Bible Study / Prayer

Benefice Prayer Group

The Benefice Prayer Group was started 62 years ago in 1956 by three clergy widows from the parish.

It meets every Friday morning at 10.30am.  From Easter to the autumn we meet in the Hardy Chapel at St. Peter’s and during the winter months we meet in the Fellowship of Meditation’s Marion Dunlop House, 8 Prince of Wales Road.  

This small and dedicated group from various churches in Dorchester and District meet faithfully every Friday to pray for the needs of the world and of the parish. The prayers from the Prayer request book at the back of St. Peter’s are prayed each week, also the sick, the deceased and those whose years mind falls that week.

New members would be very welcome at this small and friendly group. 

For more information contact Penny Blaby on 01305 753566

 

Lent-wise - spiritual essentials for real life

All welcome to join this study group for Lent. It is a five-week course exploring some Christian resources for negotiating life’s ups and downs and it follows a book written by Paula Gooder, writer and lecturer in biblical studies.

It will run Tuesday mornings from 10-11.30am on 20th, 27th February and the 6th, 13th, 20th March 2018 at the Quiet Space, Poundbury. Please contact Claire McClelland and Jean Saddington (details below) if you would like to come. Copies of the book will be provided.

 

Theology Group

A place to explore faith and doubt with people from across different denominations. Each month a different leader helps us to reflect on a different topic. Sometimes we read a book, there is always discussion and laughter. We meet at The Vicarage, 38 Herringston Road, Dorchester at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Dates for 2018: 

18th January, 13th March, 16th May, 17th July, 20th September, 14th November.

To join the mailing list please email: Rev Eileen McLean on eileen.mclean6@btinternet.com

 

Healing Ministry at St George's

1st Tuesday in alternate months at St George's 12 noon

on the following dates in 2017: 7th Feb   4th April    6th June  1st August   3rd October  5th December

Short non-Eucharistic service with prayers for Healing followed by a simple lunch

 

Lay Pastoral Assistants (LPAs)

We currently have 5 LPAs at St Peter’s who regularly take communion out to the sick and do pastoral visiting. Edgcumbe Manor and Montrose Care Home are visisted on a monthly basis and other individuals are given communion at home.  LPAs also help with baptism visiting, children’s work and other pastoral concerns. If you know of anyone who would like communion at home do please contact Revd Claire McClelland on 01305 570733 or clairemcclelland@icloud.com  

Monthly Evening Bible Study Group

Takes place on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at 8 Grosvenor Road. All welcome. Please check Pews News for dates or contact 264 360.

Monday Home Bible Study Group

The Monday Home Bible Study Group meet at 30 Grosvenor Road on Mondays 7.15-9pm.

We are discontinuing during Lent. We will re-commence after Easter.

We are a very informal group, and always welcome newcomers.

Lay Pastoral Assistants

We have 6 LPAs at St Mary’s who regularly take communion out to the sick and do hospital and pastoral visiting. Somerleigh Court, Maiden Castle House, & Avenue House are looked after by St Mary’s on a monthly basis and other individuals are given communion at home; our LPAs also help with baptism visiting, children’s work and other pastoral concerns. If you know of anyone who would like communion at home do please contact Rev Rosemary Bassett.

Healing Ministry at St Mary's

There are 6 members of the healing prayer group who meet regularly to pray for the sick and on a rota basis offer prayer ministry after every Mass on a Sunday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. There is a votive candle stand and a book for prayer requests which are offered up each Sunday.

During the year a Meditative Communion with Prayers for Wholeness and Healing takes place on the 2nd Sunday: 8th Jan   12th  March  14th  May  9th  July  10th Sept 12th November in 2017 at 6pm, where the laying on of hands and anointing is offered.

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