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Walking the Way

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.


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.


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


Praying Together 2018: Pray Serve Grow

After the success of last year’s 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

Sundays @ 6 — The Way:  The Long Road to Heaven

The Long Road to Heaven is a course based on the film The Way in which the main character Tom (played by Martin Sheen) undertakes a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino, after his son dies on that same pathway.  As we follow Tom’s journey, we’ll explore together the great Christian theme of salvation.

18th February          Film                   6.00 pm            Puddletown Church Room

                                     Full showing of The Way

25th February          Session 1          6.00 pm            Tolpuddle Church

                                     What are we saved from?

4th March                  Session 2         6.00 pm            Milborne St Andrew Church

                                     What are we saved for?

11th March               Session 3          6.00 pm            Dewlish Village Hall

                                     Who can be saved?

18th March               Session 4          6.00 pm            Puddletown Church Room

                                     What do we have to do to be saved?

25th March               Session 5          6.00 pm            Milborne St Andrew Church

                                     How are we saved?


The course sessions will provide opportunities for discussion based on clips of the film, questions, learning, prayer and being together. The Long Road to Heaven is published by Circle Books.

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. 

Holy Communion in Lent on Thursdays

15th February       12.00 noon              Puddletown Church Room

15th March            12.00 noon              Puddletown Church Room

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.

22nd February:  Dewlish Village Hall

1st March:          Elm View, Dewlish

8th March:         Parsonage Farm, Dewlish

15th March:       8 Manor Close, Dewlish

22nd March:      Up Top, Dewlish

For information about anything in this leaflet, please contact the

Vicar, Sarah Hillman, on 01305 848784;

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