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Welcome to the Okeford Benefice

Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, and he will bring it to pass. Psalm 37: 5

The Okeford Benefice is a group of five parishes of various shapes and sizes committed to deepening faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ. We have a vision for our local communities to be places where Christian love and service is clear and apparent.

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday Sue!

Sue Le Riche our Licensed Lay Minister has reached a significant birthday which has triggered her retirement from formal ministry. Sue has been a tremendous support within the Benefice. Retirement...
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Lent lunch

There will be a Lent lunch on Friday 10th March from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Cross Cottage Child Okeford. This is hosted by Ruth and Keith Allen and...
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Wandering Winds concert

On Saturday 25th March at 7:00 PM in Shillingstone Church, there will be a concert by the Wandering Winds. This will feature music both classical and pop - “Mozart to...
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Lent lunch

The first of a series of free lent lunches will be held on 1st March from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the Shillingstone Church Centre. There will be a...
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Lent groups

Lent groups start on Wednesday 8th March at 7:30 PM at Highlands, High Street, Child Okeford and on Thursday 9th March at the Shillingstone Church Centre at 2:30 PM. This...
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Pilgrimage 2017

Join us from 25th May to 4th June on our Pilgrim Parishes annual Pilgrimage, this year following the theme set by the Archbishops "Thy Kingdom Come". Thy Kingdom Come is...
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UPCOMING SERVICES

Sunday 26th

9:00 AM – Holy Communion Traditional, Child Okeford

10:00 AM – Morning Worship, Okeford Fitzpaine

10:30 AM – Family Service, Shillingstone

3:30 PM – Evensong, Manston

Wednesday 01st

12:00 PM – Holy Communion Modern, Shillingstone

Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning and Evening Prayer is said each day around the Benefice at 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Please see the calendar for day and location.

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PRAYER AND READINGS

Sunday next before Lent – 26th February

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Exodus 24: 12 - 18; Psalm 2; 2Peter 1: 16 - 21; Matthew 17: 1 - 9

Learn about the PrayerView Liturgical Calendar

WHERE IS THE NEXT …

Modern sung service

26th February at 10:00 AM at Okeford Fitzpaine Church

Modern said service

12th March at 9:00 AM at Hammoon Church

Traditional sung service

26th February at 3:30 PM at Manston Church

Traditional said service

26th February at 9:00 AM at Child Okeford Church

Family service

26th February at 10:30 AM at Shillingstone Church

DEEPENING DISCIPLESHIP

March

8th at 7:30 PM – Lent course, Child Okeford

9th at 2:30 PM – Lent course, Shillingstone

15th at 7:30 PM – Lent course, Child Okeford

16th at 2:30 PM – Lent course, Shillingstone

22nd at 7:30 PM – Lent course, Child Okeford

23rd at 2:30 PM – Lent course, Shillingstone

29th at 7:30 PM – Lent course, Child Okeford

30th at 2:30 PM – Lent course, Shillingstone

April

5th at 7:30 PM – Lent course, Child Okeford

6th at 2:30 PM – Lent course, Shillingstone

FELLOWSHIP EVENTS

March

1st at 12:00 PM – Lent lunch, Shillingstone

3rd at 12:30 PM – 1st Friday lunch, Okeford Fitzpaine

4th at 10:30 AM – Coffee morning, Shillingstone

8th at 12:00 PM – Lent lunch, Shillingstone

15th at 12:00 PM – Lent lunch, Shillingstone

18th at 10:30 AM – Coffee morning, Child Okeford

22nd at 12:00 PM – Lent lunch, Shillingstone

29th at 12:00 PM – Lent lunch, Shillingstone

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

March

18th at 5:30 PM – Cookery masterclass, Okeford Fitzpaine

25th at 7:00 PM – Wandering Winds concert, Shillingstone

June

8th at 9:00 AM – Flower festival and history exhibition, Shillingstone

9th at 9:00 AM – Flower festival and history exhibition, Shillingstone

10th at 9:00 AM – Flower festival and history exhibition, Shillingstone

29th at 9:00 AM – Flower festival, Child Okeford

30th at 9:00 AM – Flower festival, Child Okeford

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