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.

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Organ Recital

Peter Bray

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


Friday 3rd March 2017

Women’s World Day of Prayer

10.30 am in Cheap Street Church

The service this year has been compiled by the Christian women of the Philippines. Theme: ‘Am I Being Unfair to You?’ Everyone is welcome – not just women!! This is always a very happy ecumenical event. Refreshments follow the service. Do come if you can.


Sunday 5th March 2017

Cheap Street Church

Readings from Dorothy L. Sayers “The Man Born to be King” is the second play of twelve – “The King’s Herald” and in the Cheap Street Church Hall, 7.40 for 8.00 pm. The readings take one hour and are open to everyone. They will continue on 5, 19 and 26 March and 2, 9 April. For more information please contact Margaret Field on 815427 or Dennis Porter on 817284.


Monday 6th March 2017

Sherborne Churches Together

Sherborne Lent Study groups begin in the week beginning Monday 6 March and run for five weeks. Every year people from all our churches come together to learn more from God’s Word and from each other. This year we are studying the Letter of James rather than a theme. Here is a chance for some really interesting bible focused study. Do come and join us. There will be about eight groups, each with an experienced host and leader. We are using our own tailor-made course written by Mark Greenstock of St Paul’s Church. To help us plan would you please sign up for the time and venue that suits you on the lists in your church? For further information please contact John Crossman on 01935 813962.


Wednesday 8th March 2017

Organ Recital

Paul Ellis

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


Wednesday 8th March 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. The dates for the rest of the spring term are: 8 March and 12 April, 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Everyone is most welcome of all denominations or none. Information and publications about the Julian Movement are available at each meeting. For further information please contact Shirley Fry on 01935 389124.


Sunday 12th March 2017

Taize Service

Cheap Street Church at 6.30 pm

A service of music, word and silence. All are most welcome.

Please telephone The Reverend Lesley McCreadie on 01963 210548 for more information.


Wednesday 15th March 2017

Organ Recital

Paul Cheater

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


Friday 17th March 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 18th March 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


Saturday 18th March 2017

A Grand Tour

Sherborne Chamber Choir

Conductor Paul Ellis
Organist Simon Clarkson

Join the choir on a musical trip across Europe – no politics allowed! Music from the seventeenth century to the present day, including the Langlais Messe solennelle and Scarlatti’s wonderful multi-part setting of the Stabat Mater. Click here for the full programme.

Tickets on sale from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 01935 815341.


Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Organ Recital

Angus Blair

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


Wednesday 29th March 2017

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


Friday 31st March 2017

Christian Aid Lent Lunch

Digby Memorial Church Hall

£4, to include soup, cheese, rolls and fruit lunch,

to raise money for the world’s poorest communities.


Wednesday 5th April 2017

Organ Recital

Jack Gonzalez-Harding

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


Wednesday 12th April 2017

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


Wednesday 12th April 2017

Stainer The Crucifixion

Sherborne Abbey Choir

Director of Music Paul Ellis
Organist Peter Bray

At 7.30pm

A performance for Holy Week of this well-loved English oratorio, with recitative, solos and choruses, including the famous God so loved the world, along with rousing hymns for the congregation to join in with.

Tickets £10 unreserved, available in due course from the Abbey Shop in the Close. Proceeds in aid of the choir’s summer trip to France.


Monday 17th April 2017

Bank Holiday Organ Recital

Marc Fitze gives our first Bank Holiday organ recital of the year, lasting about an hour. The Nave screen will be up, giving a full view of the organ console. (Next Wednesday organ recital is 26 April).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Wednesday 26th April 2017

Organ Recital

James Henderson

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


Friday 28th April 2017

Sherborne Abbey Festival

28th April to 2nd May

A host of music throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, much of it free of charge.

Concerts in the Abbey include Tenebrae, clarinettist Emma Johnson, The Dream of Gerontius performed by Sherborne Festival Chorus, and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Internet and postal booking for Patrons starts 14th February. Tickets go on general sale from 10am 1st March.

See Sherborne Abbey Festival website for more detail.


Monday 8th May 2017

Lunchtime recital

At 1pm

By Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir

Free of charge


Sunday 4th June 2017

Sherborne Churches Together

Pentecost Picnic: This year Sherborne Churches Together are hosting a Pentecost Picnic as a visible and happy celebration of Pentecost, the time when Jesus’ followers received the gift of the Holy Spirit. This traditional picnic will take place in the Abbey Close, by kind permission of Canon Eric Woods, starting at 12.30 pm. Put the date in your diary now and come along from church! Bring your own picnic. John Crossman