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Whether you are browsing for information about the church, looking for a place to worship or seeking information for a baptism or wedding welcome to the website for St Mary the Virgin, Charminster near Dorchester.

We are a rural church a few miles outside of Dorchester, serving Charminster, Charlton Down & Forston. We meet in a beautiful 11th Century church in the heart of Charminster and you will be most welcome to join us on a Sunday. A loo and servery enable us to provide hospitality with Coffee & Tea at the end of the service. We have disabled access,  a hearing loop system and baby changing facilities.

News

Alpha Course - 27th February 2019 and each following Wednesday for 10 weeks

Published by Jean Garrard on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:16
Vicar's Update

Alpha – Questions of life

Is there more to life than this?

Why am I here? 

Where am I heading?...

Next Messy Church

Published by Pene Kennedy on Mon, 5 Nov 2018 13:27
News

Pew News - March 2018

Published on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:10
Pew News

The Pews News is produced weekly and distributed at all Sunday services.  

For this week’s edition, please see below:

Pew News 4th March 18

Events and activities

23
APR

Tuesdays @ St Marys

Date: 
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 09:00 - 16:00
St Mary's Church

28
APR

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 28 April 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

28
APR

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 28 April 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

30
APR

Tuesdays @ St Marys

Date: 
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 09:00 - 16:00
St Mary's Church

05
MAY

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 May 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

05
MAY

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 May 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

05
MAY

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 5 May 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

12
MAY

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 12 May 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

12
MAY

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 12 May 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

19
MAY

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

19
MAY

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

19
MAY

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

02
JUN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

16
JUN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

07
JUL

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 7 July 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

21
JUL

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

04
AUG

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 4 August 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

18
AUG

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

01
SEP

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 1 September 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

15
SEP

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

06
OCT

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 6 October 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

20
OCT

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 20 October 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

03
NOV

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 3 November 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

17
NOV

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 17 November 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

01
DEC

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 1 December 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

15
DEC

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

05
JAN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

19
JAN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 19 January 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

02
FEB

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

16
FEB

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

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Services

28
APR

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 28 April 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

28
APR

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 28 April 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

05
MAY

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 May 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

05
MAY

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 May 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

05
MAY

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 5 May 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

12
MAY

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 12 May 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

12
MAY

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 12 May 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

19
MAY

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 08:00 - 08:30
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Mark

19
MAY

Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:30 - 10:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom

19
MAY

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

02
JUN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

16
JUN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

07
JUL

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 7 July 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

21
JUL

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

04
AUG

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 4 August 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

18
AUG

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

01
SEP

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 1 September 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

15
SEP

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

06
OCT

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 6 October 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

20
OCT

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 20 October 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

03
NOV

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 3 November 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

17
NOV

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 17 November 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

01
DEC

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 1 December 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

15
DEC

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

05
JAN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

19
JAN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 19 January 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

02
FEB

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

16
FEB

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

01
MAR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 1 March 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

15
MAR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

05
APR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 5 April 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

19
APR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

03
MAY

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 3 May 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

17
MAY

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 17 May 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

07
JUN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 7 June 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

21
JUN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 21 June 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

05
JUL

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 5 July 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

19
JUL

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 19 July 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

02
AUG

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 2 August 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

16
AUG

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 16 August 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

06
SEP

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 6 September 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

20
SEP

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 20 September 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

04
OCT

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 4 October 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

18
OCT

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 18 October 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

01
NOV

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 1 November 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

15
NOV

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 15 November 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

06
DEC

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 6 December 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

20
DEC

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 20 December 2020 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

03
JAN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

17
JAN

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 17 January 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

07
FEB

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 7 February 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

21
FEB

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 21 February 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

07
MAR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 7 March 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

21
MAR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 21 March 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.

04
APR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 4 April 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Pene Kennedy. Stephen Milner, Verger. Mike Baumann, Organist.

18
APR

BCP Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 18 April 2021 18:00 - 18:45
West Hill 1, DT2 9RD Charminster, United Kingdom
Rev'd Mark Phillips. Stephen Milner, Verger. Alan Rowley, Organist.