St. Mary’s, Litton Cheney, is part of the Bride Valley Team
The Reverend Bob Thorn A.K.C, the Team Rector, resides
The Rectory, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4QS Tel. 01308
St Mary's is one of seven Parish Churches within the Bride
Valley Benefice. Church business is dealt with on a day to
day basis by the standing committee of the Parochial
Church Council [Chairman-the Rector, Churchwardens
Freddie Spicer and Richard Jones, Secretary Wendy Taylor]. The full Council meets four times a
year including the Annual Church Meeting in April. The pattern of Worship currently in use on a
monthly basis is Morning Worship at 9.30 a.m. with refreshments afterwards, Holy Communion with
hymns at 9.30 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday, Matins at 9.30 a.m. on the 3rd Sunday and Holy
Communion (by extension) at 9.30 a.m. on the 4th Sunday; the service on a 5th Sunday varies and
is usually a United Valley Service at one of the Valley Churches.
Copies of the Parish Magazine and Bride Valley News are available in the Church.
The Churchyard: The churchyard surrounds the Church and slopes fairly sharply in places from
north to south; the extension at the north end is presently a wildlife area with paths and picnic
places from which you can enjoy a vast panoramic view of the coastal ridge with Hardy's
monument to the east. There are many interesting old gravestones including box graves cut from
Purbeck stone liberally adorned with yellow lichens. The grass is cut and the yard generally
maintained by a small band of volunteers who are constantly on the lookout for additions to their
SUNDAY SERVICES for May 2013
5th May - 9.30 am - Morning Worship
12th May - 9.30 am - Holy Communion
19th May - 9.30 am - Morning Prayer
26th May - 9.30 am - Holy Communion
A reminder that working parties, commencing at 9.30 am, are held on the first Thursday of each
month throughout the year to undertake maintenance of the Church and churchyard. Tasks will
vary according to the time of year. See Event Calendar for date of next occurrence.
Refreshments will be provided.
If you are able to spare us some time you will be very welcome.
St. MARY'S PCC - WORKING PARTIES
WEEKDAY SERVICES for May 2013
Friday 3rd - 9.00 am
Friday 17th - 9.00 am
Friday 31st - 9.00 am