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Welcome to the Mackrell Charity, a social and lifelong learning hub in Sturminster Marshall

The Old School, the home of the Mackrell Charity, is set in the heart of the historic village of Sturminster Marshall, next to the Red Lion and opposite the church of St Mary the Virgin.

The church which retains some Norman features, is usually open and has a series of illustrated information boards featuring all aspects of village history.

The Red Lion is open 7 days a week. It's a Hall and Woodhouse pub, serving a range of beers, meals and lunchtime snacks.

Old School Rear

The rear of the Old School. showing the pub and the church

in the background

Pub and church

We now host The Bridge Magazine Online

The communities of Sturminster Marshall, Kingston Lacy and Shapwick produce a monthly magazine, The Bridge, which is delivered to over a thousand homes in the area. You can read the march edition HERE and you can read the February edition HERE 

The Dee Butterfield Scholarship

A grant of £250 is made each year to a young person

aged 11-19, with a connection to the village of Sturminster Marshall. Please go to About Us > Dee Butterfield Scholarship for full details. 

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