Minterne Magna: St Andrew

The small late medieval church of St. Andrew has an early 17th century north chapel and a tower from around 1800, heightened when the whole church was later restored. Due to its proximity to the big house, there are a number of interesting memorials. The magnificent Napier memorial is in the north aisle. The earliest known monuments of the Churchill family (including a 17thC Winston) are in the nave aisle by the chancel step. On the north wall is a monument to the younger brother of the Churchill for whom a grateful nation built Blenheim Palace. On the south wall is a memorial to Henry Digby, who commanded the HMS Africa at the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Cerne Abbas

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Christmas Carol Service

for 1 hour
Minterne Magna: St Andrew
Hilfield Lane (A352) Minterne Magna Dorchester, DT2 7BD, United Kingdom

A traditional service of lessons and Christmas carols.


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