Village Voices

Village Voices was formed in response to a request expressed by villagers in the Village Survey (1999) to “do more stuff together”.

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Drimpton Village Hall


Drimpton Hall & Children’s Playground is the Ideal, All Year Round Venue to Meet your Requirements.
We specialise in children’s parties at affordable rates, Bouncy Castles accommodated too.

Contact Carina at or leave a message on

Drimpton Village Hall
Chard Road

Netherhay Methodist Church is

People with:
Time for God
Time for each other
Time for you

We give our time to:
Be welcoming
Offer Peace and friendship
Use music to enrich our worship
Be open to the needs of our community
Value and build upon each other’s talents and learning

We will use our time to:
Improve support for newcomers and visitors
Make our worship and mission relevant
Respond constructively and imaginatively to challenges
Look after our building and facilities

We are part of the wider Methodist Church whose calling is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

Chapel and community room available to hire.

The restored chapel is a beautiful and adaptable space, ideal for a variety of uses. It has good acoustics for musicians, and the excellent light makes it well suited for exhibitions and workshops. The community room has been designed for smaller events and meetings. There is a well equipped kitchen, disabled access and toilet. The rates to hire either room are very reasonable, for further information please contact:

Jenny Beck
Mary Stack

St. Mary's Parish Church

St. Mary's Church was built in 1867 as a Chapel-of-Ease (a chapel within a parish to enable local congregations to attend church services without having to travel to the parish church).

The money was raised by subscription by the Rev. Solomon Cesar Malan and some of the work was done by himself and other volunteers as well as much of the material being donated.

The building of the chapel "to hold a congregation of 100" commenced in 1863 and was consecrated in 1867 by the Bishop of Salisbury. On the day of consecration 27 candidates came forward for baptism, only 18 actually received baptisms that day.

When built, the chapel was in the parish of Broadwindsor. Drimpton became a separate parish in 1982 at which time St. Mary’s became the Parish Church. Drimpton is now part of the Beaminster Area Team.

Sunday services each month:
1st and 3rd Sunday - Eucharist at 9.30 am
2nd Sunday - Family service at 11.00 am
4th Sunday - a United service with the Methodist Church.
Link to all Team services for the month

Team Rector, Rev. David Baldwin 01308 862150
Pioneer Priest, Rev. Jo Neary 01308 967816
Team web site:

St. Mary's Flower Festival

Each year, on the fourth weekend of July, St Mary's Church hosts a Flower Festival. Every window and object in the church is decorated with flowers, each display done by different village organisation. A new theme is chosen every year; 2012 was the Queen's Jubilee. The festival is open Saturday and Sunday and finishes with a Songs of Praise service on Sunday evening.

The University of the Third Age - Bridport

The University of the Third Age is an independent national institution with local branches throughout the country. It aims to provide opportunities for those who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in regular employment to pursue and share skills, interests, knowledge and hobbies with each other. Bridport & District U3A offers a variety of educational, creative and leisure activities, with more than 50 groups including English Literature, Maths for Fun, Bird Watching, Poetry for Pleasure, Bridge, Italian, Music-making, Singing, Needlecraft, Book Groups and more. In addition we hold Main Meetings on the fourth Tuesday afternoon of each month in the Bridport United Church Hall, featuring a guest speaker. We have over 350 individual members, and new members are always very welcome. For more information please visit

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