Sherborne Deanery

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with His people


The Benefice of Sherborne Abbey with Castleton, Saint Paul's, Lillington and Longburton.

  Welcome to Sherborne Abbey

" To know God and to make Him known in wonder, love and praise."


The Vicar Writes:

A warm welcome [awaits you at] the Abbey. Founded by St. Aldhelm in AD 705, the Abbey has developed from Saxon cathedral to the worshipping heart of a monastic community, and finally, to one of the most beautiful of England's parish churches. For many it is still the 'cathedral of Dorset', and our Benedictine heritage lives on in the daily offering of prayer and praise.

If you have never visited the Abbey, I hope you can do so soon. Marvelling at this glorious building, may you also catch a glimpse of the Glory of God - so that, having arrived as our welcome guest, you will leave renewed, as a pilgrim.

Canon Eric Woods, Vicar of Sherborne



Castleton Historic Church Building

 St.Paul's at the Gryphon  

Saint Paul's Historic Church Building



St.Pauls at The Mermaid



Men's Ministry


at The Mermaid



Contact: Tim Bagwell. 07980 660912 or 01963 250375 


Associate Vicar of the Benefice & Chaplain of St Paul's ChurchRev.Jono Tregale
Revd Jono Tregale
69 Granville Way, Sherborne, DT9 4AT

T: 01935 815820                                               

Chaplain of the       Gryphon School

  and Assistant Curate 

  Revd Diane Tregale
  69 Granville Way, Sherborne, DT9 4AT

  Tel: 01935 815820   


Is a lively and growing Evangelical All-Age church that represents the community in which we live, work and worship. 
As a community we are committed to becoming increasingly God honouring, Christ centred and Spirit led in every aspect of our discipleship.

      We believe that this is possible through:
                                Studying God's Word
                                Intimate worship
                                Growing disciples
                                Engaging in mission
                                Openess to the Holy Spirit

We operate from two venues


We meet to WORSHIP on Sundays, 10.30am

A fairly informal service with worship led by a band, relevant bible teaching, opportunity for prayer and a full Children/Young People's programme

George. On drums at St.Pauls at the Gryphon.    1st Sunday     Morning Worship
    2nd Sunday     Holy Communion
    3rd Sunday     Morning Worship
    4th Sunday     All-age Worship
    5th Sunday     Holy Communion

The Conference Centre at the Gryphon School, Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ.  


4th Sunday of the month 9am

A more traditional spoken service of Holy Communion

St Paul's-in-the-Close is also home to a number of activities running during the week which aim to support the local community -  find out more.  

Sherborne Food Bank 

To contact Food Bank 

Co-Ordinator on 

07854 163 869. 


St James The Great. Longburton

Chaplain to Longburton.

Reverend Lesley McCreadie.

5 Kings Close, Longburton, Sherborne, DT9 5PW.

T: 01963 210548.

Church Services



Community Activities 



Lillington Church

Lillington Church



For info on any of these church building go to

 Sherborne's Churches

For further information on church buildings of Dorset go to 

The Abbey, Castleton and St.Paul's share the same Church Council and are thus grouped together below. Lillington and Longburton are separate parishes.


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