Category Archives: Church

St Mary’s Bells Restoration

Work on the bells restoration project at St Mary’s Church will begin later this month.  Scaffolders will start work on 15th January and the bells should come down five days later.  Restoring the bells and bell frame is expected to … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Use Amazon Smile

With only twenty-four online shopping days until Christmas, this is a reminder that if you intend to purchase any gifts through Amazon, please use this Amazon Smile Friends of St Mary’s link.  By doing so, a donation of 0.5% of … Continue reading

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The Village Remembers

More than thirty people gathered at the war memorial yesterday (11th November) to remember those villagers who gave their lives in the First World War.  Concerns about Coronavirus failed to lessen the public’s commitment to the event. The commemoration was … Continue reading

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Support St Mary’s Through Amazon

The Friends of St Mary’s support the church by helping with maintenance and providing little extras when Parochial Church Council resources are stretched. They usually raise money for this by running events throughout the year.  However, with the Covid-19 crisis … Continue reading

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New Vicar Licensed

On Wednesday 6th October, a select congregation gathered at Dorchester Abbey for the Licensing Service of Reverend Canon Paul Wignall. Owing to Covid-19, everyone who attended was required to wear appropriate face coverings, which gave the service a more than … Continue reading

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Church Bells Project Delayed

The bells restoration project at St Mary’s Church has been delayed until next year because of the Covid-19 emergency and delays in processing paper work. Work was due to have started by now but the principal project organiser Julia Sargent … Continue reading

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New Associate Team Vicar Appointed

It has been announced that the Bishop of Dorchester and the Team Rector will appoint the Revd Paul Wignall as Associate Team Vicar for the Bridge Group of Parishes. Paul is currently serving as Chaplain in Las Palmas on the … Continue reading

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Friends Events Cancelled

The Friends of St Mary’s are disappointed to have to announce that the Village Produced Show which was scheduled for 12th September and the Opera Anywhere performance of The Mikado on 19th September have been cancelled owing to the Covid-19 … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Communion Service

The Dorchester Team is cautiously starting to hold services in churches around the Team Ministry. This coming Sunday 26th July there will be a Service of Holy Communion in St Mary’s Church commencing at 9am. Because of the need to … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Re-opens for Private Prayer

Revd David Haylett has announced that, from Sunday 28th June, St Mary’s Church will be open for private prayer on Sundays and Thursdays from 10am until 4pm, under strict conditions to prevent any spread of Covid-19 virus. Those entering the … Continue reading

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