Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton

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image of both church buildings joined as in a jigawWelcome to the website of
Lytchett Minster Parish Church BH16 6JE and
St Dunstan’s Upton, BH16 5JA  

Parts of the Parish Church date back to the fourteenth Bronze Award awarded to St Dunstan's on 31st March 2020
century, and we are very fond of our buildings, but the real Church is people. 

We are a mixture of different kinds of people, with our faith and failings. What we have in common is finding the Person and work of Jesus Christ life-changing.

Advertisements for a Team Rector for our benefice were published 22nd & 29th May
Vacancy info page for details.



See News page about Eco Church - Bronze Award

8am Live Streaming Communion Logo for St Marys Lytchett Matraverswith Stephen. See
St Mary's, Lytchett Matravers



9.30am Live Streaming Communion with Hilary on Facebook or shortly afterwards here


10am Mondays -  Live-stream of a discussion on the questions from the News sheet with Hilary, Dave and Augustine on Facebook or on this website here 

11am Informal service with recorded sermon.  Follow the order of service on the Sunday 11am Worship page


Zoom logo10 am Wednesdays Morning Prayer via Zoom, led by Hilary.  Please get the link from Hilary, or see the email sent out on 11/5/20

Zoom logo12 noon  Video 'check in' with Hilary to catch up with others. (see below) See also our catch-up Art Gallery & Garden Gallery


Zoom logo12 noon Video 'check in' with Hilary to catch up with others. (see below) See also our catch-up Art Gallery & Garden Gallery 

6pm Thought for the day live streaming with Hilary on Facebook page  (see below) or shortly afterwards on Thought for the Day page



6 pm Thought for the day live streaming with Hilary on Facebook page (see below) or shortly afterwards on Thought for the Day page.

Send videos of your gardens to Hilary for sharing with others on our Garden Gallery

Third of three cards created by Liz V during the 'lockdown' time  23/5/20Catch up with what others areArt work by JaneSeQ during the 'lockdown' time 27/5/20
creating on our
Art Gallery page


Annual sponsored Holes Bay Walk Image taken from the first part of the Newsletter for Poole-Wau Partnership 21st May 2020.  Number 40
will take place on Saturday, 27th June (or the week prior to this date!) to raise much needed funds for the Wau Diocese in South SudanPlease see the Poole-Wau Newsletter here for information.


On Monday mornings at around 10 am Hilary and two 'guests' will be live streaming a discussion on the questions that you can find in the week’s news sheet.
View on Facebook (remember you don't have to have a Facebook account in order to view our church Facebook page) and, if you have any comments of your own to add, please put them in the comments on the livestream and Hilary will try to include them as they go along.  4/5/20
You can listen to previous weeks’ discussions on Facebook videos page. or, for most recent discussion see this website here


Wednesday Morning Prayer at 10am
on Zoom Video.
Please get the link (or meeting ID and password) from Hilary, or see Zoom logothe email sent out on 11/5/20.

Listen again to any of the videos by Hilary and Howard on  Facebook, here   There is no need to sign in or join Facebook, but videos may take just a little time to appear.

 Poole-Wau Partnership   logo for wau diocese in South Sudan
Newsletter - 21st May 
or from the
Poole-Wau Publications page
Click the date above or go to the dedicated page for publications relating to Poole-Wau Partnership

Read the latest issue of Grapevine Header for the weekly Grapevine from 4th Sept 2019
22nd May "Together in Prayer"
or go the
Diocesan Info


Image from the top of the News Update for May 2020 from the Taylor FamilyNews Update from Malcolm and Yanet Taylor in Dominican Republic working with YWAM:
19/5/20  View 
here    See Series 23 page for information about the Taylor family and read about their work in previous News Updates.

Image of the Daily Prayer booklet 30-3-20We have produced a PRINTED BOOKLET OF PRAYERS for use each day. There is a page for each day of the month.

It is particularly designed for, say, elderly people who have no easy access to the many online resources that are highlighted here and elsewhere, and who find technology beyond them.  However it is free to anyone who would like a copy.

Contact Howard in the first instance, and he will make sure you get a copy.  Or you could send him the name and address of someone who has asked for this prayer booklet, and we will post one to them.  When the Church Office is open again, the DAILY PRAYER booklets will be available there.                30/3/20

Howard's contact details are in the Church Directory
and his telephone number is on the news sheets


Something different:  Image for printing and colouring - Ascension.
Images based on five Christian themes for us to try our hand at COLOURING.  Download pdf version of all five ready for printing and colouring 

Connecting with church and prayer, from home.

Logo for Tools with a Mission from their website in May 2020“TWAM (Tools With A Mission) has understandably suspended its operations temporarily.  If you do have tools etc to donate, kindly store them for the time being as Robin SeQueira is unable to collect them currently.  A notice will appear in the future whenever the service is resumed”. 
If you wish to learn how your donations of tools and implements are helping in the third world, do please visit the TWAM website. There are some really heart-warming stories that make your efforts really worthwhile”.  Robin 11/5/20


Facebook logoEvery evening, Rev Hilary Bond does a daily livestream at 6pm on the church Facebook page. You can see it a little after 6pm on our Thought for the Day page or anytime afterwards on Facebook or the website.


Zoom logoUsing Zoom,, Hilary has set up a Lytchett Minster and St Dunstan’s “check in” space where, if you want, you can come at 12noon just to catch up with others from our church for half and hour or so every day, now including Sundays.

It is free to sign up to Zoom but you will need the meeting ID and password or the meeting website link from Hilary.


Coronavirus.  If you need any help or just wish to speak to someone about the situation you are in, please contact the Church Office or one of the clergy.  Phone numbers and email addresses in Church Directory or see Weekly News sheet.   For Prayer Requests:   See Prayer page


 ONLINE   Sunday services Logo for Church of England
Church of England Facebook  or on                                                        5/4/20


The Daily Service on BBC Radio 4 Long wave Monday - Friday at 9.45am

Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 at 8.10am

Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesdays at 3.30pm and Sundays at 3pm

ONLINE  Worship Texts, daily prayer and resources on Prayer and Church at home page

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News itemBronze Award awarded to St Dunstan's on 31st March 2020
 about Eco Church - Bronze Award


 updated   3/6/20

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