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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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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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