Spetisbury: St John Baptist

St John the Baptist Church stands at the northern end of the village of Spetisbury. Services are held on most Sunday mornings throughout the year. 

We are a small community but, we think, a very generous one and welcome visitors and new members of the congregation very warmly. The origins of the church are medieval with links to an Augustinian monastic settlement in the village. 

The church was much rebuilt in 1858 with the sixteenth century pulpit retained. It contains a fine organ and an impressive peal of six bells rung by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of ringers.

 There are very close links between St John The Baptist and all the other churches in the Benefice

You can always be sure of a warm welcome at St John The Baptist at a Sunday service or at our busy ‘Coffee, Cake and Community Chat’  every 1st and 3rd Monday each month from 10:00 til 11:30am

Adjacent to the church is the Church of England primary school to which some 50+ children from Charlton Marshall attend.

Get in touch

Rev Carolyn Couzens, Rector

What's on

May services in the Two Rivers Benefice

Occuring
for 23 hours, 45 mins
Venue
Churches of the Two Rivers Benefice
Address

Services at all churches in May 2024 - All welcome

Sunday May 5th
10:45 Together Communion at St John The Baptist, Spetisbury

Sunday May 12th
9:30 Communion at St Mary’s Church, Blandford St Mary
11:00 Communion at All Saints, Langton Long
11:00 Family Service at All Saints Church, Tarrant Keynston

Sunday May 19th
9:30 Communion at St John The Baptist, Spetisbury
9:30 Family Service at St Mary Church, Charlton Marshall
11:00 Morning Worship at All Saints, Langton Long
11:00 Communion at St Mary’s Church Tarrant Rushton

Sunday May 26th
9:30 Communion at St Mary Church, Charlton Marshall
9:30 Morning Worship at St John The Baptist, Spetisbury
11:00 Communion at All Saints, Langton Long
11:00 Communion at St Mary’s Church, Tarrant Crawford

Coffee & Cake – Spetisbury 10:00am – 11:30am 1st and 3rd Monday each month
Coffee & Cake – Blandford St Mary 10:00am – 11:30am 16th May

Coffee Stop – Charlton Marshall Parish Centre 10:30 – 12:30 – Tues to Friday

Every Thursday, Morning Prayer by Zoom, 9:00am - Please contact Jane Griffin for
more information

Welcome to our church, an introduction by
our Rector, Rev'd Carolyn Couzens