Latest update -05/06/20


© 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

The Church of England Announcement: 

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.

In a joint letter (click here for a copy) Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu said it was now necessary to put public services on hold until further notice.

But they said that far from having to “shut up shop”, the Church of England must face the challenge by becoming a radically different kind of church rooted in prayer and serving others.

If you need practical help: 

I am speaking with the local Parish councils about how the Churches in the Tenpenny Benefice can best service the Parish Council as we provide joint assistance to those in need. 

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

After further discussion we will place all appropriate contacts for assistance and we will be looking for folks to volunteer with food shopping  / parcel drop off for those who are self isolating or cannot get out. 

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.

every blessing,

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