As of 18 Sep 2018, Revd Deb Smith joined our team as Team Rector.
Women’s World Day of Prayer, which was cancelled due to snow, will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday 8th March at Bridport Christian Fellowship.
All services across the Team will be cancelled on Sunday 4th March due to treacherous conditions under foot except a 9.30 Said Communion at St Swithun’s Church, Allington.
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 […]
BBC Songs of Praise is filming a feature for their transmission on Palm Sunday of the Stations of The Cross exhibition at Eype Church. They’d ideally like some footage of people viewing the pictures from 2pm on Wednesday 28th February. If you have a free couple of hours, please do come along. Parking is at […]
The Dorset Historic Churches Trust event in September 2017 raised a grand total of £85,228 – an amazing result. Half of the sponsorship money has been returned to nominated churches. The Gift Aid amounted to just over £11,000 and together with the other half of the sponsorship money was gifted to the Trust. This is brilliant and […]
Starts this week (14th February) and runs for the next six. Wednesday evening at 7.30pm – 9.00pm and repeated on Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm – 3.30pm. All at St Mary’s Church, South Street, Bridport.
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 […]
St. Peter’s, Eype and the Eype Centre for the Arts are very honoured to present to you an Exhibition of the Bridport paintings of the Stations of the Cross during Lent and Holy Week 2018 (Easter). It will be open to visitors 2-5pm at weekends 17th February to 25th March and then every afternoon 26th […]
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)
ROOF APPEAL: St Mary’s Church Bridport Friends Annual Meeting & Dorset Historic Churches Trust talk at 7.30 on Tuesday 24th October in A G Down’s upper function room.
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 […]
RENEWING HOPE What do you PRAY for? Whom do you SERVE? How will you GROW? These questions posed by the vision for the Diocese of Salisbury will be explored in Evensong sermons at 4 p.m. on: 3rd September 1st October 5th November.
Thursday, 18th May, 10am-12noon to include music (& maybe songs) with Angelica Kennard. Stalls include plants, books, bric-a-brac, cakes and raffle – and not forgetting delicious refreshments. We would love to see you there, and why not bring a friend. Lyn (01308 425804)
Return visit of Jo Sercombe on Saturday 17 June, 2017 at St John’s Church, West Bay, 10am-4.00pm. Under18’s/students free. Donations £10. Buy-your-own Lunch (or buy Fish & Chips) – drinks provided. All Welcome. Please book via firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
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! […]
Famous paintings will feature in sermons for the Spring season of Choral Evensongs at St Mary’s Parish Church, Bridport. The theme is “The power of passion and resurrection in three paintings.” The first at 4 p.m. on Sunday 7th February is “Christ after the flagellation” by Diego Valáquez, the second on Sunday 6th March is […]
Although the north aisle of Bridport Parish Church had to be closed after the ceiling collapsed just before Advent, St Mary’s Church sustained a large, varied and well attended programme of Christmastide services and activities. These ranged from quiet candlelit reflection at Compline to children’s excitement on Christmas Eve at the Crib Service with the […]
We all age and as the years roll by waistlines expand and other bits sag. There’s little point worrying about it, it’s just the way it is. Like turning grey its best done gracefully. I will admit to being rather shocked though by the passage of years and their effect on some folks who I […]