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

Our Churches

The Bridge Benefice is no more.  St Mary's, Sturminster Marshall is now in the Benefice of Red Post; St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy and St Bartholomew's, Shapwick are now part of the Wimborne Villages Benefice.

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

With the Bridge Benefice gone, the Bridge Benefice Choir cannot continue.  But please visit our Music page to hear some of the many performances the choir put together during lockdowns.  On that page you can also hear our concert choir (the Dorset Bridge Choir), which is going from strength to strength and preparing for their next concert on Sunday 8th May 2022.

The photo at the top of the page (copyright Pauline Simmonds) 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.

Remembrance Sunday

Our Acts of Remembrance

10.50am - Stur Marshall War Memorial
10.30am - Shapwick War Memorial

Forthcoming Events

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 November 2021 edition here.

October's edition is still available here.

Services in our Parishes

1st Sunday

9.15am

Sung Eucharist

AT ST MARY'S

2nd Sunday

9.15am

Parish Communion

AT ST STEPHEN'S

Holy Communion

AT ST MARY'S

3rd Sunday

9.15am

Parish Communion

AT ST BART'S

All Age Worship

AT ST MARY'S

4th Sunday

9.15am

Holy 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.

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.

STURMINSTER MARSHALL, KINGSTON LACY AND SHAPWICK