St. Mary, Netherbury

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14th century Grade 1 listed church (with an earlier origin) looking down over the village from Tower Hill. Beautiful and inspiring view over local Dorset countryside.

New inspiration and ideas for visitors are introduced from time to time - recent provisions include a prayer pool, scallop shells (each having a different fruit of the Spirit for people to hold as they pray), and a folder containing prayers to take away. From Advent Sunday to Candlemas there was a 'Jesse Tree' with a different symbol for the genealogy from Adam to Jesus added each day, suggested readings with an explanation and the Bible open at the day's reading. From Candlemas the tree will become a 'Prayer Tree' until after Easter. For Lent (and beyond) there will also be footprints attached to the floor from the main entrance to the Church to the SPP with appropriate words on each footfall.

Services each Sunday:
1st Sunday - 8 a.m. BCP Communion
2nd Sunday - 6.30 p.m. Evensong
3rd Sunday - 9.30 a.m. Open Worship
4th Sunday - 9.30 a.m. Sung Communion

Open every day from 9 a.m. to dusk.


Chantry Street - Tower Hill, Netherbury, Dorset, DT6 5LR, United Kingdom


Grid Reference: SY470994

By car: From A3066 Netherbury turn, through village to church.
Public transport: One bus a day from Bridport.
On foot: Footpaths from Beaminster, Stoke Abbott, Bridport etc.


Access involves steps and incline. Wheelchair access is possible via the North door by arrangement.
Toilet facilities available at service times.
Pilgrim refreshments at the back of the church.
Local B & Bs.
Hospitaller available by arrangement.

Hospitaller/Contact Person

J Bush

Tel: 01308 488303

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