Moved by the needs of their neighbours, and inspired by a Christian conference to do something about it, some years ago women at the local church decided to open their kitchen cupboards to the children in the village. At the start they were feeding just a few children once a week, but very soon they found themselves feeding more and more children. There are now over 300 children being fed, and very recently they started providing food three times a week. Importantly, the children are not only fed physically but also spiritually. There is much joy and merriment as the food is eaten and Gospel songs sung. The children are offered love and care by those running the ‘soup kitchen’, and there is the vital opportunity to find out how things are going at home.
The Dorchester Team offers support through standing beside these women and children in prayer, friendship and also financial assistance. We have helped to build up the infrastructure of the church’s kitchen in order to meet the demands of feeding so many, assist in funding the meals, and look forward to building up the capacity and sustainability of the project moving into the future.
We invite you to join with us in supporting the work of God in this place.
Compassionate and gracious God,
open our eyes to the needs of the people of Boegoeberg,
and stir in our hearts your love for our brothers and sisters there.
Foster in us, we pray, a desire to make a difference and give us wisdom to know how to act.
In Jesus name we pray Amen
Join us at the many events over the forthcoming two weeks when you can meet the visitors and find out about their ministry
Services and Harvest celebrations
Monday to Friday 8.15am Dorchester Abbey
Thursday 29th, 6th 5pm Berinsfield
Wednesday 28th, 5th 9.30am Berinsfield Church
Saturday 1st 3pm Dorchester Abbey
Thursday 6th 11.30am Cheshire Home
Sunday 9th 3.30pm Dorchester Abbey
(welcoming Bishop Steven)
10am Long Wittenham
10.30am Dorchester Abbey
4pm Berinsfield Messy Church
6pm Drayton St Leonard
12pm Dorchester Abbey
6.45pm Drayton St Leonard
Outings and meetings
Tuesday 4th 9.30/10am Visit to a similar ministry in Milton Keynes
Wednesday 5th 10.30am Breakfast with the BB Prayer Meeting
Thursday 6th 12.30pm Seven Stars, Baldons
7pm-9pm Pizza & Brownies for Teenagers (Dorchester) *
Friday 7th 9.30/10am Visit to Brighton*
Thursday 29th 12.30am Talk on the Mercy of God*
(St.Giles Church, Oxford)
2.30pm Dorchester Tearoom open
Saturday 1st 9.30/10am Shaping the future of the link *
Saturday 9th 9.30/10am Sustainable communities in the Thames Valley and South Africa *
* Registration required