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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 four 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.

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Fellowship service

The Joy of Efficiency…? – by Rev’d Lydia

I was struck by a comment I read recently about being encouraged to acknowledge that underpinning efficiency is a lot of love.

A really well planned and executed event means that the participants end up just having a really good time. When things run well no one really notices how things are running – they can just enjoy the occasion. The efficient planning and running means a huge amount of hard work for someone behind the […]

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Youth group

Next youth group - Thursday 26th April This month - Italian night -  an evening of Italian themed cooking and games, including making your own pizza, gondola racing and decorating gelati...
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Just As I Am service

Join us from 3:30 PM on April 22nd in Shillingstone Church Centre for a half hour service of well-known hymns, readings, talk and prayers followed by refreshments. For more details,...
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Pilgrimage 2018

This year, the annual pilgrimage is from May 20th - 27th and the theme is 'Companions on the Road'. The programme will include walks, prayer stops, short church services and...
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SERVICES/EVENTS IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS

Wednesday 25th

12:00 PM – Holy Communion Modern, Shillingstone

Thursday 26th

7:00 PM – Youth group, Shillingstone

Sunday 29th

10:30 AM – Matins, Shillingstone

10:30 AM – Messy Communion, Child Okeford

6:30 PM – Iona service, Okeford Fitzpaine

Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning and Evening Prayer is said  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

Easter 4 – Sunday 22nd April

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

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