Information on baptisms, weddings (current) and funerals –

Who to contact

Benefice of the Piddle Valley, Hilton & Ansty, Melcombe
Horsey and Cheselbourne

Please contact the Church Warden for any church related enquires,
including: Pastoral visits, requests for Marriage, Banns, Funerals, &
Baptism; and details of Sunday Services

St Pancras Church, Alton Pancras
Tim Carron Brown – Email: – Tel: 07827 653752

All Saints Church, Piddletrenthide
Mike Howard Tripp – Email: Tel: 01300 348234

St Mary’s Church, Piddlehinton
Alan Neades – Email: Tel: 01300 348579

St Martin’s Church, Cheselbourne
Nina Shaw Porter – Email: – Tel: 07767 238 513

St Andrew’s Church, Melcombe Horsey
Nettie Drake – Email: – Tel: 01258 881116

All Saints Church, Hilton & Ansty
Catherine Langham – Email: – Tel: 01258 817516
Alison Musgrave – Email: – Tel: 01258 880031

See church notice boards, Village News and Piddle Valley News and Views
for details of Church Services in the Benefice.


Baptism - looking in to font at Sandford Orcas

We welcome all who would like baptism for themselves or for their child who live in the parish or have a connection to it.


Congratulations on your impending marriage.


Marriage has a profound meaning to those getting married; your church recognises the importance of this commitment as  a sacrament.

If you would like to celebrate your wedding in church, we will be delighted to guide you through the process;  there are various legal formalities but usually there is a way in which we can arrange for you to be married in one of our churches.

Please contact the rector for further information.

Holy Matrimony across the benefice

Benefice Wedding List for CW 2022_1

Piddletrenthide churchyardLoosing a loved one is a traumatic experience, your church is here to support you.

Before, during and after the passing of your loved-one the church is here to help.

As a community of people we support each other in our grief and offer the compassion of Christ at this very difficult time.

Please contact a church warden who will be pleased to try to be of assistance.

All of our churches have churchyards in which burials still take place.  In some of our churchyards, we are able to accommodate for burial only those who have lived or died in the parish concerned.  We do, however, welcome for burial the ashes of anyone who wishes their remains to be interred in one of our churchyards.

Please see the Church of England website for general advice and their separate site for more specific advice.

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