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Bradpole is an old village joined to Bridport by housing and an industrial estate on its southern side. It once had a railway station which fell to the Beeching axe, now only an old level-crossing still exists. It is home to a variety of people having a generally younger population than the rest of Bridport. The River Asker with its fish and variety of bird life, including Kingfishers, meanders along one edge.
Holy Trinity Church, Bradpole has a range of Sunday and mid-week services suitable for everyone.
Sunday morning services alternate between a Communion Service and an informal Morning Worship service in which the music group takes part. On the first Sunday of the month ‘Bradpole Brunch’ meets in the Village Hall at 11.30 for bacon rolls and cheese toasties, tea and coffee. Children have craft activities and there is a short bible story at the end. Check the calendar (https://www.facebook.com/holytrinitybradpole/
) to see what is coming up – we offer a friendly welcome.
‘Tuesdays Together’ is a Communion Service currently (Covid-19 restrictions) in the afternoon on the second Wednesday in the month. There are three mid-week fellowship groups usually meeting in homes, and an active Mothers’ Union which meets on the third Tuesday of the month – all currently suspended.
There is a strong and enthusiastic bell ringing team, and a twice monthly Luncheon Club for retired members of our community held in a local pub (The King’s Head).
The church has Lay Pastoral Assistants who are able to take communion to those who worship at home; they provide a listening ear for the recently bereaved.
There is a mid-week children’s club, meeting in the Village Hall on Tuesdays, and ‘Tots@Ten’ for children under five, and their parents and carers, which meets in the church on Wednesdays for coffee and fun.
The church was built in the Victorian era and has an interesting spire which was refurbished in the summer of 2018. There is also some beautiful stained glass windows (in need of some repairs). The church stands on a rise in the centre of the village, and there is a glimpse of the sea at West Bay, about two miles to the south, which can be gained from the churchyard which is still in use as a burial ground. The church has a pipe organ enthusiastically played by our excellent organists. There is also a music group and choirs.
In October 2013 the church reopened after a period of refurbishment. The old, dark pews were removed, a dais built and new underfloor heating installed. Along with video display screens for worship the overall effect is of new space and light and readiness for contemporary worship! In the summer of 2018 the church steeple was re-tiled with new wooden shingles.
Details of current activities are shown on our Facebook Open Group page:
The ministry team is led by Revd. Janis Moore – Mission Partner, Coral Hatton and Phil Doughty – Local Licensed Ministers and supported by Martin Whiting – Lay Worship Leader. The laity are ably led by the Churchwarden John Adams.