NOTICE: Upcoming Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Exciting times ahead for Bridport Team Ministry and our governing body, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) as our Annual Parochial Church Meeting approaches. Several new PCC members and Churchwardens are needed to serve the parish, so, now is the time to think about whether you want to get involved (or nominate someone else who has the skills).
There’s a summary sheet you can download entitled “How to get Involved” which tells you what being a member of the PCC involves, so speak to a member of the Clergy, a Churchwarden or the Parish Office to get a copy and find out more. Nominations must be submitted before the APCM. Come along to the Team Service immediately before the meeting and be a part of it! Meeting times yet to be announced. For those wanting more in-depth information about what’s involved in joining the PCC, you can download our PCC Handbook (2021).
Our Electoral Roll is reviewed annually BEFORE each APCM, therefore the deadline for getting yourself onto our Electoral Roll is 8 May. Click here to download an Electoral Roll Application Form, which must arrive at The Rectory, 84 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW before the cut off date.
A NOTICE (downloadable here) outlining review details can be found on each church noticeboard.
See News for details of current and planned future services
If you are self-isolating or need help because of the Covid-19 restrictions, you can call 01308 808900 to access the Bridport Coronavirus Community Support Helpline. Click here for details of what the helpline can offer (Bridport Town Council website). Click here for links to worship at home with suggested radio programmes
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.
We hear of wonderful acts of kindness across our nation – and the same is true here in Bridport. Thank you to all in our community who are working to support and care for others in this time of uncertainty.
The Revd Deb Smith (Team Rector) & The Revd Pete Stone (Team Vicar)
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.
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. You’re very welcome to come to a attend services of worship (when not in lockdown), join in with a home group or just drop in for a look around or a quiet prayer.