Charminster: St Mary the Virgin, Charminster

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Whether you are browsing for information about the church, looking for a place to worship or seeking information for a baptism or wedding welcome to the website for St Mary the Virgin, Charminster near Dorchester. We are a rural church a few miles outside of Dorchester, serving Charminster, Charlton Down & Forston. We meet in a beautiful 11th Century church in the heart of Charminster and you will be most welcome to join us on a Sunday. A loo and servery enable us to provide hospitality with Coffee & Tea at the end of the service. We have disabled access,  a hearing loop system and baby changing facilities.

For further details please go to our website


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Rev'd Pene Kennedy
01305 251422 (Associate Priest) or 01305 259431 (Churchwarden)

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Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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


Confirmation classesLent study groupsParish awaydays Ad hoc prayer groups
Church Open Most daylight hours & Thursday evenings to coincide with bell ringing practice.Accompanied children welcome to use play area but PLEASE leave it tidy.Souvenir items on sale.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire The North aisle [chairs, childrens corner and refreshment trolley] is available only for approved events.Church House is no longer available.
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9489
Built: Mediaeval
Style of worship: As a rural, village church, all traditions are welcome
Archdeaconry: SHERBORNE (341)
Deanery: DORCHESTER (34102)
Benefice: Charminster and Stinsford (34/078BF)
Parish Legal Name: Charminster (340035 )
CofE Church Info: (634035 34/35)
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The current editor is: Jean Garrard

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This page was last updated on Sunday 20th November 2016
Charminster: St Mary the Virgin : East Hill - West Hill, Charminster, Dorset, DT2 9RD - Where East and West Hill meet. Non-vehicular access from Church Lane and Alley Bridge.

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