Public worship: Nine weekly & two monthly services take place in all 6 of our churches. See News for more info. No need to book your seat anymore.
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.
All of our churches are now open for services Sundays or mid-week:
Communion is now a very simple Communion compared to what we were all used to.
The Service of the Word is a version of the online service.
We have worked hard to ensure the buildings are safe.
All are welcome.
9.30am Eucharist at St Swithun’s
11am Eucharist at St Mary’s, Bridport
11am Service of the Word at Bradpole
10am – St John’s West Bay Morning Prayer
2.30pm – St Mary’s, Bridport – for a service of the Word except on the 2nd Tuesday of
the month when there will be a Eucharist
10am – Holy Trinity, Bradpole (1st half hour Morning Prayer is said, then private individual prayer time)
First Wednesday of the month 2.30pm Eucharist
10am – St Swithun’s, Allington Eucharist
10am – St Mary’s Walditch
10am – Holy Trinity, Bothenhampton
Morning Prayer except 3rd Friday of the month when there will be a Eucharist.
6pm St John’s West Bay Monthly Evening Prayer on 4th Sat of the month
Funeral church (only) – St John’s, West Bay
Other services like Choral Evensong and Wholeness & Healing have not yet resumed.
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.