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.

Saturday 24th June 2017

Spirit of England

English choral music for a summer’s evening

Sherborne Chamber Choir
Conductor Paul Ellis
Organist Simon Clarkson

Some of the finest choral music written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century for our churches and cathedrals forms the backbone of the choir’s programme, with anthems such as Elgar’s Give unto the Lord, Finzi’s God is gone up, and motets by Stanford, but there is also music from the Tudor period, with William Byrd’s wonderful Mass for Four Voices, and anthems by contemporaries such as Tallis and Gibbons. Finally there is a reminder of a little of our traditional folksong heritage, with songs arranged by Bairstow, Holst, Warlock and Vaughan Williams. Click here for the full programme.

At 7.30pm

Tickets £5-£16, under 18s free of charge, available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 01935 815341.


Wednesday 28th June 2017

Lunchtime organ recital

Simon Clarkson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1pm for about 40 minutes, by local organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday.)

Free entry, with retiring collection

Thursday 29th June 2017

Prayers for Peace

Every Thursday at 11:30 am

The Sepulchre Chapel

Saturday 1st July 2017

Mens’ Breakfast

from 8.00 to 10.00 am

St. Paul’s Church, St. Paul’s Close, DT9 4HU


Cost: £7 Book by Thursday 29 June

Faith and Work: The Helicopter Designer


Keith Andrews introduces himself: “I was born in Yeovil, went to the Yeovil Technical School at the age of 13, was apprenticed at Westland Aircraft at 16, attended Brunel University at 19, Mechanical Engineering Degree at 23, then various posts at Westlands becoming Chief Designer of the EH101 (Merlin). Married with two daughters and three grandchildren. A retained firefighter for 32 years and a Deacon of Yeovil Baptist Church.”


Saturday 8th July 2017

Sherborne Abbey Choir

Director of Music Paul Ellis
Organist Peter Bray

at 7.30pm

The choir’s annual concert of anthems and motets taken from the year’s repertoire.

Free entry with retiring collection

Sunday 9th July 2017

Taize Service

at 7.30 pm

A service of music, word and silence at Cheap Street Church.

All are most welcome.

Please telephone The Reverend Lesley McCreadie

on 01963 210548 for more information.



Wednesday 12th July 2017

Julian Meetings

These are an opportunity ‘to be still and know that He is God’ in the company of fellow Christians. The meetings are ecumenical and take place in the Chapel of St. Johns’ Almshouse, Half Moon Street, on the second Wednesday of each month. This is the last date for the summer term.  The Almshouse is open to the public until 4.00 pm in July so we shall meet from 4.30 pm to 5.00 pm. Please note: there is NO meeting in August. Everyone is most welcome. Information about The Julian Movement is available at each meeting. For further information please contact Shirley Fry on 01935 389124.

Thursday 13th July 2017

Summer Quiet Day In A Garden

Bembury Farm, Bembury Lane, Thornford

10.00 am to 3.30 pm

Led by The Rt Reverend Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne. Please bring a Bible, notebook and pen, and a picnic lunch. To book please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452 (office hours only please)

Saturday 15th July 2017


St. Paul’s Church is facilitating a visit to Sherborne by the Cardiff Methodist Community Choir at 7.30 pm at The Gryphon School for a concert entitled ‘SHOUT’.

Cardiff Methodist Community Choir, is based in Cardiff, South Wales. We have around 25 members from diverse backgrounds and faiths. We theme our concerts around issues facing us in our lives. This concert is called SHOUT and is about the issues that have faced many of our members, such as discrimination (because of disability, gender, or race), violence and illness and how we have overcome those issues through the support of our friends and family and our faith.

We, as a choir, are proud to stand up and shout out about these issues, denouncing the stigma associated with them; in doing so we hope to empower others to do the same. We hope that SHOUT will move you, inspire you, and empower you to live your lives with hope in your heart. There is always hope. Please note that as this performance concerns sensitive issues, parental guidance is advised. If you require further information, please contact the CMCC committee on 07971281711.

Saturday 15th July 2017

Christian Aid Coffee Morning

Cheap Street Church Hall

from 10.00 am to 12 noon

Please come and support the work of Christian Aid

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.