PRAYING, GROWING, SERVING
A WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY FOR EVERY VILLAGE
Word of the Week
“locked up” Galatians 3:23
I wonder how many of us feel locked up in one way or another.
Maybe we feel locked up by our physical limitations. Where once we could run now we are forced to walk or even hobble. Where once we could climb a mountain, now we find it hard to get out of bed.
Maybe we feel locked up by our selves. We long to learn to pray regularly but find our words seem to bounce off the ceiling. We wait to reach out to a loved one with a kind word but it always seems to turn to bitterness in our throats.
For Paul, in this letter, the locking up is a custodial sentence, whereby a guardian gets us ready for release. Our feelings or experience of being in prison have direction: they point us to the hope of God found in Jesus.
Too simplistic? Ponder the rest of the text (Galatians 3:23-29) and see what you think.
A WARM WELCOME
Dorset villages have a well deserved reputation for offering a warm welcome to newcomers. The same is true of our Benefice and there are lots of different places where you can find a home with us.
ABOUT OUR CHURCHES
Every one of our worshipping communities has its own character, but they all share a desire to welcome anyone who comes through the door. Come in and you will find friendly faces.
Each week in different parts in the Benefice you will find family friendly worship. We aim to provide something for all ages at these services so come and test us out. Feedback is very welcome!
There is a very long history of worship in the Benefice going back hundreds of years. Our worship reflects this with more modern worship living happily alongside more traditional forms.