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Almost forgot all about this place. Imposing church and well maintained but the thing I remember most is the lovely garden. Full of very colourful flowers and very peaceful.
Worth a visit and take a relaxing seat for a while.
The church is open for visitors most of the day, entering from the side door. Few decorations as with protestant churches, but still one Maria statue behind the pulpit.
The line of very old timber houses outside opposite the tower are most interesting.
Visit the Abbots Tearoom and the Church is a stones throw away and only a couple of hundred yards from the old Abbey. Parking was easy and there are three good looking pubs there but a couple of the pubs do not seem to open...More
A delightful little church with loads of history. Worth the trip. Only likely destination if also visiting Minterne Gardens/House.More
Thank Jonathan E
Jane S, Vicar's spouse at St Mary's Church, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018
Minterne Church is also worth a visit even though it's tiny. It has some interesting tombs due to its proximity to the big house. And it contains the oldest known tombs of the Churchill family. Even now the Digbys and Churchills are closeknit. The sister...More
For a small community of worshippers in this Cerne Valley, their church testifies to years of building inspections and extensive expenditure and justifies its beauty of design and facilities the church provides to its congregation.
Luckily it was not destroyed like its neighbouring Abbey after...More
Cerne is as quaint as one could wish and St Mary's fits in perfectly. The congregation is warm and welcoming and the church is bright and airy with lots of clear glass to let the Dorset sunshine stream in. There are the remains of mediaeval...More