There is so much going on throughout the year in the village. We have regular events such as the parish council meetings, WI and bell ringing. Alongside this, there are special events happening regularly such as the fireworks display, abbey concerts, and flower shows.
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.
Chris is a plant biologist who is the Deputy Director and Head of Science & Public Engagement at Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum.
In 2016 Chris published a Field Guide to the wild flowers of the Western Mediterranean where he has travelled extensively including teaching field botany to undergraduates in the Algarve.
Chris says” The Mediterranean Basin has one of the world’s richest floras. Indeed, up to 10% of all vascular plants occur in the Mediterranean Basin, which represents just 1.6% of the Earth’s surface. This large area has a complex and varied geology and topography but is united by its typically Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
In 2018 Chris also published Weird Plants which features weird, wonky and wonderful plants seen on his travels and illustrated with his own oil paintings.
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.