Forthcoming Events

For details of services please see the relevant pages in the Worship section.

For details of the Insight Lectures please click here.

All other events are listed below.

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Insight Summer School

Painting and Prayer with Cecily Dodwell & Yolanda White

10.00 am to 3.00 pm

The Digby Memorial Church Hall

This one day ‘Faith and Arts’ workshop will be a journey stepping out of our busy lives into a space for exploration, drawing on imagination. Please bring all your usual drawing and painting materials and a large size sketching paper. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. The workshop is open to all, regardless of experience but numbers are limited. Please note we shall be using the Studio Room, upstairs, in the Church Hall.

The cost of the day is £40 and tickets are available from the Parish Office.

Thursday 3rd August 2017

Prayers for Peace

Every Thursday at 11:30 am

The Sepulchre Chapel

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Julian Meetings

Please note: there will be NO meeting in August

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 13 September in the Chapel of St Johns’ Almshouse, Half Moon Street, from 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Everyone is most welcome.

Sunday 13th August 2017

Taize Service

Please note: there will be NO service in August

The next service will be on Sunday 10 September at 7.30 pm. A service of music, word and silence. All are most welcome. Please telephone The Reverend Lesley McCreadie on  01963 210548 for more details.


Friday 18th August 2017

Mothers’ Union

Christian Care for Families

Please note: there will be NO meeting in August

The next meeting is on Friday 15 September and as usual will be in the Griffiths Room of the Digby Memorial Church Hall at 10.00 am for 10.30 am. Our speaker is one of our members – Mrs Linda Rowe – who amongst other things, has worked with the Intercontinental Church Society and it is about her travels and connection with a number of Churches on the Continent that she will speak. As many of you will know, she is now a Licenced Lay Minister at St Paul’s Church here in Sherborne. Guests are always welcome so if this topic is of special interest to you please do come and join us.


Friday 18th August 2017

Remembering the Fallen

Sherborne Abbey, 11.00 am

Following prayers, the names are read from one page each of the two Dorset Regiment Books of Remembrance, the Sherborne Book of Remembrance and The Rifles Book of Remembrance. The service concludes with the Last Post, Two Minutes’ Silence, Reveille and Blessing. All are most welcome to attend this short service.

Saturday 19th August 2017

Christian Aid Coffee Morning

Please note: there will be NO coffee morning in August

The coffee morning will be on Saturday 16 September in Cheap Street Church Hall from 10.00 am to 12 noon. All are most welcome. Please help support the work of Christian Aid.

Sunday 20th August 2017

Dorset Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride

On Saturday 9 September the  Riders and Striders will be out on the foot paths and roads of Dorset travelling from Church to Church all in aid of the Dorset Historic Churches Trust. This means that starting on Sunday 20 August the Yellow Shirted Brigade will be standing outside the Abbey doors after each service in order to encourage you to donate to this cause once again. Last year we raised £1735 and we hope to do as well this year. Thank you.

Sunday 27th August 2017

Short Abbey Service – A child-friendly service for everyone

Please note: there will be NO service in August

In September the service will change to the 3rd Sunday

The next service will be on 17 September at 11.15 am

Wednesday 13th September 2017

A Quiet Day in the Garden

Bembury Farm, Thornford

from 10.00 for 10.30 am to 4.00 pm

“Joy to the World” led by Sister Carol, CHN

(Community of the Holy Name)

Please bring your own picnic lunch. Tea, coffee & soft drinks will be provided. To book a place, or for more information, please contact: Dodie & John Garnier on

01935 873551 or