Some key information about the church...
Where & when does the church meet?
The following applies to services organised in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions.
The main church meetings are at St. Andrews Church in Sherborne St John every Sunday morning at 9:30 am (with a focus on families and children), and 10:45 am.
In addition, services also take place in All Saints Monk Sherborne on the 2nd Sunday in the month, and Pamber Priory on the 4th Sunday in the month. Both services are at 4pm. - please see the calendar for details.
There is limited parking available at our church buildings. For St Andrews please check the calendar to see if we can use the Village Hall carpark opposite The Swan pub.
You can see a map of the location of church buildings on our contact us page.
What should I expect when I visit the church?
When we meet together as a church family we normally do a mix of the following, we will pray, we will hear the Bible read, we will sing together (including one children's song), someone will briefly speak to the children from the Bible, we will hear a sermon (a 25 minute talk from the Bible in the 10:45 service) and, once a month, (generally the first Sunday at St Andrews), we will take communion. Our time together normally lasts for about an hour.
Due to Covid restrictions, tea and coffee will not be served
[Tea and coffee are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions]
What happens for children during your services?
The information below shows you what was taking place before the pandemic.
During our morning services, at St Andrew's, children stay with their parents for the first part of the service. This will normally include one short children's song and a short talk suitable for children. After this children in school years R to 6 will go to Sunday Club (Climbers and Explorers). There is also a creche for the pre-school children. The classes meet in the school opposite the church entrance. Later in the service, just before the sermon, children in school years 7 to 9 will go to Pioneers which meets in the Parish Room (next door to the Rectory).
Is there a dress code?
No! Please just be yourself and dress as you want to.
Will I have to join in?
Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much (or as little) as feels comfortable for you.
Facilities (St Andrew's)
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Facilities (All Saints and Pamber Priory)
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?
Please feel free to contact us. For details and an email form please visit the Contacts page.