Church Services

There are a number of churches serving Sherborne and its surrounding villages. Where available we have included information on special services. These include:

Castleton Church – Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Castleton

Castleton Church lies to the east of Sherborne

25 December/ Christmas Day/8.00 am/ Said Holy Communion BCP

25 December/11.00 am/Lessons and Carols followed by Holy Communion BCP

Sherborne Abbey – The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne

Sherborne Abbey painted by Julian Halsby

Sunday 1 December/1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm/        Shoppers’ Carols

Sunday 1 December/5.00 pm/Advent Carol Service

Monday 2 December/2.30 pm/ Dorset WI Carol Service

Thursday 5 December/6.00 pm/Sherborne Primary School Carol Service

Friday 6 December/10.00 am/Mothers’ Union Carol Service

Sunday 8 December/ 2.45 pm/Dorset Freemasons’ Carol Service

Sunday 8 December/5.00pm/Christingle Service

Monday 9 December/7.30 pm/Concert “The Abbey’s Gift to the Town”

Thursday 12 December/4.00pm/Leweston Carol Service

Thursday 12 December/7.00 pm/ ‘A Quieter Christmas’ Service

Friday 13 December /2.00 pm/Sherborne Preparatory School Carol Service

Saturday 14 December/11.00 am/Sherborne Girls Carol Service

Saturday 14 December/2.30 pm/Sherborne School Carol Service

Tuesday 17 December/4.30 pm/Steam Dreams Carol Service

Tuesday 17 December/7.00 pm/Gryphon School Carol Service

Thursday 19 December/2.00 pm/Abbey Primary School Carol Service

Saturday 21 December/12 noon, 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 pm/              Shoppers’ Carols

Sunday 22 December/3.00 pm/Sherborne Abbey Carol Service

24 December/Christmas Eve/3.00 pm & 5.00 pm/Blessing of the Crib & Lighting of the Tree

24 December/11.30 pm/The First Eucharist of Christmas

25 December/ Christmas Day/8.00 am/Said Holy Communion BCP

25 December/9.30 am/Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day

25 December/11.15 am/Festal Mattins

St Johns’ Almshouse Chapel

Friday 20 December/5.00 pm/Carol Service

St Pauls@The Gryphon – Evangelical Anglican Church

Sunday 15 December/3.00 – 5.00pm/ Craft and Carols at St Paul’s Church

Sunday 22 December/10.30am/All Age Nativity at the Gryphon

25 December/Christmas Day/ Age Holy Communion at the Gryphon

Cheap Street Church (joint Methodist and United Reformed)

Cheap Street Church

Sacred Heart and St Aldhelm Roman Catholic Church


Baptist Church, North Road 


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