Our Churches

The Beaminster Area Team Ministry was established in 1979, and is part of the Lyme Bay deanery within the archdeaconry of Sherborne, in the diocese of Salisbury. The Team covers some fifty square miles of largely unspoiled and beautiful countryside in rural West Dorset. The peaceful area is well served for country pursuits, farming and other rural industry, and the arts. It is just a few miles inland from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, which offers excellent walking and opportunities for geological studies.

The town of Beaminster (population about 3000) is at the heart of the Team area and is surrounded by the fifteen villages and hamlets of the Team, most of which are served with their own church building. Alphabetically, these are: Blackdown, Broadwindsor, Burstock, Drimpton, Hooke, Melplash with Mapperton, Mosterton, Netherbury, Salway Ash, Seaborough, South Perrott with Chedington, Stoke Abbott, and Toller Porcorum.

Beaminster – St Mary of the Annunciation
Church Street
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3BA
Google Maps: St Mary of the Annunciation Beaminster
What3Words: ///imparting.laminated.maybe

Toller Porcorum – St Andrew and St Peter
School Lane
Toller Porcorum
Dorset
DT2 0DT
Google Maps: St Andrew and St Peter Toller Porcorum
What3Words: ///scope.rents.carefully

South Perrott  – St Mary
Church Hill
South Perrott & Chedington
Dorset
DT8 3HZ
Google Maps: St Mary South Perrott
What3Words: ///bloodshot.scam.consoled

Melplash – Christ Church
Melplash
Beaminster
Dorset
DT6 3UD
Google Maps: Christ Church Melplash
What3Words: ///peanut.takers.branched

Hooke – St Giles
Higher Street Lane
Hooke
Dorset
DT8 3PA
Google Maps: St Giles Hooke
What3Words: ///snowmen.suddenly.chuckle

Salway Ash – Holy Trinity
Salway Ash
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 5JE
Google Maps: Holy Trinity Salway Ash
What3Words: ///bloom.instant.shelters

Burstock – St Andrew
Burstock
Dorset
DT8 3LJ
Google Maps: St Andrew Burstock
What3Words: ///unpacked.tested.blueberry

Broadwindsor – The Nativity of St John the Baptist
1 Church Path
Broadwindsor
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3QE
Google Maps: The Nativity of St John the Baptist Broadwindsor
What3Words: ///sweetener.rapport.flight

Stoke Abbott – St Mary
Church Yard
Stoke Abbot
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3JT
Google Maps: St Mary Stoke Abbot
What3Words: ///violinist.misted.withdraws

Mosterton – St Mary
Church Row
Mosterton
Dorset
DT8 3HJ
Google Maps: St Mary Mosterton
What3Words: ///twirls.icicles.shimmered

Netherbury – St Mary
Tower Hill
Netherbury
Dorset
DT6 5LR
Google Maps: St Mary Netherbury
What3Words: ///imagined.estimated.orders

Drimpton – St Mary
Holly Lane
Drimpton
Dorset
DT8 3RE
Google Maps: St Mary Drimpton
What3Words: ///tricycle.asked.furnish

Blackdown – Holy Trinity
Blackdown
Dorset
DT8 3LE
Google Maps: Holy Trinity Blackdown
What3Words: ///fresh.trousers.tradition

Seaborough – St John
Seaborough
Dorset
DT8 3QY
Google Maps: St John Seaborough
What3Words: ///grounded.edgy.hazelnuts