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 every day except Monday. It's a Hall and Woodhouse pub, serving a range of beers, meals and lunchtime snacks.
Due to the current pandemic, the Old School is closed until further notice.
That does not mean that all our activities are cancelled though. In our new 'Mackrell Online' venture, we are hosting some talks and lectures online using Zoom. Full details of these are on this website and will be published in the Bridge magazine ( see link to the right). All events cost £5.
Bridge ( the game!) is being played online and art group projects are being set. Please see the course pages for further information.
The rear of the Old School. showing the pub and the church
in the background
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 February edition HERE and you can still read the January edition HERE.