Dorton

St John the Baptist church was built as a chapel of ease and the original building is thought to date back to the 12th century with the font bowl surviving from this time. The church has been added to since then, including the South Porch, South Aisle, Chancel and stained glass window. The church has three bells plus a small Sanctus bell which were restored for the Millennium, though for chiming only.

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Compline / Evening prayer

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
 
Or by telephone dial either
020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
When asked, enter the meeting id on your phone keypad: 565 217 9673#


Returning to church based worship

The good news is that we are allowed to return to worship in churches under strict rules.

However, the rules require that we maintain social distancing within the church.  This limits the size of the congregation and how we can conduct the services.

Given this situation we are not advertising our services on the web (for once, we do not want to encourage large congregations).

For details of services around the benefice, please see the current edition of the Bernwode News, contact the local churcharden(s) or talk to Jenny.



The vacancy

As you will be aware, Priscilla has now retired and has left the benefice.

With that, we have now started the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy.   It can take time to find the right candidate for the post (before Priscilla arrived, the previous vacancy had lasted  some 15 months).

In the meantime Jenny will be supporting the benefice together with an array of retired and visiting clergy to take our services.

If you have a question, we recommend that a Churchwarden should be the first port of call, if appropriate to your circumstances.  You can find the list of Churchwardens in Who's Who.



Churchwardens

Pam Davis
01844 237 441
Mark Hill
01844 238482