About Us

<div>Founded by St. Aldhelm in AD 705, the Abbey has developed from Saxon cathedral to the worshipping heart of a monastic community, and finally, to one of the most beautiful of England’s parish churches. For many it is still the ‘cathedral of Dorset’, and our Benedictine heritage lives on in the daily offering of prayer and praise.</div>

Regular Services

Morning Prayer is said in the Lady Chapel at 8.30 am every weekday

Holy Communion is celebrated: Monday at 9.00 am, Tuesday at 12 noon Wednesday at 10.30 am, Thursday at 12 noon Friday and Saturday at 9.00 am

Sunday Services

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Parish Eucharist

6.30 pm Sung Evensong (5.00 pm in the winter)

Full details of services and other events in Sherborne Abbey can be found on the Abbey website www.sherborneabbey.com

Opening Hours

The Abbey is open every day from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (4.00 pm in the winter)

There is no admission charge – donations are welcome

There is a free guided tour during the summer season (April to October) each Tuesday at 10.30 am and each Friday at 2.30 pm (services permitting)

Visit the Abbey Shop In The Close for a full range of gifts and souvenirs, plus books, CDs, cards, etc