Over 200 people from across the area attended a very special service at Easton Methodist Church on the evening of 31st August. We celebrated the coming together of our three previous circuits by meeting for a delicious tea in the church hall, followed by the Inauguration of the new Circuit Service led by Revd Dr Andrew Wood (chair of the Southampton District) and Revd Gwyneth Owen (Superintendent Minister). We also welcomed the Revd Pete Brazier to Portland and the circuit.
Guests of honour included The High Sheriff of Dorset, The Mayor & Mayoress of Portland and The Mayor and Mayoress of Bridport.
This was a special occasion, with members from different circuit churches contributing to food, transport, hospitality, music and other preparations, as well as being part of the service. Our thanks go to all who helped on the day, and to the congregation at the beautiful Easton Methodist Church for hosting.