St Mary the Virgin, Dorchester

  • St Mary's congregation
  • St Mary's Church exterior
  • St Mary's Church exterior
  • St Mary's Church interior
  • St Mary's Church interior
  • St Mary's Church high altar
  • St Mary's - looking down the church

St Mary’s is a vibrant and lively worshipping community of Christians: we value individuals, we seek to nurture Christian discipleship and we enjoy our common life together.

The worshipping community at St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester welcomes you as a valued member of our community. The main services on Sunday are at 8.00am (a quiet and reflective Said Eucharist) and at 9.45am (a Sung Community Eucharist with choir, servers and incense!). The Ministry of Healing is available in the Lady Chapel after the 9.45am Eucharist. We welcome children and young people at our services and encourage them to get involved in church life through serving and becoming members of our choir. We have a children’s church space where our young people can meet. There is a selection of books, drawing material and toys. There is a Said Eucharist on Tuesday at 9.30am. These services all use Common Worship resources. St Mary’s Church hosts the Team’s Taize Service and Healing Eucharist, while a Contemplative Prayer Group adds further to our spiritual development, meeting on Wednesday evenings.

The ministry of hospitality is an important aspect of our church life. Quizzes, lunches and social activities reflect a full pattern of important moments in the Church’s year. The Monday Club offers essential fellowship to our more senior citizens, providing a range of speakers as well as refreshments. The well appointed and recently refurbished Church Hall and Church Hall Gardens off Alexandra Road provides a great venue for these activities; while ample car parking makes access easy.

We have a beautiful church, which is well maintained, it is a quiet place of spiritual peace: we welcome you.

Email: dorchesterstmarys [at]

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Parish of Dorchester & West Stafford