Dorchester Team Worship or Pray Online & at Home

Following government advice attendance at our church services is limited 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 be posted here for you to follow at a later time or perhaps if your technology doesn’t allow to you join live.
4th October
8am Warborough – holy communion
9am Drayton St Leonard – holy communion
9.30 Clifton Hampden – service of the word
10.30 Dorchester – Bishop Collin farewell (this service will be livestreamed on zoom)

11th October
8am Dorchester – holy communion
9am Berinsfield – holy communion
9am Long Wittenham
10.30 Stadhampton or Warborough (this service will be livestreamed on zoom)
5pm Baldons

18th October
8am Warborough
9am Drayton St Leonard
9.30am Clifton Hampden – Harvest
10.30 Stadhampton (this service will be livestreamed on zoom)

25th October
8am Dorchester – holy communion
9am Stadhampton
9am Long Wittenham – harvest
10.30 Dorchester (this service will be livestreamed on zoom)
5pm Baldons

Nov 1st
8am Dorchester Abbey
8am Warborough
9am Drayton St Leonard
9.30am Clifton Hampden
10.30 am Dorchester Abbey

Nov 8th
9.30am Long Wittenham tbc
10.30am Dorchester Abbey OR EARLIER IF MEMORIAL
11am Berinsfield at Propeller
Marsh Baldon.
Clifton Hampden
Stadhampton
Drayton at Memorial tbc
4pm Culham

Nov 15th
8am Dorchester Abbey
9am Drayton St Leonard
9.30am Clifton Hampden
10.30am Warborough ZOOM
10.30am Dorchester Abbey Family Craft morning
11am Marsh Baldon

Nov 22nd
8am Dorchester Abbey or 10.30am
8.30am Little Wittenham
9.30am. Long Wittenham
9.30am. Stadhampton
10.30am Dorchester
11am. Berinsfield ZOOM
4pm Toot Baldon

Nov 29th
8am Dorchester Abbey
4pm Advent Service tbc

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
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.

Sunday 18th October

Our notice sheet for this week is here
8am HC at Dorchester – rector@dorchester-abbey.org.uk
9.00am Holy Communion at Drayton St. Leonard revteresa@outlook.com
10.30am Treasured Words – St Luke the Evangelist
at Stadhampton jennifer@morton8.co.uk
Here is the order of service.  This is the ZOOM service
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83636683322?pwd=RjVzVUlpZlZJdTV4RVNqcmRzZjh6UT09
Meeting ID: 836 3668 3322 Password: StLuke
10.30am Harvest at Clifton Hampden christopher@purvis.co.uk
11.00am Harvest Festival at Warboroughreverend.caroline@gmail.com
Please note that the space in some of these churches is very limited.
It will not be possible just to turn up as we need to plan seating and retain details for track and trace.



Our most recent services

11th October 2020 – Trinity 18 

A Service of Sung Evensong from Dorchester Abbey

(Apologies for the slight buzz on the the sound)

4th October 2020 – Trinity 17 

A Service of Thanksgiving for Ministry at Dorchester Abbey and online

including the Licensing of the Rev Canon Rachel Carnegie and

Farewell to Bishop Colin

7th October 2020

The Licensing of Reverend Canon Paul Wignall in Dorchester Abbey

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.

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

Livestreaming of Morning Reflections

Morning Reflections are 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).   Below is a morning reflection on seasons to keep you going…

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.