St. Mary’s, Litton Cheney, is part of the Bride Valley Benefice. Rector: Vacancy Associate Priest: The Rev. Sue Linford 01308 897363     Retired Clergy:  The Rev. Ryder Rogers 01308 897780 Readers: Mike Read 01308 897445 James Webster 01308 898657 Yvonne Buckland 01308 898492 St Mary's is one of seven Parish Churches within the Bride Valley Benefice. Church business is dealt with on a day to day basis by the standing committee of the Parochial Church Council: Chairman: The Rector, Churchwardens: Richard Jones and John Vercoe Secretary: Wendy: Firrell Treasurer: Freddie Spicer The full Council meets four times a year including the Annual Church Meeting in April.  The pattern of Worship currently in use on a monthly basis is Morning Worship at 9.30 a.m. with refreshments afterwards, Holy Communion with hymns at 9.30 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday, Matins at 9.30 a.m. on the 3rd Sunday and Holy Communion at 9.30 a.m. on the 4th Sunday; the service on a 5th Sunday varies and is usually a United Valley Service at one of the Valley Churches. Copies of the Parish Magazine and Bride Valley News are available in the Church. The Churchyard: The churchyard surrounds the Church and slopes fairly sharply in places from north to south; the extension at the north end is presently a wildlife area with paths and picnic places from which you can enjoy a vast panoramic view of the coastal ridge with Hardy's monument to the east. There are many interesting old gravestones including box graves cut from Purbeck stone liberally adorned with yellow lichens. The grass is cut and the yard generally maintained by a small band of volunteers who are constantly on the lookout for additions to their number! The War Memorial is situated to the west of the church porch.  More details here
NEWSLETTER - 12 th  November 2018
Light up the Church this Christmastide -  For a donation of only £5 you can floodlight the Church for an evening over the Christmas and New Year period, either to remember a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or event.  Please contact Freddie Spicer on 482617.  
SERVICES for November 2018
Sunday 4 th - 4.00pm -Service for the Departed Sunday 11 th -  - No Service Sunday 18 th - 9.30am - Morning Prayer Sunday 25 th - 9.30am - Holy Communion
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SERVICES for December 2018
Sunday  2 nd - 6.30pm - Advent Evensong Sunday  9 th - 9.30am - Holy Communion Sunday 16 th - 6.30pm - Carols by Candlelight followed by mulled wine and mince pies Sunday 23 rd - 9.30am - Holy Communion Christmas Eve - 4.00pm - Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Communion Sunday 30 th - 11.00am - United Valley Holy Communion