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.


Remembrance Services

10:45 AM 11th November at Shillingstone War Memorial

10:45 AM 11th November at Okeford Fitzpaine church

10:45 AM 11th November at Child Okeford church

3:30 PM 11th November at Shillingstone church, Remembrance Evensong


Fellowship service

Special Needs – by Rev’d Lydia

I was asked recently if being the parent of a child with special needs had made me a better priest and my answer was an unequivocal “Yes”. Why should this be?

On paper having a child with special needs has severely limited my ministry as I was not able to exercise full time ministry for 14 years. When ministry makes your heart sing, only being able to hum occasionally was a real challenge, but it made me aware of and much more sensitive to those whose working life is not vocational – who do their job because they […]


Fruit of the Spirit – kindness

If you could rule the world you would...?what? Someone recently answered "ban criticism". Some criticism can be positive - we need critical feedback, we need critique, but we do not...
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Remembering Okeford Fitzpaine’s heroes

If you haven't already seen them do take a walk up the path at Okeford Fitzpaine church where you will find a double row of crosses commemorating the men of...
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Mill Singers Concert

All welcome to a concert by the Mill Singers at Child Okeford Church on Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from the village shop (includes a glass of sparkling...
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Trailblazers +

Don't forget Trailblazers + meets on Sunday 21st October at 10am in Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall. Fun, games, story and quizzes, all topped off with hot chocolate back in church...
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Youth Club – Light Night

This month – Light Night: craft, cooking and fun with the theme of light.  We are also making bread to be used in a communion service (and take home). When:...
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Wednesday 24th

12:00 PM – Holy Communion Modern, Shillingstone

Sunday 28th

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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21st Sunday after Trinity – Sunday 21st October

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord,
to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that they may be cleansed from all their sins
and serve you with a quiet mind;
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.


Kindness: Micah 6:6-8; Psalm 31:19–24; Ephesians 4:25–32; Luke 6:32-38