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

BHI 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.


Minister: Revd Duncan Goldie  T: 01935 812916   

Church Secretary: Mrs Christine Rogers  T: 01935 815216  

Junior Church Leader:  Mrs Lynn Heaton  T: 01963 251747

Safeguarding Officer:    Mrs Lyn Crocker   T: 01963 23669

Hall Booking:  T: 01935 389153  


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.

Sticky Church: first Saturday in each month except August in Church Hall 10.30 to 12.  For families with children up to Primary age to come with an adult.  Lots of fun with craft activities, stories, songs and snacks.  Free! No need to book. See our Facebook page “Sticky Church Sherborne” for information. T: 01963 251747. 


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 includiing Carers.




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 communitpmany different ways and underlined our  vision as ‘Servant ChuRch’



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