ALL SERVICES ARE CANCELLED and CHURCHES ARE CLOSED
Following the prime minister’s announcement 24 March 2020, all our churches are closed until further notice.
We have the great privilege and freedom to be able to call upon God, wherever we are, individually and corporately, for healing in our nation. We pray for all in leadership at this time, making decisions about the containment of the COVID-19 virus; for those working in health and social care; and especially for the most vulnerable, whether elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
There are already stories being told of wonderful acts of kindness across communities – and the same is true here in Bridport. Thank you to all in this community who are working to support and care for others in this time of uncertainty.
Rev’d Deb Smith (Team Rector) & Rev’d Pete Stone (Team Vicar)
THE BRIDGE MAGAZINE
We are not producing any printed copies of The Bridge during the current lockdown as it would be impossible to distribute or deliver them. However, a slimmed-down version will be available on this website by clicking the link below.
If you are one of the delivery stalwarts, please know that your work is immensely appreciated. And if anyone on your usual delivery round asks what’s happening with the magazine, please tell them to have a look at the website if they can. The following link will take them right to it –
There is no April issue. The next issue will be May’s and will be published online in mid-April.
Our mission: Loving God, loving neighbour
Bridport Team Ministry was formed 35 years ago from five separate adjoining parishes: Bridport with West Bay, Bradpole, Allington, Bothenhampton and Walditch. It now forms one single parish with five parish churches with their own District Church. Each of the churches makes its own distinctive contribution to the worship and work of the Church in the team area. The Bridport Team belongs to Churches Together in Bridport and District and, as a parish in the Diocese of Salisbury, seeks to play its part in the mission and ministry of God’s people in the town and area.
When services resume, everyone is welcome to attend with Sunday morning times as follows:
St Swithun’s Allington (Low Mass)
St Mary’s Bridport (South Street)
Holy Trinity Bradpole
St Swithun’s Allington (Sung Mass)
Holy Trinity Bothenhampton
St Mary’s Walditch
St John’s West Bay
For times of other services, such as Choral Evensong and Wholeness & Healing, please click on ‘Services’ in the menu.
Churches in the Team have Mission Partners who work closely with the local congregation in their ministry and mission. The Team is also affiliated to Churches Together in Bridport and there is a special relationship between St Mary’s and the United Church. St Swithun’s and St. Catherine’s RC church also have a close relationship.
Bridport and its port at West Bay are noted for their history, scenery and year-round activities. The area is very popular with tourists, who enjoy the stunning scenery of the Jurassic Coast and the soft hills and woodlands around the Brit and Asker valleys. Locals work in the small light industries and businesses that have now largely replaced the rope and net-making that once dominated the economy.
Locals and visitors alike are welcome in our churches at any time. You’re very welcome to come to a service of worship, join in with a home group or just drop in for a look around or a quiet prayer.