Social Activities

Luncheon Club

The Luncheon Club meets once a month on the third Thursday at 12o’clock at different venues for lunch for people on their own to meet and socialise.


St Mary's Social Committee

St Mary’s hold a range of social events throughout the year bringing the community together including those who do not come to church.  From Bingo, Beetle drive and Pudding evenings to Quiz Nights and Parish Lunches.   We are always looking for new ideas…any suggestions welcome.  


Thursday Coffee and Drop-in

Come along to St Peter's Church after our 10am Eucharist on Thursdays to share refreshments and meet new friends. The Church hall is busy with people  - some regulars, some visitng Dorchester - from 10.30am til around 1pm. All are very welcome. Midday Prayer is said in church at 12noon for those who like to join in. 


Coffee and Chat

A monthly social event in Church on a Saturday each month from 10-12noon. All are welcome to pop in or stay all morning. See Pews News or What's on page for details 


Craft Group

The Craft Group meet on Monday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm in the Choir Vestry except for the third Monday when the Monday Club takes place in the hall.  Just come along with anything you are making – knitting, sewing, drawing, painting, etc and join us for a natter and tea & coffee.   

Ladies' Breakfast

A chance for the women of the Benefice to meet together occasionally for breakfast, at one of the restaurants in Dorchester. Watch out for dates in Pews News or the Dorchester Benefice Magazine.

Coffee & Company

Meets first Saturday in the month between 10am and 12noon in the church. Come for a chat, read your newspaper or bring along an activity or craft to do. Dirty boots, muddy paws and sticky fingers welcome!

Olive Branch

Olive Branch is a well-established social group for ladies at St Mary’s. It has been running for 25 years and at present there are about 15 members, meeting monthly in each others’ houses. At each meeting we enjoy coffee and fellowship.

Monday Club

The Monday Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month in St Mary’s Hall, Alexandra Rd from 2.30 to 4pm. We have a variety of speakers at our meetings, a summer outing for a cream tea and a Christmas lunch. We are always pleased to see new members.
Cost: Tea and Biscuits £2.00, Raffle 50p.

Men's Breakfast

This takes place at 8:30 am on the second Saturday of the month, at various restaurants in Dorchester. All men across the Benefice are welcome. Please check Pews News for dates/venues. Queries to James Michell 250347. 

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