To life beyond the local church

Diocese of Lui logo


Since 2009 the Deanery of the Blackmore Vale has been linked to Lui in South Sudan. The Deanery supports the people of Lui through prayer, visits, training and fundraising. For information on our association and the latest news, please click here.

Shillingstone Church Centre signSHILLINGSTONE CHURCH CENTRE

The Shillingstone Church Centre was bought by Holy Rood church to enable its mission and community outreach. The Centre is used by the church: the Post Office is available Tuesday and Thursday 1.30pm – 3.30pm and the Centre is also available to hire.

Salisbury Diocese logoDIOCESE OF SALISBURY

Our parishes are part of a bigger administrative area called the Diocese of Salisbury. The cathedral is in Salisbury and the Diocese is led by Bishop Nicholas.

Church of England logoTHE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

The Church of England is woven into the fabric of our country through the parish church system. Every person in the country comes under the care of a Bishop and a Vicar/Rector.

Dorset Historic Churches Trust logo


This is a charity that helps preserve Christian churches and chapels. It has raised over £1million and supports may local churches.

Christian Aid logo


Christian Aid seeks to end poverty and works globally for a profound change in society to ensure everyone lives with dignity, equality and freedom.

Messy church logo


Messy church is a way of being church for families involving fun. It is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour. It is an international movement and its values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.

Pilgrim Parishes logo


There are 19 parishes in the Blackmore Vale most of which cover small rural communities. We recognise there is greater strength in working together and so have committed ourselves to a Pilgrim Covenant.

Hilfield Friary logo


Founded in 1921 the Friary is home to the Franciscan Brothers of the Society of St Francis and other men and women who make up the Hilfield Friary Community. It is a place of welcome, peace, sustainability and reconciliation.