I need to cite a baptism that took place at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset, England. The Dorset Page for Sherborne refers to "The Abbey Church of St. Mary (Sherborne Abbey)". In my citation (constructed according to the standards of Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2009.) I should use the name of the church as the author of the Parish register.
Is it good enough to refer to Sherborne Abbey, or should I refer to the Abbey Church of St Mary (Sherborne, Dorset, England)?
Note: The register is online on Ancestry.co.uk but they haven't seen fit to include the first page which would tell me how the church referred to itself. Ancestry has structured the digital copies of the registers by decade and parish (Sherborne), whereas the Dorset History Centre (DHC) at Dorchester has them by register and church / parish.
It doesn’t help that the online database at DHC is in transition, and they’re moving to a CARN based structure in 2014 – which illustrates that the History Centre is actively altering the structure by which the information is accessed. At the moment, the online search at DHC doesn’t even mention the church name, and the expert search calls the institution “Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sherborne”.