Cheap Street Church - Methodist/URC
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Cheap Street
Cheap Street Church - Methodist/URC
T:01935 812667
E:[email protected]

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.


Acting Minister:  Kate Konrad    Tel:- 01935415837 

Church Secretary:  Don Farquharson 

                                   Tel:  01935 812667

                              E Mail: [email protected]

Junior Church Leader:    Tel:

Treasurer:   Mr George Faris  Tel: 01935 420258

Hall Booking:  Tel: 01935 389153

Safeguarding Officer : Christine Rogers Tel: 01935 815216


 Normal Sunday Services in Church at 10.30.

Thursdays 10.30 Thought for the day (app. 15  minutes). 

Coffee served in Church Hall after Thought for the day and Sunday Service


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 hisvision 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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