Sherborne is definitely a town best explored on foot. This illustrated map shows where some of the attractions are to be found.Follow me!
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Sunday 4 December / Sherborne Festive Shopping Day Sherborne will once again light up for Christmas with a free-entry ‘Love a Local Christmas’ Festive Shopping Day on Sunday 4th December from 10am–4pm For more information click here
Sunday 4 December / Special Festive Guided Walk of Sherborne From Sherborne TIC. 2pm. Enjoy a gentle stroll around Historic Sherborne on Festive Shopping Day & learn more of its ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. £5. No need to book, just turn up.
Wednesday 7 December / Organ Recital by Paul Ellis. Sherborne Abbey. 1pm for about 40 minutes. Free entry with retiring collection
Thursday 8 December / Sherborne & District Gardeners’ Association Talk Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Judith Searles, Florist discusses Festive Arrangements. Followed by the Xmas Party. 01935 813679
Friday 9 December / Lunch & Learn: Impressionism Around the World. Eastbury Hotel, Long St, Sherborne, DT9 3BY. 10am-3pm. Workshop/lecture and 2 course lunch with wine. £45 01935 813131
Saturday 10 December / Vintage Market Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 8:30am-3:30pm. 07809 387594
Saturday 10 December / Write like an Egyptian Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, The Parade, Sherborne. 2pm-4:30pm. Dr Patricia Spencer gives an introduction to the beautiful but complex language of the ancient Egyptians. SDFHS members: £8. Non- members: £10. Inc. refreshments. Pre book: 01935 389611 www.sdfhs.org/events/sdfhs-events/
Saturday 10 December / Music, Mirth & Magic Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7pm. A Christmas Extravaganza. £10 from Sherborne TIC.
Monday 12 December / Sherborne Christmas Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7:30pm-9:30pm. The Abbey’s gift to the town, featuring a variety of music from local school choirs, the Sherborne Town Band and Abbey Choir.
Wednesday 14 December / Organ Recital by Simon Clarkson. Sherborne Abbey. 1pm for about 40 minutes. Free entry with retiring collection
Wednesday 14 December / Sherborne Flicks Absolutely Fabulous. Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 7:30pm. £6 from Sherborne TIC.
Thursday 15 December / Carol Service for Steam Train Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.
Thursday 15 December / ‘A Quieter Christmas’ Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7pm.
Saturday 17 December / Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments available at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
Saturday 17 December / Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 9:30am-4pm. New, Second-hand & antiquarian books (also magazines, prints, postcards & ephemera). 01803 613356 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 17 December / Shoppers’ Carols Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Just turn up and join in!
Saturday 17 December / Christmas Sing-a-long Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 7:30pm-10pm. Sherborne Town Band and Youth Band performing all your favourite carols. Teas, coffees, mincepies and a raffle in the interval. Tickets from Sherborne TIC.
Sunday 18 December / Abbey Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.
Sunday 18 December / The Man Who Was Born To Be King Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne. 7:45pm. A Play-Cycle on the Life of Jesus Christ, written for broadcast by Dorothy L. Sayers. 01935 818427 / 01935 817284
Sunday 18 & Monday 19 December / Cinderella Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society . Digby Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Performances : Sunday 18th December 6.30pm. Monday 19th December 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Tickets and more information from Sherborne TIC Tel 01935 815341
Saturday 24 December / Christmas Eve Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 5pm Blessing of the Crib & Lighting of the Tree, 11:30pm The First Eucharist of Christmas.
Sunday 25 December / Christmas Day Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 8am Said Holy Communion BCP, 9:30am Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day, 11:15am Festal Mattins.
Sunday 25 December /Christmas Lunch Sherborne Churches Together host a Christmas Day Lunch for those otherwise on their own at Christmas. If you or someone you know would like to join us, or volunteer to help out, please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452 to give your contact info. If you require more info. please call 01935 813962 or 01963 210548.
Sunday 1 January / New Year’s Day Walk From Sherborne Abbey porch. 2pm. Learn more of Sherborne’s ancient past with Blue Badge Guide Cindy, £5. Optional hot chocolate afterwards in the Vida Comida, Swan Yard, £1.