West Parley: All Saints
The dedication of All Saints Church was lost as a result of the parish records being burnt in the Great Fire of Blandford in 1731 and more being destroyed in the Bristol Riots of 1829. It is supposed that a church stood here in Saxon times and that it was replaced by the present building in the 12th century using materials from the original building. It has walls of heathstone rubble, partly rendered with ashlar dressings and a roof of tile and stone-slates. The church stands on a slight rise beside the river Stour. Later research has shown that it is not aligned true east and west but points to where, prior to 1752, the sun would rise on All Saints Day.
The parish of West Parley: All Saints is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO), Victor Paget (tel: 01020 871620) . The Diocese of Salisbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors (DSA), Suzy Futcher and Gem Carter, who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact Victor Paget or the DSAs (email: [email protected]). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.