Local News

News of events happening around our local area, and further afield


Page updated: 4th August 2022

Notices from our friends who would like to share their news and information on this website should be sent to the church office or the webmaster.

From REFRESH (The Church of Weymouth and Portland in Action)

  • Refresh Praise is taking a break in July and August. More information will be sent out soon regarding the rest of the year. Watch this space and enjoy the summer!
  • The Keep In Touch programme for August, detailing events in the churches around Weymouth, is linked here.
  • Alpha There are Alpha courses in the Autumn for anyone who would like to go on one. Please pray about who you could invite and even offer to go along with them!

Alpha at St Aldhelm's Church Centre at 10.30 am starting on 15th September - for more information

Alpha at Emmanuel Church, Southill at 7.30 pm starting on 15th September - for more information.

Youth Alpha at St Aldhelm's Church Centre from 5-6.30 pm on Sundays beginning in September - for more information contact Laura Lark.

  • Prison Chaplain The post for free church chaplain at Portland prison is being readvertised if you know anybody who may be interested. More information can be found using this link. The closing date is the 8th August.
  • Coordinator of Refresh Keep in Touch project Refresh is looking for a coordinator for the Keep in Touch project that provides and signposts to activities run by local groups and organisations in the community to connect people with each other in order to help prevent and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.  10 hours per week, salaried and working from home.
    The closing date is Friday 12th August.
    For more information please contact Cherry Clarke.
Cherry Clarke
Co-ordinator for REFRESH 

Spring Harvest 2023
There's just one week left for Early Bird prices and low deposits - see details here.
Early Bird prices are now extended to 30th September.

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A request from Purbeck Connect Ukraine
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Purbeck Connect Ukraine is a voluntary organisation based in Swanage, established to support Ukrainian refugees to the Purbeck area.
We have received a request from a mother and 16-year-old son from Ukraine currently staying in B&B in Weymouth. They are seeking host accommodation in the Weymouth area. The son is in school in Weymouth.
If any of your congregation or contacts have been considering taking part in the government Homes for Ukraine scheme and would be willing and able to house this little family, would you please let us know.
Thank you very much.
With warm greetings, Mandy
purbeckconnectukraine@gmail.com


Portland Outreach
On Portland, the Church has rallied to do outreach at the Bill every Saturday during the holidays.
Started Saturday, 23rd July at 3 pm.
The Holy Fools will be joining us - Christian Clowns.
See the website. Revival on Portland! God is good all the time.

United Online
The New Wine Team are excited to announce that for those not joining them in person this summer, United 22 will be online.
Many of their United Breaks Out audience and others have told them that coming to the showground simply isn’t an option, and being able to join online for the past 2 years has been a lifeline.
So they’re making it happen.
Go to their website for details.