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Martinstown Circle Suppers

Despite the limitations that Covid has brought, this year the Martinstown Circle Supper group are proud to say that we are able to give a cheque for £1000 to our nominated charity for 2020, the Dorset County Hospital Chemotherapy Appeal.

This is because we were able to host our first round of suppers in January and February, and also hold a clothes swap at the beginning of this year and a very successful produce sale in October. 

For those of you who are new to the village, Martinstown Circle Suppers are a supper group where friends in the village take it in turns to host and be guests in each others homes. Hosts provide a meal and guests pay for their supper, and this way we raise money for a local charity. Over the past five years we have raised money to support four different local organisations, charities or national charities with a local connection. 

In addition to the suppers the group organises two or three additional fund raising activities during the year;  amongst which we have had barn dances, a car treasure hunt,  race night,  quiz and a 60’s night. We have a walking treasure hunt ready to roll out when the restrictions are lifted and plenty of other ideas for 2021.

We have decided to continue to raise funds for the local hospital chemotherapy appeal in 2021, and if you would like to be included in the suppers, or just have a conversation about what we do, please call either myself Cathie Seigal 01305 889244, Richard Benson 889466 or Roelie Newman 889192

Cathie Seigal

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THE WINTERBOURNE COMMUNITY TRUST here to support individuals and families experiencing financial hardship is these difficult times. We can offer grants to help with everyday living expenses and some practical support.

We cover Martinstown, Winterborne Steepleton and Winterborne Abbas. All enquires are confidential.

Please contact Frances Clifford on 889400 or 07780441043 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jan Griffiths on 889783 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joy Parsons on 889611

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for the ECHO article on the repair work to 
St Michael's Church in Winterbourne Steepleton

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Sunday, 23 01 2022


The damaged ceiling has been repaired, thanks to grants from the Dorset Historic Churches Trust and Erskine Muton Trust.

The repair work was done by DJ Chutter Ltd and is virtually indistinguishable from the original, so well has it been done. The building is back in use and the previous pattern of services has resumed, ie Holy Communion at 1100 on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Ellie Sturrock - Churchwarden

Notice regarding suspension of all church services

With the relaxation of some restrictions, we are now able to open the church for private prayer. The doors will therefore be open between 10:30am and 12:00 every morning Monday to Friday. 

In order to maintain social distancing regulations and to reduce the dailing cleaning requirement, there will be restrictions as to which parts of the building and which pews you can access. We do not anticipate significant numbers wanting to visit at any one time, but please observe social distancing and other appropriate measures to ensure one another's safety and well being.

St Martin's Church will remain open during the usual day time hours for anyone wishing to visit.

We will keep you updated with any further developments via Church Notice Boards and social media.