News & Events


Our News and Events page is updated every other month with articles from our bi-monthly parish magazine, "Viewpoint". 

  The complete magazines for  March/April 2019 (May/June soon) may be viewed by clicking on the links here:

  March/April 2019

(NB you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC to open these files)

 Community Activities in May & June:

Coffee Mornings:

Our popular Coffee mornings will continue on first and third Wednesday mornings each month (1st and 15th May, and 5th and 19th June) between 10.30am and noon – everyone is welcome...Lynn’s homemade cakes are tasty!!

Community Teas:

 Everyone is welcome! If you have never been before and would like to make new friends or meet old ones then please come along - this event is FOR YOU!  We would love you to join us. They are on Sunday 19th May and Sunday 16th June starting at 4:00pm. No need to book (unless you are coming with a large group!) - just turn up on the day.

St Aldhelm’s Day, Saturday 25th May

To commemorate St Aldhelm’s Day, Bishop Karen will be leading a short pilgrimage walk from Worth Matravers and celebrating a simple Eucharist at 12 noon in St Aldhelm’s Chapel on St Aldhelm’s Head.  All are welcome to join her.  Pilgrims please park in the car park at the end of the road out of Worth Matravers (BH19 3LE) and assemble at 10.30am to walk out to the chapel.  You are invited to bring a picnic lunch too, to eat after the service.

St Clement’s Church Anniversary

Celebrate St Clement’s Church 130th Anniversary by joining us on a coach outing to Sherborne Abbey on Tuesday 28th May. The coach will be leaving St. Clement’s Church at 9.45am.

Bishop Karen will lead us in a service of Holy Communion in the Abbey, and afterwards, we will be stopping for a carvery lunch before returning home.

If you are interested in joining this Coach Trip please contact the church office on 01202 733390. We suggest a donation of £20 to include coach hire and lunch.

Summer’s Evening Concert for Romania

On Saturday 15th June in St. Clement’s Church, starting at 6.30pm, there will be the “Bridge of Hope” Summer’s Evening Concert in aid of the House of Grace in Romania.  This will be a fun-filled evening of home-grown entertainment to raise money for the Uricani orphans who will be visiting the House of Grace this August.

**Featuring the Award-winning “Significance” signing choir**

Men’s Group

At our February meeting Paul Lory set us a vintage car challenge with a DVD display of well-loved old cars from the 1930’s to 1960’s. Some of our members did very well on the quiz which led us into an interesting discussion of the enormous changes that have taken place in cars (and so much else) over the years.

In March we were delighted to welcome Lynn Bowerman who got us thinking about death, preparing for it and the grieving process. A subject many do not like to discuss but an important one nonetheless. All of us had experiences to share and we are very grateful to Lynn for opening up this sometimes “taboo” subject.

In April we were joined by a very inspiring young man, Ben Clark, who, whilst in training in preparation for the 2012 Olympics suffered a catastrophic accident which has confined him to a wheelchair ever since.  It was very inspiring to hear how Ben had found the inner resources and strength to carry on, and also share his knowledge with others facing similar situations, through his company “Adapt To Perform”. He also attended the Commonwealth games last year as a coach and is helping the charity “Regain” in Bali this summer.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, 11th May when Helen Tucker will speak to us about Routes to Roots, a homelessness project in Poole. For the 8th June meeting our speaker is yet to be confirmed. Meetings are at 10.00am.

We would love to see you there!

Repairs to church floor

The PCC of St. Clement's Church has been in the long process of obtaining a Faculty to carry out the repairs to the church floor. After many years of discussion and consideration, you will be pleased to hear that the repairs to the church floor have now been agreed with the Diocese.

It is anticipated therefore that the Church will be closed from 9th September 2019 for these works to be carried out in the autumn. It is expected that the work will take three to four months.

*Please pray for this project, that all things go smoothly*

 All normal services and occasional offices will be carried out in the Church Hall rather than the church with the exception of Weddings which will take place elsewhere.

Please do phone Gill Dowdall or the clergy team in the church office on 01202 733390 (mornings) if you have any queries or concerns about this project.