News & Views


Palm Sunday, 9th April

9.45am The Liturgy of the Palms is the first part of our Palm Sunday observance starts outside the church; The Liturgy of the Passion and the Eucharist follow immediately after in church.

Holy Monday, 10th April

7.00pm Eucharist of Reconciliation & Healing.

Support The PSP Association

Adrian and Gill’s daughters Claire and Sarah are raising money for PSP Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, to develop awareness of the disease. A JustGiving page has been set up by the family: Just Giving Page

'We are walking 26 miles on the Cerne Valley Trail on Saturday 17 June to raise money for this very worthwhile charity for the benefit of the people living with this awful disease everyday.


The Benefice will soon be preparing people for a Confirmation service at Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 17th June 2017.

If you would like to know more please speak to your minister.



Annual Parochial Church Meeting to be held 5th April

Dear Friends,

On the 5th April 2017 we will gather for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in St Peter’s Church Hall at 7.30pm.  We know that the Holy Spirit works through the committees, councils and synods of the Church and I delight in those who give their time and talents to serve God through membership of these bodies.

Open the Book

Open the Book aims to bring the Bible to life for every child in every primary school.  It gives children the opportunity to discover the wonder and wisdom of the Bible for themselves. 

Website training day held

The first Dorchester & the Winterbournes Team Ministry website training day was held today.

Six willing volunteers gathered in St Peter's church hall to have a go at adding and editing content on this website.



Petertide Ordinations

Jo Haine and Teresa Stewart-Sykes will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 25th June 2016 in Salisbury Cathedral.  The service is un-ticketed and I would encourage as many people as possible to join in the celebration.  The service begins at 4.30pm and we suggest that people ‘car-share’!

In the years since Teresa joined the Dorchester and Winterbournes Team Ministry, her work with children at St Mary’s and our young people in YP&D is something for which we give thanks.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds,

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,

but encouraging one another,

and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10. 24-25)

Dear Friends,
We began our Easter celebrations this year by gathering the Team’s nine Paschal

Easter Garden at St Andrew's

The Easter Garden at St Andrew's Church, West Stafford.


A Message from Thomas

If there is anything good about getting old it is that you grow in wisdom!  The accumulative result of a lifetime of experiences mean you have knowledge that can be shared.  Wisdom, as a tool of faith, is about knowing your place before God and Lent is the opportunity to think about our relationship with God.