Frampton: St Mary, Frampton

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St. Mary's Frampton is quite large for a country church and has an unusual internal layout. There is evidence through the centuries of building and rebuilding. The south arcade to the nave and the chancel arch are 15th Century. Points of note are the unusual tower with Tuscan columns, built in 1695 by Robert Browne, who also added the North Aisle and the Vestry between 1725 and 1734. The present structure that we see is mostly of 19th Century restoration by Marcia Maria and Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Our clergy team currently support four churches within the benefice and therefore our Praise and Worship (family friendly) service rotates around the four villages of  Frampton, Sydling St. Nicholas, Bradford Peverell and Stratton. This provides a good opportunity for people from all four villages to get together on a regular basis.
 

BUILDING WORK ON MAJOR REPAIRS has now been completed, with stainless steel replacing the stolen lead.  The water goods have been decorated and repaired and the bell tower louvres replaced.  We are now decorating the external doors as and when we have funds.   Two have been completed.  The front door needs major refurbishment and remains on our list of "things to do".   We are currently fund raising for repairs to the Caroline Norton memorial window to Fletcher Norton - great grandson of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (playwright).

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Rev. Andrew Mckenzie
Church House,
Meadow Bottom,
Stratton,
Dorchester.
DT2 9WH
(01305) 257972

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Taize Service (Quarterly - see local service times)
Service of chants and prayers intermingled with moments of silence. We enter the church in silence and remain in silence until the beginning of the service. It is not a matter of trying to obtain inner silence at all costs by following some method that creates a kind of emptiness within. The important thing is a childlike attitude of trust, by which we allow Christ to pray within us silently, and then, one day, we will discover that the depths of our being are inhabited by a Presence.
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
 
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Praise and Worship
This service is suitable for families and newcomers, but is not restricted to these groups - everyone is welcome and the service is less formal than, for example, morning prayer. It is a good place to meet new people or old friends. This service is lay lead by a team of six church members from the benefice. Music for hymns and songs is provided by guitars and electronic keyboard and gives an opportunity for members of the congregation to express themselves! Activities are available for younger children on the "play mat". Tea/Coffee/Squash and biscuits are provided after the serviceh
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Lay Lead Morning Prayer
This intimate and contemplative service follows Common Worship rites. The service is followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Prayer with Holy Communion
This intimate and contemplative service follows Common Worship rites. Everyone is welcome whether taking part in the Eurcharist or not. The service is followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
Refreshments Common Worship
Lay Lead Evening Prayer
Traditional service of Evening Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. A quiet service which, during the summer months, takes place beneath the dying rays of the sun streaming through the west window.
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Taize Service (Quarterly - see local service times)
Service of chants and prayers intermingled with moments of silence. We enter the church in silence and remain in silence until the beginning of the service. It is not a matter of trying to obtain inner silence at all costs by following some method that creates a kind of emptiness within. The important thing is a childlike attitude of trust, by which we allow Christ to pray within us silently, and then, one day, we will discover that the depths of our being are inhabited by a Presence.
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour

Features


Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ
     
Guidebooks
Church Open The church is open daily to visitors during day light hours
Audio-Visual
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9570
Built: 17th 18th & 19th centuries
Architect: J Stark and Partnership
Archdeaconry: SHERBORNE (341)
Deanery: DORCHESTER (34102)
Parish Legal Name: Frampton (340043 )
CofE Church Info: (634043 34/43)
Short URL: acny.uk/9570/
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The current editor is: Mandy Page-Palmer

This page was last updated on Tuesday 25th October 2016
 
 
 
Frampton: St Mary : Church Lane, Frampton, Dorset, DT2 9ND

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