Coronavirus has meant that meeting in groups stopped in March and our buildings were closed. We are now unlocking gradually. Currently (July) this is what's available in our buildings:

Face covering, name and contact details are required for entry and please do not come if you are unwell in any way or if you are shielding.

St Aldhelm's and St Ann's Churches are open on Sunday mornings for private prayer. It is led by a minister/worship leader for the first 10 minutes with opening prayers, scripture, reflection leading into personal prayers. After the opening 10 minutes, people can use the church building for their own private prayer and are free to come and go as they please.
St Aldhelm's starts at 9am (Doors open at 8.45am). The time of prayer lasts until 10am.
St Ann's starts at 10.30am (Doors open at 10.15am). The time of prayer lasts until 12.30pm.

St Ann's Church is open for prayer on Wednesdays 10am till 12 noon

St Aldhelm's Church Centre is considering bookings - do contact them on or telephone 07541 574653

St John's Church is open for prayer on Mondays 10am till 12 noon

St John's Church is open on Sundays 9 - 10am. Opening prayer at 9, Bible readings, worship music, time for prayer and closing prayer at 10am.

St. Mary’s Church is open for prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11.00 to 14.00 to coincide with when Mustard seed is open.

St Mary's Church is open for a Sunday service at 10.30am. For social distancing this is limited to 20 in the congregation.

Online activities continue as before:

Our parish community links:

Radipole Churches - St Aldhelm's and St Ann's
Facebook -
Instagram -
Twitter -
YouTube - - for Radipole services, thought for the day and children's stories
Connect with Rev'd Matt on all social platforms @revdmattrenyard

St John's Facebook -
St John's Church on You Tube - for services and thought for the day

St Mary's Facebook -
St Mary's Calm in the Storm leaflet (pdf)
One Friday Stations of the Cross (pdf) put together by Neil Biles

Emmanuel Facebook -
Emmanuel on YouTube (Emmanuel Southill) - from Jo for Emmanuel and St Mary's districts
Emmnauel Calm in the Storm leaflet (pdf)
Southill Assistance Scheme (pdf)

'Hello' - offer help to your neighbours flier(pdf)

'Keep in Touch' - Offer help or request a need - Refresh coordination across Weymouth and Portland (pdf)
Keep in Touch

Worship at Home Morning and Evening Prayer (pdf)

Other links recommended by our vicars:

New Wine United Breaks Out - will be online 30 July to 3 August

Daily Hope - A free phone line (0800 804 8044) offering hymns, prayers, and reflections 24 hours a day, launched by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, particularly for those who do not have access to online church services..

J.John on YouTube

BBC1 Easter Sunday

Making a Palm Cross out of paper

Doug Horley's “Crazy Stay at Home Road Show” - video for families

Spring Harvest Home - on YouTube 13-17 April

The Welcoming Prayer

A Church near you - Weymouth and Portland - churches listed with online services

Turning Point Church from Eagles Wings Ministries UK

Church of England online - including services from Lambeth Palace

Radio 4 Act of Worship

The International House of Prayer - 24-hour stream of worship and intercession

The Prayer Course

Lectio365 app to assist with prayers every day.

BBC1 Sunday Worship at 11.45am every week, Songs of Praise every Sunday afternoon.

The Church of England free Daily Prayer App - material for Morning, Evening and Night Prayer in both contemporary (Common Worship) and traditional (Book of Common Prayer) forms.

YouTube has plenty of worship songs of all varieties, lots of churches stream their worship such as Bethel Church.
Other artists found on YouTube include Hillsong Worship, Rend Collective, Worship Central, Elevation Worship and Housefires.

For talks on specific subjects or Bible passages:
Soul Survivor’s teaching
Sunday Talks from HTB
Life Church's Teaching for children


Groups that would normally meet at our Churches, but which are not meeting at the moment: