Canon Michael Rawson at St Swithun’s 18/3

01 Mar

All are welcome to join our St Swithun’s congregation on Sunday 18th March at 9.30am to listen to Canon Michael Rawson, Sub-Dean of Southwark Cathedral celebrate and preach at our Sung Mass. Canon Michael joined Southwark Cathedral as Sub-Dean in December 2014. He has responsibility for pastoral care, oversight of volunteers particularly the Day Chaplains, ministry to children and […]

New Team Rector!

06 Feb

We are pleased to announce that the Patron, the Lord Chancellor has appointed the Revd Deb Smith, as Team Rector of Bridport. Deb is currently the Incumbent of Wyke Regis. The Bishop and Archdeacon are delighted with this news, as Deb will bring considerable experience and enthusiasm of parochial ministry to the team here as well as […]

PRAY Bridport Tues 14 Nov Priory Lane

10 Oct

PRAY Bridport (Churches Together event) next meeting: Tues 14 Nov at Priory Lane with Beacon Church (Ezekiel 22:30) Each meeting starts 7.30pm for about 1½ hours. Contact Joint Chairs: Geoff Vaine: 07789006816 or David Allen: 01308 427207 for more information. Future PRAY Bridport date is 12 December – Venue TBA – (Habakkuk 3:2)

Big Sing day at Milton Abbey

14 Sep

Come and fill Milton Abbey with Praise! An opportunity to learn new Christian songs and hymns on a Big Sing day at Milton Abbey on Saturday 18 November 2017 from 10am – 3.30pm with Noel Tredinnick, conductor of the All Souls Orchestra. Suitable for anyone aged 9 to 99 who enjoys singing! Whatever your church […]

Movement in worship

26 Jul

Churches Together Bridport & District are excited to be hosting a Movement in Worship foundation course, which is suitable for everyone:- beginners, folk with restricted movement, even those who think they can’t dance! The uniqueness in which you have been created is a gift that you can give back to God in your worship. This workshop is designed […]

Unaccompanied Bach, in 41 different places

24 May

Wendy Staal, first violinist of Extreme Baroque, details of their last concert can be found at https://sladersyard.wordpress.com/tag/extreme-baroque/ is embarking on a project – ‘Bach 41’. It is a very simple idea – to play one movement of unaccompanied Bach, in 41 different places. The project is in aid of the Richard Ely Trust for Young […]

Despair can only turn to hope

01 Apr

Perhaps like me you had never heard of Buncrana in Ireland, let alone its pier before yesterday. Yet also like me you may have been horrified and distressed to hear how a day out turned to tragedy when a family car slid into Lough Swilly and five of the six people inside drowned. Davitt Walsh […]

Angel by name but not nature

01 Apr

Very early in my teaching career in the early 1980’s the school where I worked in Sussex was shocked when, one lunchtime, one pupil stabbed another. It was almost fatal, but not quite. The quick thinking of teaching returned from lunch and who was first on the scene stopped the pupil bleeding out. The perpetrator […]

The Cassocked Crusader

01 Apr

I was always more of a ‘Victor’ reader than one for Marvel and DC comics. Alf Tupps, ‘the Tough of the Track’ who trained on fish and chips, ran barefoot and yet still won his races was my Saturday comic hero. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the odd superhero story or two. […]

Beware the spin …

01 Apr

In the story of the ‘Man with the twisted lip’ the great detective Sherlock Holmes uncovers a great fraud. A seemingly rich and prosperous man, with good connections and a fine lifestyle has been paying for it all by becoming a profession beggar on the streets of London. His unmasking comes as rather a shock […]

What history teaches….

01 Apr

I am an historian and so tend to rationalise and understand the present through the prism of the past. The study of history at its most exciting enables us to see how we are where we are and can so clearly help to chart choices which effect the future. So it is through the prism […]

Public Art Brings Easter to Life

24 Feb

In conjunction with the Bridport Arts Society, Churches Together in Bridport and District plan to display fourteen ‘Stations of the Cross’ at various locations throughout the town of Bridport and West Bay in West Dorset this coming Holy Week and Easter. The Stations of the Cross depict various interactions Jesus has along his final journey […]

The jewel in the crown …

05 Feb

About eight miles from where I was born in South Wales is a small town called Tredegar. The iron works have gone as have the mines, but its history has left a lasting legacy to the British nation: Tredegar was the birthplace of the National Health Service. Local boy Aneurin Bevan used the Miners Hospital […]

Where is the vision of civic life?

05 Feb

I am thoroughly enjoying watching ‘Dickensian’ at the moment. A murder mystery involving some of the better known characters from Dickens’s novels and set in late Victorian London is great fun. We shall have to wait and see who it was that murdered Jacob Marley! The Victorian era has a mixed press. It was an […]

Not counting the calories

05 Feb

‘Dad’ said my eldest daughter just after Christmas ‘we must spend more quality time together next year.’ So in January we kept the promise we had made to each other and I took up her invitation to join her at sessions of a slimming franchise. We do seem to be rather at war with our […]

Life on the Edge

19 Jan

On Wednesday 10th February 2016 (11.30am – Bridport United Church) Rezwana Islam, a Christian Aid Support Officer, working in Bangladesh, will share stories of the families she has met who have been affected by climate change and by the destructive powers of the Brahmaputra River – and who are living on the edge of survival! […]