Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Netherbury

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

Our website

Weekly Worship at Home

Every Sunday at 9 a.m. for 30m
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Every weekend we post a new recorded service for you to join in with. The service isn't live - so you can join in and follow in the service whenever it suits you. We tend to get these online on Saturday afternoon, and you can watch and take part any time after that. The website page features the video, an order of service for you to follow, and other external worship links from the BBC, diocese, CofE, and other sources.

Click the "More About This Event" button below to visit the Worship at Home section on our website.

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