St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy
Situated near Pamphill Common, this lovely Arts and Crafts church was built in 1908 by the Bankes family of Kingston Lacy House as their place of worship. Nearby are Harry's Walk, Pamphill Dairy Farm Shop, Pamphill First School and of course Kingston Lacy House and Grounds, now in the care of the National Trust.
Unsurprisingly, St Stephen's is one of the most popular churches in Dorset for weddings. It is very photogenic and has ample parking, with turning space for the biggest limo or even a double-decker bus!
SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
I hope you are keeping well and safe at this time. I know we are all aware of how much we need to be careful at the moment, so as to look after and protect each other and our communities.
It is a privilege that we can still meet as a church. I'm grateful to everyone who has helped set up our churches so it is safe to do so.
Sunday 20th September
Tomorrow there is a 9.15am Harvest Celebration in Shapwick - if it is dry it will be outside in the glorious setting of the churchyard, by the river Stour. There will also be a 9.15am Family Service at St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy.
With my prayers.
As there is no online service this week, here is a thoughtful video for you to enjoy.
THIS YEAR'S APCM MEETINGS
Our churches are starting to hold their annual APCM meetings (Annual Parish Church Meetings). The next one is at St Stephen's, Pamphill/Kingston Lacy on Thursday 17th September at 7.00pm.
Our churches are now open for a number of adapted, socially-distanced services.
The church is still active in the community and we are still praying.
If we can support you in any way, please do contact us:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01258 858353
May you know God's blessing and peace.
Rev. Carolyn Couzens
Our Monthly Service Rota
At St Stephen's 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. Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.
For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Officer,