Details of regular church services and Facebook live streaming
can be found on the ‘Benefice Services Timetable’ tab above.
Any last minute changes will be posted here.

“Save our Parishes” 


This YouTube link provides you with valuable insight to how we are instrumental in saving our parishes. Please do watch it. Fr. Roger 27th August 2021

Summary of Covid Safety Protocols 

From the the 19th July UK government regulations were relaxed.
It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask in church.
Together we can apply common sense and worship in safety.
1. Churches to remain open where possible.
2. Continue using track and trace i.e. Sign in each visit to church. (QR codes are also
available in addition to sign in sheet.)
3. Clean high contact areas prior to a service. Hand sanitiser to remain available.
4. Leave suitable distance between others from a different household, particularly in
choir stalls when singing.
5. Communion: Remains, in ‘one kind’ from the chancel step.
6. Servers are welcome and sidesman duties to return – readers (from the lectern) to
be reinstated.
7. Current Pandemic order of Service and rota remain in place until the end of August.

Updated 19th July 2021


Dear all,

Churches are symbols of shared hope and resilience.
Our current pandemic like the financial crisis a few years ago, has dealt a strong blow to the idea that humans flourish independently from one another, or from the world in which we live. People are once again discovering God’s message that the way of life is one of involvement with God’s Creation and with the people around us, not independence from either.
Many including myself are encouraged to see the new Government restrictions endorse the safe gathering of people at public worship, for those churches still open. It is very clear: familiar safeguards must remain in place and be strictly observed as we protect each other from the virus.
Keeping our churches open must remain an imperative symbol to serve our communities. Our open churches provide us with the hope and resilience that fortifies human lives in a unique and irreplaceable way, providing us with the strength to serve others, particularly at such a time of communal crisis.
Fr. Roger – Rector
9th January 2021
Dear Friends,
The latest lockdown rules have no effect upon the ‘current’ benefice pattern of services, however should that change I will update you.
The government in consultation with the bishops covid advisory panel,  has expressed


Order of Service from September to be uploaded shortly. (27th August 2021)

Addition to order of service –  Mass Setting St Thomas Thorne St Thomas Mass Setting

During the pandemic, many of our Sunday services were uploaded to YouTube. Please use the following link to watch them: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ru_v3_1MZyzx72ka63g4A

Live Streams are on Facebook, use this URL to access them : https://www.facebook.com/piddlevalley/?eid=ARCcyhC5FuDjxFzAxZ5y_z8JSEnHd4Fh_E1zLSHfo5b02yFCnPYGMxG85xlxYDS2Ts7thI7HMcEE_IFE


From the Rector, Church Wardens, and all those who attend our six churches we would like to offer you a warm welcome.

Church is more than a building! It is a living breathing community of people who come together who seek. The Benefice is made up of many seekers from different denominations who support their local church and each other, this diversity is held within the baptism of the one Lord, in which the spiritual doors have opened into a relationship with God.

Being committed to that spiritual journey is to undertake the self assessment of what separates us from God – we can push Him away, we can close the door on Him however, with God’s forgiveness, an open heart and mind and with the assistance of each other we can draw closer to Him, – the one who gives us life.

All are welcome!

For God so loved the word that he sent his only Son Jesus Christ. – John 3:16



The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1


The Benefice takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Please view the Parish Safeguarding Policy using the safeguarding tab above.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Ginny Butcher on 01300 348211.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers,

  • Mrs Suzy Futcher – Monday (all day), Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday AM

Contact Mobile No: 07500 664800

  • Mr Jem Carter – Wedneday PM, Thursday and Friday

Contact Mobile No: 07489 857888

Email contact (For both Jem and Suzy) : safeguarding@salisbury.anglican.org

Dorset Council Social Services:

Adult – 01305 221016

Children – 01305 228558

(Updated 3rd February 2021)

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