Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton
Due to unforeseen circumstances
Daily Morning and Evening Prayer booklets
In addition to online resources from the church we have produced two printed prayer resources called "Daily Morning Prayer" and "Daily Evening Prayer".
Copies are available from the Church Office. Please contact the church office if you, or someone else you know, would like copies, stating whether you would like the morning or the evening booklet (or a copy of both).
The Church Directory for our parish
This article is taken from the Grapevine issue on 12th Sept:-
Hospitality, friendship, and Creation
"As an Eco Diocese, we treasure those who pioneer a gentler way of life - even if that means them holding their ground. Read more..."
Look on Facebook to see three photographs of those who have been working at the vicarage preparing it for Matt and Alex and family's arrival later this month.
Rev Hilary Bond was licensed as a Pioneer Minister to the Parish of Wareham on Sunday (6th) by Bishop Karen.
Ride + Stride took place
Harvest festival will be on Sunday, 27th September at both services.
Alpha Online started on Monday: next meet online at 7.30pm on 28th Sept. It is not too late to join in with this small group of 3 or 4 people. Contact Stephen if you are interested.
If you wish to donate please visit the Samaritans Purse website at https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/
Click the link below to watch the TWAM video on YouTube to get a visual
insight into the TWAM Norwich HQ and refurbishing centre. Here, tools and implements etc which have
been donated are sent for refurbishment prior to their shipping to 3rd World
… some older news items and non-time-specific items below...
Six lovely photos from the wedding of Jonathan de Garis and Alexandra Wehlau on our Facebook page.
Our 'lockdown' Garden, photos and videos and Art gallery pages are now collected together in Galleries
During our church services on 19th July, we watched an address to us from Rev Matt Simpson, who has been appointed to serve as our Team Rector from (it is expected) some time in early October. View the video from our website here
We said farewell to Rev Hilary Bond on Sunday, 2nd Aug, following her three years as Assistant Curate in this parish: We shall miss her greatly. A celebration will be arranged for later in the year when we can more easily join together to express our immense thanks and our blessings on her ministry as a Pioneer Priest within the Church of England. She will be licensed on 6th September in Wareham.
TWAM (Tools with a Mission) is most grateful for all the donations
Advice from the Church of England re face coverings for church worship,
"We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn
Augustine is Winner of Theology Slam 2020!
"Some of you may have come across Augustine Ihm-Tanner when he joined our Benefice between 2016-2017 on a ministry experience scheme. Augustine then went to train for ministry in the Church of England at Cranmer Hall, Durham.
This year he was one of three finalists in a sort of young theologian of the year competition. The finals were postponed due to lockdown but were held via Zoom/Youtube this week. You can watch the whole event, or forward to 1 hour 1 minute and 30 seconds to hear Augustine's passionate and thought-provoking sermon.
Taken from St Mary's news update from Stephen 28/6/20
Envelope giving and Cash donations. We are asking if everyone would be kind enough to keep their usual giving to one side if possible and give it when the church re-opens .We are unable to let out CJ’s and our churches for concerts etc at this time and as a consequence we experiencing a huge drop in our finances .
If you wish to contribute through a BACS payment please contact Carole
who will advise you of the church account number. Thank you.
"Congratulations on your Bronze EcoChurch Award!" 31/3/20
On the first Sunday each
OUR THEME SCRIPTURE FOR 2020
God's Kingdom ...is like a mustard seed,
God chose what is weak in the world … what is insignificant and despised ...so no creature could boast in God's presence.
Hear our theme scripture, for this year, expanded in a sermon by
‘No.5 Bell Replacement’ Follow the twists
The inspecting Architects’ comments following our five year inspection of the Parish Church
“Lytchett Minister Parish Church is in good condition. Numerous repairs have been undertaken since the last inspection and the PCC have ambitious plans for the future. It is evident that there is a hardworking, enthusiastic, competent and active core group of people at the church”
£1200 was raised through our Christmas services. This has been divided between Routes to Roots and Poole Missional Communities
A big thank you to all who supported the homeless sleepout. We raised over £600 for Routes to Roots.
The annual homeless sleepout took take place on Friday 8th November at CJ's. All donations will go towards the church's food budget for organising the monthly lunch at Routes to Roots in Poole.
After nine years of running MESSY CHURCH the
time has come to end this ministry. It was pioneered by Allie Kerr and Karen
Neagle and has served many members of our community with great love. Scores of
church members have served in a host of ways over these years in running craft
activities, preparing and serving food, providing welcome and sharing the love
of Jesus. Thank you to everyone who has served so faithfully –
especially Karen Neagle
A team from Lytchett Minster and St Dunstan's parish provide lunch on the first Sunday of each month for around 20 homeless people. Other churches provide lunches similarly on other Sundays in the month.
take part on each occasion but a larger number are involved and this allows for absences and holidays etc.. Anyone interested in being involved should get in touch with Jeff and Karen N (see Church Directory for contact info or ask the Church Office)
“Poetry of an Appalachian pilgrim:
Click the book cover to see details on