The most recent book on the village is ‘The Parish Book of Cerne Abbas – Abbey and After’ by Vivian and Patricia Vale.The book covers the history of the village from earliest times, but essentially celebrates the last 150 years.It is based on many years’ research of a wide range of parish records and personal reminiscences from characters across the parish. Sorry, this book is currently out of print

The Society has produced a fully illustrated Guide entitled ‘St Mary’s Church, Cerne Abbas -the Building and its Meaning’.This is a guide book with a difference. It tells the reader about the history and architecture of the church, but also addresses questions such as: Why is it there? Why is it like it is? What is its purpose? What is its inner meaning?

If you would like to buy copies of either of these publications please complete the order form.

The Society is creating an Archive of material on Cerne Abbas and its past.
If you have material that you think would enhance that archive, we would be delighted to hear from you.
It is not intended to lend out this material except under exceptional circumstances.