St Peter's Church, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

Parish of Dorchester & West Stafford

St Peter’s is an open and inclusive worshipping community where all are welcome. This town centre church is open daily for prayer and quiet reflection and is a centre of peaceful stillness appreciated by visitors and locals alike.

Morning prayer is held in the Hardye Chapel on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9.00am and on a Sunday morning there are two main services – an earlier, quiet more devotional spoken service at 9.00am based on the Book of Common Prayer and at 10.30am the Sung Eucharist with a full and excellent choir. There is also a weekday communion on Thursday mornings.

The liturgy and worship at St Peter’s are formal but the atmosphere informal; we seek to be a place where all can explore and deepen their spirituality and relationship with God in a safe and nurturing environment. There is a regular monthly theology discussion group. The Church itself is a beautiful medieval building with rich historical associations with the town and individuals such as Rev. John White and Thomas Hardye.