• Welcome to our website!


    We hope you will find this site informative and easy to use.

    We belong to the Methodist Church in Britain, which is itself part of the worldwide family of Methodist churches.  We also have links with the United Reformed Church. 

    Methodist churches in Britain are grouped into 36 Districts and each District is divided into geographical areas, called Circuits, for mutual help and support, for example, by sharing preachers and other resources. We are in the Southampton District which comprises 14 circuits.  Our circuit is called Yeovil and Blackmore Vale and covers an area in the counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. It has 18 churches:  Ashmore, Bell Street United Church in Shaftesbury, Broad Oak, Cheap Street Church in Sherborne, Gillingham, Hazelbury Bryan, Ibberton, Kings Stag, Longburton, Marnhull, Motcombe, Preston Road in Yeovil, St Mark’s in Yeovil, Sturminster Newton, Tisbury, Vicarage Street in Yeovil, Wincanton, and Yetminster.  Two of these churches are part of ecumenical partnerships: Bell Street United Church in Shaftesbury (with the United Reformed Church) and Cheap Street Church in Sherborne (with the United Reformed Church)


    The Yeovil and Blackmore Vale Methodist Circuit encompasses South Somerset, the heart of the Blackmore Vale in Dorset and a small part of south west Wiltshire. From the industries in Yeovil with Westland Helicopters and the literary history of Thomas Hardy and William Barnes, the area is very much agricultural, with rolling hills linking the chapels and churches together.  We serve a wide variety of communities across this area, ranging from secluded villages to busy town centres.

    Our churches range from small village chapels to larger town centre churches, but you can be sure of receiving a warm welcome wherever you go!

    You can access more information about each church by clicking on 'our churches'

    Please also have a look at our calendar which shows all the events and activities happening throughout our circuit.

    We hope you enjoy browsing this site.

    If you need any more information, please see contact details


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