About Dorchester and the Winterbournes Team Ministry

The Team Ministry of Dorchester and the Winterbournes comprises the three churches in the town (St. George's, St. Mary's, and St. Peter's), plus St Andrew's Church, West Stafford, SS. Simon and Jude, Winterbourne Monkton, the three churches of the valley of the Winterbournes (St. Martin's, St. Mary's, and St. Michael's), and, at its western end, St Thomas A Becket, Compton Valence.


In addition to the material presented on this website, you can find out a little more of the life of our Benefice and of the people involved by looking at the Dorchester Benefice Magazine.

We sincerely hope that you will join with us at one of our church services in the Benefice. Please do introduce yourself, and be assured of a warm welcome.

We have a number of groups whose activities cover the Benefice as a whole. Links to groups particularly associated with a specific church can be accessed from that church's home page.

If you wish to make an enquiry about arranging a Christening or Marriage, you are invited to contact the Rector of the Benefice, or the Team Vicar of the church concerned. You will find their contact details here. If you wish to make arrangements for a funeral, please contact the Rector, or a Team Vicar, and note that contact details for local funeral Directors are to be found here. This website discusses some of the detail which you may also wish to consider.

The three town churches (St. George's, St. Mary's, and St. Peter's) each have a Church Hall which is available for hire. For details, contact the person listed under 'Hall Bookings' in the listing for each church here.

You can find where the churches are by clicking on the map here.

The Team Ministry also includes two redundant churches:

Whitcombe - Dedication Unknown - Occasional Services http://www.dorsethistoricchurchestrust.co.uk/whitcombe.htm

Winterbourne Came - St Peter - Occasional Services http://www.dorsethistoricchurchestrust.co.uk/winterbornecame.htm