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Bishop Joins Walk in Dorset *Updated

by Michael Ford last modified 28 Sep, 2011 11:24 AM

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, is joining teams from local churches and across the UK for ‘Walk West Dorset’, a series of free events in Bridport, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Portland and Weymouth, concluding on Sunday 2 October.

Bishop Joins Walk in Dorset *Updated

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings

He will begin a new season of ‘Grill a Bishop’ by speaking to Gryphon School pupils online on Wednesday morning and visiting several classes in the Woodroffe School, Lyme Bay, in the afternoon. Pupils can ask the Bishop any question they like.

He will preach at St Laurence Upwey on Sunday 2 October (10.30am) and give a blessing during the final outdoor Thanksgiving Service (3pm) at Lyme Regis Sea Front.

Team activities include door-to-door visiting, pub events, home meetings, assemblies and lessons in schools, church services, and market stalls offering prayers for passers-by.

‘An Evening of Colour’ on Thursday 29 September features Artist Daniel Cozens talking about his art, life and faith at St John’s Greenhill (7.30pm). There will be a Barn Dance on Friday 30 September (Charmouth Community Hall, 7pm) and a ‘Refresh’ dinner and music event on Saturday 1 October (Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, 7pm).

Dr Kings said, “This isn’t simply about putting on events: it’s about church folk, whatever their denomination, getting out there amongst the people. I take my mitre off to those who are sleeping on church floors and giving up their time to help and inspire others.”

Organiser David Baslington said, “This is a rural area, so we have been in a lot of small villages so far. It’s been a very good week already: we’ve been delighted by the welcome we’ve received.”


Teams of 8-10 people from all over the UK serve local churches for 4 days or 8 days, carrying out a programme planned by local host churches.
The teams walk between each place or event.
The final Thanksgiving Service will be at Lyme Baptist Church (3pm) if the weather is wet.

Walk West Dorset website 
Grill A Bishop online 
The Bishop of Sherborne 

Further information contact
Communications Co-ordinator Michael Ford:
01722 438651, 07500 836989, 

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