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.

Jul
3
Fri
Morning Prayer – now on live fb
Jul 3 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer - now on live fb @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.

During this pandemic we are meeting live on the Dorchester Team facebook page.  Do join us!
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 simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

Jul
5
Sun
1662 HC Service – suspended
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am
1662 HC Service - suspended @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

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-online see services page
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Morning Service-online see services page @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

Come and enjoy a short Sunday service with an interesting visiting speaker.
We usually have a choir anthem but no Communion

Jul
6
Mon
Morning Prayer – now on live fb
Jul 6 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer - now on live fb @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.

During this pandemic we are meeting live on the Dorchester Team facebook page.  Do join us!
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 simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

Jul
7
Tue
Morning Prayer – now on live fb
Jul 7 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer - now on live fb @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.

During this pandemic we are meeting live on the Dorchester Team facebook page.  Do join us!
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 simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

Jul
8
Wed
Morning Prayer – now on live fb
Jul 8 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer - now on live fb @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.

During this pandemic we are meeting live on the Dorchester Team facebook page.  Do join us!
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 simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

Jul
9
Thu
Morning Prayer – now on live fb
Jul 9 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer - now on live fb @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.

During this pandemic we are meeting live on the Dorchester Team facebook page.  Do join us!
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 simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

Jul
10
Fri
Morning Prayer – now on live fb
Jul 10 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer - now on live fb @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.

During this pandemic we are meeting live on the Dorchester Team facebook page.  Do join us!
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 simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

Jul
12
Sun
1662 HC Service – suspended
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am
1662 HC Service - suspended @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

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-online see services page
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sung Eucharist-online see services page @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom

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.