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Welcome to the benefice of Puddletown, Tolpuddle, and Milborne with Dewlish.

Many people know that the Church exists because of its buildings. The Church is, in fact, a body of people who seek to worship God and live out our faith in our communities and beyond, in word and action, through loving God and loving our neighbour.

We would like to welcome you to join us at worship or at any other of our activities. No one is excluded from what we do, since we base our values on those of Jesus Christ, who welcomed everyone.

Meet the Church Team


Say hello to our local clergy and churchwardens.


Who are your local clergy and churchwardens? These are the people who have responsibility for our churches and church life. We are friendly, welcoming and always willing to offer support or answer questions you may have. Don't hesitate to contact us, if there is anything with which we might be able to help you.


Weddings and baptisms

We would love to help you celebrate these special occasions.








Sunday Services


The four churches all have a service every Sunday. We would love to welcome you to join us for worship.


On most Sundays the times are as follows:

Tolpuddle                          9.30 a.m.

Milborne St Andrew         9.30 a.m.

Puddletown                     11.00 a.m.

Dewlish                            11.00 a.m.


Please check the calendar for details of specific services and their times.


The type of service in each church varies throughout the month. To discover more, click on the link below. 

The Puddletown Benefice takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officers:

Dewlish:                           Ian Bishop on 01305 848427 email 

Milborne St Andrew:      Angela Johnson on 01258 839060 email 

Puddletown:                    Cynthia Metcalfe on 01305 848043  email 

Tolpuddle:                        Ian Bishop on 01305 848427 email 

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

Jem Carter on 07469 857888 email

Suzy Futcher on 07500 664800 email

Photo gallery

Have a look at pictures of some of our recent activities. Click here

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