Netherbury: St Mary

Netherbury was once one of the largest parishes in Dorset and the size and prominence of the church reflects its importance in the locality. It is possible that Netherbury had an earlier church than the present building. The Font is late 12th Century and a drawing in Dorchester Museum shows it with longer pillars and without base and step. The Piscina is 13th Century. The Nave has 14th Century arcades north and south.

Netherbury St Mary is part of the Beaminster Area Team Ministry which covers 50 square miles of beautiful rural West Dorset. The team consists of 14 individual parishes plus the chapel in the grounds of Mapperton House. Our worship shows a wonderful variety of styles ranging from services from the Book of Common Prayer to the child-centred Messy Church, with music a vital part of our activities.

You can find more information about our services, events, activities, and contact details via our website:

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Anne Woodward (Team Administrator)

Team Office, 8 Hogshill Street, Beaminster

Team Administrator
01308 862320
Team Rector The Reverend Canon David Baldwin
01308 862150

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Evening Prayer

Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Netherbury: St Mary
Tower Hill Netherbury Beaminster, DT6 5LR, United Kingdom

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