NOTICE: Upcoming Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
This is an exciting time for Bridport Team Ministry and our governing body, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) has its Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) very soon. 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. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything a PCC member does, we’ve produced a new handbook to give you the information you will need to get started, and there will be people on hand to help. If you want to find out more about the roles and how to volunteer contact the Parish Office. Nominations will be submitted before the APCM, which will take place at St Mary’s Bridport on 23rd May 2021, so come along to the Team Service immediately prior to the meeting and be a part of it!
Eucharist Services were held in our six churches on Easter Sunday! See News for details of what we did during Holy Week and to find out about 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.