St Laurence Church, Affpuddle, Dorset. Open daily. Free entry.

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There is a gated entrance to the church yard with a small step through the gateway. Pathway to the church is laid to gravel and further pathways through the grounds are a mixture of grass and brick/stone. There is a slight lip/ramped step through the doorway to the church. The church is light and airy with a stone laid floor. Steps to alter area.

Brief Description:

The Church of St Laurence Affpuddle has been built, rebuilt, and repaired over a period of close to a thousand years, by land owners, a religious house and three families. The earliest parts of the church date back to around 1230 AD. It holds four bells that are all rung by a chiming mechanism. No toilets located at this venue.

Further Information:


St Laurence, Affpuddle, Dorset, DT2 7HH



01929 472883 The Revd Canon Peter Timothy Charles.


Opening Hours:

Open daily.


Situated 3.3 miles from Bere Regis. Take A35 NW from Bere Regis towards Dorchester/Tolpuddle/Puddletown. After 1.7 miles take exit toward Crossways/Affpuddle/Tolpuddle, then turn left onto Dorchester Road. After 0.2 miles turn right onto B3390. In 0.8 miles the church will be on your right hand side .

OS SY 805937.


Buses run from Bere Regis to the church with a one minute walk from the bus stop.

For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.


There are no available toilets at this venue. Closest amenities are found at the Martyrs Inn pub 2.1 miles away. Head N on B3390, turning left onto Dorchester Road. Continue onto Main Road the pub will be on your Right.

Travel Information

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