The United Church Dorchester

United in faith, united in action

Events taking place at United Church Dorchester


The United Church Dorchester has traditionally hosted many events for the church, supported charities and the local community. As we all work cautiously towards a more normal social life, please see below for information about events either returning or now planned to take place in the near future.

For all Services, please see the Diary

Please also see the Church News sheet for other advertised events

Coming up soon: 


Saturday 28 May, 10.30am - 11.45am: Forest Praise

Family-friendly fun, relaxed play and praise, taking place at St. George’s, Fordington (opposite Fordington Green).

Children, parents and carers are all welcome: for more details, please see the Forest Praise poster.

Although this is not an event taking place at the church, it is organised by members of the United Church Dorchester, together with St George’s Fordington.


Sunday 19th May, 3.30pm for 4.00pm: Afternoon Tea and Hymns

Our next ‘Tea-pot’, in place of an evening service, will be on Sunday 19th June.

As before, we hope that people will arrive in the hall from 3.30pm onwards ready for a formal start at 4pm.  There will be tables of six, and we will serve afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and tea. 

At about a quarter to five, we shall give out hymn books and sing some favourite hymns.  Between hymns there will be a bible reading and perhaps a short talk about it, and later a time of prayer, and we will finish with the Grace at about 5.30pm.  We hope overall to sing (parts of) perhaps nine or ten hymns. 

Do come along and enjoy a time of relaxed fellowship and worship!



Fridays, 9.00am – 12.00 noon: Dorchester Country Market

Dorchester Country Market is re-opening! With the Corn Exchange still closed for renovation, the market will now take place every Friday morning from 9am until 12noon in the Main Hall at The United Church – please enter via the Charles Street Entrance at the rear of the building, opposite the Library.

Although its been a long wait, we are delighted to be hosting the Country Market: as their Facebook page said when the new location was first agreed, it was the location for the Market in the past, is perfectly located, and is big enough to allow for Covid safe trading.

Do come along for home made baked goods, preserves, plants and a huge range of crafts – all sold by the makers and producers at our local market.