A Beacon of God's hope for Blandford & Beyond






A Beacon of God's hope for Blandford & Beyond


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Welcome to our website. We are a growing Evangelical Anglican Church at the heart of the historic Georgian town of Blandford Forum.


We are a dynamic community of faith on a journey of growth, seeking to engage with and make a difference in our town and the area beyond. We believe that God in the person of Jesus Christ offers hope to all, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in.


Our Sunday gatherings reflect both traditional and contemporary styles; always with Jesus as the focus of our worship.


We’d love you to join us as we seek to be...


“A Beacon of God’s Hope for Blandford and Beyond.”


Many Blessings,


Revd Chris Beaumont

Lead Minister





Services across the Month

(pattern may vary - check here to confirm)

1st Sunday

10am Joint Communion Service

with Explorers Children's Ministry

6pm Going Deeper

a "filling station"-type event for North & Central Dorset


2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays

9am Traditional Service

Formal, reflective & liturgical with hymns

11am Contemporary Service

Relaxed, informal and family friendly 

with worship band and Children's Ministry


5th Sunday

Blandford United Service

See events for information



10.15am Mid-Week Service

A short said service (Usually HC)

followed by refreshments at 11am


Everyone is invited to join us for refreshments after the services.

Opportunities to Pray

(all in the Parish Church)

Tues 9am

Morning Prayer

using a traditional Celtic Liturgy


Weds 7am

Prayer for Renewal

an extended time of seeking God and His Spirit


Thurs 9am

Prayer for the Community

using Ffald-y-Brenin's weekly "Prayers of Blessing"


Sun 8.30am & 10.30am 

(or 9.30am on the 1st Sunday)

Prayers for the Service

asking God to work in our worship gatherings.


After the Service

Prayer Ministry

Responding to the talk and asking God to work in our lives.





(in the Parish Centre from Oct 31st)

Featured Events


For full events calendar please see here

Our Latest News...

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May 24 Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   We start this month with much to be thankful for. I always find it’s helpful to focus on what we can thank God for. We can cultivate a discipline of praise - a...

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March 24 Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   At the start of the year I outlined the four priorities of mission and ministry for the year ahead.    Leadership – growing our capacity for...

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February 2024 Monthly Message

Dear Church Family, My apologies in the delay writing this update to you. I was ill last week on the day I intended to sit down and write it.   Vision Sunday The year has started with many...

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January Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   Happy New Year to you all. I hope that managed to find some time and space to relax and find refreshment over the Christmas Season? I come back to work feeling that...

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Ringing in the Coronation

Dear Members of the Community,  You may be aware that it’s not been possible to ring the bells of the parish church properly for some time. Although we’ve recently been able to...

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April 23 Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   It seems like every time I wrote one of these messages there’s a lot to report to you all. We are now firmly back in the church building and settling into a new...

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Some news about our clock chimes...

Dear Members of the community,   You may be aware that the Parish Church clock chimes have been silent for most of the past year while building work was being undertaken. At one point during...

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Lent 23 Message

Dear Church Family,   I am writing to you slightly earlier than normally as I’m away at a conference next week – which I do once a year, because it’s important to get fresh...

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February 23 - Monthly Message

  Dear Church,   Looking back over the last few weeks there has been lots happening in the life of the church, with lots to celebrate also. We’ve moved to a 2-service format, with...

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January Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   I hope you had a good Christmas and you all got the chance to rest, relax and enjoy time with family and loved ones. I certainly have come back feeling more refreshed...

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Anne Shire

Dear Church Family,   It’s never easy writing to inform you that one of our family is no longer with us. This afternoon I have the sad duty to let you know that Anne Shire passed away at...

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December Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   I’m excited about Christmas. In church life this is a busy season, but it’s also a great opportunity to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to a world...

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November's Monthly Message

Dear Church,   I’m writing to you this month feeling quite tired. As a family we were hoping to get a rest over half-term at the end of October, but were then beset by illness &ndash...

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October's Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   It seems much more than a month since we had our Vision Sunday – but it was only four weeks ago. So much has happened in that time.   Obviously the major...

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September's Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer and had some time to reconnect with family and friends. For me it seems that this summer has gone very quickly, and my children...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Church Family,   I think it’s fair to say that many of us will be saddened but probably not surprised to hear the news of Queen Elizabeth’s passing yesterday. Her long life...

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August's Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   It was lovely to see so many of us gathered together with the rest of the churches in Blandford at the United Service this past weekend. I was struck by the sense of...

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July's Monthly Message

Dear Church Family,   There are so many things to be encouraged by in the life of our church. We have new people joining us, we are seeing more children actively playing a part in our...

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Get in touch...

The Parish Centre
The Tabernacle
Blandford Forum
Dorset DT11 7DW


Phone: 01258 456260 

Parish Church

Parish Centre

Parking at BFPC

See the map below for locations of car parks near the church building.


Google Maps Links



Blandford Forum Parish Church is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all, especially young people and vulnerable adults. Our parish safeguarding policy can be found here, and the Church of England Safeguarding Handbook can be found here. If you have any concerns relating to the welfare of individuals with regard to church activities or ministries please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer:


 Mary Henley on


Alternatively, contact the Diocese of Salisbury Safeguarding Officers:


Jem Carter on 07469 857 888 or Suzy Futcher on 07500 664 800


In an emergency dial 999