Cerne Abbas: St Mary, Cerne Abbas

  • About Us
  • Find Us
  • Contact Us
  • Services and Events
  • Features and Facilities
  • More Info

The villagers of Cerne Abbas probably worshipped in the Abbey Church until about 1300, when the monks built this parish church for them. Dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, the church received its first vicar in 1317.
The original chancel was expanded to include a screen, nave and aisles around 1450.
In 1870, an arch was inserted into the screen so the east window could be seen from the nave.


Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

This space is for a Google Map.

You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.

This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Your browser does not support Javascript;
  • You have turned Javascript off
In addition we are aware of some problems with Internet Explorer which are currently being worked on. Firefox and Chrome show the map correctly.
Revd Jonathan Still
(01300) 341251 (Vicar)
  • Regular Services
Printer friendly list of events


Holy Communion
Book of Common Prayer
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Family Praise
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
Common Worship
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Book of Common Prayer
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer


Holy Communion
Common Worship
Every first Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
Church Open The Church is open every day during daylight hours. St Marys is an active church and there are Services on Sunday and also on the first Thursday at 10am. Visitors at these times are very welcome, either to join in or to wander around quietly.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Jonathan Trevor Lloyd STILL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9478
Built: c 1300
Archdeaconry: SHERBORNE (341)
Deanery: DORCHESTER (34102)
Parish Legal Name: Cerne Abbas (340034 )
CofE Church Info: (634034 34/34)
Short URL:
QR Code:

The current editor is: Karen Handley

This page was last updated on Thursday 19th May 2016
Cerne Abbas: St Mary : Abbey Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7JQ

Pages and Links

Our Other Churches

Other Links

Picture Gallery

Calendar of Events

About the Parish

Update this church