Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Stour Provost

Stour Provost: St Michael & All Angels - part of the Stour Vale Benefice

We are part of the Stour Vale Benefice, a group of 7 parishes in North Dorset, led by Rev Richard Priest.

For information about baptisms and weddings please contact Richard via the contact page.

The parish of Stour Provost is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. For full details please see our Safeguarding page.

From the 10th of December 2021 it is compulsory to wear face masks in church

but note the following guidance with regard to singing


There is a reasonable excuse for someone to remove a face covering when it is reasonably necessary for them to sing, for example, if they are singing as part of a choir, or during a service, rehearsal or for a performance.

This does not extend to circumstances where it is not reasonably necessary to sing. For example, it may not be reasonably necessary for someone to sing whilst shopping, on public transport, or whilst in an in-scope setting such as a cinema, theatre or library.

This change allows those who are taking part in activities where singing is reasonably necessary to choose to remove their face covering if they prefer whilst singing. When singing, you should consider keeping the face covering on.

For more information regarding the new rules about face coverings and where they must be worn please follow the link below

However during the carol services we would politely suggest that wearing your face covering all the time would be the best thing to do to protect us all.

For information on services please see our newsletter


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Rev Richard Priest

Parish Communion

Every Fourth Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
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Church Lane
Stour Provost

Monthly Communion Service

Highlights from the Benefice Magazine

28 Nov 2021, 3 p.m.