Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames

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Dorchester-on-Thames is a small, picturesque village set amidst water meadows where the River Thame joins the River Thames, just 8 miles south of Oxford. It has one of the largest churches in Oxfordshire, which stands on the site of a Saxon cathedral built by St Birinus in the seventh century.

The Abbey (www.dorchester-abbey.org.uk) is the parish church of the village and has been a site of worship for over 1300 years. Come and join us in worship and prayer.

Delve into the history of this ancient building and explore it for yourself. Feel the atmosphere created by the contrasting simplicity of the Norman walls and arches and the unparalleled C14 splendour of the east end. Simon Jenkins, in his book "England's 1000 Best Churches", gave the Abbey a 4-star rating. There is much to see and marvel at.

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Dorchester-on-Thames
Oxon OX10 7HZ
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Sunday

Holy Communion (BCP)
Book of Common Prayer service of Holy Communion, held in the St Birinus Chapel
Weekly
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer

Monday

Morning Prayer
Said service, in the St Birinus Chapel
Every Monday at 8:15 AM for ½ hour

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
Said service, in the St Birinus Chapel
Every Tuesday at 8:15 AM for ½ hour
Community Coffee Morning
An opportunity for people of all ages to meet over coffee
Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Coffee

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Said service, in the St Birinus Chapel
Every Thursday at 8:15 AM for ½ hour
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Morning Service
Sunday 6th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 13th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Service and Baptism
Sunday 20th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Baptism
Sunday 20th September 2015 at 12:00 PM for 1 hour
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Evensong with members of the Fellowship of St Birinus
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Harvest Family Communion
Sunday 4th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Sung Eucharist and Baptism
Sunday 11th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Service
Sunday 18th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Evensong
Sunday 18th October 2015 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 25th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Taize @ 7
Sunday 25th October 2015 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Memorial Service
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Remembrance Service
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Christingle
Sunday 15th November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Evensong
Sunday 15th November 2015 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Taize @ 7
Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
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Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open Daily 8am - 6pm or dusk if earlier
Other information
Clergy: The Revd Canon Susan Elizabeth BOOYS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6080
Built: 1140
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: ASTON & CUDDESDON (27402)
Benefice: Dorchester (27/153BJ)
Parish Legal Name: Dorchester (270108 27/108)
CofE Church Info: (627108 27/108)
Short URL: acny.uk/6080/
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The current editor is: Hilarie Rogers

This page was last updated on Thursday 28th May 2015
 
 
Dorchester Abbey : High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

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