Upcoming Events

 

The Bible Course – new to the Bible or want to go deeper? In eight sessions, the Bible Course shows how the key books, famous characters and epic events form one BIG story from Genesis to Revelation. It also provides tools and skills for applying the Bible to everyday life.

Contact:
Rev Claire McClelland 01305 570733
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
St Peter's Church, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

 

The Bible Course – new to the Bible or want to go deeper? In eight sessions, the Bible Course shows how the key books, famous characters and epic events form one BIG story from Genesis to Revelation. It also provides tools and skills for applying the Bible to everyday life.

Contact:
Rev Claire McClelland 01305 570733
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
St Peter's Church, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

 

The Bible Course – new to the Bible or want to go deeper? In eight sessions, the Bible Course shows how the key books, famous characters and epic events form one BIG story from Genesis to Revelation. It also provides tools and skills for applying the Bible to everyday life.

Contact:
Rev Claire McClelland 01305 570733
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
St Peter's Church, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

 

The Bible Course – new to the Bible or want to go deeper? In eight sessions, the Bible Course shows how the key books, famous characters and epic events form one BIG story from Genesis to Revelation. It also provides tools and skills for applying the Bible to everyday life.

Contact:
Rev Claire McClelland 01305 570733
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
St Peter's Church, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

Celebrating Humanity in the Landscape

13th April to 6th May 2019

Three weeks of walks, talks, workshops, and the performing arts for you to connect with the Landscape and cultural roots of Dorset.

The CERNE GIANT FESTIVAL was born out of our vibrant May Day tradition, when the Morris Dancers and villagers gather at dawn on the Trendle, the original site of the village Maypole at the top of the Cerne Giant. Here we salute the sunrise and celebrate the start of summer with a barrel of Beltane Beer. This is the third year of the Festival,which has now extended to about 3 weeks. With a theme of ‘Celebrating Humanity in the Landscape’, there will be a huge variety of events including workshops, talks, andwalks so that there is something for everyone to explore their own connection with landscape of Dorset and what it means to them. Any profits from the Festival will go towards maintaining the fabric and work of the churches in the participating villages.

Full details of the Festival are here.

 

Contact:
Jane Still 07823 778758
Saturday, 13 April 2019 - 10:00am to Monday, 6 May 2019 - 3:00pm
Cerne Abbas, various locations

Holy Saturday, 20thApril 2019

 

Coming together as Easter begins!

 

On the Eve of Easter we invite you to start the Easter celebrations together as the nine worshipping communities of the Dorchester and The Winterbournes join together at St Mary’s Church, Edward Road at 8pm.

 

The notes below explain the symbolism of the service.  By way of celebrating our common life we will light from the flames of one fire the paschal candles of the nine churches and we will also renew our baptismal vows together. This is a moment of unity, a service that I hope you want to come to…

 

  • The Liturgy of the Light takes place after dark on Saturday outside the Church.  The Paschal Fire is blessed and from its flames a light is taken to ignite the Paschal Candles.  We glimpse the fragile light of Resurrection and its light leads us back to God.  
  • The Vigil of Readingsare the stories of our redemption.  Starting in the Old Testament, the Vigil draws us toward the moment of Salvation, we proclaim Christ as risen!  For the 
  • Liturgy of Initiationwe stand at the font.  Having heard of flood, of grave, of glory, we stand in the light and we recall our baptism promises. 
  • Proclaiming the Good News!Mary was the only disciple to see the Risen Christ on that first visit to the tomb.  The other disciple, saw, believed and went to tell the others.  We too go and we tell the Good News.

 

As ever

 

Thomas Woodhouse

 

Team Rector of Dorchester and The Winterbournes

 

 

Contact:
Thomas Woodhouse
Saturday, 20 April 2019 - 8:00pm
St Mary the Virgin, Dorchester, DT1 2HL

If you have any unwanted Christmas gifts, left-over chocolates, biscuits or other goodies, please donate them for raffle and tombola prizes at the fair. These can be given to members of the events committee who are happy to store them until the day. If you can help in any way on the day, setting up, clearing away after or helping on a stall, please let us know. Thank you very much.

Contact:
Maggie Carter
Saturday, 27 April 2019 - 1:00pm
Fordington Green, Dorchester