Services This Month

The following services are in addition to the regular weekday services in the Abbey.


Sunday 3rd March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Bishop of Bedford

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Village Service

Officiant: Revd Nelva Moss

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Village Communion

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Morning Worship

Preacher: Mrs Kim Dunning

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Mattins

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.00pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Hugh Bonsey

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.15pm - Service for Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls

Wednesday 6th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
7.00pm - Parish Eucharist for Ash Wednesday

Officiant: Revd Guntars Reboks

Preacher: Canon Eric Woods


Sunday 10th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: ‘Salisbury Service’ (Ives)

Motet: Miserere mei (Byrd)

Hymns: 420, 73 (ii), 333, 461 (Corvedale)

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Family Communion

Celebrant: Revd Nelva Moss

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Holy Communion

Celebrant & Preacher: Revd John Rennie

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant & Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.00pm - Choral Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: Drop, drop slow tears (Gibbons)

Responses: Sanders

Psalm: 119 vv 73-88

Canticles: Stanford in Bb

Anthem: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell)

Hymns: 377, 250

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.15pm - Service for Sherborne School

Monday 11th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00pm - Compline and Address

Preacher: Revd Jane Craw


Sunday 17th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Hugh Bonsey

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

St Paul's Church, Sherborne
9.00am - Holy Communion

Celebrant & Preacher: Revd Jono Tregale

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Revd Jane Craw

Preacher: Revd Guntars Reboks

Setting: Mass for four voices (Byrd)

Motet: God so loved the world (Stainer)

Hymns: 372, 76, 410, 449

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Morning Service

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Hugh Bonsey

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Family Communion

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - Morning Worship

Preacher: Revd Jono Tregale

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Mattins

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
11.15am - Short Abbey Service – a child friendly service for everyone

Officiant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.00pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake (Farrant)

Responses: Tallis

Psalm: 135 vv 1 – 14

Canticles: ‘Collegium Regale’ (Howells)

Anthem: Abendlied (Rheinberger)

Hymns: 63, 337, 445


Monday 18th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00pm - Compline and Address

Preacher: Revd Lesley McCreadie


Sunday 24th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Ron Martin

Setting: Sumsion in F

Motet: Civitas sancti (Byrd)

Hymns: 362, 294, 295, 490

The Church of St Martin of Tours, Lillington
10.00am - Holy Communion BCP

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

The Church of St James the Great, Longburton
10.00am - Said Holy Communion

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

St Paul's @ The Gryphon, Sherborne
10.30am - All Age Worship

Preacher: Mr Steve Drew & Mrs Jane Drew

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton
11.00am - Mattins

Officiant & Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.00pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

Introit: Locus iste (Bruckner)

Responses: Leighton

Psalm: 12

Canticles: Watson in E

Anthem: Like as the hart (Howells)

Hymns: 390 (493), 499, 243


Monday 25th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00pm - Compline and Address

Preacher: Revd Hugh Bonsey


Saturday 30th March 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by South Hampstead High School