Latest News - Updated 1st September 2020

Carolyn and Susanne Ride and Stride for Church Funds

On 12th September Carolyn Telford and Susanne Tune Pe will be taking part in Dorset Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride Event. The money raised is split equally between the DHCT and churches, with Carolyn taking part on behalf of Blandford Parish Church and Susanne for All Saint's Church Langton Long.  To sponsor them follow these links, and please put the church name in the donation comments box so that it reaches the right church -

Vacancy Arrangements

Although Jonathan will be laying down his role as Rector of the Benefice at the end of August he will continue to take the 9.15am Sunday Service at Blandford Parish Church throughout September. During a vacancy the Churchwardens (Debby Griffith, Rodney Smith, Mike Collins & Susanne Tun Pe) carry the overall responsibility for the running of the Benefice supported by the PCCs, the Rural Dean and the Archdeacon.  We are delighted that from October Revd. Karen Wilson, Curate of Iwerne Valley Benefice, will be also supporting the ministry of the Benefice.
Community Kitchen Meals

As part our our Covid-19 response the Community Kitchen with the generous help of  The Langton Arms have been cooking and delivering meals to families in our community.  Between the 29th April and the final delivery on 13th August 956 meals were delivered. The Community Kitchen and our churches remain committed to helping our community and would encourage anyone to contact us if we can offer assistance.

A New Role for Jonathan

On the 28th July it was announced that Jonathan has been appointed Director of Mission and Ministry/Deputy Diocesan Secretary, and will be leaving his role as Rector of Blandford Forum and Langton Long. Jonathan has recorded a video message which can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Prayer Corner at All Saints Church, Langton Long - 

Although the doors of the church remain closed, a quiet and peaceful space has been created outside of the church for prayer.  Please observe social distancing if you are taking time to pray in this beautiful space.

All Saints, Langton Long Church Wall -

Following damage to the church wall last year, work to repair it was delayed due to a number of permissions being required, followed by the work being put on hold during lockdown. Work on the repairs began on Thursday 16th July and it is hoped, providing no further delays occur beyond the control of the church, the work will take approximately 5 weeks to complete.
Tina Stanley, 20/07/2020