Celebrate the life and work of William Barnes with the William Barnes Society

Dorset Meetings are held throughout the year, with talks, poetry readings, recitals and other entertainments including excursions to places with special Barnes connections.

Annual events include a spring Service of Remembrance at Winterborne Came Church, a June, Summer Lunch and a wreath laying at St. Peter's Church, Dorchester, in October.

Members receive the Society's Newsletter, twice yearly. This substantial pamphlet also carries scholarly contributions.

But now I hope his kindly feäce
Is gone to vind, a better pleäce
But still wi’ vok a’ left behind
He'll always be a-kept in mind.