Latest update -07/08/20


© Nick Berry


The Tenpenny Villages Benefice of Alresford, Elmstead and Frating with Thorrington

As church families, our vision is:-

"To draw closer to God and to each other so that we may more ably bring his love to the world."

We want to make a difference in these communities for God.

  St Andrew’s, Alresford

St Anne & St Laurence, Elmstead

St Mary Magdalen, Thorrington

Messy Church Pauline Hart Associate Priest

For a copy of our latest noticesheet, click here

To download or stream a podcast of recent sermons, click here

A copy of the data privacy notice for each church can be found by clicking on the name of the church at the top of this page.

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/survivors of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. 

The PCCs have adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Details of Parish Safeguarding Representatives can be found on the noticeboards in each church. Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives can be contacted via

Andrew Fordyce Rector

Partial re-opening of churches across the Tenpenny Villages Benefice

Following the Government's announcement of a partial reopening of Churches for public worship we find ourselves awaiting further clarifications from the Government and Church of England.

In the mean-time, we are able to offer the opportunity for the church buildings to be open at set times for private prayer and reflection or for a short service of Morning Prayer at St. Andrew’s.

We want people to feel safe and are exploring this opportunity only after carefully considering the risks and putting appropriate measures in place to ensure social distancing and facilities to clean hands and surfaces etc.

This week’s timetable is as follows:

These arrangements will be subject to review. There will be church members in attendance at each session. This is an opportunity for you to drop in, rather than to stay for the duration. There are no planned services, this is simply a chance for private prayer.

Please note that toilets will only be available at St Andrew’s

Please be assured of our prayers and do click on the link for our Noticesheet will be updated and adapted over the coming weeks. We will also be posting regular Videos with teaching and prayer.

You can also go to our mental health support page, with resources from the Church of England.

Rev Andrew Fordyce and Rev Pauline Hart

Live Stream

Rev Andrew Fordyce will live stream from the Rectory every Sunday at 10.30 am

Click on the right to go to our video page for a link to the live stream and an order of service



9th August


11th August


12th August


St Andrew's

Morning Prayer 9.00 am

St Mary Magdalen

9.00 - 10.00 am


St Anne & St Laurence

2.00 - 4.00 pm

St Anne & St Laurence

2.00 - 4.00 pm