Cerne Abbas Church, Cerne Abbas

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This lovely parish church was established by the monks of Cerne Abbey around 1300 to provide the growing village of Cerne Abbas with a place of worship.

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318997
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Cerne Abbas Church
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Address

Cerne Abbas, England
Coordinates
50.809521° N, 2.475497° W
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

1300
Construction of Cerne Abbas Church

The monks of Cerne Abbey construct a parish church for the local villagers, who had probably been worshipping in the abbey church (founded 987) until then.

1317
First Vicar at Cerne Abbas Church

The new Church of St. Mary in the Virgin in Cerne Abbas receives its first vicar.

1450
Chancel Expanded at Cerne Abbas Church

The original chancel is expanded to include a screen, nave and aisles

1870
Choir Screen Modified at Cerne Abbas

An arch is inserted into the choir screen so the east window could be seen from the nave.

November 12, 2006

Resources

  1. St Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas: A guide to the church and its history