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St. Michael & All Angels, Steeple

October 23, 2018

St. Michael & All Angels, Steeple


Tucked away in a fold in the hills of Purbeck lies the hamlet of Steeple. It is a tiny place but you can see in the field opposite the church where other houses used to be. It is certainly a place of peace and quiet.


St. Michael’s was open and, stepping inside, revealed a lovely barrel vaulted roof as well as a beautifully kept church.

There is a simple prayer board and box to put requests into. There is a guide for sale and a booklet on ‘The American Connection’ (have a look at for more on this). Some postcards and cards are available as well.

All in all, a simple country church in a wonderful spot. There isn’t a sign outside but this is no passing traffic – you have to seek this place out, and this is well worth doing. But don’t take my word for it – go and look for yourself! There is also an old barrel organ from the church at Tyneham. This does work apparently and must be wonderful to hear and see in action.dscf3116.jpg

There is a website – – this has much of interest but no visitor information.


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