Puncknowle: St Mary's the Blessed Virgin

Welcome to Puncknowle's page.  All are welcome at Puncknowle, whether you are curious about our services, new to the area or visiting, please get in touch or make yourself known at one of our services.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Les Keatley. Phone: 07833545450 Email: [email protected]

Get in touch

Jethro Truscott

07800 893090
What's on

Cafe Church

Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Puncknowle: St Mary's the Blessed Virgin
Puncknowle Dorchester, DT2 9BX, United Kingdom

Bringing the community together at church with a less formal service, served with coffee and croissants.

Everyday faith

Discover how we can support you to find and follow God in your everyday life.

On Friday 2nd February, we held our Candlemas candle lit service.



Puncknowle: St Mary’s The Blessed Virgin is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm. We are committed to ensuring that our parish provides a safe environment for everyone, especially children and young people who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies for 'A Safer Church'.
If you have any concerns that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm. Or you need to speak to someone. Or you are a victim of domstic or sexual abuse. Or you need Survivor care and support
Please contact:
Our Safeguarding Officer
Les Keatley Phone: 07833545450 or send a text and he will come back to you. Email: [email protected]
Diocese Safeguarding team:
The team is available from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You can:
Email [email protected]
Phone 07500 664800 (Monday to Thursday inclusive and on call Monday and Tuesday evenings until 9pm)
Phone 07469 857888 (Tuesday to Friday inclusive and on call Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 9pm)
If your query is urgent or out of hours, please contact thirtyone:eight on 0303 0031111.
Local authority’s children or adult social care services:
Children (CHAD) Tel: 01305 228866
Adults and young adults 18-25 Tel: 01305 221016
If someone is at immediate risk of harm, please call 999 in an emergency.
Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Les Keatley. Phone: 07833545450 Email: [email protected]