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Team Ministry in West Dorset

St Mary’s, Corscombe

Next service: Sunday, 17th Dec, 5:00 pm | Carols

Corscombe parish (about 450 people) consists of the village of Corscombe and two hamlets, Weston and Benville. Corscombe is mentioned in the Doomsday book. There are still farms in Corscombe, but the population of Corscombe is nowadays mostly elderly or retired.

There are families with children, around 20 of school age at present. There is an excellent community spirit. The importance of the church in village life is recognised. There is a welcoming pub, a village hall with a wide range of social activities and a children’s playground. A preschool group of around 8 to 12 children meets most days in term time. There is a very well attended village fete, Corscombe Fest, in the summer. There is also a book club, walking group, a cricket club, line dancing and a keep fit group.

St Mary’s Church has had a named clergyman for 700 years, and  plays a key part in the local community. There is a pattern of Common Worship services sprinkled with special services throughout the year, both in the church and at other venues. These aim to use special times of the year to make the Christian faith accessible and engaging. One focus at the moment is refurbishing the church to make it "fit for purpose" for community use as well as worship.

Church wardens

Professor Andrew Tompkins: 01935 891083
Miss Sarah Mitchell: 01935 891267