Welcome to the Dorset South and West Circuit Website. In the Methodist church a circuit is a geographical area to which all the churches in that area belong. Our circuit is made up of 14 churches moving from Portland in the south to Dorchester in the north and Bridport to the north west. We try and work with churches of other denominations where we can: Bridport and Dorchester are united churches partnered with the United Reformed Church whilst Broadmayne and Tolpuddle are in Covenant with the Anglican church. Portland churches work closely together within and outside the walls of their various buildings.
We cover a range of settings including island, seaside, heritage and county town contexts. However, what we share in common is a deep desire to live out the teachings of Jesus Christ and help to build communities where people are welcomed, supported, listened to and encouraged to explore what it means to be a follower of Christ.
In order to do this Christian women and men work tirelessly in their own churches and communities ensuring there are welcoming places for worship, learning and fun and also getting involved in social justice issues through debt counselling, a sleep safe project, foodbanks, ecological projects and an array of activities that attract families, children and older people.
Ministers, paid employees and volunteers are all working together in various teams to try and make sure that we all make best use of our time and our abilities.
We would love to see you or hear from you, so please do get in touch. Thank you for visiting our website.
Though Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet. (v. 5)