In September 2019, the Team Rector, Canon Thomas Woodhouse moved to take up a new appointment in London.  


The Revd Claire McClelland, Team Vicar with responsibility for St Peter’s and The Revd Jean Saddington, Team Vicar with responsibility for The Winterbournes and Compton Valance can help with your enquiry (click on their names to get their contact details).


For general enquires relating to St Mary’s Church ring Ellie Stephens on 01305 263391 or Trudy Tabone on 01305 246126.  For general enquiries relating to St George’s ring Yvonne Lee on 01305 268179 or Paul Briggs on 07919 693949.  For St Andrew’s, West Stafford or Monkton click on the links for contact details.


Dorchester and the Winterbournes Team Ministry is your local Church of England uniting nine worshipping communities:

St Thomas a Beckett, Compton Valence;
St George, Dorchester;
St Mary the Virgin, Dorchester;
St Peter, Dorchester;
St Andrew, West Stafford;
SS Simon and Jude, Winterborne Herringston and Winterborne Monkton;
St Mary, Winterbourne Abbas;
St Martin, Martinstown;
and St Michael, Winterbourne Steepleton.

We are a community that attracts all kinds of people from across the town of Dorchester and six villages, Christians united by our common faith in Jesus Christ. We are a diverse and welcoming team of Christian communities, committed to prayer, service and growth. You are very welcome to join us in any of the things we do, and we welcome all enquiries.

Almighty God, the source of our joy, you gladden our hearts as we journey towards the heavenly city.
Deepen within us a desire for peace, that celebrating our differences and rejoicing in all we hold in common,
your people may prosper and come to praise you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.