Milborne Port is in Somerset with postal address of Sherborne, Dorset. It is in lovely rolling countryside less than three miles from the historic Abbey town of Sherborne with its two famous castles and Sherborne boys' public school. It is between the larger towns of Wincanton and Yeovil.
The old A30 road runs through Milborne Port and as it runs out on the west side of the town, Gainsborough is the last road off on the right. About 300 metres up from the main road there is a Victorian villa, Gainsborough House, opposite some allotments, Milborne Port Surgery and the children’s play area.
Gainsborough House has been a Christian Retirement Home for over 33 years. God led the pioneers of this project and they worked very hard. The courtyard, now an attractive garden, was surrounded by stables. First the main house was suitably adapted to give two lounges, a dining room and what is now a first rate kitchen. A fine room was adapted to be the meeting room or chapel. The stables were transformed into purpose-built self-contained flats. Other buildings became useful storage areas and one became the home library.
Meetings for worship and study may be arranged by residents, local friends and the trustees. God has greatly blessed this project and we look to Him to guide us in the future.