Local News

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

Page updated: 26th January 2023

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.

Warm Space
Despite the temperatures staying warm we have had a good turnout for the spaces already open, proving what we all already knew, that this project isn't just about being warm together but also about just being together!
The latest flyer is available here with times and venues and links to their website and Facebook page.

Jackie Dukes
Keep in Touch Project Coordinator

CAP Administrator Vacancy
CAP are seeking a local, part-time Administrator. See here for details.

An invitation
to come to an event at St Mary's on 11th or 18th February, 11 am-3 pm, to taste Ukrainian food cooked and served by members of the Ukrainian community. See here for more details.

24 Hours of Prayer for Weymouth and Portland

At 6 pm on Friday 20th January at St Mary's Church, Weymouth, will be the start of 24 Hours of Prayer for Weymouth and Portland. Please publicise and let people know. Please pray for the event and if you can help in any way, for example, to cover the rota for an hour or so, please contact me. We need people to set up, be available during the 24 hours and close down. Please contact me on neilbilesweymouth@gmail.com or 07867785836.


Neil Biles, Town Centre Chaplain.

Beyond Desert Island DiscsLocal News
Please click on the poster (right) for details of this event being held at Stella Maris Church. The guest sharing his choice of music will be Rev Dr Jonathan de Kretser.

Volunteering at HMP/YOI Portland
We are looking to grow the volunteer team at HMP/YOI Portland as we develop the provision of chaplaincy into this New Year. We are a growing and expanding chaplaincy team and run many groups. We are particularly looking for volunteers to provide pastoral support for our prisoners and in particular, volunteers to grow our Sycamore Tree team.

Sycamore Tree is a volunteer-led victim awareness programme that teaches the principles of restorative justice. It is taught in prisons in groups of up to 20 learners, over a 6-week period. Learners on the programme explore the effects of crime on victims, offenders, and the wider community, and discuss what it would mean to take responsibility for their personal actions.
We are also looking for volunteers to come and support the music provision within chaplaincy, with an aim to start music groups and support Sunday worship.
Every Blessing,
Claire Carlin
Managing Chaplain, HMP/YOI Portland
Chaplaincy Centre, HMP/YOI Portland,
The Grove, Portland, DT5 1DL
01305 715650

Grant Funded First Aid for Mental Health Courses
We have been awarded funding for running First Aid for Mental Health courses for Churches, church leaders/workers and Christian organisations.
Normal price per course would be £150pp but we are able to offer the course £20pp. Thanks to a huge grant we have received from the Benefact Trust.
We have a L2 course on the 29th March 2023 please see the linked poster and course detail flyer.
Many thanks
Mark Topp
Pastor The Storehouse Church
07889511378, 01305267045