Within our Parish there are a number of groups that meet to enhance and develop the spiritual and social life of the community. The groups meet on a weekly or monthly basis and offer activities for a wide range of age groups. We would encourage you to contact the organisers of the groups to introduce yourself and find out more information.
The Study group is open to all and meets weekly on Wednesdays at the Church at 10.30 am to read and discuss religious books.
Contact: Father Barry Hallett (01305 251976)
READING & REFLECTION GROUP:
The Reading & Reflection Group meet at the Convent at 7.00 pm on Wednesdays to look at and discuss religious books.
BIBLE READING GROUP:
The Bible Reading Group meet on Saturday morning at 9.45 am to read and discuss the Bible.
Contact: Agnes Gurney (01305 852590)
Meet on the third Thursday of most months at the 7.00 pm in the Church meeting room.
Contact: Fr Barry Hallett (01305 251976)
MEETING FOR THE READINGS OF SUNDAY PREPARATION
This is an informal group that meets on Friday at 3.00 pm.
Contact: Hilary McVey (01305 458681)
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE:
The CWL was founded in 1906 by Margaret Fletcher. Her ideals were based on common fellowship, the promotion of religious, intellectual and social work, and the encouragement of women to look beyond the family and be involved in parochial and world affairs. The Dorchester Section raises funds for CWL charities and local causes through coffee mornings and Lent Lunches. We assist in Parish activities, Holy Hours and ecumenical services. We have monthly meetings, with time to socialise and be entertained – sometimes with a Speaker. Our members welcome you to join our friendly and caring group.
Contact: Elizabeth Wilson, Chair (01305 268759)
Support group has been working in the Parish for 15 years. We organise social
events in the Parish to raise awareness of poverty in the developing world and
to raise money to help alleviate suffering. Our typical events include communal
breakfasts, an annual concert, quiz and harvest supper, in addition to
organising two national fast days. Each year we have a Holy Hour to help keep
our focus on the spiritual aspect of the work and to strengthen our commitment.
New members are most warmly welcome.
Contact: Rose Cain, Chair (01305 267396)
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
Founded in 1833 the SVP worldwide numbers over 900,000 across 130 countries. There are over 16,000 members across parishes in England & Wales. The SVP mission is to seek and find those in need to serve them through person to person contact, irrespective of age, colour, creed, gender or ideology. The Holy Trinity Parish SVP Conference meet monthly on the second Sunday of each month at the Parish Centre after the 10.30 am Mass and welcome all newcomers who are interested in learning more about the work of the SVP.
Contact: Elizabeth McDowell-Hook (01305 854018)
The ‘It’s Wednesday’ group meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 2.00 pm-4.00 pm, at the Parish Centre. All are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat and to join the Scrabble groups if you wish.
Contact: Beryl King (01305 263835)
HOLY TRINITY WALKERS:
The Holy Trinity Walkers meet monthly on a Saturday to enjoy scenic walks within the Dorset area. Details for each walk are published in the Church’s weekly bulletin. All are welcome to join us.
Contact: Hilary McVey (01305 852504)
The sung liturgy is supported by two groups:
The SATB choir meets weekly for practice and sings on most Sundays, at Christmas, in Holy Week, and at Easter. You can contact Chris Tozer (01300 348826) for more information.
The Music Group sings at Mass every 3rd Sunday of the month. For more information contact Kate Bone (01305 260523)