The church stands back from the road behind rather impressive gates and is surrounded by mature trees, giving it a very rural and peaceful feel. It was built in 1827-9, to a design by Strickland (his only recorded church in Dorset). The building was erected because the old one, just a quarter of a mile nearer the sea, was largely demolished by a great storm in November 1824.
This is a simple 'Commissioners type' church with a moulded plaster roof and large windows, which allow plenty of natural light. The similar but smaller roof in the chancel apse is particularly pleasing.
During WW II the whole area was occupied by American troops prior to the Normandy landings and consequently the church has very close links with the United States.
The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©
|Holy Trinity||Fleet||DT3 4EB||0|
|St. Mary the Virgin||Chickerell||DT3 4DX||1|
|St. Nicholas||Buckland Ripers||DT3 4BT||2|
|St. Peters||Langton Herring||DT3 4HU||2|
|St. Ann||Radipole||DT3 5HS||2|
|St Edmund||Weymouth||DT4 8AR||3|
|St John's||Weymouth||DT4 7SS||3|
|St. Laurence||Upwey||DT3 5QE||3|
|St. Peter||Portesham||DT3 4HP||4|
|Holy Trinity||Bincombe||DT3 5PT||4|
|St. Nicholas Parish Church||Abbotsbury||DT3 4JJ||4|
|St Catherine's Chapel||Abbotsbury||DT3 4JJ||5|
|St. Martin||Martinstown||DT2 9JR||5|
|St. Michael and All Angels||Winterbourne Steepleton||DT2 9LG||6|
|St. Osmund||Osmington||DT3 6EL||6|
|St. Simon and St. Jude||Winterborne Monkton||DT2 9PU||6|
|St. Michael & All Angels||Littlebredy||DT2 9HG||6|
|St. Mary||Winterbourne Abbas||DT2 9LW||6|
|St. George||Portland||DT5 1BX||6|
|All Saints||Portland||DT5 1HG||7|