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Dorchester Abbey

One of the earliest Christian sites in Britain, Dorchester Abbey stands on the site of a 7th century Saxon cathedral.

Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Opening times

The Abbey is open 365 days a year, 8am to 6pm (summer) or 8am to dusk (winter) and entry is free.


High Street
Dorchester on Thames
OX10 7HH

Dorchester Abbey is not only one of the finest monastic buildings in Oxfordshire, with a history going back to AD 635, but is also the parish church of the village of Dorchester. The large church is all that remains of an Augustinian abbey, which was founded in 1140.

It is a place of great calm and beauty which has touched the hearts of many people, whether they come to worship, attend concerts or simply to look around.

To everyone we extend a warm welcome. 

Whether you come as pilgrim or visitor of any faith or none, we look forward to welcoming you to the Abbey and to the last remaining monastic building, the Guest House, home of the famous tea room and museum.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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