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   Churches Reopening July 2020    21 June, 2020

It is with great sadness we are still unable to hold Public Services



for Public Services



There are many opportunities to join us in services online in the Dorchester Team, the Diocese and also Nationally


Details can be found on Dorchester Abbey’s website and our church’s ‘A Church Near You’ (ACNY) website.  Regular services are also broadcast on the TV and radio and there are prayers and other information on the Church of England’s or The Diocese of Oxford’s website. Each week the Team sends out an update letter along with invitations to our weekly Zoom ‘At Home’ Services.  If you would like to be included in that correspondence do let Rev Jennifer know at jennifer@morton8.co.uk .  


However following the recent announcements we are very pleased to be able to offer Funeral services in Church once more. The best contact number to make a funeral arrangement is 01865 340007 or Rev Teresa the Team Vicar responsible for this parish. We will work closely with your Funeral Director who can contact us on your behalf whilst making arrangements. Our primary concern is that we follow all the health and safety procedures recommended before using a building.


Across the Dorchester Team we are considering how we can best open our Churches in a way that keeps people safe as they enjoy the peace and offer prayers. Each of our Churches will need different arrangements and at present it is likely that here we will be able to only offer restricted opening at St Peter’s and keep St Lawrence’s closed for now.  The PCC is working towards this aim.  Please look out for dates and times.   The information will be posted on the A Church Near You site, on our notice boards and in village news.


As we know advice is changing all the time and as things are updated current information will be posted to the websites.  We are committed to keeping operational the 01865 340007 number for everyone to call and to answering/responding to calls quickly from that number.  If you know of anyone who just needs a chat then let Rev Jennifer know on 01865 343302.


In these difficult and extraordinary times we continue to pray

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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