Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Broadwindsor:St. John the Baptist

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:

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Anne Woodward (Team Administrator)

Team Office, 8 Hogshill Street, Beaminster

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Weekly Worship at Home

Every Sunday at 9 a.m. for 39m
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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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