All Saints' Church, Nether Cerne, Dorset
- What's nearby
A riverside church in the Cerne Valley
This pastoral and picturesque riverside church by an old manor was built primarily in the thirteenth century.
All Saints' has a stone tower topped with pinnacles and vigorously carved angel-gargoyles. Inside is an unusual melon-shaped twelfth-century font bowl, probably from an earlier church here.
Best parking is on the verge of the tarmac lane in the village It is then a 120m walk down a track as signposted. Entrance is then trough a gate, down a sloping grass churchyard to 3 crumbling steps leading to the north porch.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Nether Cerne is signposted off the A352 between Godmanstone and Cerne Abbas, 5 miles north of Dorchester, on A352
Maiden Newton (5 miles and Dorchester West (6 miles) are on the Bristol-Weymouth line; Dorchester South (6 miles) is on the London Waterloo-Weymouth line; and Sherborne (14 miles) is on the London Waterloo-Exeter line. Nether Cerne is a request stop on the bus between Dorchester and Sherborne (Currently 6 buses per day)
For those coming from Bristol: Nearest railway station: Maiden Newton (4.4 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?
You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Cornwall, Devon & Dorset County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.All Saint's, Nether Cerne Guidebook
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!
All Saints' Church, Nether Cerne, is in our west region.