The United Church Dorchester

United in faith, united in action

Events taking place at United Church Dorchester


The United Church Dorchester hosts many events for the church, supported charities and the local community: please see below for information about events taking place in the near future.

For all Services, please see the Diary

Please also see the Church Newsletter for other advertised events

For details of the special services and outreach events for this year's Christmas, please see the separate Christmas information page

Coming up soon: 

Wednesday 21 November, 2.00pm: Beware of Scams talk

Mark Wodarek-Black of Dorset Police will be giving a talk in the church on how to keep yourself safe from scams.

This has been organised by the United Church Pastoral Committee, and everyone is welcome. The talk will be followed by refreshments and cake.


Sunday 24 November, 2.00 – 4.00pm: Sewing afternoon

Another opportunity to support girls in Kenya – the materials being created will help provide much needed resources for girls who cannot otherwise afford them. Someof the poorest girls in Kenya are being helped by this project, which supplies them with washable towels and pants, thus avoiding their missing school one week in every four. Schools identify those girls most in need, and they are given healthcare information when the towels are distributed.

Even if you feel sewing is not your thing, please come along and help with other activities that are critical to the production process!


Sunday 1 December, 5.30pm: Circuit Advent Carol Service

Please join us for this special Advent Carol Service to be held at United Church Dorchester, which will also give us an opportunity to thank the Revd Steph Jenner for her work in the circuit and wish her well for the future. The service will be led by Revd Gwyneth Owen and Revd Peter Clark.

Afternoon Tea will be served in the church hall from 4 pm, and we hope to see as many of you as possible.




Saturday 7 December, 7.30pm: Encore Singers Christmas concert 

The Encore Singers are well known for the delightful concerts - this one will be held in aid of Action for Children, and will feature as guest artists the Crossways Village Handbell Ringers. This will be a fantastic evening, to really get you into the feel of a traditional Christmas.

Admission is free, but there will be a retiring collection. Refreshments will also be available during the interval.







Thursday 12 - Monday 23 December: Journey to the Stable

This is an interactive journey into the meaning of Christmas. Suitable for adults and children, it finishes with a recreation of the stable scene itself.

Come and reflect on the journey with its seven stations focusing on a person or a part of the Christmas story, each with a reading and reflections; or just come and spend some time at the stable.


Full interactive journey and stable:

Thursday 12 (11am - 3pm); Friday 13 (11am - 2pm); Saturday 14 (11am - 3pm)

Stable only:

Monday 16 - Saturday 21 and Monday 23 (10am - 12.30am)


Saturday 21 and Monday 23 December, 11am - 3pm: Feed me, change me, love me

In the final, mad rush before Christmas Day, this provides facilities for anyone in the town needing to feed and change babies, or wanting a brief respite from the commercial activity.

The Church will be open for baby changing and feeding in a safe, comfortable and private area. There will also be supervised activities for slightly older children, so that mums and babies can be left undisturbed without worrying about how to keep siblings and friends occupied.

This is no charge for this provision.






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