Blackdown: Holy Trinity

In the 19th century a Chapel of Ease was built. The plain rectangular building with stone and chert walls, slate roof, and a bell turret was built due to the efforts of Archdeacon G A Denison of Broadwinsor who contributed £1,000 some of which had come from private loans and some from the Queen Anne’s Bounty Bond. The new building was fully equipped, well decorated and thanks to a wooden gallery could seat 250. Dedicated to the Holy Trinity it was consecrated by the Bishop of Salisbury on 22 April 1840.

Holy Trinity Blackdown 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:

Get in touch

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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Blackdown: Holy Trinity
Blackdown Beaminster, DT8 3LE, GB

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