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The Strollers became The Striders for the day when we supported the Ride and Stride Day on 9th September. We visited four churches on Portland: All Saints, Easton; Easton Methodist; St George’s and St Andrew’s (the “Avalanche” church) – though Easton Methodist was not strictly on the “approved list” – and were warmly welcomed in each one. We had guided tours of all the churches and a much-appreciated coffee stop in the Methodist church. All four churches amply repaid the time taken to visit them and I think we all found things to enjoy that we had not spotted in previous visits.

Speaking for myself, the Methodist church was an undiscovered gem; I had never been inside and I urge you to pay it a visit if you have not already done so: it is a real delight.  It contains a wonderful frieze of The Last Supper, carved from a single piece of Portland stone, and a delightful statue of the Madonna and Child carved out of stone by one of the inmates of the Verne in gratitude for the kindness shown to him by the church congregation.  Avalanche church contains a beautiful window designed and installed by Jon Callan, who is an ex-Diocesan glazier who still looks after our own windows at Holy Trinity. 

Our circuit ended with a lunch at The George, on Reforme, where we were delighted to be joined by one of our ex-churchwardens, Josie Butcher, who is currently the churchwarden at All Saints, Easton.

Our next walk will be the last for this season and will be on October 14th, starting from the Brewers Arms in Martinstown.  See “Whats On” for further details (including our Christmas lunch on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at the Nothe Gardens Cafe) as they become available.

Liz Williams

11 September 2017

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  • 26 July 2018

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Vicar’s letter for July 2018/August 2018

“God doesn’t have a holiday!

Working through a desk groaning with paper on a glorious sunny summer morning, I just happened to wish out loud that I was on holiday. However, I was soon reminded by a parishioner of the wonderful truth that God doesn’t have holidays.

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  • Sunday 19 August 2018, 6.30pm | Holy Trinity

    Songs of Praise 19th August 2018

    There will be a special Songs of Praise on Sunday 19th August at 6.30pm which will be followed by wine and cheese and raffle. All proceeds will go to the church restoration appeal. Please choose your favourite hymn. Further details will be published nearer the event.

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