Our Abbey Community

Our Abbey Community has around 200 people who regularly worship at the Abbey, supported by over 100 volunteers who take on a huge variety of roles to support the Abbey and its mission.  Our community is not just from Dorchester – our Friends of Dorchester Abbey include people from as far afield as Seattle!

We are led by the people you see below – clergy, Churchwardens, paid staff and PCC, who all work together inspired by a love of this wonderful building and the sense of God within it.

Our Abbey is led by Revd Canon Sue Booys and two Churchwardens:

Revd Canon Sue Booys

We have a some paid part time staff who lead those areas that require professional skills

Abbey Music Director
Events Marketing Manager
Parish Administrator
kate herbert
Asst Parish & Events Admin

The work of the Abbey is led by co-ordinators

They are faithful Christians, committed to the mission of the Church with the ability to help us organise our life together as well as to inspire and offer respect.


Richard Winslet
Catherine Paul
Karen Drew
Susannah Treherne
Mike Thrift
Sandie Griffith
Ben White
Fran White
Ali Brucker