All Saints' Church, Nether Cerne, Dorset

Nether Cerne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AJ
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open daily.
  • Overview
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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.

  • Access information
    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. 
  • Directions
    Nether Cerne is signposted off the A352 between Godmanstone and Cerne Abbas, 5 miles north of Dorchester, on A352
  • Transport

    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


  • Community information

    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.