St. John the Baptist Church

Broadwindsor village churchOur beautiful church is cared for by:
: Rev. Jo Neary01308 867816 (Day off Friday)
Church Warden: Philip Coltart01308 867646

The Church’s Team website is:
Keep up to date where it explains the various safety rules we have in place for those visiting the churches Rector’s Weekly Update.

The May 2020 edition of Team News can be found in pdf format – Click HERE.

On May 15th 2020, in collaboration with JSW Entertainment Group, the church was lit up for the evening in blue lights in support of the NHS during the Coronavirus outbreak. Click HERE to see some photographs taken by residents of the village.

Photo: Steff Chapman
Photo: Steff Chapman

A letter from our Vicar . . .

Hi, I’m Jo Neary, Team Vicar in the Beaminster Area Team and welcome to St John the Baptist Church in Broadwindsor. We are a Church of England Church in the Diocese of Salisbury and belong to the Beaminster Area Team of churches, which serves 16 villages over 52 square miles of West Dorset with 14 church buildings.

Currently our church buildings are closed due to instructions from the Archbishop of Canterbury in order to prevent the spread of Covid19. However the church hasn’t stopped, we are just doing things differently. We are posting worship weekly on our website, updating our social media daily and publishing lots of resources to help you worship at home. Our pastoral care now comes in the form of phone calls and emails and of course, we are always praying for the village and all who live here. Funerals can still take place under very strict guidance however weddings and baptisms are currently paused.

If you want to speak to someone at this difficult time, please do get in touch. We can chat, listen and point you towards other resources you might need. The church in Broadwindsor is there for everyone and we are always open.

Do give me a ring on 01308 867816 or email me if you need me.

A prayer for our church and our Diocese:

God our Father, renew our hope. 

By the Holy Spirit’s power, strengthen us to pray readily, serve joyfully and grow abundantly, 

rejoicing in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 



Sunday, June 28th

June 2020 – Solstice Worship.

April 2020

Rev David Baldwin, the Team Rector of the Beaminster Area Team Ministry with Rev. Jo delivering an Easter message which, although entitled “Good Friday” is more about Easter Day and the Resurrection.