On this page you’ll find the Sunday Service rota for all out churches and details of when the church buildings are open for private prayer. Please do keep an eye on the Rector’s Weekly Updates for the latest news in these difficult times. Also note that the service times below are subject to change.
If you can’t join us in person then why not take part in our online church. Every week we publish a video Worship at Home service that you can take part in. You’ll find all these online services on the Worship at Home page.
As explained here by Rev David Baldwin we are looking at a tentative return to publish worship during the Easter period. You can see the rota for church services below. Our online Worship at Home video services will continue as this has become an important and distinct congregation.
Do keep an eye on this page as the rota is subject to change depending on the public health situation.
Sunday Services for May 20212021-05-Service-Rota
Other Church Opening Times
The following Beaminster Area Team churches are open for private prayer on the days and at the times specified. Note churches are often closed for the three days before and after a service to ensure they are safe for Sunday Worship, so please use the data below in conjunction with the rota above.
|Beaminster: St Mary’s||Sunday 11am – 12.30pm|
|Wednesday 5 – 7pm|
|Broadwindsor: St John’s||Sunday 10am – 11am|
|Mosterton: St Mary’s||Tuesday 2 – 4pm|
|Friday 9 – 11am|
|South Perrott & Chedington: St Mary’s||Sunday 10am – 12noon|
|Toller Porcorum: St Andrew’s||Wednesday 10 – 11am|
|Hooke: St Giles||Every Day 9am – 4pm|
|Netherbury: St Mary||Every Day 9.30am – 3.30pm|
The following churches are open for private prayer by request. Please use the contact details on the individual church noticeboards:
|Blackdown: Holy Trinity|
|Burstock: St Andrew’s|
|Stoke Abbott: St Mary’s|
|Seaborough: St John’s|
We are sorry but the following churches are unable to open at the present time:
|Drimpton: St Mary’s|
|Melplash: Christ Church|
|Netherbury: St Mary’s|
|Salway Ash: Holy Trinity|
You’ll find all the addresses of our churches, and map links to help you find them, on the Our Churches page.
Understanding Our Services
- Eucharist: Service where we share bread and wine together using words from Common Worship, the service in modern language.
- Eucharist (Book of Common Prayer): Service where we share bread and wine together using words from the Book of Common Prayer, traditional language from the 17th century.
- Village Praise, Family Service or Open Worship: Shorter service with hymns, bible readings, and prayer but no bread and wine.
- Matins: Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer using traditional language from the 17th century. Parts of the service may be sung by the congregation or choir. No bread and wine.
- Evensong: Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer using traditional language from the 17th century. Parts of the service may be sung by the congregation. No bread and wine.
- Evening Prayer: Spoken service from the Book of Common prayer using traditional language from the 17th century.
- 10.15@Salway Ash: Service where we share bread and wine together, suitable for all ages using modern language. Activities for children start before the service at 10.15 am and coffee and pastries are served. The worship service starts at 11 am.
- United Service: Service with the Methodist and Anglican congregations joining together to share hymns, bible readings, and prayers. No bread and wine.
- Healing service: Short service with words from the Iona Community. There are times of silence and opportunities to pray for healing. Anointing and personal prayer is available.