Watercombe Benefice

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

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St Catherine by the Sea, Holworth

Sunday services are held on the fourth Sunday of the month. The Benefice Good Friday Walk ends here and we also host the very moving dawn service each Easter Day. 


Service HThis beautiful small wooden church tucked in at the top of Burning Cliff, has a Millennium East Window designed by Simon Whistler and was completely refurbished in 2010 with a new electric organ installed. Many holiday makers and walkers of the South West Coast Path visit the church.  Visit us at TripAdvisor.


The origins of the church date back to an old farm at Holworth which was used by the Abbot of Milton Abbey as a rest home for monks, so until 1954 the hamlet of Holworth was in the ecclesiastical Parish of Milton.


Parking is at the far end of the National Trust's Ringstead Bay car park with 15 minute 1/2 mile walk down the track to the church. Limited parking is available at the church or by request in front of a nearby house. The churchyard approach to the church is moderately sloping, unsurfaced and can be slippery. A composting toilet off the main room is made available during services and other events.