St George’s Church stands high on a hill overlooking the village green of Fordington, where the church fair is held every spring. The church dates back to at least the 15th century but has been updated in recent years.
St George’s Church that is one of the most visible landmarks in the area.
The earliest parts of the church have late 11th century origins, although much of the building dates from the 12th-15th centuries, with later alterations in the 18th-20th centuries.
The church has a quantity of interesting features, including a 15th century font, a 16th century pulpit and a stained glass window by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, which is surmounted by angels designed by William Morris. The chancel roof is a fine example of a barrel roof, made in Oregon pine, at the West end is a pair of Baroque doors, possibly of Bavarian origin.
*Fordington’s Fair on the Green
St. Georges Day is commemorated by the Fair on the Green on the nearest Saturday to 23rd April every year, with the permission of the Duchy, and although the lamb roast has been replaced by the a hog roast, the Fair retains all the atmosphere of a village fair. Fordington Green has the distinction of being the only ‘village green’ designated under the Commons Act 2005, in Dorchester.
Parking is available behind the church, next to our large church hall which is available for hire. There is wheelchair access to the church from the car park, and toilets (including disabled toilet) in the church hall.