St John the Baptist Fishpond.

The Church nestles under Lamberts Castle in an idyllic setting with wonderful views down the valley to Charmouth and the sea. It was built in 1854 with, it is believed, stone from a ruined church in the Marshwood vale (Mutton Street). The interior is quite simple but with a beautiful stained glass window, semi abstract in form, by Arthur E Buss, dated 1967.

Parish Magazine 1911

"Those of our parishioners who have not yet explored the neighbourhood of Lambert's Castle are advised to do so. The twentieth century is somewhat careless, we believe, both in preserving and appreciating the remains of the past; but the remains of the Castle in the Vale, and the large earthwork fortifications around Fishpond, are something of which any parish might well be proud.

The Britons possessed no wagons sufficiently large enough to carry stone. Their own houses were of wood or wicker work, and so their fortresses would be entirely of earth. Sites were selected where the natural environment would facilitate the process of fortifying, and the neighbourhood of Fishpond shews with what care they selected their locality".

We welcome people to come and visit at any time and share with us a tranquil and peaceful place of worship.

St Candida and Holy Cross ~ Stanton St Gabriel's

Services & Events

St Candida & Holy Cross Church

10:00 am - 4:00pm**

Christmas Services 2017

10th Dec

9:30am Cong Matins - Fishpond

11:00am Eucharist - St Candida

16th Dec, Sat

10:00-12 Decorate the Church - St Candida

17th Dec

9:30am Christmas Short n Sweet - Fishpond
11:00am Eucharist - St Candida

21st Dec, Thurs

7:00pm Carols by Candlelight - St Candida
With Mince Pies and Mulled Wine

24th Dec, Sun

6:00pm Carol Service - Fishpond

11:00pm Midnight Mass - St Candida

25th Dec, Mon

9:30am Christmas Eucharist - St Gabriel

**Contact the Church Warden if you would like to plan a visit to the church outside the regular open hours.

Contact Info:

St Candida and Holy Cross
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Dorset DT6 6RJ