As Christians we are always trying to find ways of serving our communities, raising money for the church and other charities and looking after God’s creation. Across the Benefice we offer a wide range of opportunities for fellowship, community outreach and environmental care.

PASTORAL VISITING AND HOME COMMUNIONS

Pastoral visits

PASTORAL VISITS

If you would like to talk to someone either in person or on the phone about daily life or faith, please contact our Lay Pastoral Assistants, Carolyn on 01258 860049 or Ruth on 01258 860068.

Agape

HOME COMMUNION

If you find it difficult to get to church, you are very welcome to receive Holy Communion at home. Please contact our Lay Pastoral Assistants, Carolyn on 01258 860049 or Ruth on 01258 860068 if you would like to arrange one.

STAYING CONNECTED

Pew News

PEW NEWS

Each week you can receive a bulletin by email with details about the upcoming services, news and events. If you would like to receive this please email Susie Poë.

Coffee mornings

COFFEE MORNINGS

Shillingstone Coffee Morning/Village Market

1st Saturday of each month 10.30 – 12.00 at the Shillingstone Church Centre. People can take a table, free of charge, to sell their garden produce, home produce, crafts, etc. All we ask is a donation in the pot at the end of the session. The coffee morning goes on at the same time, but in an adjoining room, where friends can meet and chat. There is always a raffle and the atmosphere is very warm and friendly. We have ample car parking and also ramp for the disabled.

Child Okeford Coffee Morning

3rd Saturday of the month 10.30 – 12.00 at Child Okeford Church

Okeford Fitzpaine Mud Pie Cafe

Come and enjoy the Mud Pie Cafe 10.30 – 12.00 every Saturday at the Village hall.

CURRY AND QUIZ NIGHT

Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall, 19th November, 7.30 pm

Come along for fun and food, profits in aid of church funds

Teams of up to 6. Please bring own drink.

Tickets £10, children £5. Prebooked tickets only.

Tickets available from Village shop or Fee Allen 01258 861126.

CARE OF CREATION

Environment

CHURCH WILDING

Our churchyards are managed in a wildlife friendly way. If you would like to join a team please contact Judith for Shillingstone on 07484 737687, Simon for Child Okeford on 01258 860477 and Jeremy for Okeford Fitzpaine on 01258 860157.

Eco Church

ECO CHURCH

The Benefice is signed up to the A Rocha Eco-Church movement and we have gained a bronze award so far. If you would like to support our environmental work please email Judith Crompton.

Terracycle

RECYCLING

Please bring empty, clean and flattened crisp packets to the Shillingstone Church Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1.30 – 3.30 PM. These are sent to TerraCycle for recycling.

SHILLINGSTONE CHURCH CENTRE

Reddaway Room

ROOMS TO HIRE

The Centre has 2 spaces for hire, The Powell Hall and the Reddaway Room with full kitchen facilities. Click here to book.

SCC Post Office

THE POST OFFICE

The Post Office is open at the centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1.30 – 3.30 PM.

SCC Library

THE LIBRARY

There is a well stocked library for anyone to use, open during Post Office opening hours.