Watercombe Benefice

  • The Rectory, Main Street
  • Broadmayne
  • Dorchester
  • DT2 8EB

01305 852435
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Welcome - Watercombe Benefice

The Watercombe Benefice consists of the parishes of Broadmayne, Holworth and Owermoigne, Warmwell and West Knighton. These 4 parishes lie to the east of Dorchester and close to the sea. (see map below)

The people of these parishes try to worship God in a variety of ways in the Anglican tradition using Common Worship and a variety of other styles and liturgies. There is one BCP service in the benefice as a whole each Sunday. Together as the people of God we try to bring his love, care and concern to those amongst whom we live and work.

We have four churches based on original medieval buildings – each of them added to and changed down the years – and each offering places of peace and tranquillity. We also have a small wooden church on the Dorset coastal path at Holworth above Ringstead Bay which serves both residents and visitors especially those who walk the coastal path.

We welcome visitors, holiday makers and newcomers to worship with us.

Access for those using wheelchairs or prams is best at St Michael's Owermoigne.
There are T loop hearing systems in Owermoigne and Broadmayne.

We welcome children (especially at Family Services and at Church with Choices) and young adults. We have a choir which sings monthly usually at Warmwell.

In Broadmayne we co-operate with the Methodist Church to offer Church with Choices on the third Sunday of the month.

MAP OF THE PARISHES OF THE WATERCOMBE BENEFICE