Cheap Street Church - Methodist/URC
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Cheap Street
Cheap Street Church - Methodist/URC
T:01935 815216

Mission Statement:-

To know the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit and with Jesus as our Teacher to show and share our Faith.


Church Secretary: Mrs Christine Rogers  T: 01935 815216  E:

Junior Church Leader:  Mrs Lynn Heaton  T: 01963 251747

Safeguarding Officer:    Mrs C. Adam  T: 01935 432945

Hall Booking:  T: 01935 389153   E:

Sticky Church:  Mrs Lynn Heaton  T: 01963 251747.  For Playgroup to Primary Age.  Children to bring a grown-up!  First Saturday in month 10.30 to 12 in Church Hall.

                                             REGULAR  SERVICES

Sunday Worship :10:30am

Second Sunday Taize Service at 6.30 pm Winter, 7.30 pm Summer

Third Monday at 3pm Senior Service in Church Hall followed by refreshments

Thursdays: Thought for the day (approx 15 mins) 10:30am followed by refreshments.

First Saturday of each month: Sticky Church for Mums and Playgroup/Primary ages, 10:00am to noon in the Hall.


                                             CHURCH EVENTS

 1.  A Macular Support Group will be held in the Hall on the first Monday of each month starting Monday 4th September at 10.30am to12.30am.  Please contact Mrs Anne Dearle on 01935 814887 if you wish to join or further information.  Tea and coffee will be served.  All welcome including Carer.



  1 Friday 2nd March Women’s World Day of Prayer at 11am in the RC Church.

  2 Tuesday 13th March Church Meeting at 7pm in the Church

  3.  March 2nd. Beatle Drive and fish & chip supper in Church Hall. Details to follow. 


















                                Brief History of Cheap Street Church

The 1831 Mr William Rigby arrived in Sherborne from Cornwall and found the Methodist cause ‘most disgusting and repellent’. From then on great things were to be achieved because of his vision and witness.

1824 The Society of Methodists purchased an outhouse in Cheap Street and converted it into a chapel for 200 people.

1842 The church was opened on 12th at a cost of £3490. Gothic in style, four plain walls with a gallery at the back.   Access to the church was from Hospital Lane.

1851 Three shops on the Cheap Street frontage were demolished leaving a pathway from the main street to the front of the church.

1862 Side galleries with fine cast iron framework were installed and a new pipe organ.

1872 Land was purchased and a hall built to accommodate the expanding Sunday School. At this point there were 800 names on the school roll with an average attendance of 590.

1884 The west end of the church was enlarged to accommodate the organ, choir and vestry.

1986 The original Sunday School was sold to Sherborne Boys’ School, now known as the Powell Theatre.

1994 The Methodist and United Reformed congregations joined together to form the Cheap Street Church.

1995/6 The area under the church was cleared to accommodate ‘The Rendezvous’,a young people’s venue for advice and leisure.

2002/3 A major refurbishment to make for easier access,  remedial work to the exterior stonework and complete redecoration of the interior. Glazed entrance doors, a glass screen between the ‘Welcome area’ and the sanctuary, new lighting, heating, carpeting and seat coverings. These changes have enabled the church to engage with the local community  in many different ways and underlined our  vision as ‘Servant Church.’

2016 The church is currently without a minister.


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Cheap Street Church