Mending broken lives
Welcome to Lent
Lent is the time when we intentionally make space to draw nearer to God. We prepare our hearts and minds so that we are ready to celebrate with joy at Easter. It is a time to clear away the clutter of our lives through reflection and prayer, and gives us a chance to trust God for his forgiveness, renewal and refreshment, and to restore the brokenness in our lives.
As a benefice, we offer a number of ways to help you make the space needed for God during this Season of Lent. We hope you will find this leaflet a helpful guide to the opportunities available.
Praying Together 2019: Pray Serve Grow
After the success of past two years' Lent resource, the diocese has produced another booklet to be used by individuals or small groups. For each day of Lent, there is a Bible verse, a very brief reflection, a prayer and a practical action. Booklets available in church or from the Vicar. Also possible to receive as an email each day or via the PrayerMate app. More information on these at
A chance to be generous each day
More than 100,000 people have taken part in 40acts during Lent in past years. A daily reflection and challenge to a specific act of generosity will arrive in your in-box each day. Sign up at
Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. — Broken
All sessions in Church Room, Puddletown
Broken is a series of 6 episodes, first shown on BBC TV in 2017. It centres around the Fr Michael Kerrigan, (played by Sean Bean) a Roman Catholic priest, living and working in an urban parish in northern England. His parishioners and community face situations where the challenges of daily life are also challenges for their faith.
12th March Poverty and morality; children and sin Luke 6. 20-31
19th March Suicide and gambling; being there for others Luke 10. 25-37
26th March Courage and truth; body and soul John 8.31-36
2nd April Theft, lying; guilt and shame; keeping confidences 2 Corinthians 4.1-6
9th April Reconciliation; righteous anger; religion, good or bad Matthew 5.43-48
16th April Justice and forgiveness John 2.13-16
The course has been written by Paula Gooder, an inspiring theologian, recently appointed as Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, both the first woman and the first lay person to hold this role.
Evening Prayer in Lent
Throughout Lent there will be an opportunity to join with others on a midweek evening to say either Compline or Evening Prayer.
Why not come and spend some quiet time with God at the end of a busy day?
Both are on Thursday evenings
Compline in Milborne Church at 6 p.m.
Evening Prayer in Dewlish Church at 6.30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday, mid-week services and Holy Week
Please look at the monthly service posters for details of Ash Wednesday, Thursday communions and Holy Week services.
Dewlish Lent Lunches — open to all
Thursdays at 12.30 p.m.
Come and enjoy soup, bread and cheese in congenial surroundings, and support Water Aid with a donation at the same time.
14th March: Dewlish Village Hall
21st March: Up-Top, Dewlish
28th March: Elm View, Dewlish
4th April: Parsonage Farm, Dewlish
11th April: Dewlish Village Hall
For information about anything in this leaflet, please contact the
Vicar, Sarah Hillman, on 01305 848784; firstname.lastname@example.org