Parish Groups


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 Holy Trinity Sharing Group is a Weekly Zoom meeting for networking and
discussion of topical issues. For further details or to join a meeting, please contact: John Calvert on (01305 251144) or


The Saturday Bible Group is inviting you to come to share the Reading through of the Gospel According to Luke on Saturdays 9.30-11am at the church room. For further information contact Agnes Gurney on 01305 852590/


The Evangelisation Group is held in the Church meeting room at 7.00 pm on the third Thursday of the month, subject to availability. To confirm please contact: Fr Barry Hallett (01305 251976)


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, Lent Lunches and organised outings. We assist in Parish activities, Holy Hours and ecumenical services. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7.00 pm, 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 26875)

Please note: CWL meetings held in January and November begin at 3pm. There are no meetings in August and December.


The CAFOD 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)


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)


A welcoming group for anyone in the need of a little socialising (and scrabble!). All are welcome and we aim to meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, at the Parish Centre. For all those who wish to join please contact: Barbara Noble (01305 264070)


The Holy Trinity Walkers meet monthly on a Saturday to enjoy scenic walks of up to 5 miles within the Dorset area. Details for each walk are published in the Newsletter. All are welcome to join us and for further information contact: Elizabeth Morris (01305 262599)

Dorset Historic Churches Trust (DHCT) Ride and Stride is an annual sponsored event that takes place on the second Saturday of September. It involves individuals either riding a bike or horse, or walking to as many Churches in Dorset as possible during the daylight hours. Much needed funds are raised and on application grants are awarded to Churches towards their upkeep. For details on how to be involved, please contact Elizabeth Morris on the number above.


Musician and acoustic guitar practicing live music

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 third Sunday of the month. For more information contact Kate Bone (01305 260523)


Anyone for tennis? We meet at 6.00 pm on Wednesdays at the Parish Centre. We play for companionship and fun. Beginners are more than welcome – our standard is not very high! Alternatively, if you wish to use the all-weather courts independently during the day in the school holidays or evenings and weekends, including term time, please contact Liz if interested in either.  Contact: Liz Hughes (01305 269163)


As lockdown restrictions ease our Presbytery Gardening Group is beginning to meet once more. From June we will meet on the first Saturday of each month at 11.30 am for one hour. Dates may vary so please check the Newsletter for full details. 


The Catenians are a group of Catholic men from South Dorset who meet once a month for prayer, fellowship and fun. Currently, our meetings are via Zoom but in October 2021 we will resume in person followed by a dinner at Weymouth College. For details, please contact Circle Secretary John Calvert