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

Summer reading – by Rev’d Lydia

Inspired by discussions in our Cuthburga group about imaginative ways of praying, here are three short stories I have written through praying with certain passages of the Bible.

John […]


Okeford benefice embraces Twitter

With a social media savvy curate and LLM in training - here we go on Twitter. Follow us @okefordbenefice and tell your friends!
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Great start to Kids’ Cuthburga

Twenty three youngsters from across the benefice began their Cuthburga experience last Thursday as we explored Jesus being the Good Shepherd. We played games, heard the words of Jesus from...
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Check out your new Ministry Team page

Click on "Church Life" and then the top option "Your ministry team" and you will see picture and bios of all our team. We are so blessed in this benefice...
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Rector’s Holiday

The Rector will be on annual leave from August 5th to August 23rd. Please direct any inquiries to the churchwardens in the first instance who will then liaise with Rev'd...
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Just As I Am service

Do come along to our very popular afternoon Songs of Praise service on August 5th at 3:30 PM in the Shillingstone Church Centre. The theme of this service is nature...
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Thursday 23rd

10:30 AM – Kids' Cuthburga, Shillingstone

Sunday 26th

9:00 AM – Holy Communion Traditional, Child Okeford

10:00 AM – Holy Communion Modern, Okeford Fitzpaine

10:30 AM – Family Service, Shillingstone

6:30 PM – Evensong, Manston

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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