Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton


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An invitation from Hilary: <br>Symbol for Extinction Rebellion.

Most of you - I hope - know by now that I am part of Extinction Rebellion and Christian Climate Action and that with them, as part of the October Rebellion, I was arrested in London on October 7th. Quite a few people have expressed an interest in hearing my story, so you are invited to St Dunstan’s on Sunday 17th November at 3pm for tea and cake and a chance to hear my story and to ask questions. Please come whether you agree with what I did or not and join in some listening and grace filled conversation. (And eat cake).  Hilary 
Sunday, 17th Nov at 3pm in St Dunstan's lounge. 
All welcome.


 ‘No.5 Bell Replacement’  Follow the twists 19th photo in the journey of the removal of Number 5 Bell from Lytchett Minster Parish Church in 5th November 2019
and turns of the removal of the cracked bell at Lytchett Minster Parish ChurchSee photos on
Bell Ringers page


CONCERT Thursday, 21st November at 7pm
An evening of song and story with Hilary Bond and John Froud.  See Poster on
concerts page

Tickets are available to prebook through the Church Office on 01202 624622, by email on and on the door. They are priced at £8 (£4 for school age children and young people) and include a glass of wine or soft drink.


The annual homeless sleepout took take place on Friday 8th November at CJ's.  All donations will go towards the church's food logo for Routes to rootsbudget for organising the monthly lunch at Routes to Roots in Poole. 


Ladies Breakfast on Saturday 16th November
at 9am
 in St Dunstan's Lounge.

Dave Hunnings and his 'Band of Merry Men' will be cooking us a Full English Breakfast (including vegetarian/vegan)!   £3 donation

Come and join us and bring a friend!

Please contact Jane Routledge as soon as possible if you would like to come and if you have any dietary requirements, please let Jane know.


The Carol Service Choir are now rehearsing on Sunday afternoons 3pm-4.30pm at Lytchett Minster Parish Church.

It will be a help (but it’s not essential) if you can read music a little. Please contact Elizabeth Rathbone (see Church Directory for contact details)


On behalf of TWAM,
Robin SeQueira would like to thank the many people who kindly donated their old and redundant work and garden tools.  All have now been refurbished and are productively being used in a number of African countries. Our churches have now donated about a third of a container full of these implements. 
TWAM continues to seek donations of tools.  Contact Robin for more details.


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”


Logo for New Wine network of ChurchesNew Wine is a Christian network of Churches that want to see ‘Local Churches Changing Nations’. New Wine works with leaders and churches all year round and has an annual ‘United’ gathering that has been taking place each Summer for the last 30 years.

The annual gathering is now located at the East of England Showground near Peterborough.United 2020’ will be a chance to ‘Experience impactful teaching, worship, a programme for all, friendships for life and transformational encounters with God.’

All age groups are catered for. Accommodation can be in a tent or caravan, or there are a number of hotels just a 5-minute walk away.

Rev & Mrs Stephen Partridge and others from St Mary's, Lytchett Matravers will be attending the second week next year, from 2nd – 8th August 2020. They also went this year and, despite the weather, had a wonderful time, so do speak to them if you are interested.

Tickets are on sale on  or for more details contact Rev Stephen Partridge

Sept 2019


Old News and a few non-time-specific items below...

Messy Church official logoAfter 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

 TWAM Logo
Tools With A Mission (TWAM) is a Christian Charity that collects and refurbishes old, unused and redundant tools and gardening equipment for good use in the Third World. This enables many people there to become self sufficient. Their condition does not matter, they will be 'made' good!
Please have a look in your sheds, workshops and garages for any items you no longer need.

Contact Robin SeQueira who will gladly collect from your home (see church directory for contact details) 

Logo for Routes to Roots

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.

Five people 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)

October '18

cover of Jodi Page-Clarks new poetry book Published in January 2018, a collection of poems by
Jodi Page-Clark, illustrated by Wendy Alcock.

“Poetry of an Appalachian pilgrim:
Reflections of a Fisherfolk songwriter”

Click the book cover to see details on Amazon. 
Available in kindle format and as a paperback.

These poems and reflections span Jodi’s life from recollections of childhood, her experiences of joyful worship, the impact of rejection and abuse, and her struggles with facing old age.
She combines musings about faith and human existence with insights from her psychotherapy training and the work she undertook with the discouraged and wounded people who often looked for help to the Christian community of which Jodi was a leading member for some thirty years.
With honesty and humour she writes simply about family life, falling in love, relationship breakdown, reconciliation and hope.  
Jodi is part mystic, which makes her reflections a refreshingly candid prompt for others who struggle with aspects of life and faith.
Many readers will identify, perhaps with a tear or a smile, with many of the phrases you will find within.  A collection of poems to warm the heart and stimulate the soul.


CJ's in the car park of Lytchett Minster Parish Church can be hired by groups, clubs or organisations.  For a pdf of the main features, see here
for hire advert for CJs