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Reach the digital generations* - Communications workshop for churches


Come along if you want to help your church to connect with more people, reaching out to them through their digital devices: St Aldhelm's Church Centre, 9 March 2019, 10am to 12 noon. Free entry.


We’ll be talking about lots of stuff, including:


Big issues we’ll touch on include:


This free event has been organised by Neil Biles, Community Chaplain based at St Mary’s and Ebenezer Churches, and Andrew Knowles of Weymouth Family Church.


Come with your questions and be prepared to share your opinions. Two hours is nowhere near enough time to tackle this vast topic, but let’s make a start.


For more information contact: Neil Biles 07867 785836, neilbilesweymouth@gmail.com or Andrew Knowles 07970 108191, andrew@dorsetsocial.co.uk


This event is supported by Weymouth Family Church, St Aldhelm’s and St Mary’s churches, and is open to anyone interested in helping their church to connect to more people.


*What are the ‘digital generations’? Almost every adult under 45, and most of those over 45! (Based on figures from Ofcom 2018).

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Acts 4:35


Have you heard about Acts 4:35? Do you have a passion for blessing people with what they need? If you do, then check out their website acts435.org.uk and if you're interested in helping this to become a reality in Weymouth and Portland please contact Cherry Clarke (07514 114680) or Claire Atkin.

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Healing on the Streets


This ministry now meets beside St Mary’ Church in St Mary’ Street in Weymouth from 10am-12noon on the first and third Saturdays in the month as follows:

March 2nd, 16th.

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Witness Services


The Churches of Weymouth & Portland come together, usually at 6.30pm on the last Sunday of each month. The next services will be as follows:


Sunday 3rd March           at St Francis Church, Merridin Close, Littlemoor. DT3 6SJ

Spring Into Life launch


Sunday 31st March         at St John’s Church, Greenhill. DT4 7SS


Saltmine Theatre Company arrive in Weymouth on Sunday 3rd March. For the next 10 days of Spring into Life they will visit schools to perform a play based on the Prodigal Son. Volunteers are needed to support the team during the workshop that follows and then take an assembly a few days later. If you would like to be a volunteer or support Spring into Life by providing either food or money for breakfasts and packed lunches or invite them for an evening meal please contact Jackie in the Parish Office on 01305 786043 or parishoffice@staldhelmstann.co.uk


Refresh Witness Service to launch Spring into Life is on Sunday 3rd March at St Francis Church, Littlemoor at 6.30pm. Come and join us in prayer for the schools – the children, staff and volunteers, who will see and hear the message that God loves them. There will be no 7.15pm Prayer & Communion at WBC that evening.

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The Historical Impact of Freemasonry on Weymouth and Portland


Friday 10th May – 2.30pm Session One. 7pm Session Two in St John’s Hall, Portland. 


David Tidy is founder of “Prayer Warriors International”, and has been recommended by Mike and Pat Field. He and a small team are coming to Portland to instruct us about Freemasonry, and its negative impact on the spiritual atmosphere of Portland. FM has been in this area since 1736 with the creation of the Three Crown Lodge, Weymouth.  However, given that Portland has a very long history with stonemasons, it is highly likely that FM’s existence is far older than 1736. David is unusual in that, he not only deals with the way it impacts individuals, but also how it impacts the geographical area. You are more than welcome to come and listen to what he has to say.


Please let me know if you would like to attend Rev Tim Gomm, Team Rector of Portland. rector@portlandparish.org

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Page updated 15th February



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