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Our Sunday service rota is below, with brief explanations about what to expect at each service.

Our service pattern is as follows:


1st Sunday each month

9.30 a.m.   Parish Communion                      Tolpuddle

9.30 a.m.   Celebrate . . .                                  Milborne

11.00 a.m. Parish Communion                  Puddletown

11.00 a.m. BCP Morning Prayer                        Dewlish

2nd Sunday

9.30 a.m.   Parish Communion                       Milborne

11.00 a.m. Puddletown Praise                   Puddletown

11.00 a.m. Parish Communion                         Dewlish

5.30 p.m.   Sunday Reflections                      Tolpuddle

3rd Sunday

9.30 a.m.   Parish Communion                      Topuddle

9.30 a.m.   Worship in Stillness                       Milborne

11.00 a.m. Parish Communion                  Puddletown

11.00 a.m. Family Service                                  Dewlish

4th Sunday

9.30 a.m.   Parish Communion                       Milborne

10.00 a.m.   Go Fourth                                     Tolpuddle

11.00 a.m. BCP Matins                                Puddletown

11.00 a.m. Parish Communion                          Dewlish

5th Sunday

11.00 a.m. Benefice Service   -  see calendar for venue

                    Followed by a bring & share lunch

The service timetable above is the normal pattern on Sundays. However from time to time, such as at Christmas and Easter or when a baptism takes place, it is subject to change. Please view the calendar for the coming week's services.


Parish Communion - this is a service of Holy Communion, using the modern language Common Worship order of the Church of England. Holy Communion is a service where we remember the Last Supper of Jesus and share bread and wine as he commanded us to do in remembrance of him. Members of all churches are welcome to join with us in receiving bread and wine, as are children who have been admitted to communion or confirmed.


Family Communion - a slightly shortened service of Holy Communion, using modern language. When there is a baptism, we use this form.


Family Service/Puddletown Praise/Celebrate . . ./Go Fourth - these services are aimed at all ages. They are less formal and more relaxed than communion services and include activities appropriate for everyone.


BCP Morning Prayer/Matins - a traditional language service, which does not include sharing bread and wine. A service marked (said) has no music; others have sung canticles, responses and hymns.


Benefice Service - when there is a 5th Sunday in the month, the congregations from the four churches gather together for a communion service. These move from church to church and are sometimes held in other venues such as on a farm.

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