Dorchester: St Mary the Virgin, Dorchester

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St Mary's is the newest of the three Anglican churches in Dorchester, built between 1910-1912 in the 14th century decorated style by the architect Charles Ponting. It is situated in Edward Road on the western side of the town in an area called Victoria Park. It is very near Dorchester West station and the County Hospital.

On entering this beautiful building one feels immersed in a deep sense of spirituality and prayerfulness captured in its very fabric through almost ten decades of worship.

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Services at St Mary's are in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, a tradition that in the 21st Century embraces the idea of 'a corporate worship of the people of God'; a people on an eternal journey into God's life. The Eucharist (meaning Thanksgiving), is the main service and it engages all the senses in worship - through sight, through sound, through touch, smell and taste. As God became human in Jesus of Nazareth, so our whole human being, body and soul, is raised in worship by the Holy Spirit.

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20 Alexandra Road
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6111
Built: 1910
Architect: Charles Ponting
Style of worship: Traditional Anglo Catholic
Archdeaconry: SHERBORNE (341)
Deanery: DORCHESTER (34102)
Parish Legal Name: Dorchester and West Stafford (340040 )
CofE Church Info: (634042 34/42)
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The current editor is: Steve Ryder

This page was last updated on Sunday 4th December 2016
Dorchester: St Mary the Virgin : Edward Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HJ

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