The benefice was formed on the retirement of the Rev. Johnson at Affpuddle in 1976, and the parishes were joined under the care of Canon Denis Shaw in 1977. Previous to this change, Affpuddle was joined with Tolpuddle, and Bere Regis had a longstanding daughter church at Winterborne Kingston.
The grid references of the villages mentioned in the parish title are:
Bere Regis church SY84379477, Affpuddle church SY80549370, Briantspuddle SY81909320, Turnerspuddle church (redundant) SY82999348
These centre of the area containing these villages may be viewed on a map by clicking on multimap.com
The parish is a large parish and extends ino the surrounding countryside over a much larger area than the villages mentioned in the title.