Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Evershot

Evershot: St Osmund

Evershot village has about 200 inhabitants and is the second-highest village in Dorset. It has Stickland's Primary School, a shop with a post office, an active church, several small businesses, Little Acorns children’s playgroup and Village Hall. There are 19 families with children in the village; more children than in 2009!

St. Osmond’s Church dates back to C12th and was restored by the Victorians in 1864. It is involved in the Summer Country Fair (fete), provides a Harvest Supper for the whole community attended by about 60 and runs a Christmas party for the local community. Carol singing takes place around the village helped by members of the Yeovil Town Band.

Prayer takes place in church once a month with up to 6 of the congregation attending. There is a soup lunch and Bible study on the fourth Sunday of each month held jointly with Halstock and about 8 people usually attend. The Church provides two services a month alternating with Melbury Osmond. It provides a Christingle service in early December and a very well attended Carol Service on Christmas Eve.

A Re-ordering Project has commenced with a view to installing a toilet, improving the lighting and heating, and making the serving of refreshments easier at the end of a service.


This Church part of the Melbury team benefice. For further information about our church services, news and events, please visit Maiden Newton Church:

Maiden Newton: St Mary - A Church Near You

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