Welcome to the Okeford Benefice

Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, and he will bring it to pass. Psalm 37: 5

The Okeford Benefice is a group of four parishes of various shapes and sizes committed to deepening faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ. We have a vision for our local communities to be places where Christian love and service is clear and apparent.


Fellowship service

Being in step – by Rev’d Lydia

I am not great at three legged races – each of us walks with a particular rhythm and to tally my rhythm to someone else’s while also trying to go really fast usually ends up being in a heap on the ground. I end up out of step and then out of kilter. This is somehow how life as a Christian can feel in relation to the rest of the world. We are linked by bonds of family, friendship and citizenship and yet we can feel as if we are not walking in step and that we are out of […]


St Michael and All Angels

On Sunday 30th September at 6.30pm at Child Okeford church there will be a service of remembrance for St Michael and All Angels. This will be a simple service of...
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All Age Communion welcomes Bishop Nicholas

On Sunday 30th September at Child Okeford Church, Bishop Nicholas will be attending our All Age Communion. He's been as primed as is possible about the service but he won't...
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Youth Club this week

This month – Team Challenges – with Toast. Do you have what it takes to work as a team? And solve fun challenges? When: Thursday 27 September Where: Shillingstone Church...
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Concert at Shillingstone

Do come along to the annual late summer concert at Shillingstone church on Saturday 22nd September at 7pm.  As usual the Rector will be singing - this time more duets...
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Bible Study on Romans – we finished chapter 1!

We may need to lengthen the course as we have spent two weeks on the first chapter alone... Great discussion on what it means to live without God, the impact...
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Fruit of the Spirit – LAUNCHING THIS WEEK

We begin our project this Sunday with a benefice service at Hammoon church at 10.30am. Come along and be inspired to reflect on what it means to be a Spirit...
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Coffee morning with Book and CD exchange/buy

Do come along to the coffee morning at the Shillingstone Church Centre on Saturday 6th October from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Usual great coffee and fellowship plus this month...
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Sunday 23rd

10:30 AM – Holy Communion Modern, Hammoon

6:30 PM – Harvest Festival, Manston

Thursday 27th

2:00 PM – Bible study, Shillingstone

7:00 PM – Youth group, Shillingstone

Friday 28th

4:45 PM – Trailblazers, Okeford Fitzpaine

Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning and Evening Prayer is said  around the Benefice at 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Please see the calendar for day and location.

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Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – Sunday 23rd September

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Benefice Communion: Leviticus 19: 9 – 10, 23 – 25; Galatians 5: 16 – 26; John 15: 1 – 8.
Harvest Festival: Isaiah 54: 7 – 13; Matthew 25: 34 – 40