridge Benefice

These three beautiful villages are situated between Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum in the county of Dorset and in the Diocese of Salisbury.  Each village has its own church, with lots going on, but we also enjoy getting together for joint services and social events.

 

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.

 

To find out more about what's going on across the Benefice please explore our website further.

We also work closely with our neighbouring parishes in the Lower Stour Benefice: Spetisbury, Charlton Marshall and Lower Blandford St Mary.  In fact, we share a priest-in-charge, Rev Carolyn Couzens, who has taken up the post very recently. 

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 November's edition here.  October's edition is still available here.

Coming Soon

Christmas Tree Festival

Individuals and organisations dress a tree to raise money for their nominated charity.  If you'd like to take part please telephone Margaret or Sue on 01258 857881 or 857606.

Why not come and see the church looking its festive best, vote for your favourite tree, and enjoy some refreshments.  It's a great way to start the Christmas season!

St Mary's, Sturminster Marshall

Sat & Sun, 7th & 8th December

Our Monthly Service Rota

1st Sunday

9.30am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

AT ST MARY'S

2nd Sunday

9.30am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

AT ST STEPHEN'S

Morning Prayer

AT ST MARY'S

3rd Sunday

9.30am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

AT ST BARTHOLOMEW'S

Family Service

AT ST STEPHEN'S

4th Sunday

9.30am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

AT ST MARY'S

All Age Service 10.45am

AT ST STEPHEN'S

5th Sunday

9.30am

Joint 6-Parish Communion

AT EACH CHURCH

IN TURN

Safeguarding

 

In the Bridge Benefice 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.

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Officer,

Rob Langdown.

THE PARISHES OF
STURMINSTER MARSHALL, KINGSTON LACY AND SHAPWICK