Regular activities

Bell Ringing

Bell ringing practice is held at St Mary's, Puddletown at 6pm on Thursday evenings.

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Bible Study and Fellowship Groups

There is a Benefice Prayer Group held every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.00noon in Puddletown Church Room with Janet Voke and Sue Turner.

They warmly invite you to join them for a time of friendship and prayer


There will be coffee and conversation from 10.30am and Prayers will begin at 11.00am.


Coffee Mornings and Village Lunches


Monthly lunches take place in Puddletown Village Hall on the second Monday of the month from 12noon to 1.30pm (excluding December) All are welcome to join us for a hot lunch and an amazing array of puddings. No need to book; £7

For more information please call Jean on 01305 848211 or Sheila on 01305 849193 or email the Benefice.


There is also a lunch most months in the village hall in Milborne St Andrew on Saturdays at 12.15pm. More information from Josie Wright on 01258 839090

Three of our churches hold coffee mornings on Thursdays. Do drop in and receive a warm welcome. Every week in Puddletown Church Room from 10.00am to 12noon; every week in Dewlish at Elm View from 10.30am to 12noon; and at Tolpuddle Church on the second Thursday of the month from 10.30am to 12noon.

Children and young people

On most Sundays in the benefice, there is a family or all-age service, which is suitable for children as well as adults. At other services we aim to have some form of activity for children who are present

Messy Church is held on the 1st Sunday of each month at 4.00pm and rotates throughout the Benefice. Please see the calendar or Forthcoming events for the venue.

We work closely with the three schools in the benefice. Clergy and lay people lead collective worship and assemblies, support RE lessons and help plan and organise reflection days in school. We take Open the Book into the Milborne and Puddletown First Schools. Discover more here

For more information, contact the Vicar at