Virtual Pilgimage

Below are some of the the ways in which we have contributed to the 264 mile pilgrimage to Walsingham>

Round the Island walk

A group of parishioners and friends added miles to our pilgrimage by walking around the Portland coastal path. A ten-mile treck over sometimes difficult terrain was quite a challenge, especially when you consider that at least half of the team are over 70.
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The whole team at the half-way point – Portland Bill

Leading by example

                 

Liz and Bernard White braved what look like challenging conditions to add miles to the Walsingham virtual pilgrimage challenge.

Mary and Jim set the ball rolling

Mary and Jim Wetherill, ably assisted by granddaughter Felicity, gave the Wool to Walsingham Virtual Pilgrimage a good start by cycling from Wareham to Lulworth together – 9 miles. Mary and Jim then continued to Wool before returning to Wareham – a total of 25 miles. Each mile contributes towards the pilgrmage total distance of 264 miles. Click here find out more about the pilgrimage.

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Bishop’s Visit February 2020

We were pleased to welcome Bishop Mark to our parishes over the weekend of 22/23 February 2020. he said Mass at Wareham on Saturday 22nd and at Swanage and Wool on Sunday 23rd. The pictutres show him enjoying a fine buffet meal and a chat with parishioners in St Mary’s and St Joseph’s School Hall.

   

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Diamond Geezers!


Parishioners at St Joseph’s were among the first to congratulate Mary and Jim Parsons on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding anniversary. After Mass, Fr. Tim presented them with a framed blessing from the Pope. They were accompanied by Mary’s guide dog Wesley who has now become a regular attendee at Mass.

After the service, the couple celebrated with a glass of prosecco and a fine spread (including a cake!).

This is the start of a week of celebrations for Mary and Jim who will be welcoming family members from the other side of the world.

Congratulations!

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Visit from Scouts

We were delighted to welcome a contingent of approximately 50 scouts (some not in the picture if you’re counting!) from the 22nd Southgate Scout Group and their leaders to our Mass at St Joseph’s on 28th July. They were visiting Dorset for a one-week holiday and impressed us with their friendly manner and active participation in the Mass.

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