St Leonard, Dordon, Dordon

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THE PARISH

The parish is part of the Polesworth Deanery which is the mainly rural arm of the largely urban Birmingham Diocese. The village of Dordon is set on the A5 trunk road about one and a half miles from its junction with the M42 motorway. Its population (2001 census figures show 3,225) is now probably 3,500+

It is a former mining community that has extended over the years with a Council Estate and a “Coal Board” Estate. Many of these homes are now owner-occupied. Further development has taken place and the boundaries between Dordon and neighbouring villages are less distinct.

The hamlet of Freasley is very select with about 20 homes, and is set about a mile and a half from Dordon.

The site of the former colliery is now occupied by the Birch Coppice Business Park, a huge development which is still being extended as more major companies transfer here.

Public transport is fair but it is not ‘direct’ to the nearest towns because outlying villages are brought into the routing.

There is one shopping parade offering hairdressing to computers and take-away meals to betting. There are other independent shops. The village has one public house, a working men's club, a men only miner’s institute plus the Birch Coppice Social Club. There is a surgery with a pharmacy.

  

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Rev'd A Simmons
01827 892294 (Vicar)
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High fives-Messy Church
Activities,games and fun for children aged 5-12 years. Younger children welcome accompanied by parents -carers. Activities begin in the hall followed by an act of worship in church and finishing with a meal.
Every first Sunday at 4:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
 
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Carol Service
Traditional service of readings and carols
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Crib Service
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:30 PM for ½ hour
Holy Communion
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:00 PM for 50 minutes
Hoy Communion
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Common Worship
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Common worship Holy Communion with Seasonal variations
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
High fives-Messy Church
Activities,games and fun for children aged 5-12 years. Younger children welcome accompanied by parents -carers. Activities begin in the hall followed by an act of worship in church and finishing with a meal.
Every first Sunday at 4:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Evening worship
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship

Monday

Vicars Office Hour
For all enquiries including :weddings and baptisms etc The church is available for prayer and quiet time
Does not happen on Bank Holiday dates or other dates as announced in weekly news sheet and monthly magazine
Monday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour

Tuesday

Coffee & Chat
Monthly social with coffee and cake held in the Church on the last Tuesday of each month except in December ( 2014 16th Dec), everyone welcome .
Always on the last Tuesday of the month except in December
Tuesday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
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Carol Service
Traditional service of readings and carols
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Crib Service
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:30 PM for ½ hour
Holy Communion
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:00 PM for 50 minutes
Hoy Communion
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Common Worship
Sunday School Regular Choir Spire/steeple Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Visitor Parking Available
Bookings

Susan Davis(Hall Booking Agent),Tel: 01827-892036

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Monday Evenings 6.30-7.30pm except Bank Holidays

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Clergy: The Revd Ann SIMMONS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7268
Built: 1868
Architect: StreetGE/BidlakeWH
Our Patron: Bishop of Birmingham alternating with the Vicar of Polesworth
Archdeaconry: ASTON (522)
Deanery: POLESWORTH (52209)
Benefice: Dordon (02/057 T)
Parish Legal Name: St. Leonard, Dordon (520138 2/138)
CofE Church Info: (602138 2/138)
Short URL: acny.uk/7268/
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St Leonard, Dordon : Church Road, Dordon, West Midlands, B78 1SN

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