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.   

St George's Events Committee

Our Events Committee work thoughout the year organising various events to raise much needed funds for the church.

Our main event of the year is St George's Day Fair. This has been held for over 50 years on Fordington Green and in the church on the nearest Saturday to our Patron Saint's anniversary. It is a traditional old English fair with the town band playing all the old games and stalls and some new. We welcome all the people from the “village“ of Fordington and from far and wide.

Later in the year we organise a Barbeque, a Table Top Sale and a Bingo Evening.

In December we hold a Christmas Tree Festival in the church, which opens on the 1st Friday in December immediately after Carols on Fordington Green and finishes on the Sunday afternoon.

Further details of all these events will be advertised on this website and in Pews News.

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.

2019 Programme

Monday 9 December Christmas Lunch - to be arranged

2020 Programme

Monday 20th January “Foster in Dorset” - Jo Thomson/Catherine Scott

Monday 17th February “Footprints Foundation for street-children in Zambia” Roger Maughan

Monday 16th March “Can you play 'Jerusalem' for us?” - Francis Burroughes

Monday 20th April “My life and times at Harrods” (part 2) and other retail tales Robin Cook

Monday 18th May “The other side of Bed & Breakfast” - Jocelyn Jenkins

Monday 15th June “Tales of Dorset County Prison” – Brian Bates

Monday 20th July Outing with cream tea – to be arranged

Monday 19th August NO MEETING
Monday 21st September. “Monkey World” – Mike Colbourne

Monday 19th October “Ghosts, Royals and Ferrymen” – Brian Margetson

Monday 16th November “English wines” – Furleigh Estate Vineyard

Monday 9th December Christmas meal – TBA


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