Nazareth Lodge
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 People continued to be cared for by staff who were highly motivated, exceptionally compassionate and kind. Staff had the time to provide person centred care, which was led by people's interests and requests being met. 

Nazareth Lodge Residential Care Home

Nazareth Lodge is a purpose-built residential care home situated in the vibrant market town of Sturminster Newton in North Dorset, set in the middle of landscaped gardens and with unrivalled views of the church Nazareth Lodge provides an oasis of calm and beauty for those who need it, whilst a full program of activities, both within the home or the town, is available for those who want to stay more active.

The home is registered by the Care Quality Commission for 24 residents, which ensures that every resident's care is personalised specifically to them and that all residents receive the highest levels of care and attention possible.  

Only a small percentage of care homes gain the Outstanding rating from the CQC so we are understandably very proud to have achieved this again for the second year in a row.

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 People continued to be cared for by staff who were highly motivated, exceptionally compassionate and kind. Staff had the time to provide person centred care, which was led by people's interests and requests being met. 

Latest News

'Bowling them over' with a game of Skittles

A fine afternoon playing skittles for 7 of our residents, they were all very competitive and thoroughly enjoyed the game.

The game of Skittles shares its ancestry with the outdoor lawn game known as bowls and is thus distantly related to billiard sports, some of which also retain the use of skittles.

This not only encourages exercise, it also keeps them all entertained and focuses on using their fine motor skills and cognition.

Added: 14th January 2020

Next Event

Today, 11am

Church Service at St Mary's

Join family and friends for the Sunday Service at St Mary's church.


As a retired District Nurse of some years experience I was encouraged to discover such a well run home as Nazareth Lodge when we moved to the area some years ago.

Beryl Shaw, friend and retired District Nurse


Staff made it easy for us to visit and we always felt sure our mother was being well looked after with excellent food, impeccable hygiene and careful thought given to every aspect of what would be best for her individually.

Mr S D, Son


I would like to thank you and everyone at Nazareth Lodge for the care you took of my cousin. It was so reassuring to know she was in safe hands. Thank you and your staff also who came to her service last Friday. It meant a lot.

FG, family of resident


Thank you to all the staff for a lovely Fine Dining Evening. What a wonderful event. Not only a delicious meal but a lovely opportunity to spend quality time with my Mum, other residents and their families. All the effort put in by staff is so very much appreciated. 

Mrs J, Daughter of Resident


Prior to my uncle's eventual arrival 10 weeks ago, the management of the home were superb in their support for us during a difficult time and arranging the transport from a hospital a few counties away. Thanks to the staff he has settled in well and we are pleased our initial very good impressions of the home have been borne out.

DP, Nephew


When I walk into Nazareth Lodge and see the residents potting up hyacinths, up to their elbows in compost, it is indeed a joy to behold

Volunteer Visitor


My father is being very well cared for and we have absolutely no cause for any complaint. The staff are wonderfully caring, patient and understanding. They always have time for each individual resident and for relatives, always ensuring that we, as visitors, are well looked after and are made to feel welcome. Would have no problem in recommending the home to others. Thank you, Nazareth Lodge, you deserve your CQC Outstanding recognition.

RP, Relative


My mother has lived at Nazareth Lodge for a year now and throughout that period she has received excellent care. The staff are kind and considerate the atmosphere is cosy and homely with plenty of social engagement and activities on offer and a beautiful garden to enjoy.

JD, Daughter


The staff care about the residents, showing them respect, kindness and an understanding of their individual needs

JW, Volunteer Visitor


She enjoyed many of the activities organised in the home and I smile at the memory of her being asked to hold back to allow others to answer some questions for the crossword etc!

Mrs T, Daughter


Mum was very happy here and the staff all helped to make her last few months the best they possibly could be. I really appreciate all the care and support for both Mum and myself and i cannot thank them enough. 

Mrs B, Relative of Resident


Our friend has been a resident at Nazareth Lodge for over 2 years. We visit her regularly. During that time, we have been totally satisfied with the level of care she has received. The staff are very attentive and the food is good. Her room is modern and cleaned regularly. She is very contented and feels at home. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nazareth Lodge to others, as we have done in the past.

PW, Friend of Resident


As a family we all know that everything after my father's death was handled brilliantly even down to a 'guard of honour' as his body left Nazareth Lodge.

JB, Son


To know that mum spent her last few days/weeks surrounded by your care and kindness, as well as professionalism, gives me a huge sense of relief and peace. Thank you for everything.

LM, daughter


I am convinced that your incredible care and attention to detail made his last few days as comfortable as humanly possible and it was very humbling for me to witness.

CB, Son

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511