Buckhorn Weston

Stour Vale Benefice takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Please click here to see our Benefice Safeguarding Policy

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer,  Jeremy Stanford         07766 071538

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,  Suzy Futcher (Mon – Thurs) 07500 664800 – suzy.futcher@salisbury.anglican.org or Jem Carter (Tues – Fri) 07469857888 – jem.carter@salisbury.anglican.org

A window with a wonderful pattern, and the theme of the cross, in blue, orange, yellow, red and white

One of the stained glass windows in Buckhorn Weston Church


Welcome to the webpages for Buckhorn Weston Church, Dorset. Local or visitor, we hope you find the infomation you seek here. Regular church-goer or not, you will be welcome at any of our events; committed Christian or enquirer all are welcome at our services. (Although St. John the Baptist is a Church of England Church, you don’t have to be a member to worship with us).

Life events

An octagonal stone font with floral carvings on the sides

A typical late Medieval font

As the Parish Church of Buckhorn Weston we are here to serve all those who live in the parish and may be able to help others with connections to the village too.  If you are looking to arrange a baptism or wedding, or if you are interested in being confirmed, please contact the Benefice Administrator who will be happy to provide the information you need.

Funerals are usually arranged by the Funeral Director but we do have more information about church funerals here to help you think about what you would like.

Visiting us

The chancel

The chancel

The “where we are” page shows the location of Buckhorn Weston Church on a map, and also information for use with maps / GPS. There is some parking alongside the churchyard. Our church is usually open between 9am and 5pm each day, for those seeking a quiet space to prayer and reflect, or to look around the building.

There is a toilet available for anyone attending a service in the church.  Please ask one of the sidesmen who will direct you.

The Church of St. John the Baptist,
Church Hill,
Buckhorn Weston,
SP8 5HS.

St. John the Baptist Church

The effigy of a man in a tunic on a table tomb, his hands together in prayer.

A past worshiper here: a fashionable, Robin Hood-like, gentleman

It is wonderful to have a building to worship in in which God has been praised since at least the thirteenth century, probably earlier, a reminder that the church is for people of all generations and we take our part in that continuity.

You can read more about the building on our history page. If your ancestors came from here this page may help you (nb we don’t hold old parish registers in the church – they are in the County Record Office)

However, an old building also brings a  not-insignificant task of maintenance, and we are currently part way through a large plan of renovation – contact the treasurer to make a contribution.