The United Church Dorchester

United in faith, united in action

Events taking place at United Church Dorchester


The United Church Dorchester has traditionally hosted many events for the church, supported charities and the local community. As we all work cautiously towards a more normal social life, please see below for information about events either returning or now planned to take place in the near future.

For all Services, please see the Diary

Please also see the Church News sheet for other advertised events

Coming up soon: 


Saturday 16 October, 10.00am - 1.30pm: Christian Aid Market

The Annual Christian Aid Market, originally planned as part of Christian Aid week in the Spring, took place on Saturday 16 October in the Hall at United Church Dorchester. 

This was a very successful event - you can find out more about it, and the range of other Christian Aid activities that have taken place in 2021, on the Christian Aid Autumn Update.




Saturday 30 October, 10.30am - 11.45am: Forest Praise

Family-friendly fun, relaxed play and praise, taking place at St. George’s, Fordington (opposite Fordington Green).

Children, parents and carers are all welcome: for more details, please see the Forest Praise poster.

Although this is not an event taking place at the church, it is organised by members of the United Church Dorchester, together with St George’s Fordington.


Saturday, 13 November, 10.00 – 12.00: World Church Christmas Coffee Morning

Come along to this Coffee Morning and get your Christmas presents early! There will be plenty of home-made Christmas Crafts, refreshments to keep you going, and the chance to win a Christmas Hamper.

All proceeds will go to Mission Aviation Fellowship, which is the main charity being supported by the UCD’s World Church Project this year.

Offers to donate of goods in advance, and / or help on the day will be very welcome.


Fridays, 9.00am – 12.00 noon: Dorchester Country Market

Dorchester Country Market is re-opening! With the Corn Exchange still closed for renovation, the market will now take place every Friday morning from 9am until 12noon in the Main Hall at The United Church – please enter via the Charles Street Entrance at the rear of the building, opposite the Library.

Although its been a long wait, we are delighted to be hosting the Country Market: as their Facebook page said when the new location was first agreed, it was the location for the Market in the past, is perfectly located, and is big enough to allow for Covid safe trading.

Do come along for home made baked goods, preserves, plants and a huge range of crafts – all sold by the makers and producers at our local market.