Category Archives: Church

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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Search For Vicar Begins Again

The recently appointed vicar for the Bridge Group of parishes within the Dorchester Team, Mark Howarth, has decided not to take up the post. Revd Canon Howarth cited “personal reasons” for his decision.  He was due to have been licensed … Continue reading

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New Associate Team Vicar Appointed

It has been announced that, following the appointment process in January, The Bishop of Dorchester and the Team Rector will appoint the Revd Canon Mark Haworth as Associate Team Vicar (HfD)* in the Dorchester Team Ministry, within which he will … Continue reading

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Moonrakers – Saturday 4th April

Residents who enjoy traditional Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English music will be excited to hear that the Friends of St Mary’s have booked the Celtic music group Moonrakers to perform at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 4th April starting at … Continue reading

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Women’s World Day of Prayer

This year’s service to celebrate the Women’s World Day of Prayer will be in St Mary’s Church on Friday 6th March starting at 7pm.  World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women for prayer and … Continue reading

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Bells Appeal Reaches Target

Nearly £44,000 has been raised towards the restoration of the six bells in St Mary’s church.  Work on the project by Whites of Appleton is expected to start next summer. The amount raised is £43,756.  The revised estimate of the … Continue reading

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Nativity – 16th December

This month’s film at the Long Wittenham Film Club at St Mary’s Church, next Monday 16th December at 1:45pm is Nativity, a feel-good Christmas film for the whole family.  Primary school teacher Paul has to produce a musical version of … Continue reading

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Village Honours The Dead

More than one hundred and forty villagers, school children and teachers gathered at the First World War Memorial yesterday to honour the soldiers who were killed or died from injuries in the conflict. Long Wittenham honoured those who sacrificed their … Continue reading

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Some Enchanted Evening

Residents who were lucky enough to get a ticket for Opera Anywhere’s performance of The Pirates of Penzance at St Mary’s Church last May, will remember the wonderful singing of the female soloists. Three of the Opera Anywhere sopranos have … Continue reading

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