Milborne Port Churches Together


The Anglican Parish of Milborne Port with Goathill
The Catholic Church
The Methodist Church

We hope that you may find this page a useful guide to the activities of the three churches in Milborne Port. For those who have recently moved here or are preparing to, moving can be a time of excitement, and it can also be a time of apprehension. There are new situations to face, new plans to make, new people to meet. Whether you are a life-long or long-term resident of Milborne Port, or newly arrived, if there is any way in which we can help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

What is Churches Together in Milborne Port?
In the 1980’s a number of like-minded Christians in the three churches in Milborne Port met together to discuss the possibilities of the churches working and worshipping more closely together.  

Our work together was formalised in 1992 when all three churches signed a Covenant and became a Local Ecumenical Partnership, Churches Together in Milborne Port. This was renewed for a further seven years in 2000. We committed ourselves to one another under God, in joint prayer and worship; to explore our Christian convictions and their practical application; to co-operate as churches in ministry and pastoral care and in Christian witness to the world; and to work as a team in caring for the community; while acknowledging the rich diversity of our traditions.

Some of the activities we work at together include:  the Christmas Carol Service;  a service together in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity;  an ecumenical Lent House Group and weekly Lent Lunches; the Palm Sunday Procession of Witness, and Good Friday service;  a joint service at Pentecost;  and a weekly Bible Study group.

In addition the parish church, dedicated to St John the Evangelist, has been shared by Anglicans and Catholics informally since 1969, and legally since 2005.

The Benefice of Milborne Port with Goathill

 "Revd Sarah Godfrey, Vicar/Rector elect"  The Vicarage, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port, Sherborne DT9 5AN 
Tel: 01963 250248

Services in the Parish Church are normally at 8am and 10.30am each Sunday;  at St. Peter’s, Goathill at 9.15 am on the 1st Sunday of the month, and  6pm (3pm in the winter) on the 3rd Sunday; and at Milborne Wick at 9.15am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. The details of all services will be found in the Parish Magazine and in the Parish Church and on the Parish Church Website,

Catholic Church

Father Louis Beasley-Suffolk, St. Luke’s, South Street, Wincanton BA9 9DH Tel: 01963 34408

Mr Paul White of Charlton Horethorne, Deacon. Tel: 01963 220411 

For further details about the Catholic Church Website please click here

Methodist Church

If you would like a visit, or want to discuss Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, please contact the relevant clergy or visit this website. 

Further information may be found in the Milborne Port Magazine (available in the Parish Church, the Newsagent and the Post Office).