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

Until last year the three churches of St Mary's, Sturminster Marshall, St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy, and St Bartholomew's, Shapwick formed the Bridge Benefice.  Sadly the Bridge Benefice ceased to exist in May 2021.  St Mary's, Sturminster Marshall is now in the Red Post Benefice; St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy and St Bartholomew's, Shapwick are now part of the Wimborne Villages Benefice.

For a few more months this website will serve our three separate churches.  Do continue to visit to see what's happening in each of our churches.

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.

Happy New Year!

Please note: during January and February 2022, St Stephen's 9.15am Communion Service (2nd Sunday of the month) will take place in St Bart's church, and their Family Service (4th Sunday of the month) will take place in Pamphill Village Hall, just along the road from the church. 

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 January 2022 edition here.

December's edition is still available here.

Services in our Parishes

1st Sunday
9.15am

2nd Sunday
9.15am

3rd Sunday
9.15am

4th Sunday
9.15am

5th Sunday
9.15am

Sung Eucharist

AT ST MARY'S

Parish Communion

AT ST STEPHEN'S

Holy Communion

AT ST MARY'S

Parish Communion

AT ST BART'S

All Age Worship

AT ST MARY'S

Holy Communion

AT ST MARY'S

Parish Communion

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