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Healing on the Streets


This ministry now meets beside St Mary’s Church in St Mary’s Street in Weymouth from 10am-12noon on the first and third Saturdays in the month as follows:

August 18th, September 1st, 15th.

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Witness Services


The Churches of Weymouth & Portland come together, usually at 6.30pm on the last Sunday of each month. The next service will be on:


Please note that there will not be a Witness Service in August.

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Alpha Training


In Partnership with Alpha, there will be an "Alpha Prisons Training Day" on Thursday 30th August 2018 at The Prayerhouse to train more leaders. It is for anyone who would like to help run the Alpha Course in Portland Prison (there are no set dates yet but it will probably be a weekday afternoon) or anyone who would like to help run the Alpha Course in the future. 


The training day is free and starts at 9:00am and ends at 2:00pm. For more information please follow the link or contact The Prayerhouse Tel. 01305 777673 or 07761 737669.

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Festival of Life & Death


The world's biggest ever event  for suicide awareness  and prevention.

8th september 2018, 10-6pm, Shelley Theatre

Shelley Manor, Beechwood Ave, Bournemouth BH5 1LX


View poster.

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Christians Against Poverty


See all CAP news here.

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Page updated 18th August



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A News Roundup

of news from Cherry Clarke

Co-ordinator for REFRESH cherry.clarke600@gmail.com

Mobile: 07514 114680

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Dorset’s Red Cross is running a free Everyday first aid course that is particularly appropriate for groups for the over 65s. See here for more details.

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The Bus Shelter are looking for more volunteers to cover all the shifts. I have attached a volunteer application form and letter with the volunteer duties. Please contact Emily McCarron, Co-founder & Project Manager, if you are interested in helping or for more information.

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Home Start are looking for volunteers to support the work they do with parents and families. I have attached a leaflet about the role of volunteers and a poster about the next training course for volunteers, starting on 25th September. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer could they please contact Kelly Rolfe, Organiser, or phone 01305 265072.

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HEAT Melcombe Regis are offering FREE gas central heating systems to home owners, landlords and tenants living in the Melcombe Regis Ward and free mains gas connection where needed. They are also offering free loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and boiler upgrades. Please see here for more details and circulate this information to anybody you know who could benefit.

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The Friendly Food Club are starting two new initiatives in July in Weymouth and Portland. Meet Cook and Eat brings isolated elderly residents together to prepare, cook and eat lunch talk. Fun Family Cookery  are workshops to provide a nutritious meal for families who miss their free school meals during the holidays. Please get this information out to those who would like to join. A flier is attached.

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Walking for Health is an initiative organised by Community Development Officer Julie Hursthouse. Joining one of these walks is a great way to meet people and have some exercise at the same time. The walks are gentle, enjoyable and vary in length. More information can be found on the attached poster.