Sherborne Abbey


Blessed Sacrament windowParish Office
Abbey Close
Sherborne, DT9 3LQ

Travel information

Rail - On the main Waterloo to Exeter line
Road - Sherborne is situated on the A30


There is no parking available at the Abbey but there are several public car parks within easy distance.
Wheelchairs are available and cars carrying disabled passengers may enter the Close to drop these passengers off.

Visitor Hours

Winter - 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Summer - 8.00 am to 6.00 pm


No charge is levied but there is a suggested donation of £4.50 per adult.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Regular guided tours, open to everyone, are held on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am and Friday afternoons at 2.30pm from mid March through to mid October. Sometimes these tours may be cancelled, if for example, the Abbey is required for a funeral or memorial service. So it is as well to check with the Parish Office 01935 812452 (office hours only 9.00am to 12.30pm - 2.00pm to 4.30pm Monday to Friday) particularly if you are travelling any distance. If you wish to visit the Abbey without going on a guided tour you are most welcome at any time. The Abbey is open between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm in the winter and 8.00am and 6.00pm during British Summer Time.


The Assistant Parish Secretary will be pleased to talk to you to arrange such a visit for which a donation of £4.50 per head is suggested. She can be contacted in writing at The Parish Office, 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne, DT9 3LQ, by telephone on 01935 812452 on mornings only between 9.00 am and 12.30 pm or by email on

School Visits

Contact the Education Officer on or via the Parish Office.



9.00 am Holy Communion Order One
12 noon Holy Communion Order One
10.30 am Holy Communion Order One (traditional language)
12 noon Holy Communion (BCP)
9.00 am Holy Communion Order One, (1st Fri. Requiem Eucharist)
9.00 am Holy Communion Order One

Morning Prayer 8.30 am every weekday morning in the Lady Chapel except Wednesdays in Term time

8.00 am - Holy Communion Order One (traditional language)
9.30 am - The Parish Eucharist
5.00 pm - Evensong (winter) 6.30 pm (summer)


Worship page


Events page

Amenities gives details of the Abbey Shop in the Close

    There are no toilet facilities on site but there are Public toilets within easy distance.

    The Abbey does not have a cafe but there are a number of very pleasant cafes and restaurants within easy reach.

Facilities for disabled

    Wheelchairs are available.

Further information


Parish Secretary

Telephone number

01935 812452

Email address

Facsimile number

01935 812206

Website address

Sherborne Abbey