Events at Dorchester Abbey

For generations people have brought their gifts and skills to enhance the life of Dorchester Abbey and this tradition continues as a huge variety of groups and organisations hire and use the Abbey each year as the venue for a wide and vibrant programme of concerts, theatre, visual arts and other events.

If you would like to hire the Abbey for your event then take a look at our information for hirers.

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Apr 22 @ 8:00 am
1662 Holy Communion Service @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:00 am
This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.00am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. It takes place in the Birinus Chapel near the high altar.
Sung Eucharist @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sung Eucharist @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
10:30 am
This formal service, during which Communion is taken, combines elegant liturgy, thoughtful preaching and glorious music sung by our Abbey Choir. You are welcome to come to the altar for communion if you would normally do so in your own church. Otherwise all are welcome (regardless of age) for a blessing.
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 23 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 24 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
10:30 am
Come and enjoy coffee and biscuits and good company in the Abbey. Open to all ages from 0 to 99!
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 25 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 26 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am
1662 Holy Communion Service @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:00 am
This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.00am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. It takes place in the Birinus Chapel near the high altar.
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 30 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 1 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
10:30 am
Come and enjoy coffee and biscuits and good company in the Abbey. Open to all ages from 0 to 99!
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 2 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 3 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 4 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am
1662 Holy Communion Service @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:00 am
This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.00am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. It takes place in the Birinus Chapel near the high altar.
Morning Service @ Dorchester Abbey
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Morning Service @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
10:30 am
Come and enjoy a short Sunday service with an interesting visiting speaker. We usually have a choir anthem but no Communion
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 7 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 8 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
10:30 am
Come and enjoy coffee and biscuits and good company in the Abbey. Open to all ages from 0 to 99!
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 9 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 10 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 11 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
May 13 @ 8:00 am
1662 Holy Communion Service @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:00 am
This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.00am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. It takes place in the Birinus Chapel near the high altar.
Sung Eucharist @ Dorchester Abbey
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sung Eucharist @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
10:30 am
This formal service, during which Communion is taken, combines elegant liturgy, thoughtful preaching and glorious music sung by our Abbey Choir. You are welcome to come to the altar for communion if you would normally do so in your own church. Otherwise all are welcome (regardless of age) for a blessing.
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 14 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 15 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee Morning @ Dorchester Abbey
10:30 am
Come and enjoy coffee and biscuits and good company in the Abbey. Open to all ages from 0 to 99!
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 16 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
May 17 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
8:15 am
At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer. Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead. This[...]