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.
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.
We are very excited that Narnia is returning to Dorchester Abbey with a repeat of our popular interactive exhibition. There will be new exhibits – a sleigh ride and an evacuee country house scene as well as the ever popular homes of Mr Tumnus and My and Mrs Beaver. The exhibition runs from 11 January to 8 March.
One special event during Narnia will be a storytelling event on Thursday 6 February. Amongst our special guest storytellers will be the author Francis Spufford who is a Narnia entusiast. Francis has also agreed to talk about his book ‘Golden Hill’ over coffee on Friday morning (7 February). If you are interested in this addition event please contact the Rector.
Try out Pickleball
Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
£2.40 per session
Tuesdays 10am – 11am
A fun and easy to learn racket sport
To book contact:
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)
The Children’s dance classes run Tuesday afternoons (Term time) starting 25th April 3:30-4:15pm at Dorchester Village Hall. They cost £4 per class, and the first class is free to trial. For more information please contact Ellen at Ellenfirstname.lastname@example.org or 07856617142.