Related Churches within the area and contact information from external sources such as Crockfords can be found below.
Cerne Abbas: St Mary
St Mary's is the Parish Church for Cerne Abbas in Dorset. It is a living church, open during daylight hours (or until about 5pm when it's light later) year-round. Come in to learn about the history of the village (boards in the tower room), say a prayer and/or light a candle, join in with one of our many concerts or other musical events, have a coffee and a slice of cake (1st Wednesday of the month), ring the bells (practice 7pm most Thursdays), or attend a service. Regular services are listed on this website, and special services are highlighted on the church's Facebook page.
We also celebrate seasonal events (5th January, 1st February, 1st May) at the Silver Well or at the Vicarage.
The Friends of St Mary's organise events including concerts throughout the year.
The Cerne Music Festival (featuring chamber music from the Gaudier Ensemble) takes place every summer.
The Cerne Giant Festival (strapline: Celebrating Humanity in the Landscape) takes place during the last two weeks of April
Buckland Newton: The Holy Rood
People have worshipped at a church on this site since at least the 13th Century, when the earliest part of the current church was built. Countless generations have used this place for baptisms, weddings, funerals and in their daily service, worship and prayer.
Over the years, each generation has left their mark on the church, with additions in the 15th Century and major restoration works in the 19th and 20th Centuries, culminating in recent work to renovate the organ and place it on a gallery in the west end of the nave.
Godmanstone: Holy Trinity
Tucked away opposite the Smith's Arms down Church Lane, this is a gem of an ancient parish church. The chancel arch is a Norman dogtooth arch, and supporting it on the south side is a Roman altar stone, with Roman writing still visible. Has there been a place of worship here that long?
Crockfords contact details
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