Dorchester Team Worship or Pray Online & at Home

Following government advice our churches are closed but please use the resources on this page to worship and pray for yourselves, others and us at this challenging time.

Every Sunday some form of worship will happen at the time of the main service (10.30am) to pray with and for you all and details of how to join this with service sheets for you to follow will be posted on this page.  As soon as possible after the service, a recording will all be posted here for you to follow at a later time or perhaps if your technology doesn’t allow to you join live.

We also hold 3 prayer groups:

Saturday evening prayer 5.30pm


Tuesday Midday Prayer join from 11.50am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85727309985?pwd=UDdHRG9vTFdZYm1lc2YzTnlJMXczZz09
Meeting ID: 857 2730 9985                Password: Birinus

Thursday Midday Prayer join from 11.50am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83090828190?pwd=dllYZmVKbmFCUDhENzVwa01mRlBWdz09
Meeting ID: 830 9082 8190                Password: Birinus

Details of our next Sunday service(s) are posted here.  We are now holding a combination of zoom services and services ‘live’ in church buildings.  If you wish to attend a ‘live’ service you MUST email in advance as requested so that seating can be planned and details collected for track and trace.
Zoom services can be joined online or you can catch up from 2pm on this page.  If you would like to know more about using zoom there is a useful document here.
If you need help getting on to Zoom you can call Amy 07766 135 536
After zoom services we have (virtual) coffee.

16th August 2020
9am                 Long Wittenham    Holy Communion – to attend contact Rev David Haylett
                         Stadhampton              Holy Communion- to attend contact Rev Caroline King
                         Drayton St Leonard      Holy Communion – to attend contact Rev Jennifer Morton
9.30am           Clifton Hampden          Short Parish Prayers – to attend contact Christopher Purvis

10.30am Dorchester Team Communion and Commemoration
A service of Holy Communion with prayers recalling the end of the Second World War in the East.  This will be the ZOOM service but it is also possible to attend in person.
This service comes from Dorchester Abbey – to attend contact Rev Sue Booys
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86507662000?pwd=WWdmR1QzREV0b2xkY0pmSEdHZkNuUT09
Meeting ID: 865 0766 2000       Passcode: Flag

Our most recent service – 9th August 2020 – Trinity 9 

If you would like to catch up with previous weeks services do go to our youtube channel.

A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

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.

Being church at home

What might it mean to be church at home? 10 ideas:

  1. Building a structure of daily prayer, which might also include prayer at the beginning of mealtimes or singing hymns or worship songs as you go about your daily tasks
  2. Joining in online prayers or services
  3. Chatting regularly with Christian friends by phone or through social media, and continuing to check in with those who might need our support
  4. Making a prayer space in your home, with a comfy chair, small table, lamp or candle, cross, icon or pictures, Bible and other books
  5. Writing a spiritual journal of thoughts, prayers and Bible verses
  6. Being creative – make the space around you beautiful, whether inside the house or out in the garden
  7. Making a pilgrimage trail around the house or garden, with photos, pictures or Bible verses
  8. Putting up a pinboard of photos of people to pray for and good times to remember
  9. Reading more deeply, perhaps a devotional book, testimonies or poetry
  10. Asking for help when we need it – keep a list of essential contact numbers handy, including key people in the church

Livestreaming of Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is livestreamed  on Facebook to offer you just 10mins to pause and pray every morning at 8.30am.  Follow this link to listen live on facebook at 8.30am (you will need a facebook account to do this).  Shortly afterwards the most recent service will be posted here:

Worship elsewhere on Sunday

On Sundays there are services being streamed from all kinds of places including a service in which all three Bishops will take part. You can find details of this and some other services as well as all kinds of other helpful advice in the links on the right hand side of this page.

Over Easter there are special services every day which you can join live or catch up on later.  Take a look at our Easter page to see what’s happening.