Burning Bush Ministry
The Burning Bush Ministry is currently the Dorchester Team’s key charity overseas. It supports some remarkable women in a remote village, Brandboom, South Africa, who provide meals for over 300 pre-school children three times a week. In an area wracked by high rates of unemployment (70-80%), Tuberculosis, HIV, and alcoholism this provides not just practical help but much joy and merriment as the food is eaten and Gospel songs sung.
The Abbey Tea Rooms
The Abbey Tea Rooms is run entirely by volunteers, nearly 30 in all, from Dorchester and neighbouring villages, who give unstintingly of their time, whether it be as cake makers, teapot ladies, washers-up or servers. All profits (nearly £15,000 in 2013) are paid into the Abbey’s General Fund; approximately 75% goes to charitable causes world-wide, and 25% to the maintenance of the Guest House and Abbey. Find out more about the Tea Rooms here.