Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames

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Dorchester-on-Thames is a small, picturesque village set amidst water meadows where the River Thame joins the River Thames, just 8 miles south of Oxford. It has one of the largest churches in Oxfordshire, which stands on the site of a Saxon cathedral built by St Birinus in the seventh century.

The Abbey (www.dorchester-abbey.org.uk) is the parish church of the village and has been a site of worship for over 1300 years. Come and join us in worship and prayer.

Delve into the history of this ancient building and explore it for yourself. Feel the atmosphere created by the contrasting simplicity of the Norman walls and arches and the unparalleled C14 splendour of the east end. Simon Jenkins, in his book "England's 1000 Best Churches", gave the Abbey a 4-star rating. There is much to see and marvel at.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

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Revd Sue Booys
The Rectory
Manor Farm Road
Dorchester-on-Thames
Oxon OX10 7HZ
(01865) 340007

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PACT Carols
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
9 Lessons and Carols
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Christmas Carols
Crib Servcie
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Midnight Service
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Communion
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
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Sunday

Midnight Service
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Holy Communion (BCP)
Book of Common Prayer service of Holy Communion, held in the St Birinus Chapel
Weekly
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer

Monday

Morning Prayer
Said service, in the St Birinus Chapel
Every Monday at 8:15 AM for ½ hour

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
Said service, in the St Birinus Chapel
Every Tuesday at 8:15 AM for ½ hour
Short Communion
Every second Tuesday at 10:15 AM for ½ hour
Community Coffee Morning
An opportunity for people of all ages to meet over coffee
Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Said service, in the St Birinus Chapel
Every Thursday at 8:15 AM for ½ hour
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Morning Service
Sunday 4th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
PACT Carols
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Family Service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
9 Lessons and Carols
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Christmas Carols
Crib Servcie
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Midnight Service
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Communion
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Team Service BCP with hymns
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 8th January 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Service
Sunday 15th January 2017 at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Evensong
Sunday 15th January 2017 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Morning Service
Sunday 5th February 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 12th February 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Service
Sunday 19th February 2017 at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Evensong
Sunday 19th February 2017 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 26th February 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
Guided Tours Guidebooks
Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open Daily 8am - 6pm or dusk if earlier
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6080
Built: 1140
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: ASTON & CUDDESDON (27402)
Benefice: Dorchester (27/153BJ)
Parish Legal Name: Dorchester (270108 )
CofE Church Info: (627108 27/108)
Short URL: acny.uk/6080/
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The current editor is: Hilarie Rogers

This page was last updated on Thursday 27th October 2016
 
 
 
Dorchester Abbey : High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

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