The Circuit has a Covenant with the Parish Church of St John, Tolpuddle.
As part of our agreement to worship and work together, there is a monthly Methodist Service, normally in the Parish Church (9.30 am on the second Sunday of each month) but several times a year in the Methodist Chapel.
Tolpuddle Chapel is a Methodist Heritage site, open daily between Easter and October. Most of the Tolpuddle Martyrs were Methodists and three were Local Preachers; their striving for social justice was born out of their faith. An exhibition in the Chapel explores the Christian perspective of their story.
The Heritage Project has its own website which can be accessed via this link
For more information about Methodist heritage sites, go to the Methodist Heritage website.
The original Methodist Chapel, the building in which the Martyrs worshipped was purchased in 2015 by the Tolpuddle Old Chapel Trust.
Check the progress of this exciting development
on the Trust website.
Copies of the booklet:-
"God is our guide — The Tolpuddle Martyrs and their Methodist roots"
are available from the Shop at United Church Dorchester at £2.80 (incl. post and packing).
The annual Tolpuddle Festival ends with a Service at the Methodist Church. In 2018, we welcomed both the President and the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference (Revd Michaela Youngson and Bala Gnanapragasam) to lead worship at the beginning of their year of office.