At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.
Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead.
This simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.
Senior Circuits Class Wednesdays 10am-11am £4/class Starts 22 March 2017 Online 2017 Gold Leaflet
My role is to run bereavement groups across the county to support people over the age of 55/60 who have been bereaved. The groups are informal and we provide tea, coffee, cake and a place to just be yourself with others who understand.
Runs on the 1st & 3rd Weds of the month from 11.30 to 1pm
Elaine Sawyer, Age UK Oxfordshire
For an appointment, contact Jim Parry.
Millstream Pilates is an independent Oxfordshire Pilates business serving Dorchester On Thames, Radley, Benson and Gallowstree Common.
Pilates exercises can work for everyone – all ages, genders and fitness levels.
Pilates can help you manage on-going spine and joint problems including Arthritis and Osteoporosis, improve mobility, recover from sports injuries, teach you to use your body more effectively to minimise your risk of injury and strengthen the body to enhance performance.
You may also just be simply looking for an effective way to exercise, strengthen the core muscles of the body and improve your posture.
As well as being a Low Back Pain Practitioner, Claire is qualified to work with Pre and post Natal, Neurological conditions, Osteoporosis clients. Further details can be found on www.millstreampilates.co.uk
Sessions run from Dorchester Village Hall on :
Please contact Claire to discuss private lessons, classes or Body Control Pilates.
(classes need to be pre-booked for a block)
We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.
While Mat was at Wisley he was introduced to gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd and spent subsequent weekends volunteering in his garden, Great Dixter. So when he finished at Kew, there was only one place he wanted to be. He went to see Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Dixter, and started work almost immediately. He says “Dixter is gardened in a creative and inventive way, so we were constantly trying new things”.
After that, in 2010 Mat moved to Malverleys, a private estate in Hampshire, where he is developing and redesigning the gardens. He gave us a talk on Melverleys in November 2016. Mat is now regarded as one of a handful of top-echelon gardeners working in Britain today.